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Mission: The League of Women Voters of Florida (LWVFL) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Voting Rights, Education & Processes
Learn about registering and voting in the State of Florida and what the League does to help voters Be Ready To Vote
Once every twenty years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida’s Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration
If you are a member and would like to participate in League voter registration drives, you must first take our quiz to make sure you are ready. Check in with your League’s voter service chair for the password!
Sarah McBride is an LGBTQ rights activist and political figure born in 1990. She is currently the Spokesperson of Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. In 2018, she released her memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality.
McBride made national headlines when she came out as transgender to her college, fraternity brothers, and family while serving as student body president at American University. While her experience was largely embraced with love and support, she still experienced the empathy gap that is common in coming out. McBride was instrumental in passing legislation in Delaware banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing, insurance, and public accommodations. In 2016, McBride paved the way for future LGBT folx as the first openly transgender person to address a major political party convention in American history.
“My foundation in nonviolent political action was set before I started singing, and both are second nature to me. So I do not preclude the possibility of civil disobedience and even going to jail. Someone will have to. Then again, perhaps there is virtue to having carried the flame, and grace now in passing the torch.” ...
"The Stoneman Douglas students who began speaking out after the killings last month have better articulated the need for common-sense gun control laws and school safety than our elders ever have. But those students cannot do it alone. We as a generation must band together behind them, just as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and others stood behind George Washington and fought to create this great country." ...
"The student’s movement reminds us of the students of yesteryear, whose protests helped bring an end to the Vietnam War. It also reminds us of the civil rights marchers, who proudly took their seats at the lunch counter and refused to sit at the back of the bus. It also reminds us of the young people of the Arab Spring, who harnessed the power of social media to topple military dictators." ...