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2017 Florida PBC State Senators

2017 Florida PBC State Senators

CONTACT YOUR 2017 FLORIDA PBC STATE SENATORS


Joe Negron (R)
Offices

Tallahassee Office
412 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Email: negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov
Web: http://www.flsenate.gov
Phone: 850-487-5025 CALL NOW!
District Office
3500 SW Corporate Parkway
Suite 204
Palm City, FL 34990
Phone: 772-219-1665 CALL NOW!

Kevin Rader (D)
Offices

Tallahassee Office
222 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Email: rader.kevin.web@flsenate.gov
Web: http://www.flsenate.gov
Phone: 850-487-5029 CALL NOW!
District Office
5301 North Federal Highway
Suite 135
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 561-443-8170 CALL NOW!

Bobby Powell (D)
Offices

Tallahassee Office
214 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Email: powell.bobby.web@flsenate.gov
Web: http://www.flsenate.gov
Phone: 850-487-5030 CALL NOW!
District Office
2715 North Australian Avenue
Suite 105
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: 561-650-6880 CALL NOW!

Jeff Clemens (D)
Offices

Tallahassee Office
226 Senate Office …
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Request for Volunteers – Government Bee

Request for Volunteers - Government Bee

We have Exciting
Volunteer Opportunities
With the Palm Beach County School District

Annual History Day, February 20th – Judges Needed
Government Bee, April 6th – Mentors, Timekeepers, and More…

For more information contact Christene Campbell-Gabor
Chair, Civics Education LWVPBC
cgabor5@gmail.com or 561-271-4648

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Selection of the President

Selection of the President

Amid all this political foment, lets keep our eyes on one way to make positive change for the future:

PASS THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT.

NPVIC is the only system proposed that:

  • makes all states competitive
  • makes every vote count
  • guarantees that the candidate with the most votes nationwide win the presidency
  • pushes presidential candidates to adopt agendas that unite voters
  • would NOT require an amendment to the US Constitution

Selection of the PresidentSELECT THE PRESIDENT

The League’s History

A League study of the presidential electoral process culminated in a 1970 position supporting direct election of the President by popular vote as essential to representative government. The League testified and lobbied for legislation to amend the Constitution to replace the Electoral College with direct election of the President, including …

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Consensus Report On Charter Schools

Consensus Report On Charter Schools

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA STATEWIDE STUDY ON SCHOOL CHOICE: CONSENSUS REPORT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

INTRODUCTION


The following positions for Study in Action were developed from the Florida League of Women Voters’ 2012-13 state-wide study on school choice. The League initiated the study to better understand the oversight of public moneys that are allocated to charter schools and other private educational institutions. How these alternative public/private educational programs align with the constitutional requirement for a uniform, high quality school system of free public schools as stated in the Florida Constitution was also a concern. The League recognizes first and foremost it is a paramount duty of the state to provide for education and that charter schools, while privately owned and managed, are under contract to public …

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Susan B. Anthony Lunch

Susan B. Anthony Lunch

LWVPBC had 3 tables at the National Organization of Women (NOW) to support our award winning members, Linda Geller-Schwartz & Les Rivkin. Many elected officials were here, too.

 

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Help! You CAN make a difference

Help!  You CAN make a difference

We need your help!

  • Our website needs an extra set of eyes to make sure everything looks right.

  • Do you have ten minutes a day to look at the website, click on links and make sure everything looks right?

  • If so, please let us know at info@lwvpbc.org and we will get you setup on the easy details on making sure we look our best online everyday.

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Memorial Day Recognition – Normandy

Memorial Day Recognition - Normandy

NORMANDY

A large percentage of our country doesn’t know of or care about Normandy.
A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand.

Titled: ‘The Fallen 9000’, the piece is meant as a visual reminder of those who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII.
The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread, nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day.

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Women’s March

Women's March

WOMEN’S MARCH–JANUARY 21, 2017

    On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions of women and men gathered—in the streets of Palm Beach County, in major cities here in Florida, across our nation, and in countries around the world. The presence of concerned citizens was could not be ignored! Their voices were heard!
The Women’s March was a powerful, inspiring event. Read a few testimonials written by League participants and view a gallery of photos shared by a few of the many League members who attended the various event in various locations.
said, “I went to Miami (nothing could have stopped me) to show my support for women’s rights, civil rights, LBG rights, human rights, sensible gun laws and affordable health care for every American.”

Arlene Ustin, who attended the

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Martin County Public Hearing on Pipelines

Martin County Public Hearing on Pipelines

Spectra Energy Corp., a Fortune 500 company based in Houston, Texas , builds and operates more than 22,00 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil pipelines throughout the U.S. and Canada. In Florida one pipeline project called the Sabal Trail originates in Tallapona County, Alabama, extends through Georgia and will end in central Florida near Orlando at accost of $36 billion. Most recently according to Chris Merick, of the WWALS Watershed Coalition, a leak along the Sabal Trail pipeline in Georgia was reported. This same pipeline will also run under the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers in Florida.

In a move to protect Floridians and our environment on January 24 the Martin County Florida Board of County Commissions will conduct a public hearing to consider

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Better civics lessons needed in schools- article

Better civics lessons needed in schools- article

Florida House education chairman: Better civics lessons needed in schools | Naked Politics

An article about a legislator proposing better civics education in our schools

Miami Republican Rep. Michael Bileca, the House Education Committee chairman, says the issue is “near and dear” to him, and his primary goal is to streamline civics education so it runs from elementary school through college.

Read the Miami Herald article:
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/01/florida-house-education-chairman-better-civics-lessons-needed-in-schools.html

Download article here.

Civics Education

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