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If you want to continue to vote using vote-by-mail ballots, you MUST make a NEW request with the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. This applies to EVERY registered voter. 

 

We have always had to make new requests for vote-by-mail ballots, but previously, a request was good through two general elections. With the new election laws, a request is only good through one general election, which was just completed in November 2022. 

 

So, like voting, just do it. Go to www.browardvotes.gov and click on the big banner on the home page. Or, you can call 954-357-7055. Whether online or by phone, you will need to supply either the last 4 digits of your social security number or your drivers license/Florida identification number. 

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Municipal Elections

Does your city have an election in March?


These municipalities have elections on Tuesday, March 14. There is NO early voting period. You either have to Vote-By-Mail (VBM) or in-person on Election Day at your precinct location.

Deadline to request that a VBM ballot be mailed to you is 5: p.m. on Saturday, March 4. List of polling locations for these cities can be found at https://tinyurl.com/2y25ypvy but remember you CANNOT drop off a completed VBM ballot at a precinct on Election Day. However, you can exchange it for a new ballot and vote in person.

As with any election, make a plan! Municipal elections are just as important, perhaps more so, as county, state or national elections.



Holiday/Thank You party


More than 80 League members and friends gathered Sunday, Jan. 29, for an annual tradition -- celebrating the holidays after the holidays. See the photo gallery at right.  The party at The Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale was chaired by Iris Convissar, Barb Gingrande and Elaine Otte.  Iris did the decorations and raffle gift baskets, which helped raised more than $300 toward the cost of the free event. As much as was possible, it was a plastics-free event with plant-based plastic wine glasses and bamboo cutlery, which we will be reused for future events. 

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2023 Holiday/Thank You Party
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Old Dillard Museum Tour


Join the League for 
guided tour of the Old Dillard Museum from 2 to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Cost is $7 per person.
 
Old Dillard was Fort Lauderdale's first school for African-American students in 1907. Broward County Schools remained segregated until January 1970, when Attorney George Allen filed a lawsuit against the Broward County School Board on behalf of his two children and the NAACP (Allen vs. Broward County) stating that the School Board operated a dual system and was in violation of Brown vs. Board of Education.
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Horse by Geraldine Brooks: Feb. 10 choice

 

LWVBC’s Literatti Book Club will meet on Friday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. to discuss Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks. Please join the conversation by registering HERE.

Historical artifacts related to the legendary thoroughbred racehorse Lexington serve as the backdrop to this dual timeline novel reckoning with racial inequality in America.

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks braids a story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

It's b
ased on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington. The novel takes you from Kentucky in 1850 to New York in 1954 to Washington, DC in 2019 when Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse.



Free movie night in honor of Black History Month

Friday, Feb. 10 - 6:30 p.m.

L.A. Lee YMCA - Mizell Community Center,

1409 NW Sistrunk Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale

Christ Church United Methodist Anti-Racism Task Force and the L.A. Lee YMCA/ Mizell  Community Center invites LWVBC to a screening of the award-winning documentary "13th" with discussion afterward. The film will be shown in Victory Black Box Theater.

It explores mass incarceration and the presence of racial criminalization from the end of slavery to the present. Free popcorn and sodas will be served. 

Documentary 13th



Protect the privacy of student athletes

In Florida, student athletes are required to reveal private health information on student health forms required by the Florida High School Athletics Association Board of Directors to play sports. This information includes details on their menstrual cycle – which has nothing to do with overall well-being or athletics.

Information like this should be kept between the athlete and their doctor. Requiring students to document for government officials this private health information could carry grave consequences.

Since entering a post-Roe era, anti-abortion politicians are criminalizing pregnancy outcomes which will lead to the prosecution of patients. Records, such as sports health forms could become easy targets for aggressive local prosecutors to use against someone who has ended a pregnancy. 

Using the page linked here, you can send an electronic letter to the members of the Florida High School Athletics Association Board of Directors.