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2022 News Articles

Published On 6/17/2022
Join us for the first of two judicial candidate forums before Aug 23 primaries. Six 9th Circuit Court candidates will speak and answer questions.
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Published On 6/8/2022
With a full house, Scott Maxwell spoke about the "hot mess" that is the state of Florida's politics and journalism.
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Published On 6/2/2022
Updates for LWVOC Communications
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Published On 6/2/2022
A list of groups working toward Gun Reform Issues
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Published On 6/1/2022
June Supreme Court ruling
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Published On 6/1/2022
Details on joining co-op
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Published On 5/19/2022
Dean provides a special review for the inaugural HT at the Winter Park Events Center.
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Published On 5/18/2022
Longtime Leaguer shares her story of leadership and commitment.
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Published On 5/4/2022
All training, case materials, and ongoing teacher support will be free.
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Learn how to volunteer at our upcoming elections.
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Published On 4/27/2022
May 7 Event details
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Published On 4/27/2022
Leaguers attend Commission Mtg with statement of support for Ballot addition
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Published On 4/13/2022
Highlighting our League Leaders
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Published On 3/30/2022
The Florida League of Women Voters turned its spotlight on LWVOC’s Warriors for Democracy book this week.

The LWVFL’s Women’s History Month program highlighted Warriors stories of heroic women who led Orange County and Florida The Zoom forum March 28 was shared by Leaguers from across the state
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Published On 3/30/2022
Details for upcoming spring orientation
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Published On 3/20/2022
LWVFL President, guest columnist
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Published On 3/16/2022
Celebrating the LWVOC history book during Women's History Month--Warriors for Democracy
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Published On 3/9/2022
LWVOC Warriors took their stories on the road this week, as guests of The Villages / Tri-County League of Women Voters. Their goal: learning to fight prejudice and change hearts.
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Published On 3/8/2022
Membership categories: this month Ida B. Wells
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Published On 2/28/2022
Another educational opportunity with partners Harvard University and OCPS.
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Published On 2/24/2022
The history book of the League Women Voters Orange County and three LWVOC members – Joan Erwin, Barbara Liston, and Ann Patton -- will be spotlighted at a book festival March 12 in Winter Park.
The festival is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park.
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Published On 2/24/2022
On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Orange County, I would like to say thank you for your efforts, as a school board and school district, to support our students and schools against the ever-growing efforts by the Governor and state legislature to diminish your control over our local schools.
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Published On 2/23/2022
March 10, Breaking Barriers Through Art at the Orange County Regional History Museum
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Published On 2/21/2022
WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN AND WHY is public education in Florida continuing to suffer with lack of funds, lack of support and hostilities mounting from so many directions? Look no further than our Florida State Legislators who have consistently redirected taxpayer dollars and consistently maligned public education.
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Published On 2/21/2022
Orlando Sentinel Letter to Editor
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Published On 2/21/2022
Info/Calendar of open-house events engaging citizens about upcoming initiative
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Published On 2/9/2022
Co-Presidents Attend OC Board of Commissioners meeting speaking in support of fertilization ordinance.
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Published On 2/3/2022
Upcoming Board of Commissioners Voter, FEB 8, 2pm
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Published On 1/12/2022
Taking action to empower voters
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2021 News Articles

