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JOIN US WEDNESDAY, MAR 29 AT UCF WHEN THE LEAGUE will express its concerns about the Florida Constitution Commission's process and rules.
The first public hearing of the Commission -- which meets every 20 years to consider revisions to Florida's constitution to be placed on the ballot -- was called with little public notice.
The League is concerned that the lack of sufficient prior notice of CRC meetings indicates that the commission does not respect the importance of public participation in a process, which can shape our state for generations.
The Orlando meeting is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Central Florida Fairwinds Alumni Center, 12676 Gemini Blvd., N. Gemini Blvd., North Orlando, Fl. 32816.
HOT TOPICS, APRIL 12
Winning the Water Wars
IN THE NEWS: Water Increasingly Unaffordable
*Donations of new children's books for the Parramore Kidz Zone will be greatly appreciated at April's Hot Topics.
APRIL 25th, 6:30-8:30
League of Women Voters Orange County
Community Health Forum
Speaker, Kim Streit, VP Florida Hospital
Dynamic Master Facilitator- Bob Kodzis
and YOU- the Voter
MORE INFO HERE
Kelly Quintero, our LWV Legislative Advocate, keeps you informed with her weekly update HERE
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Facebook officially released a tool that lets its users — all desktop and mobile users in the U.S. — easily contact their local officials. It's called "Town Hall," reminiscent of what Facebook likes to see itself as, especially in political discussion.
Find the "Town Hall" tab in your Setting pages on the Facebook app or go to facebook.com/townhall.
FL CONSTITUTION REVISION
Once in a generation Floridians are given the ability to propose important changes to the state’s constitution. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) was established in 1968 and meets once every 20 years to review the Florida Constitution and make proposals directly to voters, thus allowing Floridians to bypass the legislature and the bill process and embed new rights and obligations in the Florida Constitution. This is a very powerful mechanism for driving enduring governmental change. MORE
STANDING UP FOR CHANGE
Patti Brigham (shown above left) quoted in a recent article: "What we have here in Florida are top-down bills," Brigham said. "They are not coming from grass roots. They are not coming because Floridians are clamoring for guns on campus. They are coming because of the NRA and its proponents in the halls of the Legislature."
"Putting a gun on a college campus just doesn't make sense," Brigham said. "Why would you want to make a college environment more dangerous?" Stay informed at
The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
ORLANDO KEEPS GROWING
Say hi to your neighbors: Orlando added nearly 47,000 residents through migration last year, placing it at No. 8 in the nation.
The Tampa Bay area leads the way as three metro areas in Florida were among the nation's 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year.
In addition, another three were in the top 10 for overall growth rates. Continue reading
2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Miami Herald - Florida lawmakers open their annual 60-day session on Tuesday fresh off one of the most bitter political seasons in years and for Republicans, who control both chambers and the governor’s office, the feuding has already begun.
Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, says voters sent a message that they want legislators to address education, economic security and water — including what he sees is a need to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce toxic algae discharges into estuaries along the east and west coasts. MORE
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