Our Mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, to work towards increasing understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. is to empower citizens to shape better communities. Our Goal
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Welcome LWVOC Member!
JULY 26 Speak Easy, 5:30-7:30 PM @ Millenia106
The Intelligence of Public Education
Orlando's Most Conscientious Happy Hour
Registration and Details HERE
Aug 2, Wednesday Workshop, 6:30 - 9 PM
Engaging Your Legislators
Speakers: Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, Commissioner Robert Stuart, and Former League President, Ann Hellmuth
Want to engage your legislators in a meaningful and productive way? .
Let our community leaders share their expertise.
Explore methods and ways to approach different positions.
Consider tips for the best ways to be effective in representing your organization during a legislative interview
Details & Registration
Aug 9, HOT TOPICS, 11:30 AM
Future of Health Care
Millions Could Lose a Critical Safety Net
Experts on the front line of the health care debate will discuss the impact of possible cuts on millions of Americans.
MODERATOR -- Michael Griffin , vice president of Advocacy and Public Policy at the Adventist Health system.
PANEL -- Jack McRay, Florida AARP spokesman; Marni Stahlman , CEO of Shepherd’s Hope, a non-profit organization that provides medical services to the uninsured and underserved in Central Florida; Brian Brown of Jacksonville, director AvMed Health Plans Insurance.
Summer hiatus? Not for the League!
We invite you to learn more about our various Advocacy Committees and join us as we defend our democracy. Look at our menu bar above and click on ADVOCACY.
The LWVOC is participating in National Housing Week, JULY 22-29
Our Affordable Housing & Quality of Life Committee has put together a campaign that will help you #bethechange to #expandAffordableHousing and promote #OurHomesOurVoices
*Daily Call to Action Get informed and SHARE what you learn. Last week, HUD Secretary Ben Carson spoke about the plight of Florida's seniors.
Listen Agree or disagree, start the conversation and engage on FB and Twitter.
Join @LWVOC in #OurHomesOurVoices to preserve and expand affordable housing
Florida ranks 47
th in our country for affordable housing #OurHomesOurVoices #ExpandAffordableHousing @yoursenator No one should have to choose between food and a roof over their head #OurHomesOurVoices @LWVOC @NLIHC @yoursenator
From our Co-President Carol Davis, "Quality Health Care for All" in the Orlando Sentinel
"There are millions of people in this “great” country, who suffer in silence, while we listen to the chaos from Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, and nothing changes."
Read the complete article from the Orlando Sentinel HERE.
Our national LWV president has also issued an important missive concerning the Senate's release of their "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017" Read
YES, THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A FREE LUNCH!
Attention All Members
Our Member Directory needs YOUR photo. Upload it on your profile after you log in OR send it to Lida Coffman to add it for you. Also, let Lida know if you did it on your own so that she can enter you into our monthly drawing for a ! or other League event. Winners will be notified by email and announced in our weekly newsletter. free admission to a Hot Topic luncheon
Check out our Member Directory HERE to see examples of member photos
A VOICE IS OUR VOTE
INFORM & ACT