Covid Is A Long Term Reality – Answer the Census Now To Help Us Keep Fighting It

Even after a vaccine joins the fight against Covid 19, the long term health effects and costs will remain in your community. It will take long term health resources, such as Medicare, Medicaid and community health centers to continue our response. And the way to secure those resources is to answer the Census NOW. Ask all your friends, organizations, congregations and neighbors to respond by going to www.2020census.gov for information in your own language. It takes just a few minutes to respond by phone (1-844-330-2020) or on line. And every response will bring over $30,000 to Florida during the next decade. The majority of that money will be for health programs.

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We Shall Overcome

by Rebecca Freeman As a result of the recent events in our country, the Young Leaguers’ felt it was necessary to participate. The most effective way for the organization to get involved is to register people to vote. Registering people to vote at these events allows us to reach many people at one time.  Having a presence at these protests allows us to explain to those why voting is essential and how every vote counts. These protests have been occurring around Palm Beach County and have been centered around social justice and organized by high school students. The young people who have organized and attended these protests are hopeful for a positive change in our society. 

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Vote By Mail Sign-up Now!

Vote By Mail Sign-up Now!

By Kevin Baker Please call the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections now at 561-656-6200 (option 2) to sign up for Vote By Mail today. You can also submit your request by visiting www.pbcelections.org/Voters/Vote-By-Mail website. The deadline to have a Primary Election ballot sent to you is 5 p.m. on August 8, 2020. But, do it now! On the website, you can click on “TRACK YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL REQUEST & RETURNED BALLOT.” Every one of us should click that link now to confirm our valid status as a PBC voter and confirm the status of our request to receive a mailed ballot. From there you can click on “UPCOMING ELECTIONS,” where you will be able to clearly see your ballot status as REQUESTED, SENT, RECEIVED, and then COUNTED. Along with that status, this shows you the address to where your ballot will be mailed. Check that the address is where you’ll

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Young Leaguers Stay Connected

By Rebecca Freeman Amid this crisis, during the coronavirus, the Young Leaguers have found creative ways to stay connected digitally. Through the popular video chat platform Zoom, we had a great session last week. We checked in with those on the call and made sure to discuss how everyone is doing health-wise, etc. To make things fun despite the circumstances we played 90’s trivia to test our 1990’s knowledge. This is an excellent way to stay connected and to keep everyone entertained. We will be holding future Zoom meetings; for anyone who is interested in joining please check our social media platforms to keep informed.

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Young Leaguer Feature Kim Stokes

Young Leaguer Feature Kim Stokes

Written By: Rebecca Freeman Stokes felt a personal responsibility to better our society. She was disappointed in our country’s current state and began looking for a way to make an impact in our community. As a result, she decided to join The League of Women Voters. Kim has been with the organization for two years and loves how they focus on researching facts and creating opinions that are not politically motivated. The Young Leaguers meeting schedule works with her own and the group coordinates with all the other committees, which is perfect because they correlate with her interests. Through the League, she enjoys learning about issues from people in various fields who have taken the time to do independent research. As a former teacher, Kim is interested in educating our youth and getting them more involved in the political process. Kim hopes for the Young Leaguers’ to continue to help

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Young Leaguers News

Young Leaguers News

Article Written By Rebecca Freeman: On Tuesday May 14, 2019 the Young Leaguers learned about the 20/20 Census. Pat Doman of the Census Committee discussed the 2020 Census in great detail by explaining the history of the census and its importance to society. The Census can bring finances for better roads and schools in our state, and the Young Leaguers can’t wait to start promoting this initiative. May is Lupus Awareness month and Brie Salter founder of the Lupie Girl foundation provided the Young Leaguers about lupus, how she manages the disease, and how she is in the beginning stages of starting her own non-profit organization. Member Kevin Baker also gave a fun and informative presentation on the Electoral College.   Upcoming Young Leaguer Events: Young Leaguers is sponsoring and building homes for the Pierre and Lamour families through the Women Build Project with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach

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Young Leaguers Beach Cleanup

Young Leaguers Beach Cleanup

by Rebecca Freeman The Young Leaguers of Palm Beach County participated in a Beach Cleanup at Red Reef Park on March 9th. League members met at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton and were given a tour of the nature center and learned about their facility. Tour Guide Susan Datres educated us about the harmful impact small plastics have on sea turtles and other sea creatures. We then cleaned the beach and filled 16 buckets of trash. This event allowed us to make a small but significant step to take care of the environment. On April 2nd, Young Leaguers and the Civics Education Committee teamed up to have a Civics Trivia Event. It was an educational and fun experience bonding our groups together. It not only reinforced the importance of civics education but it also showed us that we need to make more of an effort to implement civics

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