Help Free Lillie

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

Since the judiciary is broken is so many counties across America when it comes to guardianships, we the people must speak up. You have the right and the power as a citizen to voice your opinion. By helping Lillie, we can help many seniors since Lillie's case is one of the most egregious in the country. We want to use it as an example to change laws but we first must free Lillie. Here are four ways you can help:

1) Contact Public Officials in Florida

Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL32399-0001
Phone: (850) 717-9337
Twitter: @GovRonDeSantis
Website

Nicolas B. Cox
Office of Statewide Prosecution
PL-01, The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Phone: (850) 414-3300
Website

Congressman Michael Waltz
(Representing the 6th District of Florida)
216 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2706
Twitter: @RepMichaelWaltz
Website

Senator Marco Rubio
284 Russell State Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3041
Twitter: @MarcoRubio
Website

Senator Rick Scott
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5274
Twitter: @SenRickScott
Website

Secretary Richard Prudom
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Email: prudomrm@elderaffairs.org
Phone: (850) 414-2039
Website

Mark A. Weinberg
Court Administrator for the Seventh Judicial Circuit
125 E. Orange Avenue, Room 200
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Email: mweinberg@circuit7.org
Phone: (386) 257-6097
Fax: (386) 257-6094
Website

Tom Bexley
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Kim C. Hammond Justice Center
1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 1
Bunnell, FL 32110
Email: tbexley@flagerclerk.com
Phone: (386) 313-4400
Website

Donald O'Brien, Jr.
Chair, Board of Flagler County Commissioners
Commissioner, District 5
1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2
Bunnell, FL 32110
Email: dobrien@flaglercounty.org
Website

Charles Ericksen, Jr.
Flagler County Commissioner, District 1
1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2
Bunnell, FL 32110
Email: cericksen@flaglercounty.org
Website

Ed Kelley
Chair, County of Volusia
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Building
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: (386) 943-7026
Fax: (386) 626-6557
Email: ekelley@volusia.org
Website

Barbara Girtman
City Council District 1 Representative, County of Volusia
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Building
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: (386) 740-5224
Fax: (386) 736-5344
Email: bgirtman@volusia.org
Website

We've been in touch with all of the officials listed above and not one has helped. They are elected/appointed to serve their constituents and protect them from exploitation. We need them to step up. Let's hold them accountable for Lillie's life.

2) Share Lillie's Story on Social Media

Help make Lillie’s story go viral by talking about it on social media using #FreeLillie, #FreeAuntLillie, #DeceptionofProtection. If you know any influencers, ask them to share Lillie's story with their followers. Follow us @elderdignitynow and retweet to your followers. Link back to http://elderdignity.org so others can be as outraged. Our goal is for the mass media to pick up the story and shine light on the systemic abuse. Let's see what the 2020 candidates have to say as well.

Here are some sample tweets:

Trump haven-Florida-not safe for seniors. Can be kidnapped via guardianship with no recourse. Vid: http://elderdignity.org/ @WhiteHouse @GovRonDeSantis @TheJusticeDept @MarcoRubio @SenRickScott @AGAshleyMoody @CoryBooker @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @ewarren @SenateAging @ElderJustice

Trafficking seniors in Florida. Blk woman held 1190+ days away from family while estate is plundered. Vid: http://elderdignity.org/in-lillies-voice/  @GovRonDeSantis @TheJusticeDept @MarcoRubio @SenRickScott @CoryBooker @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @ewarren @SenateAging @ElderJustice

Slave. Blk woman, FL Guardianship. Lockdown away from family 3 yrs while estate spent. Vid: http://elderdignity.org/in-lillies-voice/ @GovRonDeSantis @TheJusticeDept @MarcoRubio @SenRickScott @AGAshleyMoody @CoryBooker @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @ewarren @SenateAging @ElderJustice

Relevant tags for retweets:

