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HOT TOPICS Review, Judicial Candidates
Published on: 8/8/2018
A summary of HT judicial candidate forum
LWVOC Immigration Comm. Issues Statement About Child Separation
Published on: 6/18/2018
June 18, 2018 statement about the separation of children from family at the borders
HOT TOPICS Review, School Choice
Published on: 6/13/2018
Monthly review of Hot Topics Luncheon
Voter Registration Events, Volunteers Welcome
Published on: 6/7/2018
Events and opportunities to volunteer
Nancy Rudner Healthcare Opinion Piece
Published on: 5/30/2018
Orlando Sentinel
Coalition Response to Santa Fe High School Shooting
Published on: 5/18/2018
For Immediate Release
May Hot Topics, Author Gilbert King
Review of the highly anticipated and sold out Hot Topics with Gilbert King.
Leah Nash & Carmen Torres on Speakout TV
Published on: 5/5/2018
League members interviewed about the work the League does for Voter Registration and Affordable Housing Crisis
Leaguer Speaks out Against Poder Initiative
Published on: 5/3/2018
Orlando Sentinel, Letters to Editor
Inspiring Annual Meeting
Published on: 4/30/2018
Presentation of new 2018-2019 Board, Program, etc.
LWV Nat'l Convention Registration Reimbursement
Published on: 4/29/2018
Headed to the June 28-Jul 1 National Convention in Chicago?
Speak Easy with the League, May 8
Published on: 4/26/2018
Leaguers in Action Event
Monday, MAY 14, Hot Topics Gilbert King
Published on: 4/26/2018
May HT Luncheon
MAY 17 Guns, Greed and Politics Forum
Published on: 4/26/2018
Gun Safety Committee Event
Announcing our Sun$ense Solar Campaign
Published on: 4/26/2018
Your Roof Can Print Cash
Patti Brigham, Leader on the Way Up
Published on: 4/26/2018
Opinion Piece
A Few Minutes with Ann Patton
Published on: 4/23/2018
Getting to know each other in the LWVOC
Apparently ~ Opinion Piece at the April Hot Topics, Gun Safety and Schools
Published on: 4/18/2018
Opening remarks from our guest, Student Activist-JC Martinez
April 11 Hot Topics, 2018 Legislative Session-Gun Safety and Schools
Published on: 4/11/2018
Review of HOT TOPICS luncheon
HOT TOPICS, March 14, Affordable Housing
Published on: 3/15/2018
Summary of luncheon, There's no place like home...if you can afford it.
Hot Topics 2/14/18 The Dream Keepers-Black History Month
Published on: 2/15/2018
Review of program
Florida Tax Credit Scholarships
Published on: 1/31/2018
Power point presentation available for Speakers Bureau
Updated Committee Information
Published on: 1/31/2018
At a glance summary of our committees
Hot Topics, Voter Fraud and The Future of Elections
Published on: 11/8/2017
Review of Hot Topics NOV luncheon
Commission on Local Debates
Published on: 11/5/2017
New Partnership
The Opioid Epidemic, Florida's Emergency
Published on: 10/11/2017
October Hot Topics, The Opioid Epidemic
Statement from LWVFL and Coalition on LV Shooting
Published on: 10/2/2017
Official press release
Transportation Committee Presentation by Orlando Transportation
Published on: 8/18/2017
Billy Hattaway Presentation
August HOT TOPICS, The Future of Healthcare
Published on: 8/10/2017
Review of Aug 9 discussion
Orlando City Commission Commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
Published on: 8/9/2017
...joining a movement of more than three dozen cities across the nation.
Immigration: Lives in the Shadows HOT TOPICS Report
Published on: 6/14/2017
Luncheon Review
2017 LWVF Biennial Convention
Published on: 6/13/2017
Pamela Goodman wrap-up
Gault - A Look Back in Time
Published on: 5/2/2017
Retired former Gila County Presiding Judge and Presiding Juvenile Court Judge, Peter Cahill, and his former Law Clerk, Lisa Queen, will present a multimedia presentation, Gault-Looking Back in Time, that includes vintage photographs of juvenile court, photos of handwritten documents that began the habeas challenge, exhibits and transcripts from the August 1964 habeas hearings, and audio from the Supreme Court arguments
Michele Levy Responds to Critic
Published on: 4/12/2017
"I am responding to Michelle Ertel’s CF100 comment in Sunday’s Sentinel that none of the members of the state board of the League of Women Voters of Florida are Republican.

