The Electoral College makes a mockery of our one-person one-vote principles:
The candidate who won the most votes did not win the election in two of the last five presidential elections.
our vote in Florida is worth less than 1/3 a vote in the least populous states—this is small state bias.
Battleground states get all the action: Presidential campaigns concentrate on battleground states; battleground states receive disproportionate funding, more federal grants, more favors, and more attention.
State winner-take-all laws adversely affect governance: under winner-take-all rules, a slim majority of voters can control 100% of a state’s electors, leaving everyone else effectively without representation, leading to decreased voter turnout, under-voting, no-choice elections, and disenfranchisement of voters.
Ms. Karen Wilkerson
League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County
Dear Ms. Wilkerson,
Thank you partner! Your endorsement of the Palm Beach County One Penny Sales surtax was a successful campaign. The time invested by your organization to understand why the One Penny was needed and how it was going to be spent proved to be an effective partnership. As a trusted voice in our county, your advocacy for the One Penny demonstrated a historic collaboration for Palm Beach County.
Now the real work begins. The voters of Palm Beach County have placed their trust and confidence in our One Penny plan as reflected in the approval of the sales tax. I look forward to collaborating with
POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE
By Nancy Gau, Chair of Healthcare Committee
In case you missed it in the news this past fall, both the U.S. Senate and House overwhelmingly passed the 21 Century Cures Act (H.R.6). It was signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016.
This $6.3 billion measure is the product of years of healthcare policy debate and is a huge bipartisan victory for medical research. More Funding for Cancer Research
Among many other things, this legislation will boost federal research efforts to combat cancer, including $1.8 billion in funding for Vice President Joe Biden’s “cancer moonshot” initiative. Biden, who lost his son to brain cancer in 2015, has spent the past year traveling to leading cancer centers in support of this bill, …
MEMBERSHIP MEETING The January General Meeting focused on how the League selects issues to study.
Corinne Miller explains the process used to decide which issues are supported by the League.
Corinne Miller explained the League’s unique consensus-reaching process to the over 70 members in attendance.
This meeting at the Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth was the first time many of our new members had access to Corinne’s wisdom and experience.
The wealth of our on-going study and stance on critical issues is available in copies of two League books: Study and Action and Impact on Issues. Corinne briefly reviewed these books that contain all the positions of the League, as well as our basic principles.
Please contact President Karen Wilkerson to purchase a copy of either or …
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Susan B. Ivers
Royal Palm Beach
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens
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Palm Beach Gardens
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by popular historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, explores the influence of muckraking journalists on the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. See, I told you the issues were something you would appreciate reading about today. It is a marvelous read.
As LWVUS approaches is 97th year, you want to get a copy of Sustaining the League of Women Voters of America. It provides a history of the suffragette movement, the creation of the League and an interesting perspective on while we are still a vital organization.…
Renowned climate expert and internationally acclaimed speaker and author presents
Climate Change Involves 4 Different Issues:
The Policy Implications
Does the type of energy we use really affect the environment?
Will sea level rise really affect my residence or business?
Is my water really safe?
Issues concerning climate change, energy, sea level rise, recycling, the Everglades, fresh water, ecosystem, algae and more may all appear to be similar. Noted climate expert John Englander will explain where they overlap and where …
Navy blues and daffodil yellows greeted us at the Atlantis Country Club! Raffle gifts, door prizes, and beautiful bouquets encircled the room and elicited the feeling of fun and celebration.
An Abundance of Prizes
Keeter Martinson and her team of dedicated workers offered a variety of raffle options that included beach chairs and cooler, a basket of white orchids, yummy chocolate treats, a foursome for golf and dinner, an assortment of books, and many other choices. Flower centerpieces graced the tables and the Atlantis staff provided delightful food and service.
Chico’s provided a cruise fare fashion show with some of our League members and county political VIPs (School board member Karen Brill and Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher as …
Tell The Florida Legislature To Stop Undermining Our Courts
Republican leaders in the Florida Legislature have set their sights on attacking the independence of Florida’s courts. HJR 121 would put a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that, if passed, would allow the Florida Legislature to override state court decisions they don’t like with a two-thirds vote. It doesn’t take a degree in civics to understand how this undermines our democracy.
The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community at large to learn about Harbor Branch’s most recent discoveries directly from the scientists who made them. The invited speakers from other institutions are colleagues who work on topics relevant to our Harbor Branch research themes.
Ocean Science Lecture Series 2017
Lectures are held in the Johnson Education Center auditorium on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. “In-Season” weekly lectures (January 11 through April 5) will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., followed by a meet-the-speaker reception. There is no charge to attend.