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The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane IrmaBy Kathy Panko, Environmental Issues Group

 

Hurricane Irma arrived in South Florida on September 10th.  The result has been challenging for most of us in Florida and the Caribbean who were in the path.  Despite the destruction, we can draw inspiration from hundreds of reports across the state of ordinary people doing extraordinary acts to help our fellow citizens.

Numerous charities are working to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts across the region.  If you are considering making a financial contribution, you may want to consider one of the following charities:

Feeding Florida (www.feedingflorida.org) – Network of foodbanks providing emergency food supply for Florida communities.

United Way of Florida (www.uwof.org) – Support for storm related needs and long term recovery.

Global Giving (www.globalgiving.org

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Health Care in America Presentation

health careBy Ethelene Jones

What do Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and/or D), Medicaid, and other health insurance options mean for you?

How do you make the right choice when it comes to your health care and your vote on health care issues?

 

 

 

The Palm Beach County League of Women Voters is excited to announce a new offering by our Speakers Bureau, “Healthcare in America – What You Should Know”. This presentation:

  • explains how the American health care system works
  • demystifies some of its vocabulary
  • looks at what Americans get for their healthcare dollar compared to other countries

The public will likely be surprised at how the health status and health care costs of Americans stack up against other developed countries.  This factual presentation explores …

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NPVIC

1 plus 1 map -NPVICBy Carol Nikov

Do you think your Florida vote for the President should be weighted less than some other states? WE DON’T!!! If you agree—help us!

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Committee is actively looking for dedicated volunteers. Help us effect a statewide legislative campaign for passage of this important legislation being introduced in the  legislative session.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact insures that Floridian votes for President and Vice President count just as much as votes cast by all other US citizens. Given the structure of the compact, we are already more than halfway to our goal of nationwide popular voting!

The goal of our committee is to get the NPVIC passed by the Florida State Legislature. Volunteers will help with tasks such as contacting …

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Young Leaguers October Meetup

OCT 11- Young Leaguers

Young Leaguers

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m at Bru’s Room, 1333 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach

Learn how to impact your world from Rhonda Rogers Exec. Director- Lake Worth West Comm. Center…

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Prominent Republicans Urge Supreme Court to End Gerrymandering

 

Supreme Court- Gerrymandering Case

The Supreme Court, which has never struck down an election map as a political gerrymander, will hear arguments on Oct. 3 in a case challenging the voting districts for Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled State Assembly. Credit: Jared Soares for The New York Times

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LWVPBC Presents The 2018 Legislative Preview

No Charge • Click HERE to register online



 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Palm Beach Post Auditorium
2751 So. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405
(I-95 to Belvedere Rd. East to Dixie Hwy.)

Contact: Ken Thomas at 561.487.7940 or k.thomasSR@comcast.net

No ChargeRSVP online

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Is the Electoral College Doomed?- Politico

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Is the Electoral College Doomed- Politico

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Dr. Irving Labovitz, J.D.

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New Members- August 2017

New Members- August 2017

By Darlene Kostrub

 

We now have over 650 members!

Please welcome these new members to our League.  

For their contact information, go to the member directory at lwvpbc.org.  For the member password, contact Darlene Kostrub at 561-852-0496 or dkostrub@aol.com.

 

Deborah H. Batchelor

Janet Bergman(reinstated)

Maxine Cheesman(reinstated)

Kim, Healy, Noelle Dwyer

Jeanne Harary

Jennifer & Bob Hudson

Polly Maier

Cristina Pimenta (LWV Intern)

Ellen Shelton

Claudia Watson

Lake Worth

Boca Raton

West Palm Beach

Delray Beach

Boca Raton

Jupiter

West Palm Beach

Plantation

Lake Worth

Boca Raton

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National Popular Vote

National Popular VoteBy Nancy Cohen

The Electoral College system is a disincentive to voting:

people believe their vote for President doesn’t count.

And for good reason.

Your Florida vote is only worth 1/3 of a vote in a less populous state.

Winner Take All practices give tiny majorities all the Electoral Votes.

Is there a solution?

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) would make all votes count equally.  And it would encourage Presidential candidates to listen to all points of view.

Learn about NPVIC:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000001821730/electoral-college-101.html

Join the Voting Rights Coalition and come to our next meeting:

Thursday October 5 at 2 pm, Compass, 201 North Dixie, Lake Worth

More Info:

Nancy Cohen  –  nancyecohen1@icloud.com  –  561 842 2499

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