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.
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Welcome LWVOC Member!
OCT 24, 6:30 PM
League Showcase & New Member Orientation
Explore the ways you can exercise your activism and hear from League leaders.
FREE Registration Here!
OCT 18, Orlando Science Center
Free event~Register HERE
SAVE THE DATE, Nov 14
Speak Easy, Orlando's Most Conscientious Happy Hour
Orlando City Council Candidates
NOV 7 Election Voter Guide
League of Women Voters Florida Leadership Conference, Sheraton Orlando North (Maitland, FL)
OCT 20-21 (Details & Registration
The Orange County League is offering 5 stipends for the LWVF Leadership Conference being held in Orlando on Oct. 20-21. Applicants must apply by the early-bird rate deadline, which is Oct. 13. The early bird rate is $149. Stipend Application
NOV 8, Hot Topics, The Fight to Vote
The Election Integrity Commission: a valid search for voter fraud, or an attempt to suppress votes? Is the request for voter information a violation of privacy or a valid attempt to ensure that all votes are legitimate? And what about hacking? Are the voter rolls safe?
To hear our panelists answer these and your questions, register HERE.
PHOTO COURTESY MANCHESTER FRAUD COMMISSION
ORANGE COUNTY, 12 OTHER SCHOOL BOARDS CHALLENGE FL EDUCATION LAW
The Orange County School Board on Monday joined 12 others in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a new Florida education law.
The lawsuit against HB 7069 — a controversial education measure that became law in July — was filed in Tallahassee by 13 school boards, including those in Polk and Volusia counties. It argues the new law usurps school board power.
Orange School Board members decided in August to join the legal challenge, angered by what they said was the Florida Legislature’s unjust actions in passing the law later signed by Gov. Rick Scott. Cont. reading
DEIDRE MACNAB TRANSFORMED THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
By Jason Garcia in Florida Trend
On a wet election night seven years ago, a few members of the Florida League of Women Voters squeezed together under the overhang of an outdoor bar at the Enzian Theater, an art house movie theater in Orlando.
They had gathered to celebrate. The league, a non-partisan, volunteer organization that prides itself on never having endorsed a candidate, had campaigned hard for a pair of constitutional amendments meant to put an end to political gerrymandering in Florida. But the rain dampened turnout and ruined plans to project the results onto an outdoor screen.
Cont. reading HERE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMITTEE CHAIR, KIMBERLEE RILEY TO BE RECOGNIZED
Kimberlee has been selected as one of the 2017 State’s Sadowski Affiliate Awardees for her advocacy efforts and will be presented the award at a luncheon on October 30 at the Rosen Centre Hotel.
Learn more about housing that people can afford, and solutions to increase the stock. Read MORE
Consider being a part of this very important group and learn about the Sadowski Funds that they're fighting for.
Affordable Housing Committee
GIVE FLORIDIANS A SECOND CHANCE
Florida’s Voting Restoration Amendment would allow people who’ve paid their debt to society to earn back their right to vote.
Floridians believe in second chances. Restoring a person’s right to vote once they’ve fulfilled their obligations to society gives them an opportunity for redemption and a chance to be full members of their community.
Find out more about this group's mission HERE and consider joining our Voter Services Committee as they promote voters' rights.
A VOICE IS OUR VOTE
INFORM & ACT