Delegates attend LWV Legislative Summit

To find your legislators LWV Legislative Summit delegates from the St. Petersburg Area League (LWVSPA) have returned from successful meetings and lobbying activities in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16-17.  The annual Florida League of Women Voters legislative event

2015 Special Session

Capitol Report 2015: June 19, 2015 Filed by: Debbie Harrison Rumberger, LWVF Governmental Consultant Voters are the biggest losers in the outcome of the Florida Legislative Special Session. The high-drama session ended Friday night with the adoption of the 2015-2016 budget

Special session final budget ignores Constitution and will of voters

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Friday, June 19 — “The 2015 Legislature kicked the health care ball down the road to 2016 after ignoring the wishes of 4.2 million voters who approved funding for land and water conservation,” Pamela Goodman, President of

League to Lawmakers: Stop playing games

TALLAHASSEE — The League of Women Voters of Florida called on state lawmakers today to stop playing political games and take action on behalf of all Floridians when they return to Tallahassee on Monday. Failing to approve a health care

Don’t give up on Florida’s uninsured!

Don’t let politics sidetrack the need for Florida’s low-income uninsured residents to have access to health care coverage that they can afford.  Contact your House Representative today and ask him/her to speak to you or meet with you on this

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Governor Scott signs OVR Bill

Online Voter Registration (OVR) is now on its way to becoming reality for all Florida residents. Thanks again to our state Supervisors of Elections, who supported this bill throughout the legislative process,  and all Florida voters who contacted Governor Scott,

Thanks to Pinellas SOE Deborah Clark

Thanks to the support of Florida Supervisors of Elections,  SB228 (Online Voter Registration) was passed by both houses of the Florida Legislature this past week.  Here in Pinellas County, Deborah Clark, our Supervisor of Elections (SOE), and 66 other SOEs from

Capitol Report: April 24 2015

With One Week Remaining, Extended Session Looming Filed by Debbie Harrison Rumberger, LWVF Governmental Consultant ENSURING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL FLORIDIANS: In usual legislative sessions, our elected officials would be intensely working on the finalization of budget negotiations, the

Ask Governor Scott to allow Online Voter Registration!

Take Action Now! Now is the time to contact Governor Scott to support online voter registration: Phone: (850) 717-9337 Facebook: https://facebook.com/ScottForFlorida Twitter: https://twitter.com/FLGovScott Governor Rick Scott, however, has made clear his position on the issue, sending Secretary of State Ken

Capitol Report April 17 2015

As Budget Negotiations Stall, Online Voter Registration Pushes Forward Filed by: Debbie Harrison Rumberger, LWVF Governmental Consultant ASSURING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL FLORIDIANS: In spite of your calls, emails, postcards, and the League’s legislative activities at the Capitol, the House