Published On 12/9/2021
First in-person meeting for this Board of Directors
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Published On 12/9/2021
Honoring members who have been a part of the League for 50+ years
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Published On 12/1/2021
Robin Murphy, a 69-year League member, died October 6, just short of her 96th birthday.
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Published On 11/17/2021
League as a sponsor for community Thanksgiving event
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Published On 11/17/2021
Task Force offers updates
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Published On 11/16/2021
How and when to visit the statue in Daytona Beach
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Published On 11/4/2021
League enjoys meeting up and coming college students at annual Boys and Girls Club event.
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Published On 10/28/2021
There was plenty of fun in the park on Sunday afternoon, October 24, when League families gathered for their fall festival, with games, costumes, picnics, music, giveaways, food trucks, and even a short parade beside LWVOC’s very own Voter Tree in Cypress Grove Park.
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Published On 10/21/2021
Natural Resources shares UCF Air Quality Study
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Published On 10/7/2021
It will be a roller coaster ride until the end of December 2021. You can impact your life for the next 10 years. Go to the meeting(s) in your districts, or at a date/location that is convenient for you. There will be separate Orange County Commission and Orange School Board meetings. It is important for the citizens appointed to the redistricting/reapportionment boards to see you and hear any concerns you may have. However, you don’t need to speak; your presence speaks volumes and tells them you care and are watching.
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Published On 9/23/2021
First year and our priorities
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Published On 9/15/2021
Co-Presidents speak out in Orlando Sentinel opinion piece about upcoming redistricting.
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Published On 9/15/2021
New calendar category to help you find upcoming, local events to help expand your advocacy efforts
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Published On 9/15/2021
SEPT 24, noon, LWVFL Redistricting Powerpoint for community presentations
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Published On 9/1/2021
September’s Hot Topics will address how businesses and government agencies can address the Affordable Housing Crisis in Orange County, which has been worsened due to COVID and the pending end of the CDC’s eviction moratorium.
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Published On 9/1/2021
League Gun Safety information from the LWVFL and LWVSeminole League
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Published On 8/11/2021
Celebration at The Voter Tree, Oct 24, 2021
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Published On 6/9/2021
Our roving LWVOC reporter is retiring!
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Published On 6/9/2021
Let’s begin this month’s LWVOC Hot Topics report with a few stats that illuminate the HT subject, “The School-to-Prison Pipeline,” referring to the frequency with which kids, as young as elementary school, get shuttled into the juvenile justice system, often unnecessarily, and then end up in adult prison.

*In the most recent reporting year, there were 345,000 suspensions in Florida schools and 570 expulsions. Black students are 2.5 times more likely to be removed from classrooms as white students.
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Our hard work was recognized with a Gold Award at the recent LWVFL Biennial Conventioin
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Published On 5/13/2021
Dean reviews this month's timely discussion of the assault on home rule
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Published On 5/13/2021
May 15 10am Lake Eola Rally
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Published On 4/29/2021
A salute to our first winner of the "Warrior for Democracy" award
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Published On 4/29/2021
Presentation highlights
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Published On 4/20/2021
Join us for this important online event.
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Published On 4/15/2021
Free virtual event at 6pm
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Published On 3/30/2021
Join other Leaguers to protect our elections
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Published On 3/25/2021
LWVOC partners with others for this special day at Split Oak Forest WEA
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Published On 3/24/2021
A local leader call discussing the "Election Reform" bills making their ways through the FL Legislature.
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Letter from our national president
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Learn how to volunteer as an observer for the League at local government meetings
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Orlando Sentinel article about the upcoming redistricting battle
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It's now possible to GIVE a membership to a friend, family member, or colleague!
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Show your support for defending democracy and the importance of telling women’s stories at this second annual Women’s History Month celebration, presented by the Orange County Regional History Center and LWVOC.
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Published On 2/15/2021
Join the DEI Committee and take part in this special event at 7:00 PM, Thurs, MAR 11
NO FEE
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LWVOC has a history of presenting solid Hot Topics programs for Black History Month
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Published On 2/2/2021
Calendar of city events
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Published On 1/7/2021
In memory of an LWVOC icon
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Published On 12/17/2020
Some of you have asked why LWVFL reversed positions to oppose FL Constitutional Amendment 3. In case you missed these earlier LWVFL notices, the following hyperlinks provide clarifying information.
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2020 News Articles

