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Woman wants another chance to talk to governor

Posted at 11:35 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 14:15:43-04

Former Lake Worth Commissioner Cara Jennings wants another chance to talk to Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Video captured her confronting the governor as he stopped for coffee Tuesday in Gainesville.

The outburst was posted on YouTube and went viral.

She now says she wants a more civil conversation.

Jennings says now wants to buy Governor Scott a cup of coffee and talk, calmly, about important issues affecting working families and the  environment.

There was no comment from Scott's office.

 

Here is the text of the letter Cara Jennings sent to the governor:

Dear Governor Scott,

I am extending an invitation to meet for coffee - my treat at the cafe of your choice.  Given the amount of attention our interaction in Gainesville received this week, I feel that it is important for two Floridians to be able to sit down and discuss civilly what is harming working families and the environment in our state.  Would you be available to meet in Tallahassee on April 20, 2016?  The time is flexible as I understand you are a very busy person.

Following are some of the critical issues I would be interested in discussing:
* Women's access to reproductive health care choices & the de-funding of Planned Parenthood
* Voting disenfranchisement
* Your plan to increase the minimum wage for the creation of truly great jobs
* Climate change impacts for our vulnerable state
* High number of deaths in Florida's prison system

Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you will be available to meet.