September Voter Registrations

September Voter Registrations

LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS ROCK SEPTEMBER REGISTRATIONS by Pam Maldonado Tired League volunteers are justifiably happy to see September come to an end! It has been an exciting, but exhausting month of activities, which had teams of voter registrars up at Jupiter High School at 7:00 am on a Monday morning and others at 8:00 pm in Belle Glade on a Friday

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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

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Constitution Week Voter Registration

Constitution Week Voter Registration

Constitution Week Voter Registration at PBSC Loxahatchee Groves  By Phyllis Applebaum New to Florida and new to the League of Women Voters, I’d never been to Loxahatchee Groves, although the name filled me with curiosity.  Our Team Leader, Nancy Ballen, and I agreed to pick up our third team member, Helen Laurence, at her home, not too far from the college. 

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Delray City Commission Meeting- Observer Corps Report

Delray City Commission Meeting- Observer Corps Report

At the August 20, 2019 meeting of the Delray Beach City Commission, Michael Cernech was selected for the post of City Manager. The Commission also approved a working version of the new comprehensive city plan, “Always Delray.”  The comprehensive plan will be sent to the Department of Economic Opportunity for further review. density. The Commission also unanimously authorized and approved the revised

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Happy at Harvard

Happy at Harvard

By introduction, my name is Rose Carbone and I teach seniors who are enrolled in AP Government and Politics and American Government courses at Seminole Ridge Community High School in Westlake, Florida. I would like to thank the LWV of Palm Beach County and Harvard Business School for providing the opportunity to attend the Case Method Project Community Workshop at

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Speakers Bureau Fall Season

Speakers Bureau Fall Season

Speakers Bureau Committee Prepares For An Active Fall Season On August 24, 2019, ten members of the Speakers Bureau met to discuss several PowerPoint Presentations, learn the procedure for assigning speakers and associates for upcoming events, and review the topics for the twelve events scheduled for September through November. Our League offers 20 presentations on a wide variety of issue

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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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