Election Protection

Election Protection

If you could protect votes from being hijacked — Would you?  Could you? You can!  Join our Election Protection project! In 2020, the Voting Rights Coalition is partnering with the nonpartisan Florida Election Protection Coalition to make sure that voters in Palm Beach County know their rights and their votes count.  Every eligible voter deserves to have his or her vote

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Election Protection

Election Protection

Every eligible voter deserves to have their vote counted — that’s the cornerstone of our democracy. Our nation suffers when eligible, registered voters are turned away from the polls, unable to find their polling place, or otherwise blocked from exercising their voting rights.   The League of Women Voters in Palm Beach County have joined the national non-partisan Election Protection

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Addressing Voting Problems

Addressing Voting Problems

On November 13, representatives of the Voting Rights Coalition, Mark Schneider, Nancy Cohen and Harriet Diamond met with Supervisor of Elections Wendy Link and PBC Director of Elections Sean Williams to discuss problems experienced in past elections and ways to correct them for the upcoming elections.   This was a productive meeting, during which we covered many issues.  Among them was

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PBC Helps Ex-Felons Vote

PBC Helps Ex-Felons Vote While Amendment 4 is Finalized     As Amendment 4, or the law permitting former felons to vote, is still being decided in Tallahassee, Palm Beach County officials announced on Thursday they are working with the current version of the bill to help restore those voting rights. “We do not want people to be deprived of the

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Nancy Chanin speaking at FRRC

Nancy Chanin speaking at FRRC

Nancy Chanin speaking at FRRC Press Conference November 11   Palm Beach County friends, great news! Last week our Constitutional Officers (State Attorney Aronberg, Public Defender Haughwout, and Clerk and Comptroller Bock) unrolled a new plan to allow people who have completed a felony sentence in PB County to register to vote NOW! They will assist these citizens to appear in

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Is Amendment 4 Working?

Is Amendment 4 Working?

Amendment 4, which restored voting rights for felons not convicted of murder or sexual crimes, was passed by 65% of Florida voters.  But: is it working? The will of the people was immediately thwarted by the passage of SB7066 by the Governor and the Florida Legislature.  Only a few hundred thousand of the more than one million eligible citizens have

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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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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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