Joan Wallin 2021 Unsung Hero

Joan Wallin is a founding member of the current Lower Keys League of Women Voters and served as its president for six years. She is a fearless advocate for voters' rights and is currently the Director of Voter Services for the Lower Keys league. She has planned, scheduled and organized numerous educational and public interest events for members and the public. Joan has worked tirelessly for many years helping grow…

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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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