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There are lots of ways to participate & donate to make a difference!

Advocacy Fund

The League is a powerful force for democracy. We need your contribution to promote the values of representative government with hands-on work in Tallahassee and around the state. With your donation, we’ll continue our proven track record of lobbying the Legislature on good government issues of concern to you. Donations to the Advocacy Fund are not tax deductible. The League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc. is registered with The Florida Division of Consumer Services (registration number CH2212). A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. The Division of Consumer Services may be reached at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or online at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.

Become a Harry T. Burn Level Donor

The Harry T. Burn Society is a committee comprised of donors who support the League’s efforts at both the state and local levels by contributing $1,000 or more per year. Harry T. Burn was the youngest member of the 1920 State Legislature in Tennessee. His unanticipated “aye” vote broke the tie in the Tennessee House of Representatives and ensured ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Thirty-five other states had approved the amendment for ratification into the U.S. Constitution, and only one more state was needed. By contributing $1,000 or more per year, Harry T. Burn Society members ensure that the League is better endowed as it strives to fulfill its numerous priorities. Your gift can be made all at one time or broken up over the course of the year. Maximize the impact of your gift by directing it to either the tax-deductible Education Fund or the non-tax-deductible Advocacy Fund, or split it between the two.

DONATE: Give a Gift of Stock

If you would prefer to make a donation of stock, rather than a financial contribution or estate charitable giving, please contact us.

Education Fund

Free and open access to information is essential. The League educates people about issues of the day, the political process, and how to make informed choices. Your tax-deductible donation to the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund helps us sustain our voter registration and voter education work in Florida, broaden our educational mission, and embark on new ventures. The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund, Inc. is registered with The Florida Division of Consumer Services (registration number CH2211). A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. The Division of Consumer Services may be reached at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or online at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.

Become a Febb Burn Level Donor

Phoebe “Febb” Ensminger Burn goes to show that just one person — one vote — can alter the course of history. 

In August of 1920, the Tennessee legislature was debating ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 35 states had ratified the amendment, one state shy of the three-fourths needed. That morning, Harry T. Burn received a seven-page letter he received that morning from his mother Febb that read: “Dear Son: Hurrah, and vote for suffrage! Don’t keep them in doubt. I notice some of the speeches against. They were bitter. I have been watching to see how you stood, but have not noticed anything yet… Don’t forget to be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt with her “Rats.” Is she the one that put rat in ratification, Ha! With lots of love, Mama.”

When called on to explain his vote, Harry would state, “I knew that a mother’s advice is always safest for a boy to follow and my mother wanted me to vote for ratification.” (A smart lad!)

The rest is quite literally history. The 19th Amendment became the law of the land. Last month, Tennessee lawmakers voted to designate August 18 (the day the vote was cast) as Febb Burn Day. The League created the Febb E. Burn Society to honor Febb and to celebrate our donors who have gone so far above and beyond the call of duty by donating $2,500 or more in one year. We continue the work that Febb Burn, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Susan B. Anthony began that finally came to fruition 98 years ago.

Leave the Legacy of Democracy

Include the League in your estate plans. Help us continue our efforts to make democracy work for generations of citizens to come. The League will invest your bequest gift in the work you care about most. Consider including the League in your will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, or direct gift planning. Florida’s future voters thank you. To include the League as a beneficiary of a will or trust, use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to the League of Women Voters of Florida [Education Fund], a charitable organization formed in the state of Florida, with offices at P.O. Box 1911, Orlando, FL 32802, [the sum of $____ ] OR [ ____ percentage of residuary estate].”

 
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