League of Women Voters, a non partisan 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.
Vote on March 11, 2014 in Pinellas County municipal elections and the U.S. Congressional District 13 special general election.
Online voter registration is the next step to making voter registration as easy and accessible as it needs to be…..in Florida! In early March the League of Women Voters of Florida sent a letter urging legislative action during the 2014 session to Senator Jack Latvala, Chair of the Ethics and Elections Committee.
Speaker Announced For April Meeting
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
3/19/14 Immigration Committee, 10 AM
4/07/14 International Relations, 11 AM-noon, Judy McSwine on China in Africa. Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St N, Pinellas Park
4/26/14 Annual Meeting, St Petersburg Yacht Club, with special guest speaker Pat Schroeder, U.S. House of Representatives, 1973-1997
League Urges Action on Medicaid Expansion
Having the State of Florida accept Medicaid expansion funds from the federal government is a priority for the Florida League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters, Sen. Garcia, Rep. Murphy and other groups are urging the state legislature to act in this session to extend healthcare coverage to Florida's uninsured. Get details in this early March press release and our fact sheet. To arrange a speaker for your group, contact your local League via email@example.com. Get informed and support Medicaid expansion in Florida today!
Right Now: Voices of the League
Once a year, Leagues across the country gather to define what their program will be for the coming year. In other words, which education and advocacy projects will we choose to focus on? This process is at the core of how the League operates, and local participation is vital to its success. ( information about the program planning process)
This year, our program included universal curbside recycling (UCR). Our efforts, along with those of our coalition partners, have paid off. The City Council voted in February 2014 to move ahead with plans for UCR in St. Petersburg.
A committed group met at the end of February to learn more about our local League and discussed ways to make a difference in the coming year. Come to the annual meeting in April and hear our goals!
The People’s Trash: Residential Recycling
in St. Pete
By Karen Coale, LWVSPA Member of the People’s Trash Coalition
On February 20 the St Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a resolution to implement universal curbside recycling. The outsourcing process begins this month, and implementation should commence in the fall of this year.
I want to thank all of you that have made this possible – within the League and among our partners within the People’s Trash Coalition. Your support was invaluable in designing banners and marketing materials; attending the kick-off press conference, strategic planning, meeting with City Council and City staff, and being present and speaking at City Council meetings. Together we reached this milestone.
Together we will ensure that the implementation is a success. To get engaged in this next phase, please contact Karen Coale, firstname.lastname@example.org.