The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan national organization whose purpose is to promote informed, active participation in government, increase understanding of public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

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Speaker Panel on Refugees and Immigration

Plan now to join the League of Women Voters on Tues, Jan 27, 7-8:30 pm at the Poynter Center in St. Pete for an important Hot Topics educational program on Refugees — Across the Globe and Close to Home.”

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Felon Voting Rights Restoration

Come to the kickoff meeting on the League's new initiative on Monday, February 2, from 6-8 pm at our office, 223 Third St N. Read more about this issue on our state website, and get involved!

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Closing Florida's Healthcare Gap

With partners, we are focusing on increasing healthcare coverage for those who cannot afford insurance but do not qualify for Medicaid. Join us for our first meeting on Monday, January 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at our local office.

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Treat yourself to a membership!

Announcing our annual membership and renewal drive. Learn more about membership and attend an orientation.  Contact us at office@lwvspa.org.

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International Relations Committee Presents Timely Topics

Stay current by attending monthly meetings of the International Relations Committee and benefit from presentations and discussion.

 

Closing Healthcare Gap

Press conference and rally in N. Straub Park in St. Petersburg FL

The Florida League of Women Voters continues to advocate that the State of Florida accept Medicaid expansion funds from the federal government.  Extending  healthcare coverage to Florida's uninsured is a priority. To arrange a speaker for your group, contact our League at  speakers@lwvspa.org. View our press release and fact sheet.

 

Hot Topic! Immigration Immigration

Don't miss the Hot Topic Presentation on 1/27. The Immigration Working Group stays informed on the issues, defining and promoting advocacy and educational goals each year. Through these efforts we make a difference in the lives of people who do not have the opportunity to speak for themselves. Read more about our initiatives and get involved. Email Karen Coale at immigration@lwvspa.org


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The St. Petersburg City Council voted 7-0 on Nov 24 to approve the ordinance implementing a citywide recycling program and contracts to purchase trucks and recycling containers. Next summer recycling bins will be delivered to more than 80,000 homes, and their recyclables will be picked up every other week at a cost of $2.95/mo. To learn  more, read about UCR in St. Pete and the state’s 75% Recycling Goal Report. Get involved as the League participates in UCR education efforts. Email questions to recycling@lwvspa.org.