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 District, will be having NVRD events in four or five schools a day, spreading the effort over the week of Sept. 23 – 27.  This will make logistics and staffing much easier than last year. More information on NVRD events and how you can participate will be coming soon, so stay tuned.  Diane Marks is coordinating the event for the League.  You can reach her at:  dimarks@gate.net or 561-752-8311. Starting in mid-September, all five branches of Palm Beach State College and two Keiser University campuses will have Constitution Week events

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Pam Maldonado – Voter Services

Pam Maldonado – Voter Services

Below are videos, images and an article produced by Pam Maldonado.  The images are of events she organized, awards she has won and the video link takes you to interviews with NEW voters sharing their first moments being American Citizens.   ARTICLE: PARTYING AT THE POLLS Voter Services Committee Partied Till They Dropped By Pam Maldonado, Voter Services Chair   Voter Services capped their successful year by celebrating democracy with Parties at the Polls in Belle Glade, Riviera Beach and Greenacres. What’s a Party at the Poll?  It’s an event that awards voters for their effort with topical themes, games, food, election souvenirs and fun, fun, fun. It also creates a fair-like atmosphere so that early voters can tell others to come, vote and enjoy. It highlights the importance of being a voting role model for adults and educates children that voting is a right and an obligation.  Marcia Halpern led the Riviera Beach

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Leaguers Celebrate World Refugee Day

Leaguers Celebrate World Refugee Day
By Pam Maldonado   Each year the UNHCR (UN High Council on Refugees) designates a day in June as WORLD REFUGEE DAY, where all around the world communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life express their solidarity with refugees.  On June 27th, our local Palm Beach County event was held at the PBSC Main campus, with the participation of many local NGO’s and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The highlight of the day was a naturalization ceremony where 100 people, from 37 countries, took the oath of citizenship. Following the ceremony, the new citizens attended a services fair where they could get forms to apply for Social Security, as well as to inquire about assistance from local agencies. An enthusiastic League team, headed by Arlene Ustin, was there to register the new citizens.  With huge smiles on their faces, they flocked to ourRead more