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Critical Times Volume 12: October-December 2019
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Inside this issue: Students Strike for Climate Action, Eat Local Week 2019, NCF Connects Art + Humanities, November Decision for the Celery Fields, Brady Sarasota Working for Sensible Gun Control, Community Partnership School to Open in Manatee County - Will Sarasota Public Schools be Next?, Sarasota Strong Addresses Community Trauma, The Divine Feminine: Coming Into Balance, Redistricting: In the Public Interest?, Folk Music at Fogartyville, Ending US Forever Wars, Venice City Elections in November, Open Primaries and Ranked Choice Voting, Growing Greener Generations, New WSLR Season, New Member Benefits!
Critical Times Volume 11: July-September 2019

Inside this issue: Celery Fields, 2020 Census, Grand Oak Graveyard, Women Taking Action, Eroding Youth Rights, Eat Local Week, Upcoming LWV Events, Trauma-Informed Community Training, Monthly Meetings, 2019 Bills - How They Voted, Attack on Direct Democracy.

Critical Times Volume 9: April 2019

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Inside this issue: Lobbying for Public Education, Bay Vision, Detert Calls for Redistricting, Implementing Ranked Choice, 2019 Legislation, Florida Flag Fish Act, Editorial: A Progressive Path Forward, 2020 Florida Ballot Measures, Minimum Wage, Medicaid Expansion, Changing Florida's Energy Market, Changing Florida's Closed Primary, Integrity 2020, Editorial:Ban Conversion Therapy

Critical Times Volume 8: January 2019

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Inside this issue: Transforming Public Education, NCF Black History Month 2019, 2019 Florida Legislative Session, Helping Kids SOAR, SILL's 48th Season, Phoenix Rises, Celebrate the Full Legacy of Dr. King, Thoughts From a Millennial on the Gillum Campaign, Addressing Trauma, Building Resilience, Editorial: Save Lido Pavillion, Did Money Win in the 2018 Midterm?

Critical Times Volume 7: October 2018 

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Inside the Issue: Eat Local This October, Trojan Horse Amendment, A Watershed Moment for Progressives, In Memoriam, Creating Sustainable Communities, Newtown Nation News,  Keep Kids Learning, Focus on School Security is Myopic, For the People or for the Developers, The Battle for Beach Road, Support the Legacy Trail Extension, Calendar of Events, Million Hoodies New College, Constitutional Amendments Update. 

Critical Times Volume 6: April 2018

Inside the Issue: Preview of 2018 Local Election; Environmental Films; Clean Energy; Celery Fields; Florida CEED; Campaign Nonviolence; Events Calendar; WSLR Radio Schedule; 2018 Legislative Session; Activist Calendar; 2018 Elections; Municipal Internet.

Critical Times Volume 5: January  2018

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Inside the Issue: Nathan Benderson Park; Bail Reform; March for Democracy; Solar Co-Op; New College of Florida 'Black Joy'; Composting; Net Metering; CRC; WSLR Events; WSLR Radio Schedule; District 72 Election; Activist Calendar; Health Care; Time Bank; Americans United.


Critical Times Volume 3: July 2017

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Inside the Issue: Ban Fracking in Florida; Clean Energy Revolution is Here; Bayfront 20:20; People's Summit; Artspace Sarasota; Aqua by the Bay; Congress of Resistance; Events Calendar; WKDW North Port; Democracy PAC Started; Yes to Second Chances; Upcoming @ Fogartyville; Editorial: Public Education; Voter Rights.




Critical Times Volume 2: April 2017

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Inside the Issue: Save the Celery Fields; 19% Turnout in City Elections; Private Property Rights; Local Government, Local Decisions; Gun Violence; Florida Legislature in Session; Events Calendar; Still Marching; Why STOP! Now; Farm Helps Veterans; Ranked Choice Voting; Revising Our Constitution.

Critical Times Volume 1: January 2017

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Inside the Issue: Women March on Washington; March 14 City Elections; SRQ Women's March Rally; Big Money in Elections; Exploitation of Women; Supporting Vets; Democratic Progressive Caucus; Events Calendar; Transition Sarasota; Occupy Bradenton; Working for Fair Elections; Amendment 1.