September Timely Topics

"Challenges that Brevard Public Schools are facing and the return on investment by including student achievement information" with Dr. Brian Binggeli, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools

When: Wednesday, September 17th at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Holiday Inn in Viera

Cost: $22.00


  • Crab stuffed Tilapia
  • Chicken Champagne
  • Vegetarian on request
  • Entreés served with Caesar Salad and Key Lime Pie

Reservations: to Doreen Archer at 321-622-4071 by Saturday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Public Forum for Brevard County Commission Districts 2 and 4 Candidates on September 18

League of Women Voters of the Space Coast, Junior League of South Brevard, Inc., and Space Coast Tiger Bay Club are sponsors. Facility Sponsor is Florida Today.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Where: Florida Today in the Community Room - 1 Gannett Plaza in Melbourne

Time: 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Moderating the forum will be Mary Hillberg from League of Women Voters of the Space Coast who will be assisted by Leigh Holt from Tiger Bay Club. Kim Torres from the Junior League will be the Emcee.

The forum is free and members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates.

For more information, call 321-254-7183.

Health Care Expansion in Florida

For more information check these web sites

Medicaid Expansion and what it means for you

Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida Chain

The Florida Voter

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.

The Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment has officially qualified to appear on next November's ballot

The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast has completed a six-month campaign 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 will now begin - 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!