ppoll.org Sponsors President’s Day Town Hall and Civic Engagement Fair
ppoll.org is a relatively new organization that purports to influence federal legislation through public polling and other means. There is a local PBC chapter, led by Jay Pellis who sent us the following note regarding an upcoming event that is co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters and Palm Beach State College. It features a town hall meeting with County Mayor Steve Abrams and others, and what they call a “civic engagement fair”, which presumably involves exhibits by local activist groups.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
Here is Jay’s note:
In mid-November (11/16 to be exact), I contacted South Florida 912 to introduce Ppoll Now. We have made progress in our effort to strengthen the relationship between the people and our U.S. Representatives. We still have a long way to go. I hope you will consider joining our community.
I would like to invite you and members of South Florida 912 to a Presidents Day Town Hall meeting on February 18.
Below is event information for the first of a series of Town Hall meetings our organization plans to sponsor. Ppoll Now is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) program seeking to strengthen the relationship between the people and our U.S. Representatives. A prototype is available at Ppoll.org
*Event*: Presidents Day Town Hall Meeting
*Sponsors: *League of Women Voters, Palm Beach State College, and Ppoll Now
*Date:* February 18, 2013
*Time:* 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
*Description:* “Presidents & Citizens: Powers, Rights, and
Responsibilities,” a town hall meeting and civic engagement fair. Discuss
the role and scope of the presidency and citizenship in the 21st century.
Meet local organizations working to improve government.
*Location:* Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL.
1. Panel discussion (1 hour)
2. Civic engagement fair (1 hour)
Steve Abrams, Mayor of Palm Beach County
Randy Schultz, Editor of the Palm Beach Post editorial page
Kim Ardila-Morgan, Director of Center for Applied Ethics at Palm Beach
Facebook event page