Published On 11/25/2020
Details about upcoming Barry Law School presentation to committee concerning 4 important issues.
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Published On 11/19/2020
Our tradition of collecting gifts for this special center continues. Read more for full details.
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Published On 11/16/2020
If you'd like to join a texting campaign via our national League, they have an easy sign up program.
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Published On 11/4/2020
The LWVOC is partnering with communities to repurpose election signs.
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Published On 10/21/2020
One year anniversary of the planting of our Voter Tree
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Published On 10/15/2020
Join us this weekend and beyond to GOTV safely outside.
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Published On 10/15/2020
Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit
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Published On 10/14/2020
Dean summarizes our latest Hot Topics with League experts.
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Published On 10/14/2020
Voter Services member goes above and beyond
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Published On 10/6/2020
I recently had the good luck to visit with Bill Cowles, the seasoned Orange County Supervisor of Elections, and to tour his mail-in voting system, a combination of manpower and machines in a sprawling warehouse at 119 W. Kaley St. in Orlando.
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Published On 9/30/2020
Leaguers and partners gather for a Get Out the Vote Caravan
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Published On 9/30/2020
Designed by Jill Shargaa, displayed at the OC Regional History Center
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Published On 9/23/2020
The OC Regional History Center announces a landmark exhibition running Oct 3, 2020- Feb 14, 2021
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Published On 9/18/2020
Both guides of ballot information for 2020 Election
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Published On 9/17/2020
Amendment explanations with supporter/opponent information and what the LWVOC supports
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Published On 9/17/2020
Summaries of each amendment and positions the state board has taken on them
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Published On 9/16/2020
Sept 11, 2020 Ruling
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Published On 9/9/2020
These films highlight themes such as civil rights, environmental justice, ethics, human rights, immigration, LGBTQ+, music, social justice, voting, wellness and wildlife
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Published On 9/3/2020
Zoom webinar log in information: the Immigration Committee was invited (and invites you) to participate in a virtual program on Zoom about Immigrant Rights. The primary topic will be SB 168, the Anti-Sanctuary City legislation that is still being kicked around in Tallahassee. The other topic will be an update from the ACLU Legal Team on some of the issues the committee has addressed over the last three years, such as, the separation of families at the border, the response to Covid 19 by ICE, deportation, and DACA.
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Published On 9/3/2020
Open to Orange County voters who are visually/print impaired.
Voters will receive an electronic ballot to be completed/printed AND paper vote-by-mail ballot which will act as backup.
Voters who have already requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot must still submit a request to participate in the pilot program.
Included Certificate Envelope must be signed and sealed with enclosed ballot and physically returned to Supervisor of Elections Office or secure drop box at an early voting location.
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Published On 9/3/2020
Registration Information
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Published On 8/27/2020
Centennial Celebration via Zoom and Facebook Live
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Published On 8/19/2020
How will this form of voter suppression be solved before the NOV 3 election?
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Published On 8/18/2020
Join us for fun celebrating the OFFICIAL centennial date of women gaining the vote
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Published On 8/10/2020
Social Media Posts
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Published On 8/15/2020
LWV of Florida President has penned a response regarding the current threats to our election including attacks on the U. S. Postal system.
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The spirit of our suffragists foremothers and of Harry T. Burn....
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Published On 8/10/2020
Ready for 100% Renewable Energy:
Solar and Energy Efficiency is Superior
Pathway

