Stories from Around the State
League of Women Voters of Florida Sues State For Restricting and Penalizing Voter Engagement Efforts
Tallahassee, FL — Today, the League of Women Voters of Florida, represented by Campaign Legal Center (CLC), sued Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Secretary of State Cord Byrd to block provisions of Florida’s recently enacted omnibus election law that would restrict and penalize basic nonpartisan civic engagement efforts. The law, Senate Bill 7050, directly targets and drastically restricts the ability of nonpartisan civic engagement organizations, like the League of Women Voters of Florida, to engage with voters, violating their right to freedom of speech and association.
Civic education and involvement are key to a healthy American democracy. Included are stories from states across the country about the importance of civic engagement and the work that they are doing to promote it.
This blog highlights work in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.
This is an episode of Deeper Dive with Dara Kam and was originally shared on City & State Florida.
League of Women Voters of Florida President Cecile Scoon and Dara discuss a wide-ranging elections bill, as well as recent laws that Scoon, a civil-rights attorney, said have made it more difficult for Floridians to vote.
This article was originally published by Talking Points Memo.
A voting rights group is suing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) administration for its “byzantine” voter registration process, which has led to the arrests of dozens of formerly incarcerated people who accidentally voted illegally.
The League of Women Voters of Florida filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd (R) for allegedly failing to comply with federal requirements for voter registration.
LWV of Florida and the Florida State Conference of the NAACP filed suit in federal court against Florida’s Secretary of State, charging that the state’s voter registration application violates the NVRA.
This story originally aired on WCJB.
The League of Women Voters of Alachua County are hosting their 6th annual civics challenge and these 7th graders can’t hold their excitement.