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Local League Program

The League can take action in support or opposition to a proposal when the study of a governmental issue has been completed and members have reached agreement on the topic.

At the Annual Meeting on May 12, 2018, Local League members adopted Local Program. Nine program items are Advocacy and/or Education initiatives with special emphasis during 2018- 2019.

1. Action to educate voters on ballot initiatives and candidates running for election in 2018.
2. Action to educate the community about the Equal Rights Amendment, Reproductive Rights, Pay and Promotion Equity, Paid Family Leave and Violence against women.
3. Action to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bags.
4. Action in support of the LWVFL solar co-op initiative.
5. Action to support the transition from open burning and open detonation to safer, more effective disposal methods for excess military munitions.
6. Action in support of Juvenile Justice Reforms to include but not limited to:
* Judicial Review instead of Direct File
in Juvenile Offender cases;
* Use of civil citations instead of arrest
for nonviolent offenses by juveniles.
7. Action to increase local oversight of Charter Schools.
8. Action to support school based discipline using trauma informed care instead of out of school suspension and school reassignment.
9. Action in support of gun safety.
Note: Intersectionality is the intersection of Race & Gender.

Issues:

  • Gun Safety Study Committee reports here. (Sept - Oct 2018)
  • The Saga of Santa Rosa Island or "Who Owns Your Beach?" Dan Brown, Superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore. PowerPointhere.
  • School to Prison Pipeline Series videos here.
  • Gun Safety - White paper by attorney Randle Carpenter here.
  • Education - League Concluded the School Choice Study. In 2012-13, the League initiated a study to better understand the oversight of public moneys that are allocated to charter schools and other private educational institutions. The League recognizes first and foremost it is a paramount duty of the state to provide for education and that charter schools, while privately owned and managed, are under contract to public school districts, funded by the public and must be accountable to the public. The League does not support direct or indirect tax credit funding for private schools. Click here to view the League's final statewide report on school choice!
    • Report: Documentary - "Backpack of Cash" 9/24/2018 here
  • League submits comments to IRS regarding Proposed Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities. 2/19/2014

• Privatization position approved June 2012. (Background material) [Read position ]

• Study the role of the federal govenment in public education (preK through grade 12). (Background material) (new position March 2012)

• 2010-2012 - Study the expansion of local rehabilitation programs. (Final Report)

* League Position on Health Care [Read Health Care]

 

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