From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:
I hope the school year has gotten off to a wonderful start for everyone!
As we all know, the pandemic and school pressures for our school-aged children have added mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and in some cases suicidal thoughts.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and I will be hosting a virtual town hall with renowned youth suicide prevention expert, Dr. Scott Poland. Dr. Poland is a Professor and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. The virtual town hall will take place on Monday, September 13, at 7:00 pm on Zoom. You can register in advance at this link HD96SuicidePrevention.
Additionally, we will be providing information on suicide prevention resources that are available to you. Hopefully, you will be able to join us for this important discussion. If you or someone you know needs help, please call 211 in Broward or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
One of the most important opportunities we have as citizens is the right to vote. September 28, 2021, is National Voter Registration Day and a great time to register to vote and to check your voter registration status, and vote by mail requests. Visit our Broward Supervisor of Elections website at www.browardsoe.org to find all information about registering and voting.
September is budget season and local and county governments will be approving their budgets and final tax rates. To learn more about your city and county budgets in District 96, visit their websites at
City of Coconut Creek – coconutcreek.net
City of Parkland – cityofparkland.org
City of Margate – margatefl.com
City of Coral Springs – coralsprings.org
Broward County – broward.org
Our Committee Weeks in Tallahassee begin the week of September 20. During the six committee weeks, we will be voting on legislation and appropriations.
You can follow all of our committee meetings at thefloridachannel.org. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding pending legislation. I am very interested to hear from you about what your priorities are for the upcoming session. Please consider taking this brief Pre-Session Survey to share your priorities with me: District96.
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 staff and I are here to help so please reach out at 954-956-5600 or at HDIST096@myfloridahouse.gov.
We look forward to hearing from you!
District 96 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, a majority of Margate, and the north and east area of Coral Springs.
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