The LWVMC has collected videos from our Hot Topics and special events. In support of an informed voter, we are also posting candidate forums and videos on voting issues. In addition, advocacy videos are below which relate to those issues that are important to the League of Women Votes and our democracy. Any additional video suggestions to those we have posted are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRODUCTION TO THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
LWV – Creating a more perfect democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD3hNEI1a9I
We are the League of Women Voters – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=undHUR0ckQs
2020 PRIMARY CANDIDATE FORUMS
State Attorney District 12 Candidate Forum – May 14, 2020 Three attorneys are running for District 12 State Attorney. See them state their cases in this informative forum run by the Argus Foundation. Incumbent Ed Brodsky and Lisa Chittaro will face each other in the Republican primary in August and the winner will face Democrat Betsy Young in the general election.
School Board Dist 1 Manatee Tiger Bay Club Candidate Forum – May 22, 2020 School board candidates – Bridget Mendel and incumbent Gina Messenger – discuss why they are running, what are the issues that concern them the most and their proposals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF_iF6x_QZY
HOT TOPICS (about 1 hour each)
Voting Security and Vote by Mail – May 18, 2020 Supervisor of Elections Michael Bennett talks about voting security measures, the ERIC system and answers voting questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilNbpv3jN0Q
Additional Information is below in “Voting Issues”
Phosphate Mining in Manatee – Feb 11, 2019 Speakers from Suncoast Waterkeeper/Sarasota Sierra, The Mosaic Company and Manatee County Natural Resources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8QHV34r8Kg
Election Reform – Jan 14, 2019 Post 2018 election analysis of what election reform is needed. Some of the problems discussed were the recount in Palm Beach, ballot problems in Broward and pollicization of the election process. Speakers are the Manatee Supervisor of Elections and political science professor. It’s enlightening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mng9NsvrPy8
Manatee County’s Addiction Crisis – March 11, 2019 Manatee County was considered the opioid capitol of Florida. This program tells you about this crisis and explores what is being done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quslf7ETSSI
The Judicial System – Jan 9, 2018 A look at separation of power, political and public pressures and our current judicial system from history Professor Alcock and retired Judge Haworth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV24gxSU8oI
Solar Energy – Feb 14, 2017 This Hot Topic was the initiator of the Manatee Solar Coop, which enabled 75 homes in Manatee County to get low cost photovoltaic solar energy systems installed on their homes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRr07Mf8ZOo
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA LUNCH AND LEARN
Haven’t been able to join LWVFL webinars? Links to webinars are below.
May 1, 2020 Lunch & Learn Series: Sit Down with a Supervisor of Elections An excellent program with the Supervisor of Elections of Hillsborough. He covers voting registration, voter outreach, security, and vote by mail and answers LWV member’s excellent questions.
Summary of SOE Conversation: https://lwvmanatee.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-01-LWV-Florida-State-Zoom-call-TH-notes.pdf
April 24, 2020 Lunch & Learn Series: Legislative Debrief with the Capitol Alliance Group Learn the strategy used by the LWVFL lobbying firm, what they have been working on and issues we important to us.
ERIC – Florida has joined ERIC, a shared database created by the PEW Foundation to help maintain voter records by providing information so that that those who have died can be deleted from the voting population and individuals have moved away can be removed and those moved in can be encouraged to register. This 2-minute introductory video gives a good overview. Introduction to Electronic Registration Information Center
An older video with much more detail and provides an even better understanding. The Future of Voter Registration is Here | Pew
Article on voter fraud recommended by Mike Bennett, Manatee Supervisor of Elections Lets Put the Vote-by-Mail Fraud Myth to Rest/
Juvenile Justice – Pinellas public defender Patrice Moore and public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson share their experiences working with the juvenile justice system. https://www.pbs.org/video/pov-15-life-juvenile-justice-and-rehabilitation/
The 100 Year Birthday Celebration for the League of Women Voters. Speakers included our founder, Carrie Chapman Catt (played by Kathryn Chesley) and the President of the League of Women Voters of Florida, Patti Bingham. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCJsDjXCUT0