Mission: Empowering voters. Defending democracy.
Vision: We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
Value: We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
March Hot Topic
Doctors Practicing Post-Roe
The LWVT Public Health Care Committee is pleased to announce this online Hot Topic in March brought to you through the LWV Manatee County.
Doctors, not politicians, should be guiding patients making personal healthcare decisions. What has been the impact of legislative restrictions on physicians who choose to practice reproductive healthcare? How has their life and their ability to practice medicine been impacted? What is the effect on patients and their families?
Join us for a conversation with two physicians who personally deal with the impact of politics on reproductive rights, moderated by Carrie Seidman, an award-winning career newspaper journalist.
Monday, March 25 • 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Misa Perron-Burdick, OB/GYN, handles high risk pregnancies and delivery complications and is on the front line observing the impacts of the abortion ban on a doctor’s ability to practice medicine and its impact on women’s’ healthcare.
Dr. Marian Sampson, OB/GYN, works with Planned Parenthood of Southwest-Central Florida. Dr. Sampson was a teen mother at 18, and her experience with her personal physician inspired her to become a doctor.
Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy
Announcing a Get-Out-the-Vote Video Contest
For High School Students!
For decades, the League of Women Voters has invested in critical voter registration and turnout efforts in their communities. To that effort, the League recognizes the value of informed civic engagement, including the participation of young soon-to-be voters in our electoral process. We know that youth are passionate about preserving our democratic system of governance and getting their voices heard at home and in their communities.
To support our Leon County youths’ growth into informed citizens and participate actively in the elections process, we are excited to announce a “Get out the Vote” video contest for all high school students in Leon County, including those enrolled in traditional, charter, and private schools, as well as those who are home schooled. As part of the contest, students will produce a public service video that engages viewers to learn about the voting process, the importance of voting, and how every vote can make a difference. We will engage with students and advisors at every stage of the competition. The top videos will be used by the League in voter turnout events.
If you believe, as we do, in the importance of youth voting participation, we ask that you contribute to the $2,000 funding goal of this project. Funds will be used to promote the competition and support the students throughout the contest. Any amount you can donate is appreciated. We thank you for considering this worthwhile youth project that promotes civic engagement in the great community of Tallahassee, Florida.
Checks may be mailed to Video Contest, C/O Tallahassee League of Women Voters, 1400 Village Square Blvd., Ste. 3 Box 115, Tallahassee FL 32312-1231. Please note on your check that it is for the video contest. Or you may donate using this button:
The Weekly Voter Newsletter
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Elections & Voting Rights Activities
Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy. Following the proper procedures for registering and voting ensures that everyone’s vote is counted, and all voices are heard.
With over 100 years’ experience in non-partisan grassroots elections and voting rights, communities count on the League’s presence during every election, and we do not disappoint. Since the leaders we elect make the decisions that affect us, our families, our jobs, healthcare, energy costs, education and more, not only do we help the citizenry register to vote, but we also provide key dates, any requirements for voting, and information about candidates (from questionnaires to each candidate) to help make informed choices in the voting booth.
Year-round the LWV Tallahassee (LWVT) updates voter registrations, and registers new voters at venues and events that attract high foot traffic: for example downtown markets, churches, high schools, college campuses, and sporting events. In advance of any field work, our Voter Advocates receive training and certification through the state league. In addition LWVT works collaboratively with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office to assure accurate information is relayed.
As elections draw near, LWVT increases community outreach and collaborates with other non-profits to hold educational forums and town halls to Get Out the Vote. We provide non-partisan platforms for candidates to speak directly to the public. For example Vote411.org, a nationwide LWV platform that documents candidate responses to questionnaires; and our very successful candidate forums held at WFSU studios and streamed live through WFSU Media. Content is recorded for future viewing through a collaboration with the Tallahassee Democrat and WFSU Media.
We support returning and NEW citizens. Our state League has access to trained attorneys to assist returning citizens in navigating the complexities of various laws. We make contact information available at all events and also support our partner organization Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. We prepare and deliver materials to our Federal Court System to include in New Citizen packets.
2024 is a Presidential Election Year and LWVT will be highly visible empowering voters and defending democracy. Key dates include:
March 19, 2024 - Presidential Preference Primary Election Day
August 20, 2024 - Primary Election Day
November 5, 2024 - General Election
For up to date information about early voting, vote by mail, and election worker information, visit https://www.leonvotes.gov.