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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Continues to be Tested

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Continues to be Tested

The fight to stop manmade contributions to climate change is not over, we’ve taken big steps in the last year. Last year, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized — the Clean Power Plan — the first ever regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the League rejoiced. Power plants are the number one contributor of carbon pollution, and carbon pollution is the largest contributor to climate change.The Clean Power Plan is the biggest and most ambitious action the U.S. has ever taken to tackle climate change. This long awaited regulation will save lives, improve health, spur economic growth and protect our environment.

Not surprisingly, challenges to the Clean Power Plan from corporate polluters and state governments were immediate. And the

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We owe it to the people of Orlando

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Dear Friends,

Bill Nelson twitterEarlier today, I spoke with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about the new bipartisan gun bill Sen. Susan Collins and I recently introduced to prevent anyone who is on the No-Fly List from buying a gun. To me, it’s common sense — if we don’t let someone on a plane because the FBI thinks they may have ties to terrorism, then we shouldn’t let that person buy a gun.

Another provision included in the bill is one I introduced last week to ensure that the FBI is notified if someone who was once on the terrorist watch list purchases a gun.Bill Nelson facebook
We’re not saying: don’t sell guns to someone just because they were investigated. But having a system in place that alerts the FBI if someone they …

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Gun Safety

The League of Women Voters – Florida has an adopted consensus that is expected to need member action regarding introduced legislation in Florida: one bill would permit students to have a concealed weapon permit to carry guns on campuses. LWVFL opposed this bill. Another bill would require that guns located in homes must be locked away if there is a youth under 16 in the home.

We can expect the Florida League to be requesting action on the already introduced legislation to allow guns on college campuses. In addition, the state committee is planning to propose a 2018 amendment to the state constitution regarding background checks of those purchasing guns. We are expecting a power point presentation on gun safety to be available shortly. We have already planned

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Young Leaguers IN THE K(NOW) Organizational Meeting

Young Leaguers IN THE K(NOW) Organizational Meeting

Young Leaugers IN THE KNOW

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You are invited to the YOUNG LEAGUERS IN THE K(NOW) ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Thursday, August 11th ­ 6:30 p.m.

For adults 16 to 45 interested in good government

Hosted by: GUNSTER, 777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 500 East, West Palm Beach, FL

Help shape the future of the group, hear about the League’s work in the area of Gun Safety and
talk about the August Primary.
RSVP to stephaniedutko@gmail.com or 305-­299-­0232…

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Automatic Voter Registration: Why and How

The Time is Right: NOW

Four states (Oregon, California, Vermont, West Virginia) have passed automatic voter registration bills.  The experience from Oregon seems very positive.  Many other states are considering registering all citizens to vote (with an opt-out option.)  The Voting Rights Coalition will be studying this innovative move this fall, as well as continuing our drive to restore voting rights for citizens with former felony convictions and studying, educating, and advocating against voter suppression in its many forms.

https://www.brennancenter.org/event/automatic-voter-registration-why-and-how

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

WATCH: FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ON AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION

On May 18, 2016, the Brennan Center for Justice hosted the first national conference on automatic voter registration. Nearly 400 attendees from 20 states convened to discuss this breakthrough reform.  Conference participants traded ideas on strategies and …

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Sun Sentinel article- Why Courts Matter event

Sun Sentinel June 15, 2016 by Jan Engoren:

Sun Sentinel article

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Great Turnout for Going Solar

Great Turnout for Going Solar

It was a great turn-out for the LWVPBC May 26 solar presentation: Going Solar – Myths, Realities and Practicalities, presented by Court Weisledar of FL Go Solar in Delray Beach, FL. The event was very lively with plenty of questions from the audience and lots of shared valuable knowledge and information.

Going Solar is the first in a series of free events focused on Florida’s clean energy challenges and opportunities sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. Renewable energy offers far-reaching, well documented benefits for local communities and the nation – eliminating pollution, creating jobs, conserving energy, arresting the effects of climate change, reducing pollution-related health impacts, stimulating local economic development and more. Future presentations will bring to light the dangers of fracking …

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YOUNG LEAGUERS KICKOFF

Young Leaugers LOGO SNIP
Be YOUNG.
Be Engaged.
Be Informed.

YOUNG LEAGUERS KICKOFF

For adults 18 to 45 interested in good government
WEDNESDAY, 06.22.16 AT 6 PM
Appetizers and Fun Provided
ROCCO’S TACOS
5250 TOWN CENTER CIRCLE
BOCA ROATON, FL 33436

RSVP to Stephanie stephaniedutko@gmail.com or 305-299-0232

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Going Solar: Know Your Rights- Home or Business

Going Solar: Know Your Rights- Home or Business

GOING SOLAR: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
GET THE ANSWERS YOU NEED!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • YOUR HOA CAN’T RESTRICT YOUR RIGHT TO INSTALL SOLAR ON YOUR OWN HOME!
  • YOU HAVE THE POWER TO LOWER TAXES ON SOLAR BY VOTING YES ON AMENDMENT 4 IN AUGUST!
  • 1KW HOME SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM WILL PREVENT 300 POUNDS OF CO2 FROM BEING RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE; 170 POUNDS OF COAL FROM BEING BURNED, AND 105 GALLONS OF WATER FROM BEING CONSUMED.
    GET THE FACTS ABOUT SOLAR POWER FOR HOME AND BUSINESS

A free informational presentation for anyone interested in learning more about Florida’s current public policy debates and the practical benefits of going solar

EVENT: Going Solar: Myths, Realities and Practicalities of Solar Energy for Your Home and Business

Understanding solar in Florida can

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Why Courts Matter

Why Courts Matter

WHEN: 11 am-1 pm, September 21
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club
COST: $20 (including lunch) if registration is received 7 days in advance. $30 will be charged for registration after September 14th. Deadline for registrations is Sunday prior to the event date, September 18th.

Register online.

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