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Welcome to the League:

A force for progress on the Emerald Coast, encouraging the active
and informed participation of citizens in their government!

Candidate UniversityLast day to register for Candidate University! Learn about the process of running for public office at this free, three-hour course on 22 April. Morning and evening sessions are available. Get details here, or contact Bridget Richard Krebs (689-5600) to register no later than 15 April.

Earth DayEarth Day activities set for 25 April:

The county Water & Sewer Department will educate children about water conservation from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Earth Day event at the Emerald Coast Science Center (31 SW Memorial Pkwy, FWB).

The county Environmental Council invites volunteers to participate in the Earth Day Beach Cleanup from 8-10:00 am. Participants should sign in at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island, the beach park west of the Island Princess on Santa Rosa Blvd, or at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. Call 850-651-7270 for more info.

Local News
Okaloosa School Board Meetings now available on-line
: Check out the videos here. The videos of each meeting will be posted the next day for citizen review.
Juvenile Diversion ProgramsMissed the meeting? The panel was so good we want to make sure everyone gets the information. Please heck out all the briefings and handouts from the panelists right here, and learn how these programs make our community better.
2015 Annual Meeting

Attention League Members
: If you missed the meeting, you can find out what happened here. Many thanks to this year’s guest speaker, Kelly Humphrey from Northwest Florida Daily News.

Action & Advocacy

Voter Info

Florida Redistricting UpdateRedistricting case on the fast track: The Florida Supreme Court took jurisdiction of the Fair Districts appeal from the First District Court. Oral argument will be held on 4 March 2015. Read more. On-line Voter RegistrationIs on-line voter registration secure? One Florida legislator says “yes.” Read the position paper of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections and decide for yourself.
Offshore oil rig
BP ruled negligent!
Federal judge says BP was “reckless” and bears most of the responsibility for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Read all about it.
Florida CapitolNew to Florida? Find your state and federal representatives. New to Okaloosa County? Use this Guide to Elected Officials or ask the Supervisor of Elections.
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Update your Membership Info: Go on-line to create a password and log-in today. Don’t forget to sign up for action alerts!
OVF Logo Overseas Voter? Find all the help you need at the overseas voter helpdesk.
Storybank logoLWVUS Story Bank: Tell us how you have improved your community by being a League member. Your story will help demonstrate the value of League membership in a powerful way. Submit your personal story today.
Florida Handbook

Florida Handbook
: The Florida Handbook is the leading guide to state government and its history. Download the all-new 2014 edition and view a brief history of the handbook.
LWVUS Publications Available: Check out the League's election materials on-line and check out the LWVUS publications store.

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