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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Our Local League

The League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast spans Duval, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns Counties.

LWVJFC Luncheon - Speaker Series

Please join us for lunch and welcome Dr. Rhada Pyati, who will discuss

'State of the River Report'

Radha Pyati is Professor and Chair of the UNF Department of Chemistry and currently serves as President of the Faculty Association. She has been at UNF since 2008 and served as Director of the UNF Environmental Center from 2008 to 2013. She earned her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. She is an analytical and environmental chemist active in research with undergraduates, and she has led the scientist team writing the State of the Lower St. Johns River Basin Report since 2008.

Dr. Pyati will present findings from the 2016 State of the Lower St. Johns River Basin Report on the health of the basin's water and ecosystems. Trends from the latest report that show improvement in the river's health include the lower nitrogen levels, satisfactory amounts of oxygen and a drop in overall air emissions of toxic chemicals in the region. Other indicators remain largely unchanged, such as unsatisfactory levels of phosphorus; high amounts of chlorophyll a, an indicator of harmful algae blooms; fecal coliform levels above water quality criteria in many tributaries; an uncertain future for submerged aquatic vegetation; stable fish stocks; and wetlands being lost to development pressures. Areas that have worsened include surface water discharges of toxic chemicals and salinity

Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center, 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246.

When:  Wednesday, May 3rd at 11:30-1:00pm

RSVP: Nora Manahan email: or 904-476-6443

Cost: $20 cash or check made payable to LWVJFC at the door.

Each table will be served platters of the Pepperoni Flatbread, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread, the Spinach Salad, the Crisp Romaine & Kale Salad, and Chicken Sandwiches (cut in half). Dessert and Drinks included.

Reserve your seat today!! 

Constitution Revision Commission


The Florida Constitution Revision Commission announced that it plans to continue holding a series of public hearings across the state during the coming month. When Florida's Constitution was rewritten in 1968, it contained a provision unique among the states: the creation of a commission that would meet every 20 years and provide recommended changes to the state constitution for Florida voters to decide on. The CRC is made up of 37 members, including the attorney general and individuals appointed by the governor, house speaker, senate president, and chief justice.

The commission, which will recommend proposed constitutional amendments for the November 2018 ballot, will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 27th 11:00am-2:00pm Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Kent Campus Auditorium: Building F, Room 128 3939 Roosevelt Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205

The commission will also hold hearings April 26 in Alachua County; May 3 in Bay County; May 10 in Lee County; and May 17 in Hillsborough County.

The 37-member commission has held hearings during the past two weeks in Orange, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

St. Johns Unit Meetings

The St. Johns Unit will meet on the First Friday of each month - the next meeting is Friday, May 5, 2017.

Meeting Time 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Where: St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, Florida

No RSVP Required