Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday print edition.
What was the biggest story of the week?
Comprehensive Sexuality Education is good thing. The ability to make responsible choices about sexuality and reproduction is particularly important this week as the number Zika cases in Florida tops 1000. However, more on my mind at the moment is that fact that Comprehensive Sexuality Education teaches more than biology and protection. It also covers respect and decision-making. Our young people need conversation on these topics. Apparently, so do some older adults. I am heartened by the number of men who have spoken up for appropriate behavior and speech. Together we can create a healthy culture that respects us all.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
Support solar energy. Vote NO on Amendment #1. Especially if you value the future of solar here in Florida. As so often happens, it is written to obscure the harm that it would do. This is an attempt on the part of the power industry to keep control of all energy production. It limits the ability of the people to break free of their grasp. In August, by overwhelming majority, voters supported a truly solar-friendly ballot question. Now is the time to defeat this anti-solar amendment and blow this dangerous little storm cloud away.
The series focuses on state and local news.
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