Volunteer to register voters at rallies for common-sense gun reform
Broward League members will register voters at rallies on Saturday, March 24, organized by students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. The rallies are organized around a call for common-sense gun reforms.
Want to help? Contact our Voter Services Chair Laura Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not yet know where at the event we will be located or how many volunteers are needed.
In honor of Women’s History Month
March 22 – Women’s History Month Program
- 2-4 p.m.
- West Regional Library, Multipurpose Room – 8601 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation 33324
Want to meet for lunch? Join League members at the nearby J. Alexanders, 8550 W Broward Blvd, Plantation. RSVP by email to Katy Syed email@example.com. You must reserve in advance; we’ll order from the regular menu and have separate checks.
Family caregivers symposium
Interested in the issues with family caregivers?
League member Mary Howrey recommends this event: “I attended last year’s Caregiver Symposium, and the speakers and exhibitors are top-rate –AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association were two of the exhibitors present in addition to Medicare insurance providers, home health, adult day care, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.”
WE DID IT! Voting rights amendment will be on ballot
Come November, Florida voters will have a chance to return voting rights to people with felonies in their past.
Today enough petitions were validated to secure a spot on the November ballot for a voting rights amendment.
We needed 766,200 valid petitions; the unofficial total today was 799,278. (We also achieved the required geographic distribution.)
If approved by 60 percent of voters in the fall, the amendment would restore voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions after they fully complete their sentences, including parole or probation. Those convicted of murder or sexual offenses would continue to be barred from voting.
Broward League members sweated through summer festivals, stood in dusty parking lots and talked to thousands of people as we collected signatures throughout 2017.
Now what? We have worked hard, but our work has just begun.
We must educate voters about this ballot initiative and GET OUT THE VOTE.
Welcome new members!
The League of Women Voters Broward County welcomes new members. Encourage your friends and family to join us in our important work in Making Democracy Work, and help us welcome these new members:
Maureen Wetzold, Parkland
Philippa Sunnergren, Coral Springs
Lenora Brinson, Lauderhill
Heather Hutchison, Parkland
Stacia Supnick, Weston
Greg Moore, Lauderdale by the Sea
Marcy Greenberg, Fort Lauderdale
Lynn McLaughlin, Fort Lauderdale
Kevin Jarrell, Fort Lauderdale
Nancy Green, Fort Lauderdale
Steven Loupee, Hollywood
Makia Sera, Hollywood
Karen Zuri, Plantation
Amy Salisbury, Weston
Nancy Belknap, Parkland