THE VOTER is the Tri-County Area newsletter for this area. It is published 10 times a year.
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Florida & National Publications
PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS
For a guide to the public policy positions of the League of Women Voters of the United States, see Impact on Issues 2016-2018.
A guide to the public policy positions of the League of Women Voters of Florida, is in the 2017 - 2019 Study & Action publication.
LWVFL CHARTER SCHOOL STUDY
In 2012-13 the League initiated a study to better understand the oversight of public moneys that are allocated to charter schools and other private educational institutions. The League's consensus on charter schools recognizes first and foremost it is a paramount duty of the state to provide for education and that charter schools, while privately owned and managed, are under contract to public school districts, funded by the public and must be accountable to the public. The League does not support direct or indirect tax credit funding for private schools.
OPEN PRIMARY STUDY KIT
The state League is conducting a statewide League study on Florida's Primary System. The Open Primary Study Kit includes the Executive Summary (the reasons for the study, the key findings and the key elements of the study) and the Consensus Statements. There is a discussion following each statement including pros and cons where appropriate.
SOLAR ENERGY CO-OPS
Experts say Florida should be one of the top 3 states for harnessing the power of solar energy. To achieve that end, the state League is partnering with city and county governments, churches, and other organizations to help communities form solar co-ops. To learn more about their efforts, view this presentation about Solar Energy Co-ops.
VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
As part of the League's 2015-16 initiatives, LWVTRI undertook a project to educate the members and the community on Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program. In Phase 1, League members interviewed directors of the Early Learning Coalitions in the tri-county area. In Phase 2, members visited VPK classrooms in each county and interviewed owners/directors and teachers.
Phase 1: Final Report - 2016
Phase 1: Summary Report - 2016
Phase 2: Pilot Report - 2017
Phase 2: Final Report - 2018 (Coming Soon)
Early Learning Terms & Facts
Our Speaker's Bureau Handouts
2018 FLORIDA AMENDMENTS
The presentation covers a summary of the constitutional amendments on the November Ballot. At the present time several of the amendments are being contested in court cases. When this is resolved we will post a summary of the presentation here.
To request a presentation for your group, use our CONTACT US form.