Advocacy

Advocacy

Advocacy

Focus:

Advocate League positions by working with League issue groups and programs, as well as governmental actors including legislators, commissioners and board members at national, state, and local levels.
Organize “Observer Corps” to monitor the County Commission, School Board and Municipal Commissions  (Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach) and be a visible representation of the League. Advocacy also produces two forums per year, Legislative Preview and Legislative Wrap-up where State Senators and State Representatives from Palm Beach County address their constituents and answer questions pertaining to the upcoming or just completed legislative session.

Co-Chairs: Debra Chandler (dachandler55@gmail.com), 561-254-4441

Barbara Walker (blwalker42@comcast.net), 561-422-0524

Meetings:  Regular meetings the 4th Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm. Location: …

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Advocacy Committee April Report

Advocacy Committee April Report

Date: April 28, 2017

Chair: Debra Chandler dachandler55@gmail.com 561-254-4441

Co-Chair: Barbara Walker blwalker42@comcast.net 561-422-0524

Report of Issues, Events & Dates:

  1. We are reorganizing the Advocacy Committee and creating “Super Advocates” who will be trained in advanced advocacy skills and methods. Rather than meet monthly, our emphasis will be on training and building relationships with our elected officials at the National, State, and Local levels. The Observer Corps members will concentrate on meeting with elected officials in the municipalities, on the school board and on the county commission. O/C members, who regularly attend the local meetings are well placed to become familiar with the office holders. Other committee members have stepped up for the advanced training sessions, which Karen Wilkerson and I will conduct over the next few months.
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Your League in Action

By Debra Chandler

Cindy Sheehan-Hartwell proudly represented the almost 600 members of the League at the Palm Beach County School Board meeting, April 19, as she read a statement supporting the School Board’s resolution to protect students’ safety and privacy.

Many community members, including a pediatrician, spoke about the stress that PBC students are experiencing as a result of their fear of family members being deported. All requested that the PBC school board pass a resolution that would provide a safe environment for all students.

The resolution states that federal authorities must have a court order to obtain confidential student information or entry to campus. LWVPBC members had voted unanimously at their Annual Business Meeting that morning to support the resolution.

Please see: School board resolves to shield

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How a Scientist Who Studies Marches Sees the March for Science

A polar bear in front of the White House, on March 28, 2017.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Hahrie Han explains why some protests are effective and others aren’t.

Read the article-  Atlantic on the Web .

On April 22, scientists and science enthusiasts will gather in Washington, D.C. and 480 other cities to march for science. Their numbers will likely be large and their signs will undoubtedly be nerdy. Much has been written about the march—whether it’s a good idea or a terrible one, whether it will rally people or distance them, whether it’s goals are acceptably varied or too diffuse, whether it cares too little or too much about matters of diversity, and whether it will be a cathartic flash-in-the-pan …

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Advocacy Committee March Report

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE MONTHLY REPORT to the BOARD

Date: April 4, 2017

Chair: Debra Chandler dachandler55@gmail.com 561-254-4441

Co-Chair: Barbara Walker blwalker42@comcast.net 561-422-0524

Report of Issues, Events & Dates:

  1. Palm Beach County sent thirteen LWVPBC members to Tallahassee for the 2017 Legislative Session. We were able to meet with every one of our legislators or one of their staff members except Rep. Hager. Sen. Negron could not schedule a meeting but Karen Wilkerson and Debra Chandler went to his office and met with his aide for about 20 minutes. Rep. Magar was also unable to schedule a meeting but Debra Chandler saw her in the hall and was able to spend about 3 minutes with her. All other members were very gracious and made time to see one or more
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Debra Chandler named to Infrastructure Surtax Oversight Committee

Debra Chandler named to Infrastructure Surtax Oversight Committee

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Debra Chandler Palm Beach County Appointment

Debra Chandler Palm Beach County Appointment

Debra Chandler Appointed to Palm Beach County 19-member Citizen Sales Tax Oversight Committee

DEBRA CHANDLERDebra Chandler, 2nd vice president and Advocacy co-chair, was appointed to the Palm Beach County 19-member Citizen Sales Tax Oversight Committee. The County Commission made the appointment during its March 14 meeting. Debra will represent the League of Women Voters on the volunteer committee. The Commission chose to include the League as a representative of the citizens of Palm Beach County.

The Citizen Sales Tax Oversight Committee was mandated by the Palm Beach County Commission following voter approval of a one-cent sales tax increase in November 2016. The tax increase, which is expected to generate $2.7 billion over a decade, must be used to improve schools, and county and city infrastructure. Schools will receive 50 …

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Barbara Walker talks about Advocacy

Barbara Walker talks about Advocacy

Barbara Walker talks about Advocacy in the LWVPBC.

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