Please join us Saturday, December 14, for our annual holiday celebration and reunion!
We'll begin with the popular "Fun'raiser" at 11:00 a.m., then continue at 11:30 with a holiday themed luncheon and an uplifting speaker followed by your insightful questions and dialogue.
Our dynamic, expert speaker, Susan Glickman, will share with us all the good news on clean energy--what's good for our pocketbooks, good for our health, and good for our planet. Ms. Glickman actively lobbies the Florida Legislature on clean energy and economicopportunity issues and has organized two, statewide Clean Energy Congresses at the Capitol. In addition to representing the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Natural Resources Defense Council, she directs the Florida Business Network for Green Energy Economy.
Our "Fun'raiser" is a "ticket auction" for new or intriguing gifts that you donate.
For each $10 donation to LWVT, you'll receive 30 tickets; for each gift you want, put more tickets in front of that gift; if your ticket is drawn, then you win!
To donate a gift: please bring a gift no later than 11:00 a.m. that costs no more than $20 (or better yet, repurpose an intriguing something that you never use). Gifts can be dropped off anytime prior to December 14th at Rebecca's home at 1017 Cherokee Dr., Tallahassee, 32301.
Date & Time:
December 14, 2013 Wednesday 11:00am - 1:00pm Hot Topics Luncheon
Capital City Country Club 1601 Golf Terrace Drive
Green salad with fixings, vegetable lasgna or smoked turkey breast with giblet gravy, loaded mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dessert
Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Wednesday, December 11, those who cancel late should reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations.
Sign the Petition to Protect Natural Florida!
The League of Women Voters of Florida has endorsed a proposed amendment to Florida's constitution that would protect hundreds of thousands of acres of habitat land and ensure the state's clean water supply for generations to come.
How can you help? 1. Download a copy of the petition. 2. Sign it and return it to the address listed. 3. Encourage your friends and family to do the same!
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF TALLAHASSEE DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL STUDY Fall & Spring Semesters, 2013-14
The League of Women Voters “strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding” (www.lwv.org/our-work/improving-government). Leagues across the nation are working to ensure the achievement of these values.
In the interest of acquainting a university student to these values, the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee (LWVT) created a directed individual study (DIS) program for a graduate-level student. The program includes one DIS in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. This experience will serve as a beneficial supplement to the knowledge a student attains in an academic setting. CLICK HERE for details.
SEA LEVEL RISE
Satellite observations show that global sea level rise is accelerating. Scientists agree that human caused climate change is a significant contributing factor.
For Florida, sea level rise is one of the most life-‐changing consequences of climate change.
• Sea level is actually rising faster than originally predicted by scientific models.(1)
• By 2100, sea level rise could well exceed 3 feet if human greenhouse gas emmissions continue unabated and a 6 foot rise is possible if the Greenland and West Antarctica ice sheets break up more rapidly.(2) The amount of rise depends a lot "upon how much more heat-trapping pollution humanity puts into the sky." (3)
• Our children could see 10% of Tampa and Miami permanently flooded. Our grandchildren could see one third of the land area in Florida's coastal cities under water, (2)(4) covering entire islands in the Keys, (4)(5) with very costly social, economic and environmental impacts.
• Before higher sea levels cover beaches, wetlands, and mangrove forests, and before critical habitat disappears for quintessential Florida species like the key deer, alligator and panther, humans will suffer increasingly as high tides flood city streets and saltwater intrudes into our drinking water and aquifers. (4)(6)
• Human-caused climate change is expected to make hurricanes more intense and more frequent, too. (7)
• Each one foot of sea level rise makes our coastal communities far more vulnerable to inundation and erosion during high tides and storm surges events like hurricanes. (6) See this effect modeled for North Florida's Apalachicola Bay area online at SeaLevel.ClimateCentral.org.
NOT TOO LATE TO ACT! WHAT WE DO NOW MATTERS GREATLY!
Floridians can produce and use clean, renewable energy that will create sustainable growth. We can personally make changes - small and large - to help preserve Florida.