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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FL CONSTITUTION REVISION
Once in a generation Floridians are given the ability to propose important changes to the state’s constitution. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) was established in 1968 and meets once every 20 years to review the Florida Constitution and make proposals directly to voters, thus allowing Floridians to bypass the legislature and the bill process and embed new rights and obligations in the Florida Constitution. This is a very powerful mechanism for driving enduring governmental change. MORE
STANDING UP FOR CHANGE
Patti Brigham (shown above left) quoted in a recent article: "What we have here in Florida are top-down bills," Brigham said. "They are not coming from grass roots. They are not coming because Floridians are clamoring for guns on campus. They are coming because of the NRA and its proponents in the halls of the Legislature."
"Putting a gun on a college campus just doesn't make sense," Brigham said. "Why would you want to make a college environment more dangerous?" Stay informed at
The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
LEAGUE IN ORLANDO WEEKLY
Highlighted in the article "Organized Resistance," the LWVOC is considered one of the leading civic engagement organizations across the country. "In a country that is so increasingly divided politically, we are a third way," states Sara Isaac, LWVOC Co-President.
Read MORE Action Guide here for detailed information and guidance on how to contact, approach, and connect with the most important policy makers in our community.
2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Miami Herald - Florida lawmakers open their annual 60-day session on Tuesday fresh off one of the most bitter political seasons in years and for Republicans, who control both chambers and the governor’s office, the feuding has already begun.
Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, says voters sent a message that they want legislators to address education, economic security and water — including what he sees is a need to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce toxic algae discharges into estuaries along the east and west coasts. MORE
A VOICE IS OUR VOTE
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