ST. PETERSBURG, FL (September 30, 2018) –Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution remain on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot; of the twelve amendments, seven were proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), three by the Florida Legislature and two by citizen initiative. To pass, each of them must receive at least 60% approval by voters. This is the first time that constitutional amendments proposed by a CRC have faced the 60% hurdle, which voters approved in 2006. However, voters face more questions than is apparent.
Come learn more about the proposed amendments from Robin Davidov, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters St. Petersburg Area (LWVSPA). As a member of the Voter Services group, Robin helps voters register and update their registration. The League’s volunteers engage students and adults to foster an understanding of elections and democracy. Elections play a vital role in the political process and are a cornerstone of American democracy.
Join us on Thursday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg for lunch, networking, and information sharing. The public is invited to attend this event. Cost is $25. Reservations are necessary. For more information, visit www.bpwstpetepinellas.org.
“This event helps to bring community awareness and media attention to an important part of this year’s elections, namely amendments to the Florida Constitution,” said Sheila Barry-Oliver, 2018-2019 President of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.”
About Business and Professional Women (BPW)/St. Petersburg-Pinellas
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas is the local chapter of BPW/FL. Founded in 1919 at the national and state levels, and in 1966 at the local level, BPW crosses generations, occupations and political parties. BPW’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. General membership meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House in Downtown St. Petersburg. Guests are welcome to attend and experience a meeting. For more information: www.bpwstpetepinellas.org
Signature activities for 2018 include the Unhappy Hour observing Equal Pay Day in April, the Equality Day Tea in August, and the Working Women’s Forum (“Gender Equity in Action”) on October 24. The 2018-2019 BPW local organization president is Sheila Barry-Oliver.