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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
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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!
We're starting the morning off with an announcement. We'll miss Pamela Goodman and her dynamic leadership so much, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. However, we're thrilled to announce that Patricia M. Brigham will be our new president going forward! Here's our release. ...
TALLAHASSEE – The League of Women Voters of Florida (LWVFL) today announced the installation of veteran state board member and Orange County league leader Patricia “Patti” Brigham as the organization’s new state president. Outgoing president Pamela Goodman will pass the gavel to Brigham at t...
"The American Federation of Teachers notified the San Francisco-based financial giant Thursday that it is dropping the bank as a recommended mortgage lender for the national education union's 1.7 million members." ...
Vote by mail. When you get your packet read it and understand it. Vote. Mail. It could not be easier. No excuses.
I hope the LWV will give us some tips on the long term implications of voting yes or no.
• VICTIMS’ RIGHTS AND JUDGES (Amendment 6): It would establish a series of rights for crime victims, including the right to be notified of major developments in criminal cases and the right to be heard in legal proceedings. It would increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. It would provide that judges or hearing officers should not necessarily defer to the interpretation of laws and rules by governmental agencies in legal proceedings.
• FIRST RESPONDERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION (Amendment 7): It would require the payment of death benefits when law enforcement officers, paramedics, correctional officers and other first responders are killed while performing official duties. It also would apply to Florida National Guard and active-duty military members stationed in Florida. It would establish a governance system for the 28 state and community colleges. It would require a supermajority vote by university boards of trustees and the Board of Governors when raising student fees.
• PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Amendment 8): It would impose an eight-year term limit on school board members. It would allow an alternative process for approving public schools, including charter schools, rather than by local school boards. It would establish a requirement for the teaching of civic literacy in public schools.
• OIL DRILLING AND VAPING (Amendment 9): It would prohibit drilling for gas and oil in state coastal waters and ban vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces.
• GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE (Amendment 10): It would require all charter-county governments to have elected constitutional officers, including sheriffs. It would lead to the Legislature beginning its annual session in January in even-numbered years. It would create an Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism in the Department of Law Enforcement. It would revise the constitutional authority for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
• PROPERTY RIGHTS AND HIGH-SPEED RAIL (Amendment 11): It would remove language that prohibits “aliens ineligible for citizenship” from owning property. It would remove obsolete language that authorizes a high-speed rail system. It would revise language to make clear that the repeal of a criminal statute does not affect the prosecution of any crime committed before the repeal.
• ETHICS (Amendment 12): It would impose a six-year lobbying ban on former state elected officials, state agencies heads and local elected officials. It would also create a new ethics standard that would prohibit public officials from obtaining a “disproportionate benefit” from their actions while in office.
• GREYHOUND RACING (Amendment 13): It would ban greyhound racing at Florida tracks after Dec. 31, 2020.
And don't forget these:
Amendment 1 Increases the amount of a home's value exempted from property tax
Amendment 2 Makes the cap on nonhomestead parcel assessment increases permanent
Amendment 3 Requires voter approval of casino gambling
Amendment 4 Restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences
Amendment 5 Requires 2/3 vote of legislature to impose or increase tax or fee
More than 13 for some of us. Broward County also has constitutional revisions, some city charter issues as well as commissioners, school boards, mayors, judges, senators, governors. Ballot as long as my leg. Need to study early, make notes to help voting go quicker.
Its about the VOTING! "In the nation's largest swing state, this governor's actions on voting have angered county election supervisors, the League of Women VOTERS, college students and federal judges, one of whom recently dismantled Florida's system of restoring voting rights to convicted felons." ...
Ruling in a Bay Area case, the Supreme Court, with a crucial vote from Justice Gorsuch, struck down a federal immigration law Tuesday that required deportation for any noncitizen convicted of a felony that posed a “substantial risk” of violence. ...