FL House 72 Meet and Greet

The League of Women Voters of Sarasota County and the American Association of University Women Sarasota Chapter will host a Meet n’ Greet for Florida House District 72 candidates. The event will be held on Tuesday January 16, 2018, 5:pm, at Selby Library. Democrat Margaret Good and Libertarian Alison Foxall will be participating. Republican James…

Legislature 2018: War over home rule heating up in Florida

Sarasota Herald Tribune By Zac Anderson Political Editor Posted Jan 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM After cutting down a tree without a permit in September as Hurricane Irma approached, Sarasota real estate investor Marc Pelletz sat in a small conference room at Sarasota City Hall one recent morning and listened to his restitution options. Pelletz…

Florida Constitutional Revision Commission Update

FUNDING OF JUDICIAL OPERATIONS A Herald Tribune Opinion of 10/30/2017 stated in part, “The bigger problem is that Florida’s legislative and executive branches have been playing fiscal hunger games with the judicial branch for too long.  Even when they were keeping up with judicial needs, law makers sometimes capriciously added or subtracted new judgeships from the budget. …

Herald Tribune Predicts Busy New Year for Voters

1/1/18 Herald Tribune editorial In an era when world events could turn cataclysmic with one errant missile or a confrontational tweet, it is difficult to make predictions about the year ahead with any certainty. But, barring catastrophe on a grand scale, we are confident that Floridians and the people of Manatee and Sarasota counties will…

DOJ opens door to regulating bump stocks

CNN 12/16/17 The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has begun a federal rule-making process that could reinterpret the legality of certain bump fire stock devices, a piece of equipment that enabled the Las Vegas gunman in October to fire on concertgoers more rapidly, mimicking automatic fire.     by

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Help us make democracy work! League members are women and men who make a visible difference. We serve as local leaders, using our talents and experience to create lasting change in our community. Membership helps the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County (LWV SRQ) to empower citizens and be a force for change. Your voice will be…

League Legislative Summit 2018

The 2018 Florida LWV  legislative summit will be held Feb 6 1:00 pm until Feb 7  8:00 pm in Tallahassee. The Advocacy and Action: 2018 Legislative Summit is the perfect spot for veterans of this powerful advocacy event as well as for members who have yet to participate but want to learn about the legislative…