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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.

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

Lunch and Learn - Constitution Revision Commission

Did you know that Florida calls a Constitution Revision Commission every 20 years?  What is this Commission and what impact will this have on the residents of Florida?  Come to the Speaker Series Luncheon on April  5 to learn more about the CRC, and join your fellow League members in a discussion about this and other timely League topics - such as the latest from the Legislature, significant efforts around our Local area, and what topics you would like to see the League involved in.  We welcome your participation and your input - after all, you are the League!

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

When:  Wednesday, April 5th at 11:30-1:00pm

RSVP: Nora Manahan email: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904-476-6443

Cost: $20 cash or check made payable to LWVJFC at the door to which includes a menu item listed below.

Garlic Chicken Pesto Flatbread All-Natural Pepperoni Flatbread Artichoke & Goat Cheese Flatbread Spinach Salad Crisp Romaine & Kale Caesar Salad "Knife & Fork" Vegetable Sandwich Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich Bowl of Grass-Fed Beef Chili

  • Dessert and drink also included.

Reserve your seat today!! 

St. Johns Unit Meetings

The St. Johns Unit will meet on the First Friday of each month - the next meeting is Friday, April 7, 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

Constitution Revision Commission

The Constitution Revision Commission is one of five ways that Floridians can amend the state constitution. The Florida Constitution dictates the creation of a Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration.

What is the Constitution Revision Commission? The Constitution Revision Commission is a group of 37 people appointed to review and recommend changes to the Florida Constitution; found in Article XI, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution. Every 20 years the commission is appointed to examine the Florida Constitution, hold public hearings and possibly recommend changes to the Florida Constitution for voter consideration.

Who serves on the Constitution Revision Commission? The Governor of Florida appoints 15 members, the House Speaker and Senate President each pick nine members, three members are chosen by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Attorney General is an automatic member. The Governor selects one of the 37 members to serve as chairman.

What issues might voters face in the future? Florida is now the third largest state in the country and as our population continues to grow, our state will grapple with issues like transportation, education and health care.

What is the role of citizens? The people of Florida play a critical role in the Constitution Revision Commission. Citizens are involved in the appointment of commissioners by suggesting appointees and monitoring the process to ensure there are qualified, bi-partisan and forward-thinking individuals selected to serve in this important role. Once the commission is formed, they look to citizens for direction and suggestions. The CRC meets for approximately one year, traveling the state, identifying issues, performing research and gathering public input. Citizens can attend and participate in these statewide public hearings to make sure the issues they care about are carefully considered by the CRC. Most importantly, citizens can vote on the proposals on the 2018 ballot.

Partnership for Revising Florida's Constitution. To learn more, check out http://www.revisefl.com or view the video for ways you can help educate the public about its importance.