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WSRE-TV Rally '14 is a public service program produced by WSRE-TV in cooperation with both the Okaloosa County and Pensacola Bay Area League of Women Voters. The purpose of "Rally 2014" is to give the community an unbiased loole at the candidates and an opportunity to hear each candidate's resiponses to questions on current issues.

July 21 forum will feature U.S. Congress District 1, Santa Rosa County Cmmission Districts 2 & 4 and Santa Rosa School Board Districts 1 & 3.

July 22 forum will include State Representative District 3, Okaloosa Clerk of Circuit Court, Okaloosa County Commission District 4, Okaloosa School Board Districts 1, 3 & 5.

July 24 will feature races for Escambia County School Board District 3 and Escambia County Commission District 2. (see www.wsre.org for more details.)

August 7, 2014, 6:00 pm Candidate Forum featuring the Milton Mayoral and City Council Candidates at the Historic Imogene Theatre in downtown Milton. The event wil be b roadcast live starting at 5:00 pm on AM 1490 Fox Sports Radio.

Lunch & Learn

August 1, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch & Learn 'Restore Update', Downtown Library 239 N. Spring Street, Meeting Room B, Speaker: Bill Williams, Principal, SCG Governmental Consulting Restore Act practice, consulting and client development activities. Mr. Walker will prvide an update and overview of Resources and Ecosystems Sustaniability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Act.

Latest redistricting news:

Legislature will not appeal judge's decision in redistricting case. SaintPetersBlog July 15, 2014

Membership Social

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:30 pm -- 7:30 pm

Cool off from the heat by attending the League's Summer Membership Social at Picasso's in Downtown Pensacola. This will be a FUN opportunity for members to mix & mingle while enjoying drink and appetizer specials. You belong to one of the nation's most widely recognized, respected and effective citizen organizations. Together we can learn about important issues and take actios that will bring about better government! Read more here.

Prospective members are welcome!


Take Action:

The right to vote is not about politics or the outcome of elections. It is about equality and justice. Let's move forward and modernize the Voting Rights Amendment Act to protect our most fundamental right: the right to vote. Call for a hearing on the VRAA. Please join the League in calling for a hearing on H.R. 3899. (June 17, 2014)

Support the EPA's Groundbreaking Proposal To Limit Carbon Pollution: Tell the EPA you support their groundbreaking proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Submit a public comment in support today - here! (June 17, 2014)

Call your Representative: Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Ask your Representative to address the crucial issue of immigrantion reform. Urge support for comprehensive reform that allows immigrants to fully contribute to American society by providing them with a clear pathway to citizenship. Take action here.


League in the News:

Florida judge throws out 2012 congressional redistricting plan by Bill Cotterell, Reuters Chicago Tribune July 10, 2014

Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards by Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Burieau Chief, Orlando Sentinel July 10, 2014

Judge throws out Forida's congressional map by Mary Ellen Klas Hearald/Times Tallahassee Bureau Miami Hearld July 10, 2014

Florida Supreme Court won't take up blind trust case. The Supreme Court ruled to transfer lawsuit to a lower court. SaintPetersblog.com May 22, 2014

First District Appeals Court will decide whether to release redistricting documents. A last-minute stay came in a trial pitting the League of Women Voters Florida against the Republican-controlled Legislature and which could change the current makeup of the state's congressional delegation. The League wants to look at e-mails and planning documents but a private consultant says the documents contain "trade secrets." See The Florida Current May 16, 2014 update

Supreme Court Petition challenges political candidates use of blind trusts. LWVF announced support of the lawsuit filed in the Florida Supreme Court. The League joined six news media organization with a friend-of-the-court brief challenging a 2013 law that allowed statewide elected officials to place personal financial assets in qualified blind trusts. May 14, 2014 - The Florida Current and Tampa Bay Times

Charter Schools Have Little Visibility - May 2, 2014 - The Florida Times-Union.

We did it! After many months of hard work by League members and volunteers throughout the state, the Florida Water & Legacy Amendment has officially qualified to appear on the Noverber 2014 ballot. Huge kudos to all who worked so hard. Vote YES for Amendment 1 in 2014!

LWV Pensacola Bay Area comments on the Florida Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Hatchery/Enhancement Center aka Fish Hatchery to the Natural Resouce Damage Assessment (NRDA).

Comments on the Santa Rosa Shores Navigational Dredging Permit Application.

 

 

 

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