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Young Leaguers August Networking

Young Leaguers August Networking
Monday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
Bru’s Room, 1333 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach
Adults ages 16-45 are invited to join with the
Young Leaguers of the Palm Beach County League of Women
Voters for a networking and informative evening featuring
Rep. Emily Slosberg and Rep. Lori Berman sharing their perspectives
on their service in the Florida State House as a first timer and a termed limited
representative.
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Delray woman works to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

Delray woman works to restore ex-felons' voting rights

Joan Thurman, of Tampa, and Arlene Ustin, right, attended the National Conference for the National Organization for Women July 2 in Orlando. They were gathering petitions to get a constitutional amendment to restore ex-felons’ voting rights on the 2018 state ballot. (Arlene Ustin/Courtesy)

Delray Beach resident Arlene Ustin proudly declares her love for the United States and its freedoms.She also works tirelessly to gather signatures on a petition for a constitutional amendment to restore the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation. She has been collecting signatures since 2014…  read more   http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/delray-beach/fl-drf-rights-0712-20170711-story.html

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August Cool Topics- Fake News Panel

August Cool Topics- Fake News Panel

This event is FREE – but please Register online.August Cool Topics- Fake News Panel

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Analysis: What stopped the first Lake O reservoir in mid-construction?

It’s been nearly 10 years, but debate continues: What stopped a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee in mid-construction?

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Observer Corps June Reports

Observer Corps June Reports

If you do not see your municipality listed below, we probably need your help! Many members are away visiting and vacationing over the summer. Please lend us a hand.

 

Arlene Ustin attended the Delray City Council meeting, and reported that it was, “Quite wonderful.”

  • The city was recognized as an “All American City” because of the kids’ summer programs.
  • A proposal for $27K lifeguard tower updating was approved.
  • A test “Ambassador Program” was discussed.  The ambassadors wear yellow shirts to assist people from 6 AM to 11 PM.  The Delray Development Authority challenged the program’s $290K fund increase to double the staff, saying they should focus on other problems in the area, like discouraging drug use and crime.
  • A redesign of the seawall and docks was also
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New Members – July 2017

New Members - July 2017

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS—July 2017

 

We now have 628 members!  For contact information, go to the Member Directory at lwvpbc.org.  

For the member password, contact Darlene Kostrub at 561-852-0496 or email at dkostrub@aol.com.

Joseph Anderson
Riviera Beach (Reinstated)

Penny Arons
Palm Beach Gardens

Iris Bergman
Palm Beach Gardens

Barbara Boehm
Juno Beach

Cynthia Brodrick
Greenacres

Marva Callender
Loxahatchee

Rebecca Cohen
Palm Beach Gardens

Marcia Danziger
Palm Beach Gardens

Mi Sun Donahue
North Palm Beach

Regen Foley
Palm Beach Gardens

Adriana Gonzalez
Lake Worth

Marianne Guerre
Palm Beach Gardens

Lisa Harris
Lake Worth

Lisa Huertas
Jupiter

Emma Lehman
North Palm Beach

Elaine Lerner
Boca Raton

Marilyn Lewis
Juno Beach

KaShamba Miller-Anderson
Riviera Beach (Reinstated)

Cliff O’Neill
Jupiter

Sharon Pardo
West Palm Beach

John Pastore
Boca Raton

Richele

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Civics Education and Senator Bob Graham

Civics Education and Senator Bob Graham

The Civics Education Committee, under the energetic leadership of Christene Campbell-Gabor, continues to seek out new opportunities to make a positive difference!

On June 29, representatives from our League joined Senator Bob Graham for a productive meeting regarding the history and the future of Civics Education in Florida. Ideas and advice were exchanged between Senator Graham, LWVPBC Vice President Debra Chandler, LWVPBC Civics Education Chair Christene Campbell-Gabor, Intern Faith Maniti, and LWVPBC President Karen Wilkerson.

Promote Protect the Vote

Roundtable discussion with (l. to r.) Debra Chandler, Senator Bob Graham, Christene Campbell-Gabor, Faith Maniti, and Karen Wilkerson.

Senator Graham, a charming, Southern gentleman, was Governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987. Currently, at the University of Florida, he heads the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, …

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Protect the Vote! Promote the Vote!

Protect the Vote! Promote the Vote!

July 9, 2017

Next edition of the Newsletter- July 30

STATE OF THE STATE

THE VOTE

Modern western democracies are based on certain premises:
  • every citizen of voting-age should have an unobstructed right to vote
  • citizens have a duty to participate in the political system by voting and doing so thoughtfully
  • leaders are selected at elections by the majority of voters

That is how electoral democracy is supposed to function at the most basic level.  Of course, from the beginnings of this nation, each of these premises had major caveats: from denial of the right to vote to women until 1920 to effectively making the exercise of the vote for Blacks impossible (especially in the south) until 1965.   The Electoral College “insulated” the choice of the President from …

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Florida complies with data request by Trump commission

Trump Commission
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Environmental Report- July

Environmental Report- July

Environmental Team

July, 2017

The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. League works to increase understanding on major policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Official League position statements are issued only by the President or designee. Action on issues should be done as an individual and not as a League member.

During this time of political change, how will we most effectively meet the environmental challenges.

Our issues:

  • Solar with co-ops May 17 Hot Topics was a fun and informative luncheon. The LWVPBC and the Sierra Club will have their kick off with WPB Mayor Muoio and PBCC Mayor Burdick on October 4 at Pine Jog Environmental Center. Contact Diane Marks to volunteer
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