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Date: 5/6/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins

Learn more about League history, advocacy and leadership opportunities and hear from our guest speaker, former Co-President Gloria Pickar.

Register now for next month's Hot Topics:
“The League of Women Voters has long supported local government independence,” notes Barbara Lanning, co-president of the Orange County League. “We chose preemption and its impact on home rule for our local governments as the subject of our May Hot Topics to help our members and the public better understand  this important issue."   
Shown above (l. to r.) panelists include policy advocate Ida Eskamani, Commissioner Tony Ortiz with moderation provided by Aubrey Jewett
*LATE ADDITION of another panelist, Marty Haynie-former Orlando comptroller and LWVOC member

This week's webinar will feature former Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion V. Sancho.
We're welcoming former Supervisor Sancho to discuss the impacts of the recently passed restrictive elections bill (SB 90).
As many of you know, the League believes the bill’s sweeping changes will undoubtedly make it harder for Floridians to cast their ballot, with a disproportionate impact on elderly voters, voters with disabilities, students and communities of color.
Discussion: What were the final measures that made it into SB 90? What impact will the bill have on the typical voter? How can the League help mitigate impacts on various communities?
Q&A Session with Supervisor Sancho and Patricia Brigham
LWVFL Updates & News

Ready to join the League of Women Voters Orange County?
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Angela Erdman made a generous donation to our LWVOC Fund in honor of Kay Erdman for Mother's Day

 Tax-deductible contributions can be made "In honor" or "In Memory of" by visiting 

Orange County SOLAR CO-OP 2021 has opened!
Once again, the LWVOC is a partner with Orange County government and the City of Orlando in hosting the ORANGE COUNTY SOLAR CO-OP 2021Homeowners are empowered to leverage their bulk buying power by joing a solar co-op.
Joining is free,  quick and easy HERE_
Learn more about our Natural Resources Committee and see how you can get involved.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to our longtime member, Lynn Osgood, on the loss of her husband, Alexander P. Beasley who was also a League member.   We're thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Newsletter Checklist:
  • Need a refresher course about the League?  Attend our next New Member Orientation on May 18
  • Learn about preemption and its effect on Central Florida at next week's Hot Topics
  • Happy Mother's Day to our many members and supporters
  • Community event below

Perhaps you've tuned in recently to events geared toward stopping the hate against AAPI.   LWV statement

"The League stands in solidarity with AAPI communities. We are committed to listening to and amplifying AAPI voices and educating ourselves on the historic and ongoing systemic racism that plagues this country so that we can be better allies. 

“We urge our followers to do the same, and to call on elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to demonstrate their commitment to keeping ALL communities safe. There can be no liberty in the face of racist and xenophobic violence.”

Enjoy celebrating the community's heritage in May as well as standing against hate against AAPI.