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Eye-opening program: The racial wealth gap

What is the difference between racial equity and equality? Why does there exist a difference in income, housing and education in Broward County between Black and White Americans? This interactive tool helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. The simulation guides participants to an understanding of why racial equity is so important to ending hunger and poverty in the United States. Our hope is that participants, in becoming more aware of structural inequality, can support policies that undo and/or reduce disparities. Sponsored by the LWV Broward and Christ Church

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Student Video Contest

 

“Why Your Vote Counts”

2022 STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST

 

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Broward County Florida and Kids Voting Broward,an affiliate of Kids Voting USA, a nonpartisan, grassroots-driven voter education program committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children, increasing family communication about citizenship, and encouraging greater adult voter turnout.

Learn more about the contest, including rules and description


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Telling the stories of suffragists


Just like the suffragists, who always persevered, the Broward League has not given up on telling their story through an exhibit members created about the suffrage movement. The exhibit, “Votes for Women: A Story of Perseverance,” finally was displayed at the Main Library sixth-floor gallery for the month of August. Originally scheduled for August 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, it instead was displayed a year later.


Learn about plans for suffrage exhibits in 2022.

See a gallery of suffragists from our exhibit


Hear League members talk about their role in 'Democracy in Action' podcasts

Broward League members Janeille Calnick and Nakia Ruffin have worked together in the Youth Engagement committee for several years. A recent project of that team has been a series of podcasts about League members and their role in making democracy work. Here are their recent podcast you can download and listen to: 
Carol Smith: The First OG of the Broward League

Grecia Smith: The Candidate
Linda Bloomfield on Why Silence Is Consent
Mariana Sorroza: The Change Agent
Monica Elliott on Being an Outsider Scientist
Nakia Ruffin Reveals the Secret to Getting Any Politician to Talk to You
Peggy Thomas on Why You Can Always Go Home Again
Ruby Green on Why Politics is Shady






Tallahassee rally postponed; Broward events will replace it

The in-person Rally for Reproductive Rights in Tallahassee on Jan. 12 is postponed until next month due to COVID. While that’s unfortunate, the silver lining is that we now have interesting events on Jan. 12 that will be safer and easier for Broward residents to attend.

The options, all on Jan. 12, are:

11 a.m.- noon Virtual Rally 

1 p.m. Virtual Press Conference from Tallahassee. It will be live-streamed online.







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Speak up on these Florida bills

Many environmental bills have been filed for the upcoming Florida Legislative Session. There are some good bills seeking to repeal bad preemption laws, including the following:


SB320/HB6063 – Repeal preemption of plastic bans
SJR/SB152 – Supermajority vote for preemption
SB316/HB6025 – Repeal preemption of tree pruning
 
There are also bad bills that would impede renewable energy progress, including the following:
 
SB380/HB463 – Preempts local governments from doing anything about greenhouse gas emissions.
SB1024/HB741 – Destroys net metering which is an incentive for homeowners to go solar.
SB280/HB403 – All local ordinances would need a complicated business impact study before adoption giving businesses ammunition to sue local governments. This is a bill in search of a problem.