When the League appoints board members, their voter registration is never asked or considered. The League of Women Voters goes back to the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. These original suffragists were all Republicans. When Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time, she voted a straight Republican ticket.
League Statement on Immigration
Published on: 2/7/2017
Official statement and press release concerning recent questions about stance on immigration.
2017 Could Most Important Year for Voting Rights
Published on: 2/7/2017
LWF USA president shares her thoughts about the upcoming year and voters' rights.
Monthly Photo Upload Campaign
Published on: 2/7/2017
Upload your photos for a chance to win a FREE Hot Topics lunch.
Women Share Their Military Stories on Veterans Day
Published on: 11/11/2016
Four women who served our country in Iraq, Korea, Turkey and beyond shared their stories on Veterans Day at the monthly Hot Topics luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Orange County.
Mother, Surgeons Share Shooting Stories at Gun Safety Fundraiser
Published on: 10/19/2016
An evening of sharing and progress
Leaders Launch Campaign
Published on: 9/7/2016
Leaders Launch Campaign Opposing Utility-Backed Amendment 1
Opposition to utility-backed solar proposal spans political spectrum
When I Wake Up
Published on: 8/8/2016
Opinion piece, Orlando Sentinel
Congressional Candidate Community Conversation
Published on: 7/25/2016
Who Represents YOU in Washington, DC?
Coalition Call to Action Continues Despite Silence
Published on: 7/5/2016
Coalition perseveres despite silence from state leaders.
Coalition Call to Action
Published on: 6/24/2016
Press Release from LWVFL June 23
Let's Go Viral
Published on: 5/24/2016
PDF for social media download. I VOTE BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT...
SPEAK UP! Schedule our Speakers Bureau for Your Event
Published on: 5/17/2016
The League of Women Voters Orange County will provide a speaker who will present a nonpartisan review of the ballot to your organization. We call these presentations Ballot Education.
Published on: 4/11/2016
After 5 p.m., today reservations for the Money in Politics Hot Topics will close.
Lynx Briefs League on Need for Funding
Published on: 3/30/2016
Finding ways that LYNX can better serve Central Floridians as they travel between home and work was the focus of a meeting between the head of the transit service and members of the Orange County League of Women Voters.
Mi Voz es Mi Vota
Published on: 3/25/2016
In keeping with League's core mission of promoting informed voting, the Spanish-language Vamos a Votar website will post the results of candidates' answers to hot-topic questions, such as Medicaid expansion and full funding of mental and physical health resources, ahead of the elections. This event is publicize the availability of Vamos a Votar as well as registering voters.
Published on: 3/22/2016
Marking the 100th anniversary of the parks service, three leading environmentalists warned Monday of the need to elect state and federal representatives who will work together to preserve the nation’s parks for future generations.
“The next generation -- and us -- have to elect the kind of people who understand,” said Nathaniel Reed, Assistant Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Reagan and Ford and helped write the Endangered Species Act. “We have to persuade good candidates to come forward to join the battle.”
Reed together with Fran Mainella, the first female Director of the National Park Service (2001-2006) and a former director of the Florida Park Service, and Jim Stevenson, former chief naturalist for Florida’s state parks, spoke at the standing-room only Rollins College event, supported by the League of Women Voters of Orange County. It marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and Florida’s First State Park.
Capitol Report 2016 Session, Week 9
Published on: 3/12/2016
Capitol Report, Final week of Legislative Session
Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 8
Published on: 3/5/2016
Last week summation of bills brought before committee.
