Felons Right to Vote Ruling

The ruling is great news but we can expect an appeal.  We need to stay vigilant and help wherever we can. May 24th, 2020 – New York Times Florida Law Restricting Felon Voting Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules A federal judge said the law would result in discrimination against felons who cannot afford to pay court fines and fees. MIAMI — A Florida law requiring people with serious criminal convictions to pay…

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2020 Florida legislative update | Joan Wallin

Update on Florida Legislation – February 2020 Joan Wallin, chapter president emeritus briefed the chapter members on Florida pending legislation in the 2020 session. March 13th is the end of regular session I’m not going cover everything since our lobbyists are tracking over 80 bills. You should be receiving weekly updates in The Capitol Report provided by our lobby firm Capitol Alliance Group. It’s great that the League has a…

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Donna Windle | 2020 Unsung Hero

Congratulations to Donna Newman Windle, our Unsung Hero! Donna was among the top volunteers honored by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys today at the Beachside Marriott in Key West. The nomination letter said: “Don’t change the subject when Donna Windle talks about voters. Her passion for the League of Women Voters’ mandate for voter education and registration, especially among returning citizens, helps ensure fair elections in 2020. A board director and membership chair,…

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Florida’s Closed Primary | Can you vote in it?

Florida is a closed primary state.   If you wish to vote in the partisan Primary Election (March 17, 2020 and August 18, 2020), you must be a registered voter in the party for which the Primary is being held. If you have registered to vote as an “independent” or as No Party Affiliation, chances are you won’t be able to vote in any election that chooses a Democrat or Republican candidate.…

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