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VOTER GUIDE 2016Learn about the candidates and the amendments Link to your 2016 Non-Partisan Voter Guide
VOTE EARLY Thru AUG 28Beat the storm and the crowds!  Orange County Early Voting Info HERE
SEPT 14 HOT TOPICSJudicial Elections Matter; Register HERE for this important luncheon featuring the judicial candidate primary winners.

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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


LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FLORIDA LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN

Now is your chance to learn more about "net zero" and zapping expensive electric bills.  Attend an upcoming Solar Co-op Event August 22-24.  Sign Ups HERE  The League and partners announce the launch of a new campaign to bring affordable solar to the Sunshine State and make Florida number one in solar power. Event photos HERE
 
The campaign also includes advice for voters this fall as well as free yard signs. Orange County residents can pick up their own sign at First Green Bank locations  in Orlando and Winter Park. The League has launched a YES/NO campaign on the two upcoming solar amendments based on the League’s long standing position of supporting solar expansion in our state. It urges any voter who supports solar to vote YES in August on Amendment 4, and NO in NO-Vember on Amendment 1.
Reminding voters to say No in NO-vember, is important says LWVF.
The new FL SUN partnership will give Floridians options on how to choose environmentally friendly energy sources whereas Amendment 1 will limit those choices.
 
“Experts tell us Florida’s sunshine gives it the potential to be among the top three states in America for solar power, and starting today, Floridians can start planning for the sun to help pay their electric bills,” President Pamela Goodman said.
The League has partnered with a new, but experienced group called FL SUN, which will organize solar co-ops to negotiate steep discounts on rooftop solar for homeowners across the state. The campaign will begin in key markets including Orange County, and St. Petersburg, with plans underway to quickly expand to Brevard and Volusia Counties, Sarasota, Alachua and many more.

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OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND FOR FACE TO FACE MEETINGS WITH THE CANDIDATES
 
If you were unable to attend our recent Hot Topics Luncheon, we have video of the Candidate Forums HERE and you can view event photos HERE
 
AUG 24, FL State Senate Candidates, District 11
Randolph Bracy, Chuck O'neal, Bob Sindler, Gary Sipling
Candidate Forum, Wednesday at 6:30 PM
1800 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando
Health Sciences Bldg-Rm. 105, Parking Lot C
 
AUG 16, Video from Central Florida Congressional Community Conversation: Districts 7, 9 and 10 held at Orlando Science Center, Sponsored by LWVF, AARP-FL, Orlando Sentinel, FOX35
 
 
 
 
 

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HOT TOPICS, SEPT 14
Judicial Races for Circuit Group 4, County Groups 1, 4, and 5

"If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice"--Billings Learned Hand/US Judge and Judicial Philosopher  
REGISTER NOW

Thirteen candidates are running in four contested judicial races -- Circuit Group 4, and County Groups 1, 4 and 5. If a single candidate does not get 50 percent plus one vote in the Aug. 30 primary, the top two candidates will face off in the Nov. 8 election.

Depending on the outcome of the primary races, the judicial candidates have accepted the League’s invitation to speak at the Wednesday, Sept. 14 Hot Topics luncheon.

Tickets $25 members, $35 guests.


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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