Virtual Forum: Florida Tiger Bay Clubs Election Series 2020 – Amendment Two
Friday, October 23, 2020 at noon
For the first time ever, 10 Tiger Bay Clubs from around Florida will join together to present a series of virtual forums on the presidential race and proposed state constitutional amendments.
The Central Florida, First Coast, Flagler, Gold Coast, Manatee, St. Johns, South County (Venice), Suncoast, Tampa and Volusia County Tiger Bay Clubs will present the forums free of charge as a public service. The Florida Tiger Bay Clubs Election Series 2020 forums will be at noon and shown live on tigerbayclub.com, Facebook (facebook.com/tigerbaytampa) and the Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network Spectrum channel 636 & Frontier channel 34.
“These forums are a direct consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has forced so many in-person gatherings to the virtual world,” said Tampa Tiger Bay Club Yvonne Fry. “The statewide forums are a logical extension of the virtual forums our club has been presenting for several months. You could say this is an unintended benefit of our new normal.”
This week’s forum will be Friday, October 23 at noon with a panel discussion on Amendment Two which would establish a $15 statewide minimum wage. Confirmed panelists are attorney John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan, a proponent for Amendment 2; and JT Corrales of Crabby Bill’s Restaurant and Amendment 2 Hurts You.
The last forum in the series will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at noon with a post-election analysis of the Florida election.
The first Tiger Bay Club in Florida was founded in Miami in 1964 by politically minded people led by Stephen Ross, a local political consultant. More Tiger Bay Clubs have since been formed throughout the state. All are non-partisan organizations that operate independently. The clubs do not endorse candidates or take sides in political campaigns.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, monthly meetings were held as paid luncheons to hear from political speakers. The meetings are known for the tough questions asked by the knowledgeable and politically engaged members and often attract media coverage.
Only members of the participating statewide clubs may ask questions, which they can submit in advance by emailing them to email@example.com or during the meeting on Facebook. To become a member, go to https://www.tigerbayclub.com/join-tbc/