Response to Request from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach

Dear Secretary of State Ken Detzner,
We write to strongly encourage you to decline the request from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach dated June 28, 2017, where he sought a voluminous amount of information on a variety of topics related to election administration in connection with his role on the Fraud Commission. The letter expressly states that the information will be publicly available.

League Announces State Board Resignation

The LWV of Florida announces that director, Anna Eskamani, has submitted her resignation to the Board of Directors. “Anna has been a terrific member of our board. Her intellect, energy and enthusiasm have been invaluable to the League and people of Florida. We wish her well in all of her future endeavors,” said LWVF President…

LWV Statement on Kobach Request for Voter Records

WASHINGTON, DC- The request for voter records confirms fears of Kris Kobachcontinuing his tactics of voter suppression and the genesis of the Elections Integrity Commission in general. The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson released this statement on the issue: “There is no justification for this giant fishing expedition. The Commission itself is a distraction from…

League Joins Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Good News! The League and Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) and other lead partners have crafted a formal partnership to tackle obtaining signatures for petitions for an amendment to reinstate ex-felons’ rights and to manage the statewide campaign. Studies from the Florida Parole Commission show that people who get their rights restored are much less…

League Members Gather to Shape the Future

TALLAHASSEE — Nearly 200 League members gathered in Fort Lauderdale Beach on Friday and Saturday at their State Convention to make decisions that will help direct and shape the League of Women Voters of Florida for the next two years.   But the overriding headline was the League‘s explosive 65% membership growth this past year.…

Florida’s Constitutional Review Commision – UPDATE

A report by Mildred Headdy, Member (LWVSC CRC Committee) The CRC has announced a meeting of the full commission to convene at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 6 at the University of Central Florida. At the meeting, the CRC will consider the rules of the Commission. The meeting is open to the public and it will…

League Statement on the Paris Climate Agreement

“Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction for the health of the planet and all living beings.” Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement: Source: League…

Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Impacts Session

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the impact of Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, with the Legislative session ending with no major expansion of gun rights-for now. “We believe that this is really not about the Second Amendment, it’s about public safety,” [Coalition Co-chair] Patti Brigham said. “It’s about what we saw at Pulse and…

League Statement on Trump’s “Election Integrity Commission” | League of Women Voters

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will announce an election commission to investigate false claims of widespread voter fraud in American elections: “President Trump’s ‘Election Integrity Commission’ is an unnecessary distraction from the real work to protect against foreign hacking and…