Boca Raton City Council Meeting- Observer Corps Report

Boca Raton City Council Meeting- Observer Corps Report

Boca Raton – June 11, 2019:  Among issues discussed were that the Council is considering changing requirements for residency for candidates, and ways to solve downtown parking issues. Other important issues were discussed- June 11, 2019 There was a discussion about changing requirements for residency for candidates to retire proof of address and longer residency (currently 30 days) to 6

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Boynton Beach City Commission Meeting- Observer Corps Report

Boynton Beach City Commission Meeting- Observer Corps Report

Boynton Beach – June 18, 2019: Senator Lori Berman and two Representatives provided legislative updates. The Marketing Manager outlined vigorous efforts of her department to ensure full census participation. The Sustainability Coordinator discussed the Green Business Recognition Program and announced the initial participants. The Director of Economic Development and Strategy, and a number of others spoke about the city’s efforts

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Delray Beach City Commission-Observer Corps Report

Delray Beach City Commission-Observer Corps Report

Delray Beach – May 9, 2019: Senator Berman gave a legislative post-session update, including environmental legislation that passed, texting becoming a primary offense, a ban on plastic straw prohibition (with possible grandfathering). Also discussed was the importance of the census, including mention that Delray has been working on the census for 3 months.   May 21, 2019: A Delray Beach Cluster

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Voter Services Gearing Up For A Busy Season

Voter Services Gearing Up For A Busy Season

by Pam Maldonado After a quiet summer, Voter Services is preparing for a flurry of activity as the school year starts, highlighted by National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) and Constitution Week activities in local high schools and colleges. Rather than doing registration in all 23 high schools on a single day this year, the League, in coordination with the School

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Harvard Civics Project

Harvard Civics Project

Dear Fellow League Members, I just wanted to congratulate all of you who successfully nominated teachers for the August Harvard Civics workshop! Professor Moss and the Harvard Case Method Project team have been very complimentary about the caliber of teachers selected. I thought you would like to know that we have nearly 80 teachers attending from 21 different states nominated by 50

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Pam Maldonado – Voter Services

Pam Maldonado – Voter Services

Below are videos, images and an article produced by Pam Maldonado.  The images are of events she organized, awards she has won and the video link takes you to interviews with NEW voters sharing their first moments being American Citizens.   ARTICLE: PARTYING AT THE POLLS Voter Services Committee Partied Till They Dropped By Pam Maldonado, Voter Services Chair   Voter Services capped

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Harvard Civics Program

Harvard Civics Program

Congratulations to the two PBC teachers who were accepted for the extraordinary opportunity to attend a Harvard Civics Program this summer. How much and what kind of power should the federal government have over the states?  This foundational question will be the focus of the August 2019 event being hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, Connecticut, Greenwich High School Social

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Leaguers Celebrate World Refugee Day

Leaguers Celebrate World Refugee Day
By Pam Maldonado   Each year the UNHCR (UN High Council on Refugees) designates a day in June as WORLD REFUGEE DAY, where all around the world communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life express their solidarity with refugees.  On June 27th, our local Palm Beach County event was held at the PBSC Main campus,Read more