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PROGRAM
FOR 2021-2022

2021-2022 Program

Tallahassee League of Women Voters

 

Article X, Section 2, of the Bylaws of the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee provides that the Program of the LWVT shall consist of those local governmental issues chosen for concerted study and action. The Program arises from the suggestions of members. The Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing and discussing these suggestions, formulating them in appropriate language, and recommending all, none, or some of them for adoption by the membership. The Board recommends the following 2021 – 2022 Program for adoption by the members.

The Tallahassee League of Women Voter’s priorities are:

  • voter registration,

  • voter education,

  • advocacy for free and fair elections.

We will monitor local issues and educate voters on the merits of the issues by conducting Hot Topics meetings and public forums with the goal of increasing access to our events by the general public. We will advocate for League concerns and priorities by meeting with county and city officials to educate them on our priorities. Our League has an ongoing goal of increasing diversity within our membership.

Voter Services

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Register voters at all available opportunities such as the Saturday Downtown Market, college and school sites, etc. Participate with the New Citizen Initiative by providing information on the League and our issues.  Work on development of the Vote411 website and content. Educate the public on voter registration changes, voter systems and voter rights. Work with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections to advance election reform.   Join the Voter Services Committee and you will be in the center of “Hot Issues!”

Engage with elected and appointed officials and staff members of local governmental entities in order to be informed of issues related to the League program. Learn and share information relevant to LWVT members by monitoring City of Tallahassee and County Commission agendas and minutes to be alert to evolving issues. Follow the current city and county land use and zoning planning criteria to determine the impact on quality of life in Leon County. Support and monitor the work of the local Ethics Commission. Hold public officials to high ethical standards. During election years, sponsor the local government candidate forums.

July 13, 2021 Letter to Leon County Board of County Commissioners, Chair and Members of the Board:  Board Meeting, Agenda Item #31: Status Update on the Local Emergency Declaration and Procedures for County Commission Meetings

Danielle Irwin

Local Government Chair

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Local Government

Public Education

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Advocate for equity in education. Monitor and educate the public on education. Ongoing monitoring of the Children's Services Council.  Learn more about LWVT's Public Education program from our current President, Sally Butzin and Public Education Chair.

Advocate for affordable and efficient health care services for all. Educate the public on proposed legislation providing access to health care, mental health, substance abuse and dental care services.   Learn more . . .

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Public Health Care

Natural Resources 

Clean Energy 

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Advocate for and educate League members, government representatives, and the community on issues related to protecting and sustaining our natural environment and the transition to clean energy.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Meta Calder, Chair

Support the LWV Florida legislative advocacy endeavors on state legislative actions of interest to the League of Women Voters by providing and/or supporting press conference, committee and caucus testimony; monitoring legislative actions; and training volunteers in citizen advocacy. All activities are performed under the direction of the Florida League President.  Learn more about Lobby Corps and how to volunteer.

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Lobby Corps

Non-Recurring Projects

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Continuously monitor the effects of COVID-19 on all aforementioned programs and modify our programs and their delivery as appropriate.