Florida's Fight 4 Religious Rights

Florida’s Fight 4 Repro Rights!

Our “Fighting 4 Religious Freedom: Florida’s Fight 4 Repro Rights!” webinar focused on the intersection of religious freedom, reproductive rights and Amendment 4 in Florida. Moderated by Denise Lettau JD, of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Broward County, this important event features panelists Florida State Representative Anna Eskamani, ​Laura Rodriguez from NCJW/Greater Miami, and Lauren Brenzel, Campaign Director of Floridians Protecting Freedom.

As part of our “Jewish Women and Religious Freedom In Florida” project, this webinar aims to inspire and equip participants in Florida and around the country with the knowledge and tools to make a meaningful difference in the fight for reproductive freedom. Whether you’re an advocate, community organizer, or concerned citizen, no matter where you live, there’s a role for you to play! Join us and become part of the movement for abortion rights in Florida and beyond.

Society for Humanistic Judaism
Congregation Beth Adam
NCJW/Greater Miami
Jewish Community Relations Council of Broward County
RAC Florida
Florida NOW
Temple Israel of Orlando
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Tucson and Southern Arizona
The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Red, Wine & Blue Michigan


Denise Lettau
Denise graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University and subsequently received a juris doctorate from Seattle University. After graduation, Ms. Lettau worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of International Law in Kiel, Germany and later after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Ms. Lettau practiced law before entering the banking industry. Her banking career was entirely focused on servicing the disabled and/or elderly. She worked for an eight- year stint at SunTrust Bank as a trust advisor in the Special Needs Trust department followed by nearly five years at Wells Fargo as a Senior Advisory Specialist in the area of Life Management Services which catered to the needs and concerns of older clientele. She then worked within the life care planning industry.

Recently, Ms. Lettau launched DMSM LLC, which focuses on real estate investments with the long term goal of assisting single mothers to obtain home ownership. Having personally experienced single motherhood but also having been blessed with some resources, Denise is dedicated to helping others not only have a roof over their heads but to acquire a measure of financial security as well.

Most of her spare time is devoted as a lay leader with the Jewish Federation of Broward County. She is a board member of the Federation and has served in a number of roles. Denise is currently serving as the chair for the Jewish Community Relations Council. She is also a co-founder of the Alcee Hastings Black-Jewish Alliance within the Broward Federation. She more recently served as the co-chair for the Strategic Impact Teams and well as chair for the Jewish Women’s Foundation in Broward. Denise is also a Lion of Judah.


Florida State House Representative Anna V. Eskamani
Anna is a bold fighter for Florida families and everyday people. Born and raised in Orlando, she’s the daughter of working class Iranian immigrants who came to this country in search of the American Dream. Anna went to public schools, the University of Central Florida, and is a nonprofit professional currently seeking her PhD in Public Administration.

She ran for office as a first time candidate in 2018, flipped a legislative seat, and is proud to serve as a State House Representative for District 42 winning both of her re-election campaigns in a landslide. She just ended her term as Chair of the Orange County Legislative Delegation and serves as the current chair for Florida Legislative Energy and Climate Caucus. Before running for office, Anna served as a Senior Director at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. A track record of kind sacrifice, endless hard work, and iron-clad values, Anna is known across the state and nation as a leader who is unbothered, unbossed, and committed to the people of Florida. 

Laura Rodriguez 
Laura Lee Rodriguez is the President of Your Write Hand and works as an Independent Contractor offering services to non-profits. She currently serves as the Florida State Policy Advocate for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Chair of Pro-Truth Florida (an NCJW campaign to expose Fake Clinics), Chair of the Courts Matter Florida Coalition and is a Past President and is on the current Board of the Greater Miami Section of NCJW.

A graduate of Boston University, Laura has worked her entire adult life in the non-profit world as both a volunteer and professional. For nearly 20 years she served at Lehrman Community Day School as a PTA President, Board Member, Librarian and Director of Institutional Advancement. She was a Senior Campaign Director and Director of the Jewish Volunteer Center at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and served as the Chair of JPRO (Jewish Professionals Organization). Laura also completed the Jewish Learning and Torah 2-Year Study Program of the Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning of the Hebrew University.

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