A recent letter to the editor labeled the League of Women Voters as an arm of the Democratic Party. I am appalled that the writer of this letter is so ignorant. For over 90 years the League has been a non-partisan organization dedicated to studying issues and protecting the rights of voters. In Palm Beach County, the League has been especially visible in its efforts to register and inform voters about issues that will be coming on election ballots. They do this through: 1.) a speakers bureau, 2.) a free public information newspaper that explains the pros and cons on each issue, 3.) moderating candidate forums and 4.) offering information symposiums to the community.
In May the League’s Palm Beach County chapter offered a free symposium on the American court system and voting rights. It included presentations by college faculty, judges, etc., who presented educational information. In addition there were four break-out sessions that included information on voting laws/regulations, methods of electing judges, restoration of felon rights, and explanations on the juvenile court system and its efforts to insure that adjudicated youths become educated and prepared to re-enter society.
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