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The Speakers Bureau

In the 2016 Presidential election year, the referendums and constitutional amendment proposals on the primary election and general election ballots generated a lot of interest and many questions. Our Speakers Bureau was in great demand to help voters understand the issues. We filled 73 speaking engagements, reaching an audience of 2,893 persons. Many of the groups who invited our presentations donated honorariums to the League. In 2016, the Speakers Bureau generated donations totaling $2371.00.

The topics we offered were: The August 30 Primary; Campus Carry; Your Florida Government, Your County Government; Gun Safety; Climate Change; and Decision 2016. Our speakers were: Rosalie Almborg, Christene Campbell Gabor, Debra Chandler, Barbara Eriv, Ethelene Jones, Geoff Kashdan, Diane Kessler, Marcia Lamel, Corinne Miller, Barbara Phillipi, Mary Jane …

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Voter Services

Voter Services

Focus: Participate and organize voter registration and education activities at various sites in Palm Beach County. Work with speakers bureau and other committees to provide voter registration services.

Chair: Harriet Diamond (hdiamon@comcast.net, 772-696-2514)

Meetings:  First Thursday of the Month, at Children’s Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton, Beach, Fl.…

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Special Events

Special Events

Focus: Plan events for the membership and coordinate Hot Topic Luncheons.

Chair: Keeter Martinson (561-844-3713) keetnpb@aol.com

Meetings: As needed.…

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Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums

Focus: Conduct, moderate and assist with candidate forums for local positions. . Training is provided.

Chair: Kenneth Thomas (k.thomassr@comcast.net, 561-487-7940)…

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Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

Focus:

Makes presentations to local civic clubs, colleges, community organizations and residential groups, educating the public on state and local issues.  Training and materials are provided.
The Speakers Bureau offers presentations on The Electoral College; Restore the Vote  Your Florida Government, Your County Government, Constitution Revision Commission and Gun Safety.
Chair: Ethelene Jones (ethelenejones@gmail.com, 561-444-8693)…

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Voting Rights

Voting Rights

League Policy: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed.
Our coalition is made up of the Palm Beach County chapters of the League of Women Voters, National Council of Jewish Women, and American Civil Liberties Union.

The focus of the coalition is to:

  • To assure voting rights for all Florida citizens;
  • combat voter suppression in its many forms. We study redistricting and follow litigation, both national and in Florida. Gerrymandering of districts has made a joke of ‘one man, one vote’. Nationwide and in Florida, elected officials have drawn district lines to protect incumbents. These inequities are a major threat to our democracy;
  • advocate for passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Since
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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

TBD

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Immigration

Immigration

TBD

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Healthcare

Healthcare

The League’s Policy:

The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices.

Focus:

  • To participate in LWVFL Healthcare Expansion Campaign supporting  health care for Florida’s working poor who now fall in the gap;
  • To explore partnering with local hospitals, chambers and businesses in advocacy efforts;
  • To expand work to include Mental Health studies.

Chair: Nancy Gau (561-439-4522, Jessiestar2@yahoo.com)

Meetings: See League Calendar.

Location: Home of Nancy Gau, 2082 Hermitage Dr., Wellington. FL.…

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Gun Safety

Gun Safety

The LWV Gun Safety committee is working with the LWV state effort to defeat bills that  would bring more guns into our lives. With over 33,000 gun deaths a year, the U.S. has a major health crisis.

Focus:

  • To educate the general public and lobby our state representatives about the severity of the problem and
  • To lend LWV support to some common sense legislation to create responsible gun ownership.

Co-Chairs:   Geoff Kashdan (561-329-3461, kashdang@ymail.com)

Betsy Pickup (561-395-4646, betsypickup68@gmail.com)

Meetings:  The committee meets once a month at a local restaurant for a “power lunch” on a date convenient to most members.  See League Calendar or contact Geoff for time, date and location of the next meeting.…

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