ACAThe League’s Policy:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

Focus:

  • To participate in LWVFL Healthcare Expansion Campaign supporting  health care for Florida’s working poor who now fall in the gap;
  • To explore partnering with local hospitals, chambers and businesses in advocacy efforts;
  • To expand work to include Mental Health studies.

Co-Chairs:

Nancy Gau, Jessiestar2@yahoo.com561-439-4522
Brent Schillinger, bschill48@yahoo.com561-707-7065

Meetings:

See League Calendar.

Location:

Contact Nancy Gau

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