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With one week left before Florida’s January 29th elections, tracking polls for both the Property Tax Reform Ammendment and the Presidential Preference Primaries show that the results for all three contests are still very much uncertain, with many Floridians still undecided on the issues and candidates.    

As a part of United Way of Tampa Bay’s Public Policy efforts, we want to keep you up to date on these elections, and provide you with nonpartisan resources to help inform you as you prepare to head to the polls.  

Amendment 1 – Property Tax Reform
View Survey USA’s Tracking poll for Amendment 1 at: http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollTrack.aspx?g=e2f43095-5ec0-46ec-8121-7a6fa5cb3191

VoteSmartFlorida.org – a nonpartisan source on Florida’s constitutional amendment process, has additional information detailing Ammendment 1 at: http://www.votesmartflorida.org/mx/hm.asp?id=home
 
Florida Presidential Preference Primaries
View Quinnipiac University’s poll (as of January 14, 2008) of our state’s Presidential Primary races at:  http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1297.xml?ReleaseID=1133 
 
Pinellas County voters can view ballot information at:
http://www.voterfocus.com/hosting/pinellas/index.php?id=67

Hillsborough County voters can view ballot information at:
http://www.votehillsborough.org/content.aspx?id=267
 

No matter how you vote, or for whom you cast your ballot, United Way of Tampa Bay encourages you to exercise your right at the polls this January 29th. 

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United Way of Tampa Bay’s Public Policy Agenda includes policy issues aligned with United Way’s mission and community priorities. Each issue is segmented into one of the following three strategies:

Legislative Leadership
As United Way will research issues directly connected to the Community Impact Agenda, where United Way’s future leadership and ongoing, active involvement could result in sustained community change.

Legislative Advocacy
United Way helps educate the community on an issue and takes a clear position on the issue. 

In 2007, Advocacy Issues include:  2-1-1, Early Childhood/Youth Development, Financial Stability and Opportunity, Hurricane/Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, and Non-Profit Strengthening Initiatives.

Legislative Support
United Way monitors and responds to requests for support (in the form of sign-on letters, etc.) from coalition partners providing the primary leadership on policy issues aligned with United Way’s mission and community priorities.

In 2007, Support Issues include:  Affordable Housing, Health Care, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, the Social Services Block Grant, as well as Local, State, & Federal Budget Processes.

Click Here to view United Way’s Public Policy Agenda in full. 

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