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. Our Goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities.
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AUGUST 22, TUES, 6 PM
Holocaust Center of Florida
"Protest: Free Speech vs Hate Speech"
Protests are often held in support of or in opposition to public policies and governmental action with one goal: to be heard. When though, does this become unproductive?
Learn more about the details of this event HERE.
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Save the Dates for Candidate Forums
The Voter Services Committee is coordinating a series of candidate forums for the upcoming Orlando City Council elections for District 1 (Lake Nona), District 3 (College Park-Rosemont-Baldwin Park-Audubon Park) and District 5 (West Orlando.)
LEARN MORE about volunteering for these upcoming events!
SEPT 6, Speak Easy - Healthcare
Jazz Tastings, Maitland, FL
SEPT 13, HOT TOPICS - Voting Rights-Voter Suppression
Sorosis Club, Orlando, FL
"Troubled Waters" Screening
Tues, Sept 12, 6:30 PM
Valencia College East Performing Arts Center
Details and Registration
Florida has some of the best regulations when it comes to water usage; however, there is limited enforcement of these regulations. With continual pollution to our waterways and an increasing amount of people moving to Florida, will we have enough water to go around?
Join us for a very special viewing of this important documentary, followed by a panel discussion about threats to our waters, what it means for Florida and how you can help in the effort to protect Florida's environment.
- Lee Constantine, Seminole County Commisioner
- Lisa Rinaman, St Johns Riverkeeper
- James C. Adamski, Valencia College Professor
This event is free and open to the public
From the producers of "Troubled Waters," watch video INFO or read HERE.
Been wondering how you can participate in the League? Have some time to devote to your passion, your cause? We may have a group just for you! Look to the right at some of our upcoming events and find a committee meeting that you can attend. Click above on our menu "ADVOCACY" and get more information!
On the 97th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we are STILL fighting for Equal Voting Rights!
On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting American women the right to vote.
Ninety-seven years later, however, we are still fighting for equal access at the ballot box—and an alarming trend threatens to roll back what we’ve achieved across the last century. That’s why the work of the League of Women Voters continues, and that’s why Americans everywhere must remain vigilant in protecting their role in our democracy.
Read entire article by League of Women Voters President, Chris Carson.
Orlando Chooses 100% by 2050
Great news! Orlando city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal to move Orlando to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.
Council chambers were filled with elated members of the First 50 Coalition, a broad-based alliance led by the LWVOC that is pushing for sustainability in Central Florida.
Our own Sara Isaac, former LWVOC Co-President shares her thoughts about this historic moment HERE
Restorations of Felon Voter Rights
The American Civil Liberties Union, which has stepped up its political engagement as its Trump-era membership has swelled, is getting behind a campaign to end Florida’s felon disenfranchisement law by changing the state Constitution. The decision will put substantial financial and activist resources behind an ongoing campaign to put a “Voter Restoration Amendment” on the November 2018 ballot.
Let Voters Have Open Primaries
"Eight months post-election, Congress is tangled in stalemates and the president continues to fancifully wax on about millions of illegal voters. His misnamed Advisory Commission on Election Integrity held its first hearing last week after making a giant grab for voter data.
Here’s one antidote: In Florida, we have a shot at improving elections, if the Constitution Revision Commission listens to the citizens who speak out about what ails our state."
Read entire article HERE
A VOICE IS OUR VOTE
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