MESSAGE FROM RAND HOCH, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
October 20, 2014
Throughout the year, the PBCHRC Voters Alliance engaged in voter identification, early voting and absentee ballot campaigns. The General Election is just days away and there is so much at stake for Florida’s LGBT community. If we elect Charlie Crist as Governor and George Sheldon as Attorney General, then the appeals brought by the State of Florida in the marriage equality cases will be withdrawn, after which all Floridians will enjoy the freedom to marry. Please make sure that everyone you know gets out an votes on – or before – 7:00 p.m. on November 4.
Palm Beach County voters may participate in Early Voting through November 2, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. To find an early voting site near you, go to the Supervisor of Elections' website.
While time is running out, you may still be able to vote by absentee ballot. For further information about absentee voting, go to the Supervisor of Elections' website.
For any questions about voting in the General Election, call the Supervisor of Elections at (561) 656-6200.
Here are the PBCHRC Voters Alliance endorsements for the November 4 General Election:
Please note that not all of these candidates will appear on your ballot.
Here are the PBCHRC Voters Alliance recommendation on the ballot initiatives:
Working to elect LGBT-supportive public officials has resulted in the enactment of more than 70 local laws and policies which now provide Palm Beach County’s LGBT residents and visitors with both equal protection and equal family benefits.
Earlier this month, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to implement a policy providing that the County will not do business with, or appropriate funds to, any public or private organization which practices discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or genetic information. The new policy requires entities doing business with the County to submit copies of their complying nondiscrimination policies prior to entering into any contract with the County. Entities that lack written nondiscrimination policies shall be required to sign a statement affirming that their nondiscrimination policies are in conformance with the County's policies.
In keeping with PBCHRC’s commitment to promoting equality through education, advocacy, direct action, impact litigation and community outreach, PBCHRC Vice Chair Jess Blackman and I will be presenting a seminar on discrimination at “Out of the Closet and In Your Office” -- an education conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale later this week. PBCHRC is a conference sponsor. For more information about the conference, visit closettooffice.com.
The Council's current projects include persuading:
Judge Rand Hoch (retired),
President and Founder
This paid electioneering communication, which is independent of any party, candidate or committee, is produced, sponsored and paid for by the The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance.
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