Inmates Give Rousing Applause to League of Women Voters!

Inmates Give Rousing Applause to League of Women Voters!

The Reason: Our Positive Actions Helping Inmates Regain Their Rights   By Pam Maldonado   On March 12th, I had the pleasure of giving a brief presentation on Amendment 4 for about 175 inmates at the Sago Palm Re-Entry Center in Pahokee. This was my second visit to this prison that houses men who are within three years of completing their sentences. The inmates

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Outreach

Focus: The Outreach Committee is an important element of the League of Women Voters Palm Beach County’s commitment to engage with diverse individuals and organizations to reach eligible populations who are under-represented at the polls.   Outreach efforts include: Providing well researched and unbiased information so that all Palm Beach County residents will become better-informed voters Increasing language-appropriate and culturally

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Speakers Bureau February 2020 Report

By Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson       In an effort to boldly and pragmatically work toward diversifying our Speakers Bureau, with more underrepresented members who will not shy away from visiting non-traditional locations, we are hard at work doing so.  In February, we visited churches, public libraries, high schools, city town halls, and community centers. As a “Call for

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Voter Services Targets New Citizens, Graduating Seniors

Voter Services Targets New Citizens, Graduating Seniors

By Pam Maldonado   Marc Bruner’s Naturalization Ceremony voter registration “corps” has really hit their stride with USCIS (U.S. Customs and Immigration Service,) with an outstanding February total of 382 registrations.   For the last few months, they have been averaging four or five USCIS events, netting about 59% of the attendees each time.  The action is frenzied once the

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Delray Beach City Council Meeting – February Observer Corps Report

Delray Beach City Council Meeting – February Observer Corps Report

Delray Beach City Commission Meeting, February 4, 2020 Serena Lurie, Observer Corps After some deliberation about density restrictions, the Delray Beach City Commission adopted the Always Delray Comprehensive Plan.  On other topics, Commissioner Frenkel noted that the newly-formed committee to address panhandling was gathering input from homeless advocates and City departments, while Mayor Petrolia suggested that Delray Beach should investigate

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Newest Chair for the PBC Speakers Bureau

By Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson As the newest Chair for the PBC Speakers Bureau inclusive of 70+ members, I’ve hit the ground running and am overwhelmed by the warm welcome and support by so many LWV members.  Most recently, I was elated to hear from our recent “Hot Topics” guest speaker, Mrs. Cecile Scoon.  As we are both veterans of

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Voter Services Readies for 2020 Elections

by Pam Maldonado For about a year we have been registering voters at naturalization ceremonies. Recently, Young Leaguer Andrea Trainor was instrumental in bringing in two new volunteers who worked as voter registrars while wearing signs around their necks saying “Hablo Español” and “Pale Créole”. Their assistance helped yield 96 registrations–our best one-day total ever! Thanks to Team Leader Diane

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Push for Voter Registration- article

Groups fan out to churches in push for voter registration By Abraham Mahshie Special to The Post Posted Nov 17, 2019 at 6:42 PM Read the article online at the Palm Beach Post   Volunteers were at five local churches Sunday to register voters and provide checklists for former felons, often called returning citizens, to get their voting rights restored. They also gathered signatures in

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CELEBRATION OPPORTUNITIES

CELEBRATION OPPORTUNITIES

On May 6, 2020, our League will be hosting a gala luncheon to highlight the 100th birthday of the League. Want to be part of the fun? Of course, you do! We are looking for 20 volunteers to assist with last-minute items: setting centerpieces on tables, passing out materials, working with the speaker on signing and selling of books, welcoming

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Operation Green Light

Operation Green Light

OPERATION GREEN LIGHT EX-FELON REGISTRATION By Phyllis Applebaum On Saturday, October 19, the County Clerk’s office opened all four of its courthouse locations for “Operation Green Light”, a massive event aimed at helping those with outstanding court fees or fines and suspended driver’s licenses to get back into compliance.  Offenders benefited from the waiving of collection agency fees – some

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