From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:
This coming month I am looking forward to some cooler weather and getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. While the summer has ended, please be mindful that hurricane season continues through November 30, so make sure you are not clearing the hurricane supplies out of your home yet.
On October 7 at 7:00 pm, I will be hosting a virtual Town Hall Talk on Human Trafficking with speaker Erin Collins, Executive Director of Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking. Many families and communities are not aware of the risks they face regarding human trafficking. It takes place in all communities, even gated ones. Please join us for this very important meeting by registering in advance at D96Trafficking. You may be surprised by what you learn. I hope you will join us on October 7 for this important Town Hall Talk.
In the meantime, to learn more about the signs of human trafficking, please visit floridaallianceendht.com. Additionally, there is free training available at floridaallianceendht.com/training that focuses on detecting human trafficking, best practices for reporting human trafficking, and the interventions and treatment for survivors of human trafficking. The training is one hour, and you will receive a certificate of completion when finished.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a good time for all women who have not done so in the past year to make an appointment for a mammogram. Due to COVID, many people, unfortunately, have neglected to get their annual exams. Early detection can save your life, so I encourage all of you to be proactive with your screenings. Eligible women can receive free breast and cervical cancer screenings at various locations in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties through the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP). For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 954-762-3649.
This month I will also be in Tallahassee for committee weeks, during which we hear bills in committee and discuss legislative priorities before the general session, which begins in January.
Our committee weeks this month are the weeks of October 11-15 and October 18-22. You can view our daily agendas for these weeks at myfloridahouse.gov and watch the committee meetings at thefloridachannel.org.
I will be giving updates in my e-newsletter as well as on social media. Please always feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Also, I would love to hear what your priorities are for our legislative session and would appreciate it if you would consider taking this brief Pre-Session Survey District96 to share your priorities with me. Additionally, look out for my updates on Facebook and Twitter at @RepHunschofsky, as well as my regular e-newsletter that you can sign up for by emailing HDIST096@myfloridahouse.gov with “subscribe” in the subject line. As always, my team and I are here to help, so please reach out to us at 954-956-5600 or HDIST096@myfloridahouse.gov.
We look forward to hearing from you!
District 96 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, Margate, and a portion of Coral Springs.
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