The League of Women Voters will turn 100 years old next year, and the non-partisan political organization’s influence on policy from the federal to the state level is only growing.
Patricia Brigham, the president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” to discuss what the league is pushing for as we look ahead to 2020, including a proposed constitutional amendment that would make Florida an open primary state.
“We believe in open primaries,” Brigham said. “We did a study in 2015 that went on for two years and it found voter participation in primaries was 23 percent, while the national average was 37 percent. Clearly we weren’t getting enough people out to the polls.