League in the News

  • Observer Corps February Report

    By Joyce Smookler and Carol Stender, Co-Chairs Allocations of funds, environmental concerns, traffic control, expenses imposed by presidential visits. These topics–and more–were discussed at various municipal and county meetings.  Members of the LWVPBC Observer Corps were in attendance. We are becoming a consistently visible presence throughout the county. Join us and help “make a difference” Continue Reading

  • Young Leaguers January Report

    YOUNG LEAGUERS IN THE K(NOW) By Darlene Kostrub On January 30, an interested group of Young Leaguer members and friends met at Dorrian’s Red Hand in West Palm Beach for an evening of networking. The group concurred that they were very concerned about immigration issues and hope that LWVPBC will restart an Immigration Issue Group. Continue Reading

  • March Membership Meeting Report

    LWVPBC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING By Ellen Norman The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County held a General Membership Meeting on March 1, 2017.  The almost 70 attendees heard an informative presentation on the Electoral College.  Karen Wilkerson, President, welcomed everyone and urged anyone present who was not already a member to join the Continue Reading

  • Thank You to MJ

    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. Continue Reading

  • You Be the Judge Event

    You Be the Judge On February 21, members of the League, NCJW, ACLU, and Palm Beach County citizens gathered at Compass Community Center to experience what it means to be a judge, to deliberate on a religious freedom case, and to learn why it is so important to have good judges on the federal bench. Continue Reading

  • Voting Rights Coalition- March Newsletter

    Voting Rights Coalition–March Newsletter Is it time for NPVIC? The League of Women Voters believes the Electoral College is inequitable and undemocratic: it is inconsistent with the one-person one-vote bedrock principle of our democracy. The League adopted this position in 1970. · The candidate who won the most votes did not win the election in Continue Reading

  • March Hot Topics Luncheon

    MARCH HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON – MARCH 15TH Updates on Mental Health Issues in Palm Beach County Rita Thrasher, Chairman of PBC Action Alliance for Mental Health Rita Thrasher is 1 of 4 citizens whose life has been affected by mental illness. Rita is a retired reading teacher and mother of three daughters. After her youngest Continue Reading

  • GUNS AND KIDS: PREVENTING TRAGEDIES

    GUNS AND KIDS: PREVENTING TRAGEDIES By Geoff Kashdan,Co-Chair of the LWVPBC Gun Safety Committee It is estimated that there is almost one gun for every person living in the United States. Now consider that there are about 330,000,000 citizens in our country and you have an astounding fact: there are significantly more than 300 million Continue Reading

  • Lake Okeechobee Land Purchase

    Lake Okeechobee Land Purchase Senate Bill 10 By Kathy Panko, Environmental Issues Group A proposal to purchase 60,000 acres of fertile farmland for a water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee in hopes of solving problems in the coastal estuaries to the north has turned into a battle. The $2.4 million plan is moving forward. The Continue Reading

  • 2017 FL PBC STATE SENATORS

    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 District Office 3500 SW Corporate Parkway Suite 204 Palm City, FL 34990 Phone: 772-219-1665 Kevin Rader (D) Offices Tallahassee Office 222 Senate Continue Reading