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Want to be up-to-date on the issues and get a chance to ask questions of experts and candidates
as we head toward Florida’s primary and presidential elections?
 
Then the League’s monthly Hot Topics luncheon is the place to be!
 
In the months before the August and November elections, we plan to hold candidate forums, judicial discussions
as well as studies of voting groups such as Millennials.
 
The luncheons are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except in July) at :
 
The Sorosis Club501 E  Livingston St  Orlando  FL  32803
 
Doors open at 11:20 AM, Program begins at 11:35 AM; the luncheon costs $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.
Don't delay!
Make your reservation below or contact Barbara Knapp





MARCH 13, Wednesday, 11:30 am


Register for our MAR Hot Topics HERE





THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE

         Is it time to adopt a 21st century way to elect our presidents?


The March 13 Hot Topic will focus on the National Popular Vote interstate compact aimed at guaranteeing the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Speaker: Vikram David Amar, dean of the University of Illinois College of Law  and one of the most eminent and frequently cited authorities in constitutional law, federal courts, and civil procedure.  Dr. Amar has produced several books and over 50 articles in leading law reviews. He writes columns on constitutional matters and legal education. Dr. Amar is a frequent commentator on local and national radio and TV and has penned op-ed pieces for major newspapers and magazines.

Moderator: Richard E. (Rick) Foglesong, an expert on Florida and U.S. politics and the George & Harriet Cornell Professor of Political Science at Rollins College. He teaches courses on American national politics, urban politics, and urban policy. He is also the political analyst for Orlando’s ABC-affiliate TV station, WFTV-Ch.9.  Dr. Foglesong was the first recipient of Rollins’ Bornstein Award for Outstanding Scholarship.


Amar and Foglesong will discuss the NPV bill, which has already been enacted by 12 juridictions with 172 electoral votes. Because of  the state winner-take-all statutes, five of our 45 Presidents have come into office without having won the most popular votes nationwide.