Gloria Pickar, Co-President, is urging
Orlando's Mayor Dyer and OUC management
to take a serious look at a recently released
report that includes comparisons of three
pathways for achieving 100% renewable
energy by 2050. Report authors concluded
that solar and energy efficiency provide superior
economic and health results over options that rely
on coal and natural gas. See Gloria's My Word
column that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel
on Aug 8, 2020.
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Published On 7/31/2020
In case you're not on social media, these are our "history posts" celebrating 100 years of women fighting for and gaining the vote...100 days out from the NOV 3 General Election.
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Published On 7/31/2020
“These women were arrested, they were beaten, tortured and force-fed. They marched and worked for 70 some years to get the right to vote. And we have to keep honoring that,” Pickar said. “Today, we still see evidence of voter suppression and voter oppression. It’s not all gone. It’s not all fixed. We have to fight harder every day to be sure that every single American citizen can vote.”
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Information to obtain your VBM yard sign
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Published On 7/26/2020
Campaign of Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote
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Published On 7/22/2020
The League's position on open primaries as well as Amendment 3 on NOV ballot
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Published On 7/14/2020
Urge support for voters whose disabilities make the voting process more challenging
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Don't miss another newsletter in your email.
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Published On 6/18/2020
LWVOC urges online registration and Vote-By-Mail
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Published On 6/8/2020
LWVOC Co-Presidents highlight a course of action and resources for engagement in the #BlackLivesMatter movement
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Published On 6/6/2020
Posthumously, our beloved former Co-President Carol Davis, must be heard from again in these troubled times. As she eloquently wrote, "When I wake up, I'm black. Then I navigate between two worlds throughout the day.
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Published On 6/6/2020
Alliance for Truth and Justice (ATJ) member, Valada Flewellyn's poem highlights the individual responsibility we all share to curb racial bias.
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Published On 6/4/2020
#BlackLivesMatter Statement
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Published On 5/14/2020
Passing of former League President
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Published On 5/4/2020
Super Women ~ Each year the magazine recognizes 15 women helping to make Orlando a better place.
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Published On 3/31/2020
Carol Davis obituary announcement
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Published On 3/15/2020
COVID-19 and LWVOC schedule/policies
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Published On 4/9/2020
We made a difference!
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Published On 1/12/2020
Quick summary of LWVOC accomplishments and vision for 2020 celebrations
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Published On 2/15/2020
A commentary about the importance of embracing our history as we prepare for our future
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Published On 2/5/2020
Help a student attend Hot Topics
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Published On 4/9/2020
Making a Difference, Year end report of League activities
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Published On 2/3/2020
Easy to follow steps for voter registration certification
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Published On 2/11/2020
LWVOC Co-President special commentary in Orlando Sentinel
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Published On 1/6/2020
Videos featuring LWV and LWVFL
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Published On 4/9/2020
Year end report of committee activity
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Published On 1/6/2020
Sign up today and join fellow Leaguers in Tallahassee
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Published On 4/24/2020
Community Center
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Published On 2/18/2020
Harvard Civics Project
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2019 News Articles

Published On 11/7/2019
Orange County high schools start at 7:20 a.m. — that’s earlier than 90% of the high schools in America. As a pediatric neuropsychologist, member of the Orange County League of Women Voters Education Committee, and parent of two children who attend Orange County Public Schools, I can say, with confidence, this is an issue that affects our children’s brain health.
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Published On 11/7/2019
Volunteers are a power house at registering voters. JOIN them!
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Published On 11/6/2019
League update on continuing efforts to implement Amendment 4
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Published On 9/25/2019
Theo Webster and League members continue the conversation from our August Hot Topics on the affordable housing crisis in central Florida.
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Published On 7/3/2019
More than 160 women, plus a few men, came from 26 local chapters to meet in Naples, Florida, June 7-8 for their 37th Biennial Convention of the Florida League of Women Voters.
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Published On 6/19/2019
EJI marker commemorating the life of July Perry
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Published On 5/9/2019
Another great turn out to learn about our 80 years of success
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Published On 5/6/2019
Remembrance of League icon, Phoebe Carpenter
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Published On 4/30/2019
Facts and figures to consider for the upcoming MAY 8 HOT TOPICS
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Published On 4/25/2019
Message from Your Co-Presidents
As your Co-Presidents for 2019-2020, we are honored to serve you. Thank you for the confidence you have invested in us and your new Board of Directors. We pledge to keep us focused on the grassroots foundation of this League to support the fine work of all of our committees as they strive tirelessly to make Orange County and Central Florida a livable, safe, healthy, educated, and sustainable community with peace and justice for all of our citizens and visitors.
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Published On 4/23/2019
On April 20, 1999, two Columbine High School students walked into their school and murdered 12 students and one teacher, while injuring 21 others before turning the guns on themselves. As I was just a handful of years out of high school myself, the horror of that day is seared into my memory.
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Published On 4/4/2019
Brechner Series Finale puts spotlight on women as "Warriors for Democracy"
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Published On 4/4/2019
History book launch Mar 31 at the home of Sue and Steve Foreman
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Published On 2/10/2019
Guest Columnist/State LWV of FL Gun Safety Comm. Chair
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Published On 2/7/2019
It was a full house at our inaugural lecture series with the Orange County Regional History Center and all were duly impressed with the presentation.
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Published On 1/24/2019
Tally of prioritized program from membership votes at Annual Planning Session.
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Published On 1/8/2019
Observing the first registrations after Amendment 4 passage
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Published On 12/5/2019
Matthew Peddie interviews past and present Co-Presidents
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Hot Topics Reviews

