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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JUNE 22, 6:30 PM "Dangerous by Design-A Report of Pedestrian Safety"
Presented by the Transportation & Natural Resources Committees (An excellent opportunity to learn about and join these two important groups)
Location: Valencia Winter Park Campus, 850 Morse Blvd, Room 107 (FREE event)
RSVP required: Theo Webster
Photo courtesy/David Kidd
Billy Hattaway with the City of Orlando, Director of Transportation, will be sharing the results of a recently completed pedestrian safety study "Dangerous by Design."
Read more about Mr. Hattaway HERE
LWV Optimistic as SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Gerrymandering Case
Read full League STATEMENT
LWVOC Attends 2017 State LWVF Convention
Awards, Inductions, and Solidarity
Read MORE about the Convention from our State President, Pamela Goodman.
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 free admission to a Hot Topic luncheon or other League event. Winners will be notified by email and announced in our weekly newsletter.
Check out our Member Directory HERE to see examples of member photos!
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
FLORIDA FOREVER? MORE LIKE FLORIDA NEVER
Once again, the Florida Legislature has turned the politically popular Florida Forever program into Florida Never.
The budget that legislative leaders have approved — but which Gov. Rick Scott has yet to sign — calls for spending zero dollars on the Florida Forever program to buy up environmentally sensitive land.
That's not what the voters had in mind when they approved Amendment 1 in 2014 by an overwhelming margin, environmental advocates say. Tampa Bay Times
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: FLORIDA'S QUIET CRISIS
In 2013, 715,000 Floridians spent more than 40 percent of their income on housing. The most current figure is far worse: 911,000 households spent 50 percent or more on housing in 2016.
If that were not a gloomy enough picture, consider this: Florida has the third highest number of people living in shelters or on the street, with 33,599, according to the Florida Housing Coalition.
SunSentinel's complete article
Affordable Housing Committee:
GIVE FLORIDIANS A SECOND CHANCE
Florida’s Voting Restoration Amendment would allow people who’ve paid their debt to society to earn back their right to vote.
Floridians believe in second chances. Restoring a person’s right to vote once they’ve fulfilled their obligations to society gives them an opportunity for redemption and a chance to be full members of their community.
Find out more about this group's mission HERE and consider joining our Voter Services Committee as they advocate and promote voters' rights.
A VOICE IS OUR VOTE
INFORM & ACT