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Date: 3/31/2022
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins



The League of Women Voters of Orange County has a history of more than 80 years in this community as an activist, grassroots organization whose members believe citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.  We do 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.

LWVOC members shown above and community attendees (shown left) took the opportunity to join a Harvard Case Study last night at Boone High School.  This special event partnering with Orange County Public Schools provided an opportunity to delve into the topic:  Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights.  Much appreciation to our Education Committee volunteers who helped bring this "Ivy League" event to Orange County.

Make plans to join us for our once a year event.
Click above to register.
Vegetarian option available upon request, please contact Pat Grierson

The Natural Resources Committee has a special (and very easy) volunteer request for you.  Follow the directions below and make yourself HEARD as we ask FCT to uphold the current agreement it has with Orange and Osceola Counties to hold the entire Split Oak Forest in perpetuity.

Warriors for Democracy book in Florida Spotlight
The Florida League of Women Voters turned its spotlight on LWVOC's Warriors for Democracy book this week.

The LWVFL’s Women’s History Month  program highlighted Warriors stories of heroic women who led Orange County and Florida  The Zoom forum March 28 was shared by Leaguers from across the state and can be seen via a link when you Continue reading HERE.


 
Tara Russakov
 
Questions about joining or renewing?  Click here: Member Signup / Information
 
We also offer Gift Membership which is a great option for all gift-giving occasions.
 
 
 
We're thankful for these very generous donors!
 
Philip & Judy Wood
 

By popular demand, our first Hot Topics luncheon program in more than two years is coming Wednesday, May 11. VOTER CONFUSION CONTINUES: NEW ELECTION LAWS & REDISTRICTING will feature Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles interviewed by Orlando Sentinel former Opinion Editor Mike Lafferty. Both are favorites of our League! But there’s more—a surprise speaker will be announced soon to round out the program. And, there’s more! Hot Topics new home is the brand-new Winter Park Events Center. For most of us this will be our first opportunity to attend an event in this magnificent venue designed by the same internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye who designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. Don’t miss this! Click HERE to register now.

SAVE THE DATE
For new members and any member who is interested in meeting Committee Chairs as well as learning about the opportunities of being a Leaguer, consider coming to our first in-person Showcase & Orientation in two years.

For MEMBERS ONLY~The LWVFL would appreciate your time for this short survey.
The purpose of this survey is to get a baseline assessment of LWVFL membership. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is an overarching guiding principle for LWVFL and assessing a baseline will help gauge improvement in the future. Results of this survey will also teach us insights about how we can improve the League experience. This survey will take no longer than five minutes. Individual responses will not be shared. Thank you in advance for your participation. Please fill out by 4/8/22
IN THE NEWS
Shaniqua Rose's legacy of service began long before she became part of the LWVOC.  We're very fortunate to have her as an Orange County Leaguer helping with Voter Services, advocating with Affordable Housing & Quality of Life, as well as taking part in so many of our activities including the recent Harvard Case Study.
 
Read more HERE about her recognition from NEWS 6 for their "Getting Results Award" and see how she is getting results by being a leader in the community.

Newsletter Checklist:
  • Congrats to our EDUC Comm. on another successful Harvard Case Study event
  • Members, make plans to join us for our Annual Meeting and League Showcase
  • We appreciate our generous donors.
  • In-person HOT TOPICS returns in May!

 
 
Did you join the LWVOC to be a hands-on volunteer?
You can help us with upcoming opportunities!
Simply log-in as a member on lwvoc.org
and pick out which events fit your schedule.
Click below:

Orange County Mayor Launches Transportation Initiative Online and In Person

Resident Survey and Open Houses Will Gather Community Feedback on Transportation Needs


TAKE ACTION!!  Click to learn more and join our Voter Services Committee ensuring #Votes4All