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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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Affordable Housing: Call for Participation

housing crisisBy Sammy Alzofon

 

America has a housing crisis!  There aren’t enough affordable housing options for those with moderate incomes and even less for our neighbors who are in need.  Meeting this challenge will take affirmative action by government on all levels combined with affirmative action by private individuals, businesses and organizations.

We are looking for Leaguers who are interested in learning more about how this shortage affects Palm Beach Country and what needs to be done: multiple issues affect the availability of housing for working families, homeless people, and those with special needs. We invite you to sit down and discuss

  • multiplying workforce needs within the business community
  • inadequate household income
  • rapidly rising housing and transportation costs
  • declining availability of land
  • declining public funding

 

Housing prices …

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Member Profile: Ken Horkavy

by Emily Rosen

 

Ken HorkavyOh, the people you meet in the League! What a diverse bunch of doers and activists on the cutting edge of human betterment. Get involved and your “Interesting Life Quotient” will soar.

 

Meet Ken Horkavy, AKA Ken the Idea Guy (www.horkavy.com ). He is the genius I.T. person who produces the live videos for events and is the current communications director for LWVPBC. Seems that about two years ago, he was “hoodwinked” by his friend, Caela Farren, who groomed him to replace her as Communications Director, assuring him it would be fun.

 

And Ken says that “It has been. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve. I’ve been tacitly involved in many committees because I’m live-streaming major events on

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