League members Barbara Markley Venkataraman and Katy Syed met with Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, seeking help in identifying events and locations for the Second Chances campaign — the petition drive to return voting rights to people with past felony convictions.
Sharief not only agreed to help with the campaign, she joined the Broward League at the Susan B. Anthony level.
Sharief is a county commission elected from South Broward and gave the welcome address in June at the Florida League’s convention in Fort Lauderdale.
Markley approached Sharief after seeing the benefit in working at events attended by County Commissioner Dale Holness, who represents Central Broward. Holness shares his calendar of community events with the Second Chances campaign and League volunteers have been effective in gathering support at these events.