Hispanic Community Outreach Efforts Renew

By Pam Maldonado Now that we have had a few months to catch our breath after the Presidential Election, Voter Services and Civics Education are once again beginning to focus on the Hispanic outreach.  Despite repeated efforts over the last four years, our results to date have essentially been nil.  We’re determined to use this quieter year to redouble our efforts to make meaningful contacts in order to do voter registration and civics education in immigrant communities. Two local Hispanic Democratic activists recently brought together a bipartisan group of leaders to discuss how we can increase overall Hispanic participation in elections, regardless of party affiliation.   The meeting was held at Don Ramon restaurant, with about 15 local leaders from both parties.  Everyone was enthusiastic about working together, recognizing that Hispanics represent around 20% of our population. As a result, this group (as yet unnamed) will be placing voter registration materials

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2021 Legislative Directory of Elected Officials- LIVE!

We are almost ready to publish our 2021 Legislative Directory of Elected Officials. It will be available to distribute on February 20th.  If you are interested in providing copies to your organization or community, please contact Joyce Sullivan at jtfsullivan@comcast.net. The Directory will also be available by pdf with live links on our site along with a link to the Palm Beach County Government site that provides even more information and MAPS!!!! Thanks to the Palm Beach Post for their sponsorship and the Directory team of Mary Mertz, Carol Carnavale, Serena Cummings, Sammy Alzofron, Phyllis Goldenberg, Maria Velez (graphic artist) and our webmaster, Connie Christians.  We could not do this without our volunteers and the generous donations from our members.

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Municipal Elections are on the Way! 

Municipal Elections are on the Way! 

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Municipal Elections are on the Way!  Written by Jalynsey Brown For those of you thinking, “whew, we made it past the presidential election,” just know there’s still more voting to do. On March 9, 2021, there will be municipal elections taking place across Palm Beach County. Not all municipalities in the county will be having elections, however. According to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website, the following municipalities will be having an election: Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Haverhill, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, South Bay, Tequesta, and West Palm Beach. There will be no early voting for the 2021 municipal elections. The last day to register to vote in the municipal elections is February 8, 2021. You do have the option

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Black History Month

by Rebecca Freeman February 1st to March 1st, the United States honors and celebrates Black History Month. The entire month of February honors African Americans’ achievements and their roles in our country’s history. In 1915 the Association for the Study of Negro Life was founded by historian Carter G. Woodson in response to the lack of information on African Americans’ accomplishments available to the public. A few years later, in 1926 the organization declared the second week of February as Negro History Week. Also, few studied Black history and it was often not included in textbooks prior to the establishment of Negro History Week. The week in February was chosen because it included the birthdays of well-known figures such as Fedrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln (the former president of the United States who abolished the practice of slavery). In 1976, former President Gerald Ford extended the recognition for the entire

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2020-2021 Directory of Elected Officials

2021 Legislative Directory of Elected Officials will be available to distribute on February 15th.  We will print 10,000 copies.  Once again libraries and government agencies will provide copies to the community.  If you are interested in providing copies to your organization or community, please contact Joyce Sullivan at jtfsullivan@comcast.net. The Directory will also be available as a PDF on our site. Thanks to the Palm Beach Post for their sponsorship.

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