Published On 2/2/2021
If you really, sincerely want to help close the Great American Divide between red & blue, left & right, liberal & conservative, listen up.

We can point you in the right direction, thanks to what we learned at Thursday’s League of Women Voters Hot Topics Zoom event – a joint venture of the Seminole and Orange LWV organizations.
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As a journalist, I was always most interested in two of the Pulitzer Prizes -- public service and local reporting – because they pointed toward the gist of journalism and even smallish papers could be awarded (i.e., the Bristol, Va., Herald Courier in 2010 and the Torrance, Calif., Daily Breeze in 2015).

That’s my segue into Wednesday’s League of Women Voters Orange County Hot Topics , “How the Loss of Local Journalism Impacts Democracy.”

According to the New York Times, one in five local papers has closed in the past 15 years – or, in short, there goes your local government watchdog.
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Published On 9/10/2020
“21st Century Policing” was the timely topic for the League’s Hot Topics event Wednesday, with panelists discussing such issues as excessive force by police and the Black Lives Matter movement, which has spawned both peaceful protests and rioting/looting.

On the subject of Black Lives Matter, “We’ve been shown we don’t matter [through U.S. history],” said Orlando civil rights attorney Jerry Girley, citing the 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision as a milestone.
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Published On 7/22/2020
Dean summarizes the judicial candidate forum/via Zoom for July Hot Topics
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Published On 6/11/2020
Bill Cowles, first elected in 1996, was the speaker Wednesday at the LWVOC’s first Hot Topics on the Zoom platform – the subject was “Election Security & Accessibility 2020" moderated by Prof. Aubrey Jewett.
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Published On 3/12/2020
Dean reviews "ACEs - The Biggest Health Crisis You've Never Heard Of"
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Published On 2/13/2020
Black Women's Triumphant Path to Voting
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Published On 1/9/2020
"You probably have no idea how much is riding on the 2020 census."
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Published On 11/14/2019
We’re talking about Central Florida transportation needs – discussed in Wednesday’s LWVOC Hot Topics meeting by Mayors Buddy Dyer (Orlando) and Jerry Demings (Orange County) – and the considerable moola we would need to expand Lynx bus service and the SunRail commuter train
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Published On 8/13/2020
Dean summarizes the webinar Hot Topics presented through The Bread Organization
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Published On 10/10/2019
October Hot Topics luncheon review of Gun Control
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Published On 9/12/2019
Summary of luncheon program
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Published On 8/29/2019
HT discussion about the affordable housing crisis in central Florida
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Published On 6/26/2019
Summary of luncheon held June 12
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Published On 5/15/2019
Last week’s Hot Topics gathering brought LWVOC members and guests up to speed on the consequences of Florida’s decision to reject the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

