League of Women Voters PBC to Host Two FREE Virtual Events in November

 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 26, 2021 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – October 25, 2021) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited concerned adults to tw0 timely, informative, and FREE Zoom events in November:

Thursday, November 4 at 10 am

Spotlight on Redistricting


This Zoom event will offer an update on the current redistricting process in both Palm Beach County and the State of Florida.

Guest Speakers:

+ Ellen Freidin
is CEO and General Counsel of Fair Districts Now, Inc. She has been the leader of the FairDistricts movement since 2006 and led Fair Districts Florida in its successful 2010 citizens' initiative to outlaw gerrymandering. The Florida Constitution now prohibits drawing districts with intent to favor a political party or incumbent and requires that districts be compact, contiguous, equal in population, and follow existing boundaries while expressly protecting the rights of minority voters.

+ Patrick Rutter is an Assistant County Administrator and has been appointed head of the redistricting effort for Palm Beach County. He joined the county in 2003 and was appointed to his current position in 2018. He oversees Planning, Zoning and Building; Engineering and Public Works; Environmental Resource Management; Water Resources; and Resilience and Community Revitalization.

Moderator:

Tony Doris
is Editorial Page Editor of The Palm Beach Post. He started at the daily newspaper in 2004 and has worked as a reporter covering West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, government editor, and as a member of the Post's Investigative Team.

Link to Connect:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cmYsVd85TByKGgddqrZ62w

Wednesday, November 17 at Noon

Hot Topic Discussion:

THE DISABILITY POVERTY TRAP


People with disabilities rely on durable medical equipment and Home and Community Based Supports (HCBS), services that may not be covered by employer-sponsored or private insurance pans, in order to live independently, work, and participate in their communities. Access to services through Medicaid waiver programs is subject to strict income and asset limits causing recipients to lose access to the vital serviced that enabled them to enter the workforce in the first place. Reforms are necessary so that people with disabilities can be productive members of their communities without losing the vital services they need.

Available for Interview:

Kathi Gundlach, LWVPBC President


Kathi.lwvpbc@gmail.com

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS

561.756.4298 /
gary@pr-bs.net
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