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DIANE CALLIER
22:12
Will the pandemic impact our ability to carry out this work? Even with a vaccine, it will be well into the summer before everyone will have a chance to get it.
Monica Elliott
22:47
Monica with Broward County - yes, we are still interested!
Steven Murphy
22:54
Steven Murphy, Manatee League is interested and especially if we can do it with Sarasota
Cathy Bosworth
22:56
Upper Keys might be interested in doing solar again. Had a great reaction the first time
Sharon Lynn
23:18
ready to do it again next year. Sharon Lynn lwvseminole@gmail.com
Margaret Boeth
23:28
Margaret Boeth LWVT would be interested
Abby Madeiros
23:40
Citrus County looking to start our 2nd Co Op
Maxine Connor
23:42
Citrus County
Idelia Phillips
23:42
Tentatively Hillsborough
Blake Summerlin
23:53
LWVT - Tallahassee :)
Bill Jonson
24:06
I am not familiar with the quality of the equipment choices. Like to learn more Jonson N Pinellas Co
Leah Nash
24:30
Who should we let know if we are interested?
Lanelle Phillmon
24:44
Angela was not able to join the call but said she and Diedre had connected and were on the same page.
Deirdre Macnab
24:52
The state office and Solar United Neighbors…!
CAROL SMITH
25:56
so good to see you Diedra
DIANE CALLIER
26:33
Understand that Amendment 3 is a touchy topic but we, as a League, need to discuss this and whether any changes need to be made in our decision, research, and communication processes. This issue is far from over. We all know Patti’s point of view and can sympathize with how difficult this has been for her but there have been considerable negative effects that did not need to happen and we need to take care similar damage is not done in the future. We, as leaders need a frank and honest discussion of this issue, not to revisit the decision but how it came about and the associated issues with timing, data research, and communication.
DIANE CALLIER
28:17
DEI includes more than just people of color. It should also include those people who are currently shut out of voting in primaries.
Rob Grisar
32:14
This is nonsense. Your recommendation was to disenfranchise 3.7 million voters. You may wish to move on and I would suggest that is the proper thing to do, Miss Brigham. When a leader brings disgrace onto the organization and drags our reputation through the newspapers editorial pages the appropriate and honorable thing to do is to bow out. So please do move on.
DIANE CALLIER
35:51
There are questions. That's not the same as hard data showing that minorities would be harmed. We KNOW that it would have given over 3 million NPA voters a chance to vote in primaries.
Jeannie Hamilton
35:58
Will LWVFL be looking into a different open primary format
DIANE CALLIER
36:47
Can we please see the hard data show that an open primary would hurt minorities? That would help greatly.
Bill Jonson
38:48
Why didn't the hard data on the negative impact on DEI come out initially before the selection of the top two primary as a reform choice was made?.
Allison Riggs
44:40
https://southerncoalition.org/resources/florida-amendments-3-and-4-on-2020-ballot/
DIANE CALLIER
46:04
I apologize for my mistake. It was the presentation that was somewhat delayed, not the voter guide.
Karen Estrin
48:00
Are the minutes to the LWVFL Board Meeting available for members to review?
Jean Yglesias
48:57
Just a comment but as a presenter on the amendments I made clear that the League has been very supportive of the idea of open primaries to empower NPA’s but that our position was based on concerns that top two could disenfranchise voting in some ways. In FL if we had top two we most likely would have had DeSantis and Putnam as our choices for governor which would not have given voters any real political choice. Additionally during our training the most comments from presenters was there concern that the League had planned to support Amendment 2 and many of us had concerns that ended up being reasons why the League changed their position.
Cathy Bosworth
52:22
whats the difference between top two and true open primary
Jean Yglesias
52:26
Sorry I meant the open primary amendment not amendment 2
DIANE CALLIER
53:20
Jean, we have no idea that DeSantis and Putnam would have been our two candidates for governor because we have no idea how the 3 million NPA's would have voted. This is a flawed data point.
Bill Jonson
58:34
Could I see the data on Senate District 19 related to top two?
Blake Summerlin
59:05
Hi Bill, the data Alison referenced can be found here: https://southerncoalition.org/resources/florida-amendments-3-and-4-on-2020-ballot/
nikki descoteaux
01:01:14
Word is that in Miami district where Jose Javier Rodriguez was running for reelection, there was a straw NPA candidate put up by a certain party. That candidate had the same last name and took away votes. An investigation in order?
Monica Elliott
01:03:10
Broward County: problems with return VBM envelopes being already sealed due to humidity (i.e., couldn't place ballot into return envelope); need strip across sealant; except for a few incidents, people wore their masks to the polls
DIANE CALLIER
01:03:31
Voting went well in Brevard County. As post-election actions we intend to meet with the SOE to review ballot rejections and how to reduce them in the next election. Otherwise, our SOE did an outstanding job of having a user friendly website and posted a lot of information and reminders on social media. The problems surrounded difficulties filling out the ballots, particularly the signatures.
Leah Nash
01:04:17
All seemed to go well in Orange County! LWVOC reached out to 150 grassroots organizations, developed online resources, partnered with a digital marketing company on our social media campaign, our history committee created a fabulous historical social media campaigns, PPTs in Orange County schools, a Vote411.org billboard, a texting campaign, staffed four adopt a precincts, and much more! We are going to continue the work (after we take a breath!) to defend democracy
Leah Nash
01:04:44
And we also partnered with UCF and phone banked with them
Deirdre Macnab
01:09:05
Bravo Lisa!!!!!
Deirdre Macnab
01:09:50
Bravo League Super Citizens!
Andrea Sleeper
01:10:52
Thank you!