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The History Project
We know the struggle to protect our democracy never stops ; neither do we.
Through the years we have registered thousands of voters, worked 40 elections, sought to educate the public and successfully fought to revise and amend the state of Florida's Constitution. The History Committee is dedicated to recording the history of these events and celebrating their outcome.
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"An educated, enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy" - Nelson Mandela
Our committee and sub-committees meet on a regular basis in varying locations.
Current projects include: timeline, book, exhibits, archives, celebrations
Contact our history team with your questions and comments.
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Click here to learn how to dress like a suffragist.
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Warriors for Democracy
Order your book TODAY
Citrus Orlando Parade, DEC 29
Register to MARCH in Parade
*Please note that parade attendance is FREE along the parade route but if your friends/family choose to sit in the TV viewing section, it will require a ticket.
Did you know...
~There is a difference between suffragists and suffragettes. We're celebrating our suffragist history. From the Women's Forum, learn about the two groups HERE
- LWV of US - February 4, 1920
- LWV of Orange County - May 15, 1939
- LWV of Florida - December 1939
- Ratification of the 19th Amendment - Aug 26, 1920
- First vote by women, Orange County -
Click ABOVE for a brief preview of what we're working on our for our 80th Anniversary celebration in 2019. If you happen to have photos, memories, etc. to share about our LWVOC History, please contact us today!