2014 NonPartisan Voter Guide is now available.
The Guide contains information about the constitutional amendments and statewide races on the ballot, frequently asked questions about judicial merit retention and more. You can read it at 2014 Non Partisan Voter Guide.
October Timely Topics Buffet Breakfast
Topic is "No Labels" with Rich Bartholomew
No Labels is a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and Independents dedicated to a new politics of problem solving that will replace the current culture of conflict and division in our government. More than 90 members of Congress make up the No Labels Problem Solvers Coalition. A national strategic agenda is being created with input from people across America. Honorary Co-Chairs of No Labels are former Utah Governor, John Huntsman, a Republican and Democrat Joe Manchin, Senator from West Virginia.
Following the presentation, the League will give an explanation of the three Proposed Amendments to the Florida constitution which will appear on the ballot in November.
American Assoication of University Women and NAACP - Central Brevard Branch are co-sponsoring this event with League of Women Voters of the Space Coast.
When: Saturday, October 25th at 10 a.m.
Where: Suntree County Club at One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940
Cost for Buffet Breakfast is $19.00.
Reservations to Doreen Archer at 321-622-4071 by Tuesday, October 21.
Public is Invited.
Candidate Forum for County Commission District 2
Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Space Coast and North Merritt Island Homeowners Association, Inc.
When: - Thursday, October 23rd - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: - Calvary Chapel at 3500 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island.
Mary Hillberg - Moderator. Candidates are Jim Barfield, Republican, J.J. McCurry, Libertarian, and Jack Smick, No Party Affiliation
For more information contact forum coordinators at 321-453-0220
Health Care Expansion in Florida
For more information check these web sites
League of Women Voters of Florida Charter School Study
League of Women Voters of the Space Coast participated in the state wide league study of Charter Schools in Florida. The LWV of Florida study can be read at Florida League of Women Voters Charter School Study.
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.
Phase 2 of the campaign has begun - convincing our fellow citizens to vote in 2014 and to vote for the Water and Land Conservation Amendment to the Florida Constitution. We will be there!