Legislative Round Up

The 2017 Session of the Florida Legislature is drawing to a close and it has been an active one! From reading the League's Capitol Reports, you know that Kelly Quintero, the Advocacy Coordinator for the State League, and our Lobby Corps members have been busy testifying and reporting on any number of bills proposed by legislative representatives in the areas of education, elections and ethics, gun safety, healthcare, and natural resources.
For a recap of the Legislative Session, please plan to attend the League's next Hot Topic Dinner. We've invited the members of our Legislative Delegation to have dinner with us and speak for a few minutes about the Session, highlighting what they think might be of interest to our members. If Senator Montford is able to join us, he should be able to give us an idea of what transpired with regard to legislation affecting our public schools. Representative Ausley was a champion of state employee benefits and sponsored bills concerning services for preschool-aged children. Representative Alexander was a member of the House Criminal Justice and Judicial Committees and may have some insight into the fate of proposed legislation to return the right to vote to former felons. He also sponsored legislation addressing re-entry programs for prisoners returning to society.

There has been a lot going on. You will want to learn what our legislators have been up to.
DATE: May  24, 2017
TIME: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION: Four Points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Stree
MENU: Baked chicken or vegetable lasagna

COST: Members - $20      Nonmembers - $23

The first three student members
to RSVP eat FREE!

FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email

Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Saturday, May 20, those who cancel late must reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations or find someone to take their places at the Hot Topic.
Want to keep up to date on education issues around the country? The LWVUS Education Team recently launched a blog to promote the exchange of information on school reform. The site houses fact-based studies and posts with reference citations that contribute to a better understanding of different points of view about school choice issues. Florida's very own Sue M. Legg, Ph.D. heads up the blog.

Subscribe to the Education Issues blog at We welcome participation from both members and nonmembers.

Join us at our monthly Hot Topic Event to hear a speaker discuss timely issues and enjoy a meal together.

4th Wednesday of every month (except June/July)

Dates, times, location and speakers are announced right here!
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