The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County seeks to help citizens become informed voters and increase voter participation. Our mission is Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) Invites Everyone to Participate in a National Day of Action for Fair Redistricting on April 29, 2021.
LWVFL Redistricting Plan, Our Call For Fair Maps
We have received several inquiries about how LWVFL plans to be involved with the redistricting process in Florida, especially since we were leaders in legislative action taken in 2012. Due to COVID-19, Census data has been delayed and we don’t anticipate reporting to be available until September of this year. In the meantime, here is our plan to address redistricting:
On April 8th, LWVFL hosted a virtual Lobby Day. Not only did attendees learn how to virtually lobby through a pandemic, we also held a press conference specifically about redistricting in Florida. Along with partners such as All On The Line and Florida Rising, LWVFL called for Florida legislators to pledge for fair maps. Senator Annette Taddeo spoke at the press conference and was the first legislator to sign the pledge. Click here to view the press conference and share. Along with our president Patricia Brigham and Senator Taddeo, speakers included Ellen Friedin, Mone’ Holder, and Katie Vicsik. Katie and Ellen are from All On The Line and Ellen played an instrumental role in the redistricting litigation of 2012.
On April 23rd, LWVFL will host a Lunch & Learn for members featuring Ellen Friedin. Ellen will present about redistricting of the past and our hopes of fair maps in the near future. She will also answer questions, moderated by President Patti Brigham. LWVLF members, be on the lookout in your inboxes for registration information.
In alignment with the League of Women Voters US’s People Powered Fair Maps Day of Action on April 29th, LWVFL will repurpose the informative April 23rd Lunch & Learn featuring Ellen Friedin on our social media outlets: Facebook and Twitter. We encourage our chapters to promote and share the Lunch & Learn recording through on their own social media outlets. Click here for a page chock full of resources for you to use.
Beyond these dates, we are also relying on chapters to go out in your communities to tell people about redistricting and how it may affect them. Our Speaker’s Bureau outgoing chair Ethelene Jones and incoming chair Mary Schultz are now working on a presentation that LWVFL members can be trained on and use in your communities. Please stand by for training dates. They will be listed here and delivered to your inboxes.
Thank you in advance for your work in delivering the redistricting message to your communities. LWVFL members and chapters are the conduits to our voters. You know your communities and how to reach them. This is an important issue that affects the voters of Florida in so many different ways. Please check this page for updates.
Leah Nash, Executive Director