The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Learn more about judicial, county and state candidates and read their verbatim responses to questions on current issues facing Florida and Pinellas County. The Voter Guide also includes pros and cons on the ballot referendum as well as links to other useful voter resources. Pass along the flyer to other voters.
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Program, advocacy, non-partisanship, candidate forums, study and action, committees, working groups…there is something in the League for everyone, including camaraderie and the satisfaction of making a difference. In this short video, find out more. The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area offers many opportunities. We encourage you to explore what we’re doing. Learn the facts behind the news stories and how to become more engaged, should you choose to, with others who share your interests. Find out more!
At the recent Florida League's Legislative Summit and Council, our League was named the Florida "Chapter of the Year." Some of our winning projects included: universal curbside recycling, local library study, candidate forums, voter registration, voter education, and Medicaid expansion advocacy.
Having the State of Florida accept Medicaid expansion funds from the federal government to extend healthcare coverage to Florida's uninsured is a priority for the Florida League of Women Voters. Get details in our press release and fact sheet. To arrange a speaker for your group, contact our League, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform continues to be stalled in the US House of Representatives. Our Immigration Working Group and Representative David Jolly have scheduled an August 6 meeting to review the national League of Women Voters (LWVUS) position on immigration policy. The next working group meeting will be on October 15th at 10:00 AM. If you wish to be added to our email list so you can stay abreast of developments, please let us know. email@example.com
In-state Tuition Approved for Undocumented Students
An 11 year battle to secure in-state tuition rates for Florida's undocumented students is finally law, signed by Governor Scott in June. HB 851, after passing the Senate and House with strong bipartisan support.
Write Your U.S. Representative!
Urge your Representative to move H.R. 3899, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA), forward by holding a hearing in the House. Get the full story.
Residential Recycling 2014
By Karen Coale, LWVSPA Member of the People’s Trash Coalition
We want the citizens of St Pete to continue to remember the city’s commitment and why we worked in coalition to achieve universal curbside recycling, starting with our 76,000 single-family households. Stay informed and help make recycling a success in St Petersburg! Check out our initial Q & A flyer, and email us now. firstname.lastname@example.org