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LWV Florida and Others Sue to Stop Florida’s Voter Suppression Bill
LWVFL and others join in suit to stop Florida's Voter Suppression Bill (SB 90). Patricia Brigham, President of LWVFL stated, “The legislation has a deliberate and disproportionate impact on elderly voters, voters with disabilities, students and communities of color. It’s a despicable attempt by a one party ruled legislature to choose who can vote in our state and who cannot. It’s undemocratic, unconstitutional, and un-American.”
Collier SOE Updates Website Address
Cynthia Cromwell
Published on: 3/29/2021
Update your bookmarks!
The Collier County Supervisor of Elections has changed the website address to: CollierVotes.gov
LWV FL President speaks out against proposed ban on use of ballot drop boxes in FL elections
Published on: 3/16/2021
LWV FL president, Patricia Brigham, speaks on Fox 4 in opposition to Legislature's proposed bill to ban ballot drop boxes in Florida elections and other voter suppression initiatives. Collier SOE describes vital role played by drop box options in giving Collier County the highest voter turnout rate in Florida.
Building Bridges in Our Divided Country
Connie Coyne
Published on: 12/16/2020
LWVCC December 14, 2020 General Meeting

December’s General Meeting attendees were graced with a thought provoking, practical and informative presentation by Elaine Herda, Debate Chair for Braver Angels. Through a video, power point and breakout sessions Ms. Herda effectively combined two 2.5-hour Braver Angels Workshops into a concise session which included specific listening and speaking skills, in order to promote civil discourse and ultimately to help unify our divided country. (Click on title to read more)

National Popular Vote (NPV)

Myth-busting the National Popular Vote
Suzanne Low
Published on: 3/10/2021
A number of myths and misconceptions have grown up around the National Popular Vote, who supports it, what effect it would have on small states and big cities, how it would affect the electoral college, to name just a few.

Education

Presentation Summary: Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Public Schools’ Interventions
Connie Coyne
Published on: 2/11/2021
Presented by: Dr. Dena Landry, Ed. D, BCBA, NCSP, Coordinator of Psychological Ser-vices/Section 504 for Collier Public Schools

Juvenile Justice

What is the Baker Act?
Janet Hoffman, Co-Chair Juvinile Justice
Published on: 2/3/2021
The Juvenile Justice Committee invited Carrie Boyd, Policy Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center to learn about a Florida statute that is having increased use. The Baker Act allows doctors, judges, mental health professionals, and law enforcement to commit a child or an adult involuntarily to a mental health center for up to 72 hours (Click on title to read more)

Voter Services

Jennifer Edwards Thanks Election Volunteers
Published on: 4/26/2021
Collier County Supervisor of elections Jennifer Edward’s posted a big thank you to volunteer election workers! LWVCC members were involved in poll working, drop boxes and Election Protection! We join Jennifer in our thanks! Note co-President Janet Hoffman Morris in the photo helping with the drop box in Golden Gate!
LWVCC HELPS THE COLLIER CANVASSING BOARD PROTECT ELECTION INTEGRITY
Diane Moore
Published on: 11/16/2020
LWVCC were observers at the 2020 General Election Canvassing Board sessions.
Howard Simon of the ACLU addressed the LWVCC
Published on: 10/12/2020
Former Florida State Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Howard Simon, presented a Zoom talk entitled: "Voter Rights and Voter Suppression," at the LWVCC October 12th, 2020 General Meeting.