While the ACA’s Medicaid expansion was set to take effect in 2014, a 2012 Supreme Court ruling allowed states to opt out. Former Gov. Rick Scott declined Florida’s $5 billion annually in federal funding, which would have covered 800,000 Floridians (initially, the federal government covered 100 percent of the cost to states, leveling-out to 90 percent in 2020). Gov. Ron DeSantis is continuing that policy.
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Published On 4/10/2019
LWVOC members at Wednesday’s Hot Topics got an education about the state of education in the state of Florida.
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Published On 3/14/2019
Summary of March Hot Topics
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Published On 2/13/2019
Judge Emerson Thompson Jr., moderator, told us there were 4,000 lynchings in the U.S. between 1877 and 1950. In a ranking of counties where lynchings took place, Orange County was sixth in the country. Black men were in more danger in Florida than in any other state, Judge Thompson said.
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Our Hot Topics writer, Dean Johnson, comments about the recent Carol Davis presentation.
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Published On 1/9/2019
Luncheon guests hear Mayor Buddy Dyer and guests discuss Orange County's present and future transportation challenges.
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Published On 7/11/2019
Links to additional information
Provided by panelist, Jenifer Rupert - Regional Disaster Resilience Coordinator, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council :
www.fema.gov/media-library/resources-documents/collections/344 - collection of templates for emergency response plans for families, businesses etc.
www.floridadisaster.org another resource for templates, emergency alerts etc
www.disastersafety.org Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety - free templates and what to do if...
www.columbiaclimatelaw.com Sabin Center for Climate Change Law- tracks cases in court systems in US
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Published On 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.
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2018 News Articles

Published On 11/30/2018
Putting together the upcoming year's program
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Published On 11/16/2018
Register quickly for remaining spaces!
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Published On 11/14/2018
Details on being in the parade and how to dress for it
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Published On 11/8/2018
Organizational meeting set for NOV 13
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Published On 10/16/2018
Scott Maxwell moderates as 2 cartoonists discuss current work
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Published On 10/16/2018
Overview of problems and solutions
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Published On 9/22/2018
Calling all members to GET OUT THE VOTE!
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Published On 8/31/2018
Long-time League member speaks up for voting.
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Published On 8/31/2018
View the volunteer opportunities on the Voter Services page.
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Published On 5/30/2018
Orlando Sentinel
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Published On 5/3/2018
Orlando Sentinel, Letters to Editor
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Published On 4/30/2018
Presentation of new 2018-2019 Board, Program, etc.
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Published On 4/26/2018
Opinion Piece
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Published On 4/26/2018
Your Roof Can Print Cash
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Published On 1/31/2018
At a glance summary of our committees
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Published On 1/31/2018
Power point presentation available for Speakers Bureau
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2017 News Articles

Published On 11/5/2017
New Partnership
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Published On 10/2/2017
Official press release
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Published On 8/9/2017
...joining a movement of more than three dozen cities across the nation.
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Published On 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
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Published On 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.
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Published On 2/7/2017
LWF USA president shares her thoughts about the upcoming year and voters' rights.
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Published On 2/7/2017
Official statement and press release concerning recent questions about stance on immigration.
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2016 News Articles

Published On 4/18/2016
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening at the University Club in Winter Park for our Annual Meeting, the centerpiece of the year for your League!
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Published On 10/19/2016
An evening of sharing and progress
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Published On 9/7/2016
Leaders Launch Campaign Opposing Utility-Backed Amendment 1
Opposition to utility-backed solar proposal spans political spectrum
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Published On 8/8/2016
Opinion piece, Orlando Sentinel
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Published On 7/5/2016
Coalition perseveres despite silence from state leaders.
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Published On 6/24/2016
Press Release from LWVFL June 23
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Published On 5/24/2016
PDF for social media download. I VOTE BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT...
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 3/12/2016
Capitol Report, Final week of Legislative Session
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Published On 3/5/2016
Last week summation of bills brought before committee.
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Published On 2/22/2016
Rocky week in the Legislative Session.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 2/18/2016
What are the ramifications of being a CLOSED PRIMARY state?
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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.”
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Published On 2/1/2016
Chosen from January Blogs
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Published On 1/18/2016
Read the results of the recent survey regarding public transportation by Metroplan
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Published On 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
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