2018 Florida Legislative Session

To frame the political and social justice timbre to Florida’s 2018 legislative session, please read Linda Geller-Schwartz’s astute report very carefully, completely and take action when encouraged. With suggested scripts and phone numbers Linda makes it easy to express your valued opinions. To exercise our precious right to be heard on critical issues affecting the basic tenets of our democracy will make huge differences. In today’s divisive and unstable political climate many of this year’s bills shamelessly present a power grab by special interests that is astoundingly self-serving, i.e., home rule, women’s health options, ill-conceived gun bills. Some bills are positive and we need to support them! Please keep informed, vigilant, and active.
power grab


The Trump Administration launched 2018 with dramatic actions to centralize power
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2018 Legislative Season

Learn What’s Coming Up- 2018 Legislative Season

Senator Powell sealSenator Bobby Powell
FL Senate District 30

Senator Powell and his staff are gearing up for the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, which is scheduled to begin January 9, 2018. Get a quick update on the Senator’s work anytime here.

Committee meetings have begunFLsenate

The committee meetings through which bills are considered for the 2018 Legislative Session began the week of October 9 and continue this week. Senator Powell sits on eight committees and has leadership positions on two; he’s already filed one bill. To see each day’s schedule for all Senate work, visit the Senate home page by clicking here.

Disaster AssistanceSustained support from FEMA

There is a very comprehensive range of post-storm services available via the Federal Emergency Management …

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League Update: July 20, 2017


League July update

The League Update

July 20, 2017

Voting Rights advocates rally



Dear Karen,

Yesterday, the Pence-Kobach ‘Election Integrity’ Commission met and we saw firsthand that this taskforce is set on making voting more difficult for voters. The League will NOT let this happen. We are out with an op-ed in the Kansas City Star and our petition has already reached more than 11,000 signers, who stand with us in saying, I will not let the Commission’s efforts to investigate voter fraud threaten my ability to exercise my right to vote. We have reached out to specific Secretaries of State who are on the Commission and in Indiana the League has joined a lawsuit objecting to the release of personal

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Suppress the American Vote


Dear Karen:

Voting brings us together as Americans—it is the one time we are all equal. But a new national task force, created to justify President Trump’s’Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections, is laying the groundwork for dangerous voter suppression across the country.

Don’t let a few select politicians suppress the votes of millions of Americans. Sign our petition today! 

The so-called ‘Election Integrity’ Commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, is seeking to find potential fraudulent registration on voter rolls across the country. They’ve requested personal, confidential information from all fifty states that threatens the privacy of Americans.

There is no justification for this giant fishing expedition. Stand with the League against these dangerous

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BOCC Meeting – July

Joyce Smookler
Joyce Smookler, Observer Corps Chair, read a statement on behalf of LWVPBC informing the Board of our support for restoration of voting rights for felons and encouraging all present to sign a petition in favor of our position. She also shared the news that LWVPBC is the 3rd largest league in the US.

The statement, prepared by President, Karen Wilkerson, will be read at all Board & Commission meetings attended by the Observer Corps members this month. Our goal is to keep elected officials aware of our activities. A different statement will be read each month.…

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Over 30 League members testified at the CRC

Over 30 League members showed up and spoke at the CRC on 4/7/16. You can watch the entire event on the archive link below.

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Take Action NOW – Gun Safety

Contact your Senator! Click to download and print the PDF.

Take Action NOW Gun Safety

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Dear Friend—Take Action: Save Healthcare!
Legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced this week by the leadership in the House of Representatives. And after an 18-hour marathon meeting, the bill cleared its first hurdle by passage in the Ways and Means Committee in the early hours of the morning.
This new bill, developed in secret and being rushed to passage, will rip apart our healthcare and revoke coverage for millions of Americans while raising costs for millions more. Tell your Representative that this is unacceptable.
 The “American Health Care Act” is un-American. It will increase costs for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, while slashing assistance for lower-income households in obtaining coverage. It will also threaten the essential care that women need. In fact, the only real …
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Action Items

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Selection of the President


Amid all this political foment, lets keep our eyes on one way to make positive change for the future:


NPVIC is the only system proposed that:

  • makes all states competitive
  • makes every vote count
  • guarantees that the candidate with the most votes nationwide win the presidency
  • pushes presidential candidates to adopt agendas that unite voters
  • would NOT require an amendment to the US Constitution

Selection of the PresidentSELECT THE PRESIDENT

The League’s History

A League study of the presidential electoral process culminated in a 1970 position supporting direct election of the President by popular vote as essential to representative government. The League testified and lobbied for legislation to amend the Constitution to replace the Electoral College with direct election of the President, including …

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