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JAN 5, Program Planning Session Results

Published on 1/24/2019

LWVOC Program Planning Meeting Results

We are pleased to share the results of the recent 2019-2020 Program Planning session held Jan. 5 with 85 members in attendance. All were highly engaged in setting priorities for next year to be approved by the membership at the April 18 Annual Meeting. The League program is the education and advocacy platform that we adopt to move our mission forward: Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy. The top five priorities determined by independent voting are:

  1. Gun Safety---Join the Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) citizens’ initiative to put an assault weapons ban amendment on the 2020 ballot: 63 votes.

  2. Health Care—Expand Medicaid in Florida: 35 votes.

  3. Natural Resources—Educate and support climate change science to reduce carbon emissions: 34 votes.

  4. Government—Advocate for fair districts and the elimination of gerrymandering by supporting a state non-partisan committee to draw districts: 29 votes.

  5. Transportation—Advocate for dedicated funding for public transportation in Central Florida: 25 votes.