The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
If you weren't able to attend any of the first three information sessions held by Solar United Neighbors, you now have another opportunity. Join LWVT, the Sierra Club, ReThink Energy, and Sustainable Tallahassee and find out how you can go solar cheaper and with expert guidance!
Leon County Solar United Neighbors
Solar Information Session
May 3, 6:00 p.m, LeRoy Collins Library
200 W. Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Annual Business Meeting with Mimosas!
Please note: Different day of the week!
This meeting is the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee's annual business meeting. We will elect new officers who serve one-year terms, three members of the Board of Directors who serve two-year terms, vote on a proposed Program for the coming year, and a proposed budget for the coming year. The nominated members of the Board and the proposed documents were presented in the March Voter and are reprinted elsewhere in this Voter.
Please read the material and prepare yourself to help determine the direction and focus of your League for next year. After the business we'll have lunch and participate in some fun activities Margaret Boeth has planned for us.
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 11:00 a.m.--1:00 p.m.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Street
Menu: Brie and asparagus stuffed chicken or Vegetable primavera
Cost: Members - $22 Nonmembers - $25
FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email LWVTallahassee@gmail.com.
Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Wednesday, April 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.
Your Presence is Needed at the
April 10 County Commission Meeting!
It is imperative that we keep up the positive encouragement in the week leading up to the public hearing regarding the gun show loophole. Please take a few minutes out of your day and email all the Leon County Commissioners. They voted unanimously to proceed to public hearing for an ordinance to close the gun show loophole. The critical missing piece in 2013 when the ordinance failed was our voices -- only gun-rights activists were heard. We impressed the County Commission with our presence on March 27, and we must continue to provide support for them to do the right thing.
It's very important that we contact our commissioners because the NRA is encouraging their members to do the same thing and to attend the April 10 meeting.
It's also very important that we show up! The hearing is in the 5th floor Chambers of the Leon County Courthouse from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. We need to be there no later than 5:00 p.m. to fill the space in the chambers. If you are a League member, please wear your biggest League button!
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!
LWVT membership year is from May 1 through April 20. This means it is THAT time again. Fiscal Year 2018/19 will begin on May 1 and all memberships must be renewed before or at that time.
Individual memberships support vital work at all levels of the League. Each $60 per year in dues is divided to pay $32 for national, $15 for state, and $13 for your Tallahassee League. Your entire Susan B. Anthony donation of $40 extra is kept locally to support our efforts here in Tallahassee. Please consider increasing your membership level, and get a gold star on your nametag!
You may renew by check, cash at the April annual meeting, or by using a credit card or PayPal here.
Once every twenty years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration.