Below is a transcript of President Wilkerson’s speech to the Constitution Revision Commission hearing at FAU in Boca Raton this past April 7.
I am Karen Wilkerson from North Palm Beach. As President of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, I am speaking on their behalf.
A twenty year revision of the state constitution is an important occasion. Therefore, we strongly feel that the Commission should abide by the Florida Sunshine Laws. The progress of this important review must be transparent, open to the public, and reflect the public views. Otherwise, its work will not be accepted at the polling booth.Read more →
This present round of hearings did not permit most legislators to participate. Short notice, selection of days and times did not make it possible …
We had a presidential campaign concentrated on made up news and sound bites of distraction. We must demand investigating reporting and fact checking. The League must lead the way to better voter education. That means more than explaining what is on a ballot. It means making sure that voters understand government programs long before they are distorted in campaign speeches. Because we have neglected to spread our knowledge, voters have not had the information to make good choices.Read more →
We can rethink the way we provide information. We can do a better job of letting voters know where to find factual information. That is our mission. Ironically, we know the information. We need to rethink our delivery system.
I look at these situations as opportunities for our League to …