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.
The transition from the Primary Voter Guide to the General Election is now complete. Use this guide for important information about deadlines for voter registration, early voting, and mail ballot requests. Updates, including candidate profiles and responses, will be available on or before September 20.
Letter to the Editor
Read our League's Letter to the Editor of the Tampa Bay Times urging action and oversight on universal curbside recycling in St. Petersburg.
Chapter of the Year
At the Florida League's Legislative Summit and Council, The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area was named the Florida "Chapter of the Year." Some of our winning projects included: universal curbside recycling, local library study, candidate forums, voter registration and education, and Medicaid expansion advocacy. Come to the member orientation in November. Find out more in this video. Take advantage of our state (LWVF) and national resources (LWVUS) when you join our local League. Email email@example.com or call 727-896-5197.
We're about more than work! In August members came together at Three Daughters Brewery for some socializing. We have pictures!
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.
Focus on Immigration
On August 6th two LWVSPA members, Sue Price and Karen Coale, met with Rep. David Jolly and Stephani Lavely of his St. Pete office. The focus of our discussion was the League position on immigration, and we sought his support for:
- federal legislation that would significantly reduce the immigration backlog while meeting the economic, business and employment needs of the US
- funds to treat the unaccompanied children at our southern borders as refugees.
The next working group meeting will be on Oct 15 at 10:00 a.m. For more information, write email@example.com
Take Action on Recycling!
This summer our city’s staff asked vendors that process recyclables for bids to secure the city’s business, but none responded. The non-response from vendors is a major setback. All other major cities in Florida and numerous smaller communities in our surrounding area have curbside recycling. The Florida Legislature established a statewide recycling goal of 75% to be achieved by the year 2020. The League has worked for 15 months as a partner in the People’s Trash Coalition to achieve universal curbside recycling (UCR), starting with our 76,000 single-family households.
Get involved now!