The right to vote is not about politics or the outcome of elections. It is about equality and justice.
The award winning documentary, Paper Tigers, will be shown at the Pensacola News Journal Community Room, 2 N. Palafox Street on December 3, 5:30 pm. This is co-sponsored by the LWV Pensacola Bay Area and the National Association of Social Workers.
Paper Tigers is an award winning documentary set in an alternative school for traumatized youth in Walla Walla Washington. It examines the hope and the promise of Trauma Informed Communities, a movement for healing of traumatized youth.
Following the documentary, there will be a panel of experts to discuss and field questions. For more information or to RSVP, contact Paula Montgomery 438-8891 or email@example.com.
FYI Meeting: December 5th 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Downtown Library, N. Spring Street. Money in Politics Committee will discuss campaign finance and First Amendment- political speech issues.
Holiday Social: Join the League as we celebrate the Holidays! Sunday December 6, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Riviera Party Room, 615 Bayshore Dr. For information call 937-7769. Bring finger food an/or wine to share with League friends.
League in the News
LWV Pensacola Bay Area celebrated National Voter Registration Day September 22nd at UWF with Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, AKA, SGA, Beta Gamma.
Make sure everyone you know updates their voter registration or gets registered to vote.
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...
Stopping Partisan Gerrymandering and Protecting Independent Redistricting Commissions - Blog by Stephanie Drahan 06/30/2015
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a big victory for citizen-led democracy. In a 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the Court found that voters can st up independent redistricting commissions. Read more...
Supreme Court Upholds Key Provision of Affordable Care Act. Federal Tax - 06/25/2015 by Kelly Ceballos. Fedral Tax Subsidies Upheld in King v. Burwell Decision. Read more...
Florida Supreme Court oral argument on the League’s lawsuit on the Congressional Redistricting maps March 4, 2015. The League of Women Voters of Florida,etc., et al.v. Ken Detzner,et al. View video portal here...
Press Release LWV Florida - February 5, 2015 - Battle Over Voucher Program Back in Court Read more ...