What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.
Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.
An in-depth study and white paper issued on Palm Beach County's Agricultural Reserve, as an example, received countywide notice and positive comment on this highly contested environmental issue. Growth management and water conservation including the Everglades, receive continuous monitoring.
The public forum is a significant part of the League's outreach. Major facets of the USA Patriot Act were put in plain words by expert panelists to Standing Room Only audiences. At other forums, the complex Help America Vote Act (HA VA) was explained, and at another public meeting a panel of lawyers discussed the topic of Judicial Independence.
Voter Service is often what the community thinks of first when the League is mentioned. However, it takes many forms: sponsoring candidate forums, debates and interviews; registering citizens to vote and get-out-the-vote campaigns; making voting information available through publications and speaking engagements; the pro/con of constitutional amendments.
These are but a few of our local programs, which include Children's Issues, Social Policy and Education. As we face the future, we will remember the words of League founder Carrie Chapman Catt who said, "...no chance, no destiny, no fate can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." The Palm Beach County League is striving to emulate the resolve and direction of our founder as we chart our future.
The League of Women Voter is a nonpartisan organization. It does not endorse candidates nor does it support or oppose any political party.
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