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2024 Municipal Voting Guide Is Out! 

The VoxPopuli Voting Guide contains what you need to know to vote in the March 19 Municipal Elections in Oakland, Ocoee and Winter Garden —from the final date to request a mail-in ballot and track it to when early voting starts and where. Plus, we have extensive profiles on the candidates running for commission seats in Winter Garden's District 2 and District 3, Ocoee's District 4 and Oakland's first mayoral race since Mayor Kathy Stark announced her retirement after 20 years.  Watch for our first-ever ENDORSEMENTS. Coming soon! 
 
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NEWS FROM TALLAHASSEE

Ocoee State Rep. LaVon Bracy Davis speaking Feb. 7, 2024, at the capitol building in Tallahassee.

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Is CAIR a front for Hamas?

"MAY YOU FINALLY REST AT PEACE." Rev. Dr. Harry Coverston, of St. Richard's Episcopal Church, with members of Arthur Henry's family and State Sen. Geraldine Thompson at the Wells'Built Museum. They gathered Dec. 6, 2023, for the dedication of the marker, sponsored by the Equal Justice Initiative and Alliance for Truth and Justice, which tells the story of Henry's 1925 Thanksgiving Day lynching. 

Take the museum survey! 

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson wants your opinion about the proposed Florida Museum of Black History! 

Click the link to fill out the short survey about where the museum should be built and the types of exhibits it could contain.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PCJQ8J
 

Survey results will be included in the Final Report of the Florida Museum of Black History Task Force.


For more information about the proposed museum, visit https://dos.fl.gov/historical/museums/blackhistorytaskforce/

Fired Ocoee Police Chief makes statement

Blames termination on "cronyism" in the Ocoee Police Department, a "long-term friend" of the city manager who coordinated the effort to have her sacked, and the involvement of an "elected official." 

Former Ocoee Police Chief Saima Plasencia reads her statement at the Dec. 5, 2023, Ocoee city  commission meeting.

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