Ten ways you can help defend democracy
Vote By Mail: Plan, Protect and Power the Vote
your vote is heard no matter what the circumstances.A
Vote-by-Mail ballot can be requested from your local Supervisor of Elections
online, by phone, email or in person. Request yours today! As circumstances change, you may opt to VOTE EARLY or VOTE ON ELECTION DAY. But requesting your VBM ballot now provides insurance that your
voice will be heard, regardless of how things change.
WSRE TV RALLY 2020 Candidate Forum,The recordings for
primary election races are avarilable now at wsre.org/rally.
Virtual ECUA Candidate Forum - August 3, 7 pm. click here to listen to the recorded forum with candidates in District 1, 3 and 5.
General League Virtual Meeting September 19, 2020 10:00 am with Dr. Cedric Alexander. He will discuss Acknowledging the Need for Social Change in the 21st Century.
Join a digital Lunch & Learn Zoom Session on Fridays 12 - 1 pm (CST) Emails are sent to all League members in
Florida with information on each session and registration. If unable to join
the Zoom session live, watch for the recording link which is published in the
LWV F newsletters, The Florida Voter.
The Latest Newsletter: Summer 2020 - The Voter
Video of LWV Pensacola Bay Area Meetings
19, 2019 Dr. Paula Montgomery presented
a lecture entitled Saving Futures. She
clarified the many alternatives now available within the Juvenile Justice
System. She also explained the
considerable progress and improvements made to Florida's Juvenile Justice
System. Watch the presentation
on YouTube here.
November 16, 2019 The
Gun Safety Committee reported on the League sponsored Lock-It-Up Program. The goal of the program is to promote gun
safety by making the public aware of the dangers of firearms that are not
safely and securely stored. The YouTube
video of the presentation is here and relevant research-based information on gun safety is here.
January 18, 2020, Sallie
Brown presented a lecture and video on Mexico, covering a brief history of the
U.S. relationship with Mexico in the 19th and 20th centuries. She also provided information concerning
Mexico regarding three critical factors for all Americans - immigration, trade, and security. You can
watch a video of her lecture on YouTube here.
NOTE: We had some technical difficulties on January
18th such that the PowerPoint
slides for the presentation would not display. However, we were able to include them in the video.
When Women Vote
The booklet, When Women Vote, was originally produced in 1995 by the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area. It is a study of the Pensacola suffragist
movement and the founding of the League of Women Voters in the Pensacola Bay
Area and its history. Read it here
Gun Safety Study Committee reports here.
League In Action
Watch the Go See Tour at the ECUA Recycling facility on YouTube here.
In honor of Women's Equality Day, 22 League members held a Silent Protest on Saturday, August 26. Signs with messages of issues of concern to women and equality were displayed. The red robes and white bonnets are a part of the story in "The Handmaid's Tale". Additional pictures are found in the September Voter and on LWVPBA facebook page. There will be additional silent protests in the future. Watch for time and places.
League Statement on Immigration - The League of Women Voters is oposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Read here.
Take action now! League leads Florida coalition to prevent gun violence. Join us! The Florida Cloalition to Prevent Gun Violence, lead by the LWV Florida, was formed in the wake of the June 12th massacre of Pulse nightclub in Orlano. Read more...
December New Report Tracks History & Impact of Florida's Strict Criminal Disenfranchisement Law. The following link leads to a latest report by the Brennan Center for Justice regarding the restoration of former felons voting rights in Florida.
League in the News
Three Facts About School Arrest in Escambia's Prison Pipeline. Compilied Dr. Amir Whitaker, Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney. Source: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice data. Read it here.