Four More States adopt the National Popular Vote

Four More States adopt the National Popular Vote

By Cynthia Archbold On June 5, Oregon became the fifteenth state to pass National Popular Vote bills in both chambers of the state legislature; the governor is expected to sign the measure into law. NPV supporters in LWVPBC are working to ensure that Florida also will adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. “The National Popular Vote Compact is designed

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Education

The Education Committee works to educate and advocate for the public schools of Florida and most especially, Palm Beach County.  Activities of the Education Committee have included studying and compiling information sheets to give to interested parties on charter schools, school funding, and legislative priorities. We are also working with the school district on a Celebration of Public Education. Focus: As a qualityRead more

Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority Tour

Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority Tour

The LWV participated in a tour of the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) on July 9th. The SWA was formed in 1975 by the Florida State Legislature. They provide solid waste disposal and recycling services to the county’s 1.4 million residents. Each person produces approximately 12 pounds of waste daily. That equates to nearly 17 million pounds of

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The State of Play

The State of Play

Hacking, Glitches, Disinformation: Why Experts Are Worried About the 2020 Census The government plans to deploy new technology Click HERE for The New York Times article By Chris Hamby July 3, 2019 In the run-up to the 2020 census, the government has embraced technology as never before, hoping to halt the ballooning cost of the decennial headcount. For the first

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Advocate for Affordable Housing

Advocate for Affordable Housing

By Sammy R. Alzofon, Affordable Housing Issue Group Fresh from the League of Women Voters State Convention victory: housing trust funds are now an official issue for 2019/2020, we traveled south to attend Broward County’s League of Women Voters Affordable Housing Forum on June 22nd. We learned a lot from a panel of experts: Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich; Broward

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How SB7066 Affects Voting under Amendment 4

How SB7066 Affects Voting under Amendment 4

Legislation passed by the Florida Legislature which substantially limits felon’s rights to register to vote goes into effect July 1.  Justice Ira Raab discusses the impacts on this video:   https://www.newsy.com/stories/some-floridians-will-lose-their-right-to-vote-again-july-1/   The Voting Rights Coalition will not meet again until September, but we are working on an expedited way to restore voting rights.  If you’d like to help or

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The Florida GOP’s Assault on Democracy

The Florida GOP’s Assault on Democracy

Last fall, voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum giving the vote back to felons who complete their sentences. Now the legislature is trying to block it. By Sasha Abramsky June 18, 2019 Link to the article. Last November, an extraordinary coalition of groups from across the political spectrum helped push Florida’s Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for the nearly 1.4

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Falls Prevention Awareness

Falls Prevention Awareness

Nancy Gau, Healthcare Falls can kill!  And according to recent studies published by JAMA, deadly falls among older Americans are on the rise, nearly tripling in recent years.  The actual numbers are shocking.  Approximately 25,000 older Americans died last year as a result of a fall.  You CAN help prevent yourself from becoming one of these statistics.    Here are some

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We Need You!

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS   Refuse!  Reuse!  Reduce!  Recycle! We need YOU to set an example for your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. We need YOU to become more environmentally friendly. Preserve the planet for our children and future generations. We need YOU to take proactive steps toward cleaner living habits to protect the environment. Remember the 4 Rs:  Refuse,

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May Hot Topic: Orie Bullard, Reentry Center Director

May Hot Topic: Orie Bullard, Reentry Center Director

Reported by Marsha Vinson In Riviera Beach, as described by Orie Bullard, grant-funded programs with high success rates are available at the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Center to support those recently released from Florida’s Department of Corrections as well as Federal prison. These programs established in 2006 include implementation of community-based transitional strategies and comprehensive case management services targeting

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