Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Hot Topics
  • A series of luncheon meetings with a speaker at each, discussing one of our Key Issues.
  • There is a $25 fee to attend and you must pre-reserve.
  • Held at Atlantis Country Club.
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Hot Topic- January

Hot Topic- January

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
11:00am – 1:00pm

Home Rule

The state of Florida overruled Palm Beach County ordinances and permitted the establishment of charter schools that the county had ruled were not offering innovation or new curriculum.

The state has also overruled Palm Beach County wage theft laws.

Home Rule is denied when a higher level of government removes regulatory power from a lower level of government.

Now the Florida Constitutional Review Commission is considering putting a blanket amendment on the 2018 ballot to limit the power of a county, municipality or special district to regulate commerce, trade, or labor.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner will discuss what happens when a higher level of government takes regulatory power from a lower level and thwarts the rule of …

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Bio: Suzanne Cabrera

Suzanne Cabrera, Florida Housing CoalitionSuzanne Cabrera is the President/CEO of the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County (HLC). The HLC is a non-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006 by community and business leaders to address workforce/affordable housing issues. The organization is an action-oriented coalition of businesses, civic, and community leaders working to increase the availability and attainability of housing for the areas workforce. Specifically, Ms. Cabrera works on the development and preservation of affordable/workforce housing including financing of projects through private and public sources and addressing regulatory barriers that increase the cost of housing. As part of this effort, the HLC convenes a wide variety of public, private, non-profit, and municipal partners including business executive, developers, lenders, CRAs, CDCs, housing authority, as well as local, state, and federal agencies to develop …

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Hot Topics-Workforce Housing in PBC

Read Suzanne Cabrera’s Bio

Register online HERE or by calling Estelle Friedman 561-968-4123.

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Hot Topic: Nancy Abudu – Guest Speaker

Nancy AbuduNancy Abudu, Director of Legal Operations, ACLU of Florida presented The Impact Federal Courts Decisions Have on our Daily Lives to an appreciative audience on Wednesday, September 20.

Dr. Abudu, prior to becoming Legal Director of ACLU of Florida, served as senior staff counsel with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. She provided a detailed overview of voting rights challenges in states across the country, and stressed that the League continues to play a critical role in voting rights issues in front of the courts.  She spoke at length about Voting Rights challenges in Florida, which has plenty of problems of its own.

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) and particularly Section V (preclearance) of the VRA underlay voting rights regulation nationwide; since Section V was overruled in 2014 many …

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News Links for September Hot Topics

News Links for September Hot Topics
Nancy Abudu, ACLU

Nancy Abudu, ACLU

League of Women Voters of PB County Invites Public to 2 Thought-Provoking Events in September

 

AmericanTowns.com Article

Organiste.net Article

PRLog.org News Release

Whofish.org Article

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Why Courts Matter 2017

Why Courts Matter 2017

League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County Invites the Public to Thought-Provoking Events on Two Wednesdays Next Month


Nancy Abudu, ACLU

Hot Topics Luncheon

Wednesday, September 20 in Atlantis

WHY COURTS MATTER

‘The Impact Federal Court Decisions Have on Daily Lives’

The main speaker is Nancy Abudu, Director of Legal Operation for ACLU of Florida. This luncheon event will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard in Lake Worth. The cost to attend is $25 before September 10, and $35 afterwards.

Register online HERE or call Estelle Friedman 561.968.4123.

Link to Nancy’s Bio

 

Available for
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Nancy Abudu- Bio

Nancy Abudu, ACLUNancy Abudu joined the ACLU of Florida as the Legal Director in 2013.  Prior to becoming Legal Director, Nancy served as senior staff counsel with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project where she litigated civil rights cases in federal and state courts, and provided legal advice to ACLU affiliates around the country, cooperating attorneys, and others seeking assistance and information on issues such as felon disfranchisement, redistricting, challenges to photo ID and proof of citizenship laws, and general enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

She began her legal career as an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York in the Products Liability/Mass Tort department. During her time with the firm, she was also a Skadden Extern with the Legal Aid Society of

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Hot Topics- Why Courts Matter

Hot Topics- Why Courts Matter

Why Courts Matter: Nancy Abudu, Director of Legal Operations, ACLU of Florida:

The Impact Federal Courts Decisions have on our daily Lives

 

  • Wednesday, September 20th
  • 11 am-1 pm
  • Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard, Lake Worth
  • Nancy Abudu’s Bio

 

Decisions of the federal courts have an enormous impact on so many aspects of our daily lives, from the civil rights we experience, to our right to health care, to our religious freedoms.

Voting rights issues remain in the forefront, as we continue to discuss allegations of voter fraud and voter suppression, launch efforts to repeal felon disfranchisement laws and gear up for the 2020 redistricting cycle.  Recent federal court decisions regarding roll backs to early voting, the rejection of absentee ballots and the ID laws have …

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Sell-Out Crowd Learns About Opioid Crisis

By Marsha Vinson

Although Karen Wilkerson, President, in her introduction, was proud to announce the new  LWVPBC partnership with JFK Medical Center and Palms West Hospital, sponsors of the July Hot Topics, she warned the sell-out sized audience that they were about to get “depressing news.”  Why would the League present a depressing Hot Topics? To implement a positive change in understanding the Opioid Crisis — affecting our neighbors, our families.

Palm Beach Post’s Investigative Reporting

The first speaker, Christine Stapleton, Palm Beach Post reporter and lead investigator of the corruption in South Florida’s drug treatment industry, shared that she is an alcoholic with 19 years of sobriety.  Her personal experience with addiction extends to personally housing young recovered opiate addicts.  Christine is astounded by the corruption …

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