White House – @WhiteHouse
White House Conference on Aging – @WHAging
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging – @SenateAging
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) - @SenBobCasey
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) – @SenatorCollins
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis– @GovRonDeSantis
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody – @AGAshleyMoody
Florida Senator Rick Scott – @SenRickScott
Florida Senator Marco Rubio – @MarcoRubio
Justice Department – @TheJusticeDept
National Center on Elder Abuse – @NCEAatUSC
Elder Abuse Prevention – @EndElderAbuse
Ageless Alliance – @AgelessAlliance
EJC – @ElderJustice
Vice President Joe Biden - @JoeBiden
Senator Cory Booker - @CoryBooker
Senator Kamala Harris - @KamalaHarris
Senator Bernie Sanders - @BernieSanders
Senator Elizabeth Warren - @ewarren
Mayor Pete Buttigieg - @PeteButtigieg
Julian Castro - @JulianCastro
Senator Amy Klobuchar - @AmyKlobuchar
Rep. Beto O'Rourke - @BetoORourke
Marianne Williamson - @marwilliamson
Congressman Tim Ryan - @TimRyan

3) Contact Mass Media

Please choose your favorite news outlet and share your outrage on Lillie’s story and the systemic abuse in the Florida Adult Guardianship system. If you are with the media, report on it. If you are a blogger, write about it. If you have contacts with specific media outlets, please let us know. We are particularly interested in CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, USA TodayThe New York TimesThe Washington PostOrlando Sentinel and Miami Herald. Below is a list of outlets for your convenience. Choose one and share your voice.

MAIN MESSAGE: Robbed & Silenced–91-year-old African-American woman in Palm Coast, Florida stripped of basic rights and trapped for 8 years in the Florida Adult Guardianship system. On August 30, 2016, she was abducted by two court agents and "placed” in an undisclosed location with no contact from her core family for over three years while her hard-earned retirement funds are spent down. Who will free Lillie?

National
@CNN, CNNTips@cnn.com, 404-827-1500
@ABCsubmit here to Brian Ross Investigative Unit, 212-456-7777
@NBCNews, nightly@nbc.com
@CBSNews, evening@cbsnews.com, 212-975-4321
@FoxNews, comments@foxnews.com
@USAToday, 800-872-0001
@nytimes, The New York Times, letters@nytimes.com
@washingtonpost, The Washington Post, letters@washpost.com

Florida
WFTV-TV: ABC9, Orlando-Daytona Beach, wftvch9@aol.com, 407-822-8380, submit here
News4JAX, iteam@news4jax.com or send a text to 904-479-NEWS, @wjxt4
WKMG News 6, theinvestigators@clickorlando.com, 407-445-1404
WPGS: “The Talk of East Central Florida”, 840AM, wpgs@wpgs.com, 321-383-1000
Orlando Sentinel, insight@orlandosentinel.com, 407-420-5000
Miami Herald, 303-376-3429, Executive Editor, Mindy Marques Gonzalez
The Daytona Beach News-Journal, 386-283-4944, jennifer.edwards-park@news-jrnl.com, matt.bruce@news-jrnl.com, 386-681-2223
Sunshine State News
, news@sunshinestatenews.com, 850-297-2810
Daytona Times, news@flcourier.com, 877-352-4455, Senior Editor Jenise Morgan

4) Send Us A Video

Since the Court is trying to silence us from sharing Lillie’s story, help us by sharing your voice. Send us video on a) your personal outrage about Lillie’s situation, b) your personal story of elder abuse (e.g. with a loved one), and c) how important our elders are and how you have been positively affected by a senior in your life (e.g. grandmother, aunt, teacher). Feel free to use any of these statements at the end: “Let Truth Prevail,” “Free Aunt Lillie,” “Seniors Have The Right To Be Protected & Respected.” It can be a simple cell phone video and doesn’t have to be long–simply share your voice. Email it to elderdignity@hotmail.com. We will post it on Elder Dignity's YouTube channel.

Let's Free Lillie!

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