Englewood Indivisible's sign display, #TurnTheRedTide, made a direct connection between the red tide plaguing our region and the need to vote in November for candidates who will work hard for solutions -- not cater to polluters.
Our signs were seen by hundreds of motorists going through the intersection of West Dearborn Street and South Indiana Avenue at 8:30 on Wednesday morning, September 12th. Plenty of people, both long-time members and people taking action with us for the first time, turned out to hold up the 16 signs that comprise the Ode To Red Tide by our member Sherry O'Connell.
Motorists honked and gave us enthusiastic thumbs-up's. Some rolled down their windows to take our flyer, which you can see at the end of this post. You can see a short video of all 16 signs here.
On Thursday morning the Englewood Sun reported on our sign display. Please note that it is not correct that we have so far supported Andrew Gillum for governor. We have not taken any action regarding winners of the primaries, although we plan vote on endorsing candidates in the week ahead. We noted that the Florida League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Andrew Gillum for governor. You can read about our endorsement of candidates in the August 28th primaries here.
Englewood Indivisible will be displaying the #TurnTheRedTide signs again on Wednesday September 19th at 8:30 AM on the McCall Ave. sidewalk outside Walmart. We'll be displaying signs outside the Walmart the first and third Wednesdays of each month. And we'll be at the corner of West Dearborn and South Indiana on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The community is invited to join us!
We are listing our sign displays at #StandOnEveryCorner.