Breaking: League of Women Voters of Florida and Others Sue To Stop Florida’s Voter Suppression Bill

The League of Women Voters of Florida

For 100+ years, we have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.

Mission

Empowering voters. Defending democracy.

Vision

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

Value

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

The League of Women Voters of Florida is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

Our organization services as a state chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization. The League of Women Voters operates on three tiers to effectively engage with voters and government at all levels.

National

The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, grew out of the women’s suffrage movement. It works to improve government systems and influence public policies through advocacy and education. The League of Women Voters of the United States and League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level. However, the League’s enduring vitality and resonance stem from its decentralized structure that includes more than 800 state and local Leagues.

State

LWV has Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong. These provide essential support to national efforts, while at the same time advocating and educating on the state level to achieve a more inclusive, comprehensive reach. A group of women from Winter Haven, Winter Park, and St. Petersburg initiated the League of Women Voters Florida (LWVFL) in 1939.

Local

LWV is a grassroots organization. Local Leagues support state Leagues while working locally to further increase participation and influence. We have 29 local Leagues statewide striving to promote engaged citizenship. Members hold candidate forums, issue Voter Guides to inform citizens on local races and ballot amendments, and sponsor public forums to encourage Florida voters and elected officials to broaden their understanding of key issues.

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We are strictly
nonpartisan 

Since inception, LWV and all of our chapters have remained nonpartisan, never endorsing or opposing particular political parties or candidates. This helps messages on issues and legislation remain above partisan politics. It also promotes inclusion for greater citizen involvement, and has allowed the League to develop a strong, trusted voice for its advocacy and education campaigns.

Our position process:
Study & Action

“Study and Action” is LWVFL’s guide to public policy positions, updated and published every two years. It provides information about the League’s positions and work on issues facing Floridians and Americans in the areas of government, education, justice, social policy, sustainability, and natural resources.

All League members are encouraged to participate in the study and action process, from the adoption of a study to achieving a consensus to its conclusion with action.

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