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VOTER GUIDE 2016Learn about the candidates and the amendments Link to your 2016 Non-Partisan Voter Guide
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
What are the presidential candidates' positions as compared to our current policy?  Read HERE 
OCT 8 PRIDE PARADE
Join  League members as we march in the Come Out with Pride Parade (4-6 pm) in downtown Orlando in conjunction with our Gun Safety Action Group and FL Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.  Pride Parade Events

FL Leaders Launch Campaign to Defeat

Amendment 1 with NO in NOvember

 
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Welcome LWVOC Member!

Welcome to the League of Women Voters Orange County

Our Mission  is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, to work towards increasing understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.  Our Goal  is to empower citizens to shape better communities.

HOT TOPICS AND ISSUES


Orange County EVENTS; An Opportunity to Learn
 
Speakers, Film Screenings, Theatre Productions,
Parades, Community Action Groups
 
Your LWVOC helps to host, present, and participate in special events across Central Florida.

Bringing these events to your attention, thereby contributing to the education and well-being of fellow Floridians, is one of our major goals.

Check out our Calendar and plan to join us soon.
 
Upcoming:
Make plans to join us at one of our many citizen driven events.

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For Every 10 U.S. Adults, Six Vote and Four Don’t. What Separates Them?
 
The richer, older and more educated you are, the more likely you are to vote.   NYTIMES
 
While young people, poor people and Hispanics are often singled out for low voting rates, there are millions of nonvoters in every demographic group. In fact, the majority of people who didn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election were white, middle-income and middle-aged.

But what distinguishes voters from nonvoters can be only partly explained by demographics. Experts say individuals tend to be motivated by a combination of their priorities, their group culture, how competitive their state is, and how easy or hard it is to vote.
 
Continue reading this NY Times article below.
 
 
 
 

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HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON, OCT 12
Orange County Local Elections

"The government is us;  we are the government, you and I."  Theodore Roosevelt

REGISTER HERE

 
Orange Board of County Commissioners Candidate Forum--District 5 incumbent Ted Edwards and challenger Emily Bonilla will face off in the Oct. 12 Hot Topics candidate forum.  BCC District 1 candidate Bobby Olszewski will also speak.
 
League Government committee co-chair Michele Levy will give the pros and cons of the Orange County Charter Review Commission Amendments, which will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.
 

Local races can struggle to attract voters' attention especially in the midst of contentious state and national elections.  Yet, the candidates who win these elections will have more impact and influence over citizens’ everyday lives than one may think.

 
These locally elected officials are supposed to be the perfect example of democracy. They act on citizen’s behalf and convey their issues to the state and federal branches of  government. Therefore, participating in local elections ought to be the most democratic aspect of American politics.
 
Join us as we discuss the impact of Orange County's local elections and how the outcome will affect its citizens for years.
 
Click below for a direct link to the Supervisor of Elections, Orange County for answers to all your local election questions.
 

Register above online or contact Pat Grierson

Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members.
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WE INFORM & ACT


THE LEAGUE CONNECTION

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We answer all pertinent voting questions with our Voters' Toolkit below and through BeReadyToVote. 
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WE ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO ACT ON BEHALF OF OUR CITIZENS & COMMUNITY

Rooted in our activism history, the League accepts modern day challenges with a strong stance on pertinent issues for our local community and state.

At 95 years young, we are a proven, trustworthy source on the issues; our efforts take us into all levels of government and business to share our knowledge and promote citizen participation.   

Join us as we TAKE ACTION and advocate for citizens and issues that confront us daily.
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EVENT REMINDERS

 
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
 

Sync your calendar with our list of upcoming events including:  Committee Meetings, Community Events, and our very popular HOT TOPICS luncheons!
 
 

WHO WE ARE


NON-PARTISAN

From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.

It was then, and is now, a non-partisan organization and does not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government.

Our advocacy positions are based on the merits of each issue, after careful study and consensus.

This is essence of the League; our identity is legitimacy and respect. READ MORE
LEADERS

Our community depends on talented leadership for effective governance. League members gain experience working on issues that influence public policy. We are afforded opportunities to meet with elected officials, organize publicized events, and speak in front of large groups.

Most valuable is the insight that comes through collaboration with our League members, many of whom are successful local leaders. 

COMMUNITY  

The Orange County League is a distinct community of civic-minded people working to find pragmatic solutions to the problems of our time. 

We are not a single issue organization. From our inception, we have taken on issues that affect the well being of families and promote good governance. 

In doing so, our members gain meaningful and purposeful connections and friendships and in the process acquire social identity, legitimacy and respect.

As we grow, our influence grows. Today, the Orange County League is the largest League in the United States.
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PROPONENTS

The charge of our committees is to explore options, seek truth, and come to consensus for the topic at hand.

It's easy to follow a particular passion by joining one of our COMMITTEESThe part you play in these interest groups can be as small or large as you prefer; diverse input makes for unbiased decisions as we consider our positions.

Communications---Education---Government---Gun Safety---Health Care---Immigration---Juvenile Justice---Membership---Natural Resources---Speakers Bureau---Transportation---Voter Services   
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Voters' Toolkit

Everything you need to make your voice heard