October 9, 2014 - Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit granted the extension requested by the Governor and Attorney General of Florida, delaying the deadline of important briefs until after Election Day. Appellant briefs are now due November 14, 2014. [link to brief : http://bit.ly/1vRy2F3 ]
The Orange County Voters League, in association with the League of Women Voters and Commissioner Samuel B. Ings (Orl-Dist 6), presents its final candidate forum of the year, featuring the Candidates for Orange County Clerk of the Court, County Commission District 2 and County Commission District 6, in a town-hall-inspired forum.
(Orlando, FL) – Carlos Smith, Orange County DEC Chair, Stephanie Porta, Executive Director of Organize Now, Anna Eskamani, Regional Manager at FL Planned Parenthood PAC, and local Orlando residents without Earned Sick Time benefits, held a press conference to demand an overturn of the “kill shot” legislation that Rick Scott signed, which preempted local communities from being able to provide Earned Sick Time benefits to working families.
Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014) – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives – 233 members – have signed a letter urging the House leadership to preserve the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, writing that proposals requiring a transition to the accrual method “will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts.”
Rights Restoration, Immigrant Justice, Health Care and Voter Engagement top the Agenda
Nearly 70% of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing new measures to combat the Sunni militants.
Miami – Today, the Florida Planned Parenthood PAC’s Women are Watching (WAW) campaign announced endorsements of the Crist/Taddeo ticket in the Governor’s race and George Sheldon in the Attorney General’s race. Gov. Crist and his running mate, Annette Taddeo, joined Planned Parenthood volunteers for the announcement at the launch of the PAC’s field campaign. These endorsements are in addition to endorsements the campaignannounced in state legislative races last month.