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Welcome LWVOC Member!

Welcome to the League of Women Voters Orange County

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.

HOT TOPICS AND ISSUES


HOT TOPICS: How the Redistricting Battle was Won
June 8, 11:30 am

David King led the Florida League’s legal fight to outlaw the drawing of Congressional and state Senate districts to favor political parties or incumbents. 
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In 2010, Florida voters backed two amendments making it illegal for lawmakers to draw political districts that ignored the will of the voters. But, as King will detail at the League’s June 8, Hot Topics luncheon, the legal battle had only just begun.   READ MORE
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SPEAK UP!
Schedule a League member  to explain the voting process/ballots to your group today.                                                  
Ballots can be confusing!  There are the races you hear a lot about and those you hear a little about.  And then the other issues, like amendments - those ballot proposals that can leave voters uncertain and frustrated. If only you had a reliable, nonpartisan source for figuring it all out....                                                  Fortunately, now you do! 
The League of Women Voters Orange County will provide a speaker who will present a nonpartisan review of the ballot to your organization. We call these presentations Ballot Education.                                                                              
The presentation will include background on the Florida ballot issues as well as Orange County ballot initiatives. Candidate discussion is not a part of this presentation, but the issues are discussed.                                              
If you are interested in a 2016 Florida Ballot Education Presentation for your organization before November, please contact our Speakers Bureau for more information.

 


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WHAT WE DO


INFORM

At 95 years young, the League is a proven trustworthy source on the issues and we seek the newest ways to connect to our community.  Tune into our League YouTube channel for the latest highlights broadcast by Shawn Bartfelt. YouTube       
Hot Topics monthly luncheons allow us to dissect current issues.  We invite leading authorities to participate with members and guests in spirited panel discussions .   Our Speakers Bureau was invited to share our non-partisan expertise to over 2400 guests in 2015.


We answer all pertinent voting questions with our Voters' Toolkit below and through BeReadyToVote. 
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TAKE ACTION

Rooted in our activism history, the League accepts modern day challenges with a strong stance on pertinent issues for our local community and state.

We fought against voter suppression and Florida gerrymandering and WON.  We pushed back against the special interests and WON a fracking ban.  And we fought for the passage of environment friendly Amendment 1 and WON.  

Join us as we TAKE ACTION and advocate for citizens and issues that confront us daily.
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WHO WE ARE


NON-PARTISAN

From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.

It was then, and is now, a non-partisan organization and does not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government.

Our advocacy positions are based on the merits of each issue, after careful study and consensus.

This is essence of the League; our identity is legitimacy and respect. READ MORE
LEADERS

Our community depends on talented leadership for effective governance. League members gain experience working on issues that influence public policy. We are afforded opportunities to meet with elected officials, organize publicized events, and speak in front of large groups.

Most valuable is the insight and knowledge that comes through collaboration with our League members, many of whom are successful leaders within our community.

The League was formed to teach women how to exercise the power of their vote and this remains a core value today. READ MORE
COMMUNITY

The Orange County League is a distinct community of civically engaged people working to find pragmatic solutions to the problems of our time.

We are not a single issue organization. From our inception, we have taken on issues that affect the well being of families and promote good governance.

In doing so, our members gain meaningful and purposeful connections and friendships and in the process acquire social identity, legitimacy and respect.

As we grow, our influence grows. Today, the Orange County League is the largest League in the United States. READ MORE

Voters' Toolkit

Everything you need to make your voice heard