Appetizers and Advocacy

For 40 years, politicians have used the HydeUnited for Abortion Coverage
Amendment to deny abortion coverage for those
struggling to get by.
Now, there is a new urgency as Floridians face the
outbreak of the Zika virus. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!



Food, give-aways and great speakers in a lively venue!

Monday, September 26, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
621 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL

General-$15 Students-$5

Proceeds to benefit Emergency Medical Assistance, Inc.


United for Abortion Coverage flyer

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Daytrippers – Delray Yacht Cruise

Delray Yacht Cruise
SUNDAY, November 6
Embark at 1pm return at 3:45pm

$25pp a la carte food/drinks available for purchase
Invite your Family and Friends
Advanced purchase required, 35-person limit

Non-refundable checks $25 Payable to LWPBC:

c/o Mary Jane Range
715 Lyford Cay Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33410

Click here to make an Online Payment $25 (non-refundable)

A small profit will go to the Operational Fund of the LWVPBC

Daytripper yacht

Lady Atlantic Sightseeing Cruise will embark from 801 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33483. Delray Yacht Cruises is located in the Northeast Corner of the Intracoastal Bridge on Atlantic Avenue in Veterans Park. Two Hour Cruise, departing at 1:30 p.m. and will head south toward Boca Raton. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR 2

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Bio: John Englander

John Englander

In cased you missed it, here is John Englander’s talk with the LWVPBC:

John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert. His broad marine science background coupled with degrees in geology and economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise. He brings the diverse points of view of a scientist, entrepreneur and CEO.

For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the nonprofit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society. As the Founder of the Rising Seas Group, he works with businesses, government agencies, and communities helping them …

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Mission and Goals of the Young Leaguers


Mission of the Young Leaguers

  • Involve adults ages 16 to 45 in the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County for the purpose of promoting good government.


  • Increase the number of young adults participating in the LWVPBC
  • Increase the number of young adults registered to vote
  • Increase the number of young adults voting in both primaries and general elections
  • Educate young adults about key issues on which LWV has positions
  • Increase the involvement of young adults in LWVPBC  activities, projects and leadership positions
  • Young Leaugers LOGO SNIP
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League meets with Senator Nelson’s Office on Fracking and Water Quality Issues

fracking and water quality issuesLorraine Zimmerman, Chair of Environmental Issues, Debra Chandler, Advocacy Chair, Karen Wilkerson, LWVPBC President, and Michelle McGovern, Director of Outreach for U. S. Senator Bill Nelson met to discuss fracking and water quality issues pertinent to Florida.

Read article on fracking.

Read more about water quality issues in Florida.

Map of fracked wells.


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House Bill Would Allow Felons to Regain Voting Rights – Sun Sentinel

Alan Grayson has taken the fight to restore rights to the US House.  This article is interesting for its simple summarization of the voting rights landscape for felons across the nation, and for Desmond Meade’s comments at the end.  If you haven’t signed a petition to get an amendment to our Florida Constitution to allow people with former felony convictions to vote, please do so now!  We are very close to having enough signatures for judicial review.

Don’t forget to vote on August 30!  And save the date and make your reservation now (I look forward to seeing you on September 21):

  • Wednesday September 21, 11 am: How Judicial Vacancies Impede Access to Justice: Nancy Abudu, Legal Director for the ACLU of Florida. The high
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Get Ready, Get Set, VOTE!


  • Verify that you are registered to vote.
  • You should have received a new Voter Identification Card this summer. Sign the card and check to see that your name, address and party affiliation are correct.
  • The card indicates your US Congress, State Senate, State House and local districts.  It also lists your polling location on primary/election day August 30.
  • If you choose not to vote-by-mail or vote early, you will need to vote at the polling location listed on your card.
  • If you didn’t get a card and are not sure if you are registered, or if you don’t know the numbers of your districts or your polling location click here to go to the Supervisor of Elections (SOE) website to
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We Need Nine

we need nine Elizabeth Warren

we need nineTell The Senate: #WeNeedNine

The Constitution is clear: It’s the President’s job to nominate Supreme Court justices, and it’s the Senate’s job to consider them.

Tell the Senate: it’s time to fulfill their constitutional responsibility, consider Chief Judge Merrick Garland and restore the Supreme Court to nine justices.

Go to Facebook to hear Elizabeth Warren’s message.


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Florida must stop keeping ex-prisoners from voting rights – article

Mark Schneider wrote this op ed piece for the

The Palm Beach Post, Sunday August 7, 2016:


Florida must stop keeping ex-prisoners from voting rights



How much of our money does Gov. Rick Scott spend each year to keep some of our fellow citizens from voting? The answer is $2.5 million. Who are these citizens? They’re the 1.5 million Florida residents with past felony convictions, kept from the polling booths by Scott’s manipulation of a constitutional provision, a vestige of Civil War-era racism designed to disenfranchise black people in Florida. In almost all other states but ours, these citizens would automatically have their civil rights restored upon completion of the terms of their sentences, and at almost no cost to the

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Fight the Bite – Zika Prevention

prevent Zika Virus

Click the image below to download or print.


Zika pdf

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