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Monday, May 14, 11:30AM
Hot Topics Luncheon,
Gilbert King discusses his new book, Beneath a Ruthless Sun, with Senior Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr.
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Discover how you can become certified to register voters or learn more about our upcoming Voter Services events.
May 17, 6-8:30P
Guns, Greed & FL Politics
FREE Event! Register HERE
MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE SHARE HEARTFELT TESTIMONIALS
“So often the conversation promoting dangerous gun legislation is based on incorrect, unreliable, and outright dishonest information,” said Patricia Brigham, Coalition co-chair and 1st vice president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. “The Coalition’s goal is to separate fact from fiction to save ourselves from a dangerous gun culture that is literally killing us.”
The Coalition will begin sharing more than a dozen short videos today featuring heartfelt testimonials that highlight the need for common sense gun laws, including a state ban on military-style assault weapons.
Find out more HERE.
ORANGE COUNTY SHOWS THE
WAY ON ROOFTOP SOLAR
By Leesa Bainbridge, Carol Davis
Just a few months ago, trucks rolled into Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Orange County driveway, and she and her family joined the growing surge of Florida homeowners going solar to save money.
Two years ago, the League of Women Voters of Florida and another nonprofit called Solar United Neighbors launched a program in Florida to help homeowners learn about solar and use bulk buying power to get wholesale pricing on rooftop solar.
Read full column HERE.
REVISE THE CONSTITUTION WITH CAUTION
Every 20 years, Florida’s core governing document, the Florida Constitution, is opened up for a top-to-bottom review. Through this process, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) carefully examines and determines what, if any, amendments to propose directly to the citizens of our state.
Under our form of government, the only power the government has is the power that we, the people, give to the government. The place where that happens is the Florida Constitution.
Cont. reading guest column by President of Florida Bar
Learn more through our Government Committee
LEAVE LOCAL VOTERS IN CHARGE
For almost half a century, a Florida law has entrusted county and city governments to set aside a share of local property tax revenues for urban redevelopment. Now this authority, like other powers of home rule in Florida, is in Tallahassee’s cross hairs.
Some state legislators are proposing to impede local governments in creating new community redevelopment agencies, and phase out existing CRAs. While a 2016 report from a grand jury in Miami-Dade County contended there have been abuses of tax dollars in some local agencies, this is overkill from legislators. Continue reading Orlando Sentinel article HERE.
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