Turning Ideas into Laws
Public is Invited to FREE Bipartisan Workshop Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County & The Voting Rights Coalition
October 16 in Boynton Beach
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is hosting a FREE bipartisan workshop: CONSTITUENT POWER: Turning Ideas into Laws
Wednesday, October 16 / 10 a.m. to Noon
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge in Boynton Beach
+ Turning an Idea into a Bill
Rep. Patrick Rooney, Jr., Florida House of Representatives, District 85 (Republican, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, The Acreage) will discuss how a legislator collects information and support for ideas, evaluating the proposal’s impact on budgets, people, and laws; assessing possibility of passage; and drafting the actual bill.
+ Turning a Bill Into a Law
Todd Bonlarron, Legislative Affairs Director for Palm Beach County, will talk about interactions among Palm Beach County organizations, committee assignments, lobbying for a bill, and what rules about voting and readings impact eventual passage.
+ Constituent Power
Rep. Mark S. Pafford, Florida House of Representatives, District 86 (Democrat, West Palm Beach) will describe the role and activities of the Palm Beach County delegation in the 2014 legislative session; the importance of committees; gaining party acceptance and support of the Speaker and party leadership; and negotiations, compromise, amendments to bills. In addition, he will update attendees on potential legislation to expect in 2014.
This FREE workshop is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County and the Voting Rights Coalition.
About the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County & the Voting Rights Coalition:
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. The Voting Rights Coalition is a non-partisan advocacy coalition with member organizations throughout Palm Beach County.
For more information, please call 561.276.4898 or visit www.lwvpbc.org.
Available for Interview:
Geanine Wester, Co-President, LWVPBC
561.346.6071 / geaninew@
Nancy Cohen, Co-chair, Voting Rights Coalition
561.842.2499 / neccoh@
Linda Geller-Schwartz, Co-Chair, Voting Rights Coalition
561.362.8069 / lndgellerschwartz@
Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc.
561.756.4298 / gary@pr-