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.


2014 Online Voter Guide Published 

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.

News

League of Women Voters of Florida Responds to Judge's Order for a Revised Congressional Map
Florida League's President Deirdre Macnab Cheers Redistricting Victory

 

 Chapter of the Year

At the Florida League's Legislative Summit and AwardCouncil, 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 office@lwvspa.org 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!

 Tweets from LWV of the St. Pete Area


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

Healthcare

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, speakers@lwvspa.org.

 

 

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Focus on Immigration

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Coale, Rep. Jolly, Price

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 immigration@lwvspa.org 

 

Take Action on Recycling!

Tpeoples_trash_sliderhis 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!