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The League of Women Voters of Volusia County is proud of its history as a nonpartisan political organization that works to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy. We work tirelessly to educate and inform the public on issues important to our democracy.
To that end, the League's Speakers Bureau offers organizations a wide range of 30-45-minute presentations, plus Q&A, on the current topics listed below. Check the calendar for upcoming programs, or review the League's YouTube channel for archives.
Be Ready to Vote 2022
This informative presentation prepares Florida voters with timely, up to date information about Florida voting laws and requirements, including changes to election laws that may impact voters in the upcoming elections.
Civics and Critical Thinking
An interesting presentation with audience interaction. It covers how federal, state, and local governments work; rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship; critical think and how to evaluate the credibility of information sources in this day of Fake News.
News: Separating Fact from Fiction
This presentation explains how to examine if News stories are presented with bias, or entirely false.
Public Education in Florida: Trends, Choices, Challenges
An introduction to public education as structured, funded, and delivered in Florida. The presentation includes an outline of Florida's finance model including state and local funds. It also explains the concepts and challenges of school choice, including charter schools and voucher funds for private and religious schools. Lastly, the presentation also provides the audience with an understanding of how education has adapted for the 21st century.
Ranked Choice Voting
Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference rather than having to choose just one. This presentation exemplifies how it works and how it diminishes many of the problems stemming from plurality voting. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Florida have not yet taken a position regarding Ranked Choice Voting. This presentation is for education purposes only.
Saving Futures: Juvenile Civil Citations
An explanation of the use of civil citations and prearrest diversion programs for juvenile misdemeanor offenses. The presentation includes types of common youth misbehaviors, consequences, and accountability without fettering them with a criminal record. Lastly, the presentation shows the positive effects of implementing civil citations for our communities.
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote. This PowerPoint recounts the sacrifices of activists whose tireless efforts from 1848 to 1920 culminated in women’s suffrage.
Your Voice. Your Power. Your Vote!
An explanation of the hard-fought battle of getting the right to vote for ALL Americans. In 1776, only 10% of Americans had the right to vote. Learn about how voting rights were expanded and the important benefits, as well as rights and responsibilities, for citizens who turn out and vote.
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The League of Women Voters never charges for services; however, should your organization wish to assist us in the continuation of our efforts to educate the community, we will gladly accept any honorarium you feel is appropriate.