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HOT TOPICS, April 11, 11:30 AM
The 2018 Legislative Session~Guns and School Safety
Details & Registration
Legislators and other experts will sum up the session, examine key issues such as gun safety, the budget and the impact of the Parkland shootings.
State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith
State Sen. David Simmons
1st VP-LWV Florida, Patti Brigham
Moderator: Aubrey Jewett, UCF Assoc. Chair of Political Science
March For Our Lives~A Huge Turnout in Orlando
Click above for the slideshow!
Check your email. We've sent our document packet in advance of our Annual Meeting. Plan for a fun and informative evening.
Project ROAR is underway...Reach Out and Register! Click the button below and learn more about the process from our Voter Services Committee.
April 14, 6:00 PM, Music of the Movement Concert
This Music of the Movement event is part of a year long "MLK 50" celebration commemorating the 50 years since MLK's assassination. This event will feature Mr. Elmore Nickleberry who will provide his first-hand account as a Memphis sanitation worker and his personal experiences protesting and marching with Dr. King.
The Wells' Built Museum will be preserving his oral testimony for future folks to learn from and I'm excited to help them ensure the event is well attended. It is a ticketed event, however a portion of the proceeds will help the Jones High School kids in their fundraising efforts to get to Carnegie Hall.
Get all the details and purchase tickets by visiting the
Dr. Phillips Ticket Center HERE.
If you enjoyed hearing members of the Jones High School Choir at our February Hot Topics, be sure to check out the MOTM information to the left; they're still raising funds for the Carnegie Hall Concert!
MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE SHARE HEARTFELT TESTIMONIALS
“So often the conversation promoting dangerous gun legislation is based on incorrect, unreliable, and outright dishonest information,” said Patricia Brigham, Coalition co-chair and 1st vice president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. “The Coalition’s goal is to separate fact from fiction to save ourselves from a dangerous gun culture that is literally killing us.”
The Coalition will begin sharing more than a dozen short videos today featuring heartfelt testimonials that highlight the need for common sense gun laws, including a state ban on military-style assault weapons.
Find out more HERE.
ORANGE COUNTY SHOWS THE
WAY ON ROOFTOP SOLAR
By Leesa Bainbridge, Carol Davis
Just a few months ago, trucks rolled into Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Orange County driveway, and she and her family joined the growing surge of Florida homeowners going solar to save money.
Two years ago, the League of Women Voters of Florida and another nonprofit called Solar United Neighbors launched a program in Florida to help homeowners learn about solar and use bulk buying power to get wholesale pricing on rooftop solar.
Read full column HERE.
REVISE THE CONSTITUTION WITH CAUTION
Every 20 years, Florida’s core governing document, the Florida Constitution, is opened up for a top-to-bottom review. Through this process, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) carefully examines and determines what, if any, amendments to propose directly to the citizens of our state.
Under our form of government, the only power the government has is the power that we, the people, give to the government. The place where that happens is the Florida Constitution.
Cont. reading guest column by President of Florida Bar
Learn more through our Government Committee
LEAVE LOCAL VOTERS IN CHARGE
For almost half a century, a Florida law has entrusted county and city governments to set aside a share of local property tax revenues for urban redevelopment. Now this authority, like other powers of home rule in Florida, is in Tallahassee’s cross hairs.
Some state legislators are proposing to impede local governments in creating new community redevelopment agencies, and phase out existing CRAs. While a 2016 report from a grand jury in Miami-Dade County contended there have been abuses of tax dollars in some local agencies, this is overkill from legislators. Continue reading Orlando Sentinel article HERE.
A VOICE IS OUR VOTE
INFORM & ACT