HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON
Is There a Solution to Wastewater Pollution?
Wakulla Springs is one of the largest freshwater springs in the world. It was once clear and blue with diverse aquatic vegetation and animal life. After decades of poorly managed growth and development, our aquifer and Wakulla Springs are polluted -- and in need of our help.
There may be more than one solution to wastewater pollution. Please come to our Hot Topic luncheon in March and find out from Debbie Lightsey, who served 21 years as a city commissioner, and Pamela Hall, an ecologist and Sustainable Tallahassee board member, what you can do to save our beloved Wakulla Springs.
DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm
LOCATION: Four Points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Street
MENU: Shepherd's pie or vegetable primavera,
vegetable, salad, rolls and butter
COST: Members - $20    Non-Members - $23
FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email LWVTallahassee@gmail.com.

Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Saturday, March 18, 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.
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The League of Women Voters of Florida, under the leadership of Michele Levy of the Orange County League, has recently completed a study of ways to improve voter participation in elections.  This study asks the question “Would open primaries increase voter turnout in elections?” However, the study also addresses a number of other methods that might affect voter turnout.  The Tallahassee League has now been asked to conduct a meeting to see if our local League agrees with the conclusions reached by the League of Women Voters of Florida.

 

The Open Primary Consensus meeting will occur on Monday, March 13 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the United Church in Tallahassee, 1834 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308.  To prepare for your participation in the meeting, please read the condensed document entitled “Increasing Florida’s Voter Participation”.  For additional information, please refer to the link below for the State Study Guide.  Additional information on the State Study Guide below and on the State League website at www.thefloridavoter.org.

 

The results of our meeting will be forwarded to the State League so that they can determine if consensus can be reached statewide on this important issue.


Click on the links below for our study guide and the guidelines from the state league.

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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
http://lwveducation.com. We welcome participation from both members and nonmembers.
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