Action Issues

Breaking News: Restoring The Vote

Breaking News: Restoring The Vote

The Florida Supreme Court gave approval on April 20, 2017 for ballot language for a proposed amendment to the Florida state constitution that would automatically restore the right to vote for persons with past felony convictions.  Florida is one of four states with a lifetime ban on voting.  Restoring the vote and a constitutional amendment to achieve the same is a 2017 legislative priority of the Florida League of Women Voters.

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https://aclufl.org/2017/04/20/aclu-statement-on-florida-supreme-court-approving-voting-rights-restoration-ballot-language/

 

Here is a related article by one of our favorite columnists, Frank Cerabino.

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LWVPBC President Karen Wilkerson Speaks at CRC

Below is a transcript of President Wilkerson’s speech to the Constitution Revision Commission hearing at FAU in Boca Raton this past April 7.

President Karen WilkersonI am Karen Wilkerson from North Palm Beach. As President of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, I am speaking on their behalf.

A twenty year revision of the state constitution is an important occasion. Therefore, we strongly feel that the Commission should abide by the Florida Sunshine Laws. The progress of this important review must be transparent, open to the public, and reflect the public views. Otherwise, its work will not be accepted at the polling booth.
This present round of hearings did not permit most legislators to participate. Short notice, selection of days and times did not make it possible

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Message from President Karen Wilkerson

Message from President Karen Wilkerson

We had a presidential campaign concentrated on made up news and sound bites of distraction. We must demand investigating reporting and fact checking. The League must lead the way to better voter education. That means more than explaining what is on a ballot. It means making sure that voters understand government programs long before they are distorted in campaign speeches. Because we have neglected to spread our knowledge, voters have not had the information to make good choices.
We can rethink the way we provide information. We can do a better job of letting voters know where to find factual information. That is our mission. Ironically, we know the information. We need to rethink our delivery system.
I look at these situations as opportunities for our League to …

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Take Action NOW – Gun Safety

Take Action NOW - Gun Safety

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Take Action NOW Gun Safety

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Action Items

Action Items

state reps

Links to CAPITOL REPORTS, FLORIDA SENATORS, FLORIDA STATE REPRESENTATIVES

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