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Justices to Hear Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Justices to Hear Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case – The New York Times

NY Times article- Justices to Hear Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case

There is a great deal in the news that should concern us.  Another partisan districting case:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/us/politics/supreme-court-partisan-gerrymandering.html

 

Editorial in Sun Sentinel last week on Judicial elections/appointments: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-op-editorial-appoint-judges-20171207-story.html

 

Another big concern: is our census going to be compromised?

http://newsdiffs.org/article-history/https%3A/www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/us/census-2020-redistricting.html

 

Palm Beach Post editorial:  Legislature’s assault on home rule must end:

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-florida-legislature-assault-home-rule-must-end/psc0OfRBjaqCh1f3SqSzRK/

 

Wednesday, January 17,2018, 11 am:  Hot Topic: PB County Commissioner Dave Kerner: Home Rule.  The special guest speaker will be Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner, who will discuss what happens when a higher level of government takes regulatory power from a lower level and thwarts the rule of the people.

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Cool Topic- Public School Education

Cool Topic- Public School Education

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00am

Cool Topic- Public School Education

The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Speakers: Adrienne Ellis and Debra Chandler
Contact person: Debra Chandler…

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Hot Topic- January Meeting

Hot Topic- January Meeting

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

Palm Beach County Authority vs. State of Florida Authority

Who Makes the decisions for Palm Beach County

Featuring PB County Commissioner Dave Kerner

 

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will host this informative event from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd. in Lake Worth.

The special guest speaker will be Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner, who will discuss what happens when a higher level of government takes regulatory power from a lower level and thwarts the rule of the people.

Do you want the state to overrule county decisions on taxes, permits, fees, land use and environmental issues? Should counties and municipalities be able to opt out

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Observer Corps Report- PBC School Board

Observer Corps Report- PBC School Board

by Cynthia Sheehan-Hartwell

 

The following report covers the November 15, 2017 meeting of the PBC School Board. The regularly scheduled meeting was held at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center and commenced at 5 PM.

 

* The school board voted for Chuck Shaw to remain as chair and for Dr. Deborah Robinson as vice chair.

* University Preparatory Academy is located near Riviera Beach and provides a college prep experience to underserved students in grades K-4. The school population has increased 55% since last year and now enrolls 257 students.

* Dr. Robinson raised the concern that the more prestigious schools provide vocabulary textbooks for each student, but that is not the case for other schools. She requested that an upcoming Reading Workshop include a discussion about

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Fiesta de Pueblo

For the second year in a row, we will be participating in the “Fiesta de Pueblo,” the traditional Puerto Rican celebration of Three Kings Day (“El Día de los Reyes Magos”).  This annual event is sponsored by the Puerto Rican-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greenacres.

Saturday, January 6th, from 3-10 pm
Community Park of Greenacres
2905 Jog Rd, Greenacres, FL 33467

We’ll have a tent set up to register voters and to provide information on elections, especially to those who have recently arrived from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Come join the fun and bring your family!  There will be great Latin music to get your hips and feet moving, as well as all kinds of traditional Puerto Rican delicacies.  The little ones will enjoy

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Treasury Notes- November

Treasury Notes- November

By Joan Karp

LAST CHANCE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

As of the end of December, those who haven’t sent in dues that will be valid until October 1, 2018, will be dropped from our Active roster.

Our League has grown exponentially in the past two years and, as a result, we have been able to take on more projects and more events to serve our members and the community at large. We are very visible and respected in our county and in the state.

We need you to continue to be part of our organization. Individual membership is still only $60 and can be paid by credit card on our website, LWVPBC.org, or by sending a check to PO BOX 6208, Delray Beach FL, 33482-6208.

If you …

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Follow Up from Sadowski Affiliates Webinar

Follow Up from Sadowski Affiliates Webinar-
Historic Press Conference, Governor’s Budget
December 4, 2017

Thank you for participating in today’s webinar- Sadowski Affiliates Webinar- Legislative Update- Historic Press Conference, Governor’s Budget, Affordable Housing Workgroup Recommendations.

For additional reference, you can download the Webinar’s PowerPoint Presentation and view the Recorded Webinar below.

Legislative Update on State and Local Trust Funds- Dec. 4, 2017

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Florida Housing Coalition at info@FLHousing.org or 850-878-4219.


Membership in the Sadowski Affiliates is free thanks to support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Copyright © 2017 Florida Housing Coalition, All Rights Reserved.…

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LWVPBC at West Palm Beach Green Market

On Saturday, Dec. 2, we started our voter registration season at the Green Market in West Palm Beach. Amid swarms of people enjoying the sunshine and gourmet offerings of local vendors, Marc Bruner, Kelly Domnick, Polly Maier and Pam Maldonado manned the tent, registering voters and circulating the Former Felons Rights Restoration petition.

The highlight of the day was “capturing” several new teenage voters who will automatically receive their Voter Registration Cards upon their 18th birthday.

Just as we were winding up the day, we met the Huber family–parents, grandparents and two teen daughters. We spoke to them for quite a while and discovered that one daughter–Hayley–is 16 years old, and thus eligible to register to vote.

 

Her Mom shouted to her to come over because she …

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PBC Legislative Delegation

Written by Christene Campbell-Gabor, Chair, LWVPBC Civics Education Committee

LWVPBC Interns Faith Maniti and Dayalis Zamora presented at the PBC Legislative delegation public hearing on December 1st, 2017 at Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus.

Our Civics Education team is asking for the Legislators to sponsor or support a bill that would ensure that Civics Education is taught to all students from kindergarten through college.

Congratulation Dayalis and Faith on a job well done. We are all proud of (and impressed by) your presentation skills and the work that you are doing with the League.

 

Photos below (left to right): Faith Maniti and Daylis Zamora presenting at the podium; Faith, Rep. Lori Berman, Rep. Matt Willhite, and Dayalis; Dayalis, Rep. Bill Hagar, and Faith; Faith, Rep.

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Voter Registrations Coincide With ACA Enrollment Events

The Voter Services committee will be piggybacking Voter Registration drives with ACA Enrollment events at local libraries from now through December 13th. The schedule is as follows:

11/29 – Okeechobee Branch – 4:30 – 7:30 -pm
12/2 – Okeechobee Branch – 11 am – 3 pm
12/4 – Tequesta Branch – 3:45 – 5:30 pm
12/6 – Okeechobee Branch – 4:30 – 7:30 pm
12/8 – Glades Branch – Boca Raton – 12 – 4 pm
12/10 – Wellington Branch – 12 – 4 pm
12/11 – Tequesta Branch – 3:45 – 5:30 pm
12/12 – Lantana Branch – 4 – 7 pm
12/13 – Okeechobee Branch – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Registration Contact: Pam Maldonado,  305-873-4239,  pamelamaldonado.mia@gmail.com

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