Evening of Conversation-March 21
Published on: 3/4/2016
Hosted by the Rollins College Environmental Studies Department
100 Years of State and National Parks
Challenges and Threats in the Next Century
Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 7
Published on: 3/1/2016
The Capitol was bustling in the countdown to the end of session. All committee meetings end March 1st, meaning any bills that haven’t passed their assigned committee stops are most probably dead for the year. It is a frantic period of shepherding bills through to the respective chambers and making sure companion bills are also teed up for a floor vote. Of the over 2,000 bills that are filed each session, only a few hundred will make it to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Here are the highlights of our week in action at the Capitol:Capitol Report 2016
Capitol Report 2016 Session Week 6
Published on: 2/22/2016
Rocky week in the Legislative Session.
State lawmakers must stop drug pricing from going through the roof.
Published on: 2/19/2016
Drug manufacturers have been pushing legislators in other states to enact a cap on prescription copays. Florida may be next. You might think limits on copays would be great. That could mean lower costs for you and me at the pharmacy counter, but we all pay for it in the ever-rising cost of health care and in our insurance premiums.
Open vs. Closed Primary
Published on: 2/18/2016
What are the ramifications of being a CLOSED PRIMARY state?
Capitol Report/2016 Regular Session/Week 5
Published on: 2/12/2016
As the 2016 Legislative session reaches its midpoint, gun bills appear to have been silenced, fracking is under scrutiny, and a massive water bill has been passed and signed into law by the Governor. The Senate and House approved separated budgets and will begin budget negotiations by next week, which contain some significant differences.
Giving Young Offenders a Second Chance
Published on: 2/10/2016
The Orange County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Committee was urged by the League of Women Voters to support the use of civil citations for young offenders, “allowing them to proceed with their futures without a record.”
Voices of the League
Published on: 2/1/2016
Chosen from January Blogs
Gun Safety Chair Patti Brigham Speaks at Tampa Press Conference
Published on: 1/27/2016
At a press conference in Tampa, The League of Women Voters' Patricia Brigham said the average holder of a concealed-weapons permit does not have the kind of training that law enforcement officers get, and there's been no public outcry for an open-carry law
What Does the Public Think of Funding Options?
Published on: 1/18/2016
Read the results of the recent survey regarding public transportation by Metroplan

Bulletin Board

Passing of a League Leader
Gloria Pickar
Carol Davis obituary announcement
IMPORTANT letter from Co-Presidents
COVID-19 and LWVOC schedule/policies
MAR Hot Topics Summary
Dean reviews "ACEs - The Biggest Health Crisis You've Never Heard Of"
Commentary: Road Through Split Oak Forest is Illegal
LWVOC Co-President special commentary in Orlando Sentinel
Sponsor a Student for Hot Topics Attendance
Help a student attend Hot Topics
Become Certified to Register Voters
Easy to follow steps for voter registration certification
NPR Interview: Sandi Vidal & Linda Chapin, The Legacy of the LWVOC
Matthew Peddie interviews past and present Co-Presidents
ORDER t-shirt: The Voter Tree, 80th Anniversary
Published on: 9/19/2019
Men's and Women's tshirts
Review: The Frontline of Legislative Session, HOT TOPICS, September 2019
Published on: 9/12/2019
Summary of luncheon program
It's Getting Hot in Here: June Hot Topics Resources
Published on: 7/11/2019
Links to additional information
Provided by panelist, Jenifer Rupert - Regional Disaster Resilience Coordinator, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council : - collection of templates for emergency response plans for families, businesses etc. another resource for templates, emergency alerts etc Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety - free templates and what to do if... Sabin Center for Climate Change Law- tracks cases in court systems in US
Orange County History Center Brechner Series/80th Anniversary
Published on: 1/17/2019
History Center speaker series partnership
Dean Johnson Reviews NOV Hot Topics, The Media
The Media~Guardians of Democracy or Enemy of the People?
How to Dress For a Parade
Information for obtaining a Suffragist costume
Dean Johnson Reviews Amendment Confusion Hot Topics
Review of Sept 12 Hot Topics Luncheon
Sept National Voter Registration Month
Published on: 9/6/2018
Get registered this month!