Action Alert: Get SB 196 and HB 219 hearings!

Your energy is needed! The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence is on the move again with introducing bills that would ban semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity magazines. Senator Linda Stewart and Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith brought the bills forward in the 2017 Legislative Session, and they are again sponsoring them for the upcoming…

Statement from LWVFL and Coalition on Las Vegas Shooting

Once again, Americans awoke this morning to the news of another horrific mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas. At this writing, at least 58 were killed by a lone gunman. In addition, over 500 people were injured. Just a little more than a year after the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the…

Constitution Revision Commission News

Yesterday morning, Pamela Goodman, President of the League of Women Voters of Florida, in partnership with 10 other organizations, sent the letter below to all members of the Constitution Revision Commission. This letter is provided for your information. If you have any questions, please contact me via return email, LWVFExecutiveDirector@gmail.com or by calling 850-224-2545l Sincerely,…

Brady and LWVSRQ Meet with Elected Officials

Brady and LWVSRQ Meet with Elected Officials On August 30, Carol Rescigno and Carol Hartz met with state Senator Greg Steube and in a later meeting, with Sally Dionne, District Director, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. Carol Rescigno serves as President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Sarasota County Chapter.  Carol Hartz is the chair of…

LWVUS Officially Recognizes Citrus County League!

Tallahassee, Fla. — What started out as a small group of Citrus County citizens turned into a strong and vibrant League of Women Voters of Citrus County.    The League of Women Voters of the United States announced today that all requirements have been met and the official designation as a full League had been awarded.…

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…