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LWV Of Florida

Community Leaders

Cecile Scoon, Co-President
Debbie Chandler, Co-President
Jill Lewis-Spector, Vice President
Barbara Lanning, Vice President
Felecia Jett, Membership Chair

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(407) 377-5777

Stories from Around the State

A federal judge permanently blocked a severely restrictive provision of Florida’s anti-voter law, SB7050, that targeted nonpartisan civic engagement groups with substantial fines if non-citizens — including legal permanent residents — helped with nonpartisan voter registration drives.

Voting is a fundamental right. Yet voters with disabilities face persistent barriers to casting a ballot.

Fortunately, these barriers can be challenged under Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), which requires that states allow people with disabilities to receive assistance in the voting process. 

This story was originally published by WFLA.

“Gun locks can save lives,” said Andy Crossfield, co-chair of the League of Women Voters of Polk County’s gun violence prevention committee.

To Crossfield, it is a rare moment of consensus in a politically-fraught time.

“There’s so many times in politics where you just can’t make a difference but this was an ability to actually reach people and supply a need that they didn’t even know they had,” he said.

In the past 10 months, he said, the League of Women Voters of Polk County has distributed more than 1,800 gun locks in the county.

This story was originally published by Click Orlando

Tiffany Hughes is President of the League of Women Voters of Orange County. She and her organization have been working now to get voting results, including reaching people where they are.

From Supreme Court decisions to voting rights legislation, 2023 was a busy year for our democracy. But how closely were you paying attention? 

In 2023, Leagues across the US worked diligently to achieve a remarkable number of wins in litigation, voter registration, civic engagement and education, and more. Below are 6 of our greatest accomplishments.