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66th Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St.
Registration 9:30 am * Business Meeting 10 am * Lunch at 12
"What a Difference a Map Makes... The Leagues' Legacy for Florida"Ã‚Â
Luncheon Speaker: Pamela Goodman, President LWV Florida
Pamela Goodman will present an inside look at the ongoing controversy of Redistricting in Florida and will highlight League issues from the recent legislative session at our Annual Meeting.
Make your reservations by noon May 4th. Your check is your reservation. Send your check to LWVPBA Treasurer, P.O. Box 2023, Pensacola, FL 32513. Cancellations after noon May 4th are non-refundable. For further information about reservations, contact Janet deLorge, 607-9170, or jgde1 at aol.com. For your convenience, complete your reservations here. Also, complete information is found in the April Voter here.
Fix the Federal Election Commission: It's time ro reform the FEC. Tell Contress to support the Federal Election Administration Act of 2016. Read more here.
League Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment: The Lelague of Women Voters joined with 269 national organizations urging members of the House and Semate to oppose any balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. The letter notes that a balanced budget constitutional amendment would damage the economy, not strengthen it.
League in the News
Three Facts About School Arrest in Escambia's Prison Pipeline. Compilied Dr. Amir Whitaker, Skouthern Poverty Law Center Attorney. Source: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice data. Read it here.
Latest Update: Redistricting in Floridal, what you need to know. Read here
Letter in support of the Sunshine Law - As an active participant and strong supporter of Florida's Sunshine Law, the League strongly opposes HB 1021 and SB 1220. Read more.
League Scores Historic Redistricting Victory - Senate admits it violated constitution, gerrymandered districts to be redrawn in time for 2016 elections. Read more...
League Applauds Florida Supreme Court Fair Districts Ruling "It has been a long hard battle against devious, political scheming, but today the Florida Supreme Court handed the people of Florida a total victory, forcing the redrawing of every one of the eight districts that we contested in the lawsuit," said Pamela Goodman, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, part of the coalition that filed suit to have the districts redrawn because of gerrymandering. Read more...