Howard Simon of the ACLU Addresses the LWVCC

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. In addition to talking about voting rights and voter suppression, Mr. Simon brought us up to date on the status of the 2018 Amendment 4, Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative.

View the Zoom recording

Collier County Canvassing Board Work Has Begun

LWVCC Volunteers at Collier County CanvassingBoardThe Canvassing Board at the Collier County Supervisor of Elections started its work on October 1 with “Logic and Accuracy” testing of all the computers’ performance. This very strict set of legal procedures resulted in no computer errors. The Collier County elections process to count ballots is ready and accurate. Diane Moore and Cynthia Cromwell attended as LWVCC observers.

Candidate Forum Held: Sara McFadden and Bob Rommel, Candidates for 2020 FL State Representative House District 106, Held Sept. 9, 2020 — Watch It Here

The LWV Collier County Voter Services Committee hosted a Candidate Forum with the candidates for the Florida State Representative House District 106 on Zoom Sept. 9th. Questions concerning key issues in District 106 including the Covid 19 response, housing, education, and the Clean Waterways Act were answered by the candidates.

The 19th Congressional Candidates Respond – Read it here

The Collier County Forum Coalition* has questioned the candidates for Florida’s 19th Congressional District on a set of important issues.  Candidates from both parties were asked to respond by email.  Their written responses have been compiled by Sally Tiffany (Naples Better Government)  and Joyce Fletcher (LWVCC Member and Coalition Chair):  19th Congressional Race – Candidate Responses

*The Collier County League of Women Voters, Greater Naples Leadership, Collier Citizens Council, Press Club of Southwest Florida, Naples Better Government, Leadership Coalition on Aging and the Collier County Presidents Council.

Florida League Issues Covid-19 Guidelines

The League of Women Voters of Florida requests all volunteers to work within the digital, texting/calling and direct mail procedures that it has devised. The League does not presently sanction person to person contact doing League volunteer work as it is concerned about COVID-19 transmission to its largely older volunteers and members of the larger public.

If any person wishes to volunteer and/or protest, they are doing so as individuals as the state League cannot guarantee a volunteer’s safety. Of course, every League member has her/his First Amendment rights to freely associate as they choose and if they do so we urge them to follow CDC, local, state and national public health guidelines that originate from medical experts. The complete guidance from LWVFL is here.