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League of Women Voters to organize solar co-ops beginning in St. Petersburg

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The League of Women Voters in Florida is going big on solar power this year. They’re putting their political muscle behind supporting one solar constitutional amendment on the ballot next month, while opposing another such measure in November. And somewhat outside their normal lane, they’re also going to organize solar co-ops to negotiate steep discounts on rooftop solar for homeowners across the state. “We are extremely excited to present to you today our plans to make solar the number one issue, and making Florida the number one state…

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Personnel note: Patti Brigham named 1st VP of League of Women Voters Florida

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The League of Women Voters Florida has named Orange County board member Patti Brigham as its new 1st vice president. In addition to her active role on the board and the league’s Membership Committee, the Orlando native and University of Central Florida alumna has chaired the league’s Gun Safety Committee, which she formed, since 2014. “Patti has shown tremendous leadership skills and passionate and professional advocacy in her time as an elected Board Director, Gun Safety State Chair,” LWVF President…

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Email insight: Open Carry opponents praise Florida Sheriffs compromise proposal

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As Florida lawmakers once again consider a proposal to allow open carry of firearms, opponents, including the League of Women Voters Florida, argue that if passed, such a law would devastate the state’s biggest industry: tourism. There’s a compromise solution, though, says Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner of MomsRising.org, a grassroots organization that seeks economic security for all American families. That’s why she supports a proposal from the Florida Sheriffs Association called the “Inadvertent Carry” Amendment. “Legislative proposals in Florida that would allow…

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