Florida has a ‘poll tax’?

Did you know Florida has a ‘poll tax’? Yes. For the state’s ex-felons–and a discussion takes place Friday The purpose? To push back against a new state law, with all the right voices in the room WEST PALM BEACH – Within a year of the passage of Amendment 4 to the state Constitution, state officials had undermined it by creating

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October Cool Topic Report

October Cool Topic Report

The Environmental Issues Group, held Cool Topics on a Hot Issue: Climate Change, on October 5, 2019. The goal was to raise awareness and provide education regarding climate change. Three expert speakers addressed the audience. James M. Sullivan, Ph.D. Executive Director, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Governor’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force Jim presented “The Relationship Between Global Warming, HABs, and

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Conditions in Belle Glade Housing

Conditions in Belle Glade Housing

“Rats, Rodents Mold . . .” “NBC News on Conditions in Belle Glade Housing We collaborated with NBC news earlier last month to gather information on the housing conditions in Belle Glade’s Okeechobee Center, a former work camp used predominately to house segregated black farmworkers.  The article, released this morning online, includes interviews with tenants/clients, the history of exploited farmworkers as

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Census Flyer

America’s 2020 Census     The Census Count will:   Guide billions in federal benefits for Floridians   Define who you can vote for   Show businesses where to invest and create jobs   Be sure that YOU count! Respond to the Census. To shape YOUR future, start here:    www.2020census.gov Email: lwvpbccensus@gmail.com

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Census and the AARP

Census and the AARP

The Importance of the 2020 Census Cybersecurity and privacy concerns of older Americans addressed by Joe Eaton, AARP, September 5, 2019 | Comments: 7 Older Americans have been more likely than other age groups to return their U.S. census forms and make sure they were counted. But as the country gears up for the 2020 census next March — the

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Concert and National Night Out

Concert and National Night Out

LWVPBC GUN SAFETY CONCERT SPONSOR  and OCTOBER 4th NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Marsha Vinson, LWVPBC Gun Safety Chair/Reporter The 2019 Concert Across America, an annual nationwide event spanning 200+ cities, links communities across the country to remember those who lost their lives due to gun violence and to call for much-needed gun legislation.  LWVPBC Gun Safety and Voter Services partnered and tabled

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Be Better Prepared for an Emergency

Be Better Prepared for an Emergency

HEALTHCARE ISSUE GROUP ANNOUNCES A NEW PROJECT The Healthcare committee and Emergency Info Plan LLC is excited to announce that we are promoting a program (EIP) to members of the League, organizations, and businesses. This will help their members and employees be better prepared for an emergency by using their iPhone to alert 911 and emergency contacts and provide vital

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