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Special Meeting : Why Courts Matter -You be the Judge, Reproductive Rights


Why Courts Matter - Reproductive Rights Register HERE.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444, USA

Speakers: Dr. Linda Geller-Schwartz and Marci Elordi
Contact person: Nancy Cohen,
Note-this is an interactive workshop

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Advocacy Training Session-Perfect Pitch 2

Thursday, October 18, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Compass Community Center, 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460, USA

Note: interested persons MUST sign up with Debra Chandler: (Also-you must complete Perfect Pitch 1 prior to attending this session.)

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Advocacy Training Session-Perfect Pitch 1

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Compass Community Center, 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460, USA

Note-interested persons MUST sign up with Debra Chandler:
(Also-you must complete this session prior to attending Perfect Pitch 2.)

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FORUM: Legislative Preview

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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Observer Corps July Reports

Observer Corps

Observer Corps members have been reading League-approved statements at meetings attended. President Karen Wilkerson has clarified that the approved statement regarding voting rights was read EXACTLY as written, nothing added.


  • Joyce Smookler read the League-approved statement on Restoring Voting Rights to former felons.
  • Voted to not send certain amendments to Tallahassee concerning workforce housing. Developers want to put funds instead of building units.
  • Regarding Ag Reserve: any action was postponed after commissioners demanded further preparation.


By Arlene Ustin

Commissioners have gone to Tallahassee and kept on top of Delray issues on a regular basis. The 2018 Florida State Legislative session begins January 9- March 9 – with the likely possibility of being extended).

Two items of …

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Constitutional Crises (de jour)

Cool Topics

League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County Invites the Public to Thought-Provoking Events on Two Wednesdays Next Month

Irving Labovitz, J.D.Cool Topics Discussion

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Wednesday, September 27 in West Palm Beach


Guaranteed to Keep You ‘Up at Night’

  • Is Emolument Clause on the Menu?                                                                                                   
  • Is Treason Only Eaten Rare?
  • What’s the Difference Between Collusion and Conspiracy?
  • Is the Mythical Shangri-la the Only True ‘Sanctuary City?’
  • At What Constitutional Temperature Does One Bake a High Crime or Misdemeanor?
  • Is Gerrymandering Still a Delectable Political Dish
  • Is There a Recipe for ‘Cooking the Goose’ of the Special Counsel?

The main speaker …

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Why Courts Matter 2017

hot topics

League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County Invites the Public to Thought-Provoking Events on Two Wednesdays Next Month

Nancy Abudu, ACLU

Hot Topics Luncheon

Wednesday, September 20 in Atlantis


‘The Impact Federal Court Decisions Have on Daily Lives’

The main speaker is Nancy Abudu, Director of Legal Operation for ACLU of Florida. This luncheon event will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard in Lake Worth. The cost to attend is $25 before September 10, and $35 afterwards.

Register online HERE or call Estelle Friedman 561.968.4123.

Link to Nancy’s Bio


Available for
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Dayalis Zamora

Dayalis ZamoraBy Emily Rosen


“The issue I hold dearest to my heart is getting women, young people, and Latinos involved in the government process. Of the aforementioned demographics, almost all of them demonstrate the lowest percentage of voters in every election.”  These are words from Dayalis  Zamora, our 18-year-old LWV summer intern, who was inspired to join us by her friend Faith Maniti, another of our outstanding starlet interns.

Sense of Citizenship

Dayalis was three months old when she left Cuba to come to this country with her parents. She became an official citizen five years later,  “I have never traveled back to the land where I was born….And because my parents are immigrants, they have instilled in my sister and me, the value of an education and …

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Palm Beach County Housing Summit



By Sammy R. Alzofon

The Palm Beach County Housing Summit was convened by County Administrator Verdenia Baker on May 31, 2017, to a full house of more than 500 attendees. [It was reported to the League of Women Voters in a June 6, 2017 summary.] The long-awaited outcome of that Summit is now available in two documents:

  • An Invitation from the Palm Beach County 2017 Housing Summit Steering Committee
  • Palm Beach County 2017 Housing Summit Attainable Housing: Guiding Principles & Actions

The Steering Committee that planned the Summit has proposed establishing a regional framework for ongoing work, given the size of the county and its broad urban and demographic diversity. These regions are:

  • South Region: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton
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Tom Gabor Speaks On Gun Violence Today

Dr. Thomas Gabor discusses his book Confronting Gun Violence in America.

Watch the Video.

Tom Gabor

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