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Transportation Committee Presentation by Orlando Transportation
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8/18/2017
Billy Hattaway Presentation
August HOT TOPICS, The Future of Healthcare
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8/10/2017
Review of Aug 9 discussion
Orlando City Commission Commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
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8/9/2017
...joining a movement of more than three dozen cities across the nation.
Immigration: Lives in the Shadows HOT TOPICS Report
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6/14/2017
Luncheon Review
2017 LWVF Biennial Convention
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6/13/2017
Pamela Goodman wrap-up
Gault - A Look Back in Time
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5/2/2017
Retired former Gila County Presiding Judge and Presiding Juvenile Court Judge, Peter Cahill, and his former Law Clerk, Lisa Queen, will present a multimedia presentation, Gault-Looking Back in Time, that includes vintage photographs of juvenile court, photos of handwritten documents that began the habeas challenge, exhibits and transcripts from the August 1964 habeas hearings, and audio from the Supreme Court arguments
Michele Levy Responds to Critic
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4/12/2017
"I am responding to Michelle Ertel’s CF100 comment in Sunday’s Sentinel that none of the members of the state board of the League of Women Voters of Florida are Republican.

When the League appoints board members, their voter registration is never asked or considered. The League of Women Voters goes back to the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. These original suffragists were all Republicans. When Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time, she voted a straight Republican ticket.
Monthly Photo Upload Campaign
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2/7/2017
Upload your photos for a chance to win a FREE Hot Topics lunch.
2017 Could Most Important Year for Voting Rights
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2/7/2017
LWF USA president shares her thoughts about the upcoming year and voters' rights.
League Statement on Immigration
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2/7/2017
Official statement and press release concerning recent questions about stance on immigration.
Mother, Surgeons Share Shooting Stories at Gun Safety Fundraiser
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10/19/2016
An evening of sharing and progress
Leaders Launch Campaign
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9/7/2016
Leaders Launch Campaign Opposing Utility-Backed Amendment 1
Opposition to utility-backed solar proposal spans political spectrum
When I Wake Up
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8/8/2016
Opinion piece, Orlando Sentinel
Congressional Candidate Community Conversation
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7/25/2016
Who Represents YOU in Washington, DC?
Coalition Call to Action Continues Despite Silence
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7/5/2016
Coalition perseveres despite silence from state leaders.
Coalition Call to Action
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6/24/2016
Press Release from LWVFL June 23
Let's Go Viral
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5/24/2016
PDF for social media download. I VOTE BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT...
SPEAK UP! Schedule our Speakers Bureau for Your Event
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5/17/2016
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.
RESERVATIONS FOR APRIL 13 HOT TOPICS CLOSE 5 P.M. TODAY, APRIL 11
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4/11/2016
After 5 p.m., today reservations for the Money in Politics Hot Topics will close.
Lynx Briefs League on Need for Funding
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3/30/2016
Finding ways that LYNX can better serve Central Floridians as they travel between home and work was the focus of a meeting between the head of the transit service and members of the Orange County League of Women Voters.
Mi Voz es Mi Vota
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3/25/2016
In keeping with League's core mission of promoting informed voting, the Spanish-language Vamos a Votar website will post the results of candidates' answers to hot-topic questions, such as Medicaid expansion and full funding of mental and physical health resources, ahead of the elections. This event is publicize the availability of Vamos a Votar as well as registering voters.
CITIZENS MUST ACT TO SAVE PARKS
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3/22/2016
Marking the 100th anniversary of the parks service, three leading environmentalists warned Monday of the need to elect state and federal representatives who will work together to preserve the nation’s parks for future generations.
“The next generation -- and us -- have to elect the kind of people who understand,” said Nathaniel Reed, Assistant Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Reagan and Ford and helped write the Endangered Species Act. “We have to persuade good candidates to come forward to join the battle.”
Reed together with Fran Mainella, the first female Director of the National Park Service (2001-2006) and a former director of the Florida Park Service, and Jim Stevenson, former chief naturalist for Florida’s state parks, spoke at the standing-room only Rollins College event, supported by the League of Women Voters of Orange County. It marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and Florida’s First State Park.
Capitol Report 2016 Session, Week 9
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3/12/2016
Capitol Report, Final week of Legislative Session
Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 8
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3/5/2016
Last week summation of bills brought before committee.
Evening of Conversation-March 21
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3/4/2016
Hosted by the Rollins College Environmental Studies Department
100 Years of State and National Parks
Challenges and Threats in the Next Century
Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 7
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3/1/2016
The Capitol was bustling in the countdown to the end of session. All committee meetings end March 1st, meaning any bills that haven’t passed their assigned committee stops are most probably dead for the year. It is a frantic period of shepherding bills through to the respective chambers and making sure companion bills are also teed up for a floor vote. Of the over 2,000 bills that are filed each session, only a few hundred will make it to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Here are the highlights of our week in action at the Capitol:Capitol Report 2016
Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 6
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2/22/2016
Rocky week in the Legislative Session.
State lawmakers must stop drug pricing from going through the roof.
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2/19/2016
Drug manufacturers have been pushing legislators in other states to enact a cap on prescription copays. Florida may be next. You might think limits on copays would be great. That could mean lower costs for you and me at the pharmacy counter, but we all pay for it in the ever-rising cost of health care and in our insurance premiums.
Open vs. Closed Primary
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2/18/2016
What are the ramifications of being a CLOSED PRIMARY state?
Capitol Report/2016 Regular Session/Week 5
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2/12/2016
As the 2016 Legislative session reaches its midpoint, gun bills appear to have been silenced, fracking is under scrutiny, and a massive water bill has been passed and signed into law by the Governor. The Senate and House approved separated budgets and will begin budget negotiations by next week, which contain some significant differences.
Voices of the League
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2/1/2016
Chosen from January Blogs
Gun Safety Chair Patti Brigham Speaks at Tampa Press Conference
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1/27/2016
At a press conference in Tampa, The League of Women Voters' Patricia Brigham said the average holder of a concealed-weapons permit does not have the kind of training that law enforcement officers get, and there's been no public outcry for an open-carry law
Giving Young Offenders a Second Chance
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2/10/2016
The Orange County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Committee was urged by the League of Women Voters to support the use of civil citations for young offenders, “allowing them to proceed with their futures without a record.”
What Does the Public Think of Funding Options?
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1/18/2016
Read the results of the recent survey regarding public transportation by Metroplan
Women Share Their Military Stories on Veterans Day
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11/11/2016
Four women who served our country in Iraq, Korea, Turkey and beyond shared their stories on Veterans Day at the monthly Hot Topics luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Orange County.