Dear League Members,
At our Convention in Delray Beach this past May, the League of Women Voters of Florida voted unanimously to support the proposed “Solar Choice” Amendment to the Florida Constitution.
Now is the time for our voice to be heard!
As the largest non-partisan citizen advocacy group in Florida, we know that if we all pull together we can succeed. Our League helped gather thousands of signatures in favor of Amendment 1 last year and successfully advocated for its passage with 75% of the vote in November.
Lets continue to build our reputation as an effective and energetic advocates for good government in Florida.
The Solar Choice amendment will allow investors to install solar electric panels on commercial and residential rooftops, and to sell the electricity to the tenants or nearby landowners. Currently, Florida is one of only four states that prohibit the sale of electricity by anyone other than an established utility.
The Solar Choice Amendment is backed by a broad cross section of groups including the League of Women Voters of Florida, environmentalists, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. If enacted, the Solar Choice Amendment will allow price competition, enhance the freedom to use one’s property, and make substantial progress toward carbon reduction. It will be a meaningful step towards putting real sunshine in the Sunshine State. You can learn more at flsolarchoice.org
So, what are we asking you to do?
2. Notify your local League President that you want to work on this issue, and help recruit other members to do the same.
3. Use this link to begin downloading petitions now.
4. Watch for more announcements coming soon for conference call training on speakers bureau and additional educational materials!
Our first step is to gather the necessary signatures by December 31, 2015 so it can be on the ballot in November 2016. You can do your part — large or small! Don’t delay! Informational material and petitions will be provided to you if you respond to this email.
If you have any questions, please contact:
LWVF 1st Vice President Chuck O’Neal(firstname.lastname@example.org)
LWVF Solar Initiative Director Alvin Peters(email@example.com)
LWVF Executive Director Penny Walker Bos(LWVFexecutivedirector@gmail.com).
Thanks for all you do!