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Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018EARTH DAY

APRIL 22, 2018

THEME: END PLASTIC POLLUTION!

Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement and the Earth Day Network is working to secure a future free of plastic pollution. Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.

Events are being held across our community at Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach Zoo, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and many more.

Check www.earthday.org for details.

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BBC article–What if Guns Disappeared

Recently, Tom Gabor advised journalist Rachel Nuwer who publishes a fascinating series for BBC Future called “What if?”  In this series, she leans on experts to envision a world in which something was radically different.  In her most recent article, Nuwer imagines a world in which guns disappeared.  It becomes apparent that, while guns have uses, humans would do much better without them, especially those living in more urban environments.  To read this excellent article, please visit:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180417-what-would-happen-if-all-guns-disappeared

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Young Leaguers Meeting

Young Leaguers meeting

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Broward Getting Homeless Off Streets

Broward opens its doors to new ideas for getting homeless off streets – Sun Sentinel
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By Larry Barszewski
MARCH 30, 2018, 8:30 PM

People who are drunk or high would be allowed into homeless shelters under new plans being considered by Broward County.

It’s part of an effort to get more homeless people who have spent years on the streets into shelters and, eventually, into a permanent place to live.

“We’re doing it on some of our overnight beds,” said Michael Wright, who oversees the county’s homeless efforts. “Now we want to operationalize it for all of our crisis shelter beds.”

People won’t be allowed to bring drugs or alcohol to a shelter and there would be zero tolerance for violence, but officials said …

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Cool Topic- Gun Control

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June Cool Topic

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Join us for NPVIC

The LWV National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) team, hosted by LWV PBC, has been actively educating legislators, the public and League members about the benefits of NPVIC to Florida voters.

We’ve also created an NPVIC section for the LWV FL website, as well as a monthly newsfeed of key articles from around the United States. And we are signing up volunteers from around Florida!

Join us! Contact our team at NPVIC.Florida@gmail.com to volunteer.

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New Members- April 2018

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS April 2018

Stephanie Alvarez

Pamela Arrieta

Sherry Bachrach

Karen Create

Meryl Davids

Nina DeMartini-day

Devlyn DeMaio

Ingrid Evans

Michalene Flaherty

Gerald (Jerry) Glassman

Denise Hensel

Mauriel Holland

Libby Jacobs

Sally Jones

Tait McSparran

Rosemary Nixon

Samantha Novaton

Giovanna Pasquarelli

Naya Payne

Jane Pfaffenberger

Christina Pugliese

Robyn Quaid

Mary Lou Rogers

Ruth Sabo

Cindy Santner

Margi Sermer

Ginny Shaller

Frieda Stangler

Hanley Tejada

Alix Troast

Nancy & Bernard Zemsky

Boca Raton

Lake Worth

West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Gardens

Boca Raton

Delray Beach

Palm Beach Gardens

Boynton Beach

Delray Beach

Boynton Beach

West Palm Beach

Lantana

Boca Raton

Palm Beach Gardens

Delray Beach

Delray Beach

North Miami

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

North Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

Tequesta

Boynton Beach

Lake Worth

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Annual Meeting & April Hot Topic

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April Hot Topic

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May Hot Topic- Politics and Stuff

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May Hot Topics

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Hot Topic Review: Reality of Sea Level Rise

JOHN ENGLANDER

Reality of Sea Level Rise

A Practical Positive Approach to a Big Problem

by Kathy Panko

John EnglanderJohn Englander, Oceanographer, Consultant, and leading expert on Sea Level Rise(SLR), addressed the LWV Hot Topics Luncheon on March 21, 2018. He began by stating that SLR is a revolutionary problem. He focused on the following points:

  • What is sea level rise?
  • What do we need to do about it?
  • What can YOU do about it?

Sea level rise is an increase in global sea level as a result of an increase in the volume of water in the world’s oceans. Some people think that SLR is an environmental issue. In reality, rising sea level is an economic, land, investment, and legal liability issue. It has everything to do with …

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