Thank you for voting for Amendment 1. The Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment passed with 74.93%.
Politicos on Parade 2015
The bi-annual Luncheon and Fashion Show sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Space Coast is the main fundraiser of the year. Our models are newly elected officials from Brevard County. Fashions will be presented by Frankly My Dear in Cocoa Village and Men's Wearhouse at 1745 West New Haven in Melbourne.
When: Friday, January 30th.
Where: Indian River Colony Club (Event will be held in Colony Hall.) This is a seperate building that is located north and a little behind the main clubhouse. Parking is in the same area in front of the main club house and there is a walk to the hall.
Address: 1936 Freedom Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940 (Entry to Indian River Colony Club is at the intersection of Murrell Road and Old Glory Blvd.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.
- London Broil with Roasted Potatoes
- Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce and Rice
- Both entrées served with appropriate vegetables
- Vegetarian Plate - Chef's Choice
- Apple Cobbler for dessert
Reservations to Doreeen Archer at 321-622-4071 no later than Saturday, January 24, 2015
Checks should be made out to LWVSC and mailed before the event to Brigitte Sinton, 6629 Canal Road, Melbourne Village, FL 32904. Please indicate your entrée choice. Your check is your receipt.
This is our major Fundraiser!! Come and bring a friend - or two - or three!!!
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Background on The Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment
The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast completed a six-month campaign in 2013 of which it, and each of its members, is justly proud!
In 2012 Florida's Water and Land Legacy began a campaign to place an amendment to Florida's Consitution on the 2014 ballot that, if passed by 60% of the voters, will mandate dedicated funding of Florida's Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Those funds will be used to acquire, manage and restore Florida's conservation and recreation lands. The League of Women Voters of Florida became involved in the spring of 2013. At its April Biennial Convention it adopted the amendment initiative as an "Issue for Action". The state League then called on each of its 28 Chapters to join the campaign and gather as many signed Consitutional Amendment Petitions as possible. All of the Chapters responded, and in June our Space Coast Chapter began its six-month effort to collect petitions. In September the Florida Supreme Court approved the form of the proposed amendment.
Each of the petitions gathered aross the state was submitted to one of the 67 county Supervisors of Elections to be reviewed and, if found to be proper, to be certified as having been correctly completed and signed by a registered Florida voter residing in his or her county. State-wide, 683,149 certified petitions were required to place the proposed amendment on the ballot. The Florida Division of Elections has now certified that, as of January 17, 2014, 690,802 valid petitions have been submitted, and the proposed amendment has "Made Ballot" as proposed amendment Number 1. It will be on the fall 2014 Florida ballot. That is a great victory for the Legacy, the Florida League, the Space Coast League and the many other organizations and individuals who gathered petitions.
A petition goal was set for each League Chapter based upon its membership size. Certainly the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast may be proud of its participation. More than a third of our approximately 100 members gathered petitions in the sun and in the rain. They worked at events like "Hands Across the Lagoon", the "Boomer Bash", and "Recycle Brevard". And they urged their friends, families and neighbors to sign. The Space Coast Chapter exceeded its goal by hundreds, and it ranked fourth among all the League Chapters across Florida in the number of petitions gathered.