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Video: Miami Rights | May 10, 2017 Pt. 3 | Full Frontal on TBS

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to All the Remarkable Women Who Inspire Us

from the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County

By: Liz Gamble
League Member Since 2016

As Mother’s Day approaches, we thought it would be noteworthy, and a bit fun, to hear from a few League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County members about “Why They League.” And, how their involvement in the League is helping to shape the world for their children and grandchildren.

These remarkable women are just four of more than 300 exceptional women and men who have joined the Palm Beach chapter within the last couple of years. Among them are moms and grandmothers who give of their time, expertise and energy, and who dare to act!

Here’s to all the …

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Budget deal includes money for Mar-a-Lago security during Trump visits

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2017 Legislative WrapUp

2017 Legislative WrapUp

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Advocacy Committee April Report

Advocacy Committee April Report

Date: April 28, 2017

Chair: Debra Chandler dachandler55@gmail.com 561-254-4441

Co-Chair: Barbara Walker blwalker42@comcast.net 561-422-0524

Report of Issues, Events & Dates:

  1. We are reorganizing the Advocacy Committee and creating “Super Advocates” who will be trained in advanced advocacy skills and methods. Rather than meet monthly, our emphasis will be on training and building relationships with our elected officials at the National, State, and Local levels. The Observer Corps members will concentrate on meeting with elected officials in the municipalities, on the school board and on the county commission. O/C members, who regularly attend the local meetings are well placed to become familiar with the office holders. Other committee members have stepped up for the advanced training sessions, which Karen Wilkerson and I will conduct over the next few months.
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Ethics and Nonprofits

Karen Wilkerson, Linda Prior, & Debra Chandler attended an ethics seminar entitled, “Ethics and Nonprofits: Challenges, Effectiveness and Impact” hosted by the PCSC Center for Applied Ethics. 

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Government Bee Report

Government Bee Report

By Christene Campbell-Gabor, Civics Education Chair

LWVPBC was a proud sponsor of the Palm Beach County School District’s Second Annual Government Bee, held at Santaluces High School on April 16th.

Seven PBC high schools participated in this year’s Bee, which was originated by the Masonic High Twelve Club of Lake Worth No. 316. The seven schools (Boynton Beach High School, Lake Worth Community High School, Royal Palm Beach High School, Santaluces Community High School, Seminole Ridge Community High School, Spanish River High School, and Suncoast High School) mounted ten teams, double the number of teams that competed in the first annual competition held last year.

This competition encourages teams of students to become engaged in the United States Government curriculum by going head-to-head with questions of

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Membership Meeting A Huge Success

Membership Meeting A Huge Success

On very well attended March 1, 2017 “Cool Topic” membership meeting at the Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, the League debuted the new power point presentation on the Electoral College.  Voting  Rights Coalition Co-chair Nancy Cohen introduced the program. Ethelene (Lennie) Jones M.D., Chair of the LWVPBC Speakers Bureau walked us through the interesting and informative presentation. A discussion session.

To schedule the new Electoral College program, contact Lennie at ethelenejones@gmail.com or 562-687-4433.

Next Cool Topic:

Why Courts Matter: Role of Courts in Immigration

Tuesday, June 13

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Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente

On April 23rd at Atlantis Country Club, LWVPBC, in conjunction with the National Council of Jewish Women, the ACLU and the Women’s Foundation of Florida, held a very special event.  Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente spoke to a crowd of about 125 people, including many judges, members of the bar, and elected officials, about the “Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary.”

After four decades in the legal profession and on the bench, Justice Pariente was very well placed to give us this overview.  The Justice’s engaging address highlighted the importance of an independent judiciary

  • the threats it faces from those outside who want to politicize it the need to promote civic education so that people understand the judiciary’s role as an equal and separate branch of
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Your League in Action

By Debra Chandler

Cindy Sheehan-Hartwell proudly represented the almost 600 members of the League at the Palm Beach County School Board meeting, April 19, as she read a statement supporting the School Board’s resolution to protect students’ safety and privacy.

Many community members, including a pediatrician, spoke about the stress that PBC students are experiencing as a result of their fear of family members being deported. All requested that the PBC school board pass a resolution that would provide a safe environment for all students.

The resolution states that federal authorities must have a court order to obtain confidential student information or entry to campus. LWVPBC members had voted unanimously at their Annual Business Meeting that morning to support the resolution.

Please see: School board resolves to shield

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