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LWVVC's Education Committee has been studying charter schools in Volusia County in preparation for our consensus meeting on the topic January 18, 2014. The committee has now issued a report with data important to study prior to the January meeting. Please click here for the report.
Read LWVVC President Claudia Roth's letter to our members about the November 9th meeting on the Affordable Health Care Act. She also discusses other activities of LWVVC here.
LWVVC's November-December issue of The Voter is now available here
Florida Water and Land Legacy Campaign Update: The deadline is getting close. We need 683,149 signed and verified petitions by Nov. 30th. More than 300 Florida organizations and groups are working on this, and with everyone's work, there are now more than 500,000 signed petitions. We are getting close, and these last ones are vital. This is an important issue for LWVF and LWVVC, and LWVVC volunteers have collected almost 1,200 signatures. For more information and a copy of the Legacy amendment, see the website of Florida's Water & Land Legacy.
ObamaCare Open Enrollment: For an informative summary on Volusia County and the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Law and the October 1 start of Open Enrollment, see the excellent article in LWVVC's September-October issue of the September-October Voter, pages 12-16.
Voting Rights: The League of Women Voters continues to express its concern regarding the June 25th Supreme Court decision which greatly weakened the Voting Rights Act. For the LWV's statement on the issue, click here. To download a LWV template for a letter to the editor asking that Congress address this issue, click here. To read the Supreme Court's Opinion and Attorney Arguments on this case, go to http://www.supremecourt.gov and select "Opinions" and "Arguments" for the case "Shelby County v. Holder".
For the Supreme Court Opinion on the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) case, see http://www.supremecourt.gov/ and select from the column of recent cases "United States v Windsor". Transcripts of the attorney's oral arguments will be found on the same site here.
Want to know more about a U.S. Senator's or Congressman's votes on a topic such as gun control, abortion, or other topic? Check out this database compiled by the Washington Post. It lists those who voted No, Yes, or did not vote for each bill in Congress (party affiliation not noted, but you can sort by name or by state). Select "Explore" to find out about each Congressman and Senator and his/her voting record.
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