NPV National Constitution Day

NPV National Constitution Day

National Popular Vote Stars at National Constitution Day Events By Cynthia Archbold   For the first time ever, thanks to LWVPBC, proposed National Popular Vote legislation—to make every vote count and increase voter turnout–was presented in September at National Constitution Day events at colleges and universities across the state in forums on the Constitution, Electoral College and First Amendment.   NPV legislation, known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), supported by the LWV, guarantees that the winner of the most popular votes across the nation becomes president of the United States—all without requiring a Constitutional amendment.   In Boca Raton, TV commentator and Ana Navarro was the keynote speaker at Florida Atlantic University’s Constitution Day, celebrated on September 25 which was sold out with 500 plus attendees and standing room only.   This statewide effort to educate the public about NPVIC is thanks to an initiative launched by

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Four More States adopt the National Popular Vote

Four More States adopt the National Popular Vote

By Cynthia Archbold On June 5, Oregon became the fifteenth state to pass National Popular Vote bills in both chambers of the state legislature; the governor is expected to sign the measure into law. NPV supporters in LWVPBC are working to ensure that Florida also will adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. “The National Popular Vote Compact is designed to make every vote matter, regardless of where the voter lives, and to make the U.S. President the candidate who gets the most popular votes, just as we appoint every other candidate for public office,” says Jonathan Perloe, addressing the League of Women Voters at the LWVFL state Convention in Naples. Perloe was instrumental in Connecticut’s adoption of NPV in Spring 2018. Since then three other states have signed on to the compact: New Mexico, Delaware and Colorado, adding up to 189 electoral votes, and with Oregon adding seven more

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NPV Workshop

NPV Workshop

Want the President to be elected by Popular Vote? Learn how the National Popular Vote works by attending the NPV Workshop on Friday, January 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 NPV will be holding an informative Workshop on Friday, January 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm prior to the beginning of the LWV’s annual Leadership Conference which starts on Friday, January 18 at 5:00 pm through Saturday, January 19. The Workshop and Conference will be held at the Doubletree Downtown Hotel in Orlando about a block from the new LWVFL offices. The workshop will begin with a lunch (salad/sandwiches) at 1:00, followed by an NPV educational session featuring a review of the NPV PowerPoint Presentation, the NPV Quiz, small group discussions, and some role-playing. This workshop will be open to anyone attending the Leadership Conference who is interested in learning more about NPV. If you want to attend this workshop, click here

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