Capitol Report 4-14-2017

With Passover and Easter this week, we only saw a handful of bills we’re tracking come up in session or committee. Don’t forget – as we get closer to the end of session, we’ll be sending out action alerts and I’ll continue to send my notes on the activity we saw each past week. Capitol…

Gun Safety Chair Featured on Peace and Justice Report

Be sure and tune your radio to WSLR FM 96.5 on Wednesday, April 12, at 9am. Our own Carol Hartz, LWVSRQ Gun Safety Action Group chair will be featured on the Peace and Justice Report. Hosts Bob Connors and Tom Walker will discuss the group’s upcoming screening of “Newtown”, the documentary about the Sandy Hook…

LWVF Convention – Save the Date!

June 9 & 10: 36th Biennial Convention The League of Women Voters of Florida will be holding our 36th biennial Convention in Ft. Lauderdale! You will not want to miss this! Vote on our budget, changes to our state program, and incoming Board of Directors For more information by

Capitol Report 4-7-2017

We’re officially halfway through the 2017 Legislative Session and things are moving quickly. This week we heard a combination of bills and together we were able to send our message on them. Make sure you hang tight because the rest of session will go by before you know it! Read the Capitol Report by

Capitol Report 3-31-2017

What a week! The 2017 League Legislative Summit is in the books and I am glad to have met everyone that came to the Summit. I appreciate all the hard work from the office staff in making sure this week was executed perfectly. We’re nearly at the halfway point in session so make sure you…

CRC Rules and Process Come Under Fire

Advocacy organizations fear proposed rules and rushed meetings create roadblocks to meaningful public participation. The League of Women Voters of Florida will join with allied organizations on Wednesday, March 29th 2017 to share concerns about the proposed rules and process for the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The first public hearing of the CRC, set for…

Capitol Report 3-24-2017

The third week of the 2017 Legislative Session was full of at least 9-12 bills for every committee meeting! The Legislature is gearing up for what could be a very productive session. As a reminder, the League will always take one of three positions: 1. Support; 2. Oppose; or 3. No Position. No position means we are neutral…

Gun Violence Prevention Forum Adds Renown Speaker

Mark Barden, founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, will be joining the Sarasota County Brady chapter’s Gun Violence Prevention Forum on April 3. Barden, whose 7-year-old son, Daniel, was killed during the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, created his organization with other parents to work for the prevention of gun-related deaths.…

Capitol Report 3-17-2017

“As a reminder, the League will always take one of three positions: 1. Support; 2. Oppose; or 3. No Position. No position means we are neutral on the issue and are closely monitoring the bill. A ‘no position’ can change if a bill is amended and sways the League to either a Support or Oppose…

Capitol Report 3-10-2017

“Each week we’ll have a League Legislative Champion that shows exemplary leadership in the Florida Legislature. This week our League Legislative Champion is Senator Anitere Flores.” Here is this week’s report:Capitol Report by