Monday, March 19, 2018 Luncheon
Speaker Mark Schneider

National Popular Vote Interstate Compact 

Mark Schneider is Professor Emeritus from Southern Illinois University. He received his doctorate in sociology from Yale in 1985 and taught at Princeton and the University of Michigan before moving to Southern Illinois. In retirement he has been active with the ACLU of Florida, currently serving as President of the Palm Beach County Chapter and as a member of the State Board of Directors. He has been with the Speaker’s Bureau of the League of Women Voters since 2010. He has been working with the Voting Rights Coalition on felon disfranchisement for the past five years, as well as on other voting rights issues.

Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America establishes the Executive Branch including the President. As modified by Amendment XII, it prescribes how the President is to be elected: 

“Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.” 

The reasons for the Electoral College have been debated over the years, but it is likely that many of such reasons are now out dated. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is one method being suggested to facilitate an amendment to the Constitution to eliminate the electors and implement the popular vote. Come, listen to our speaker and find out more!!!!

2851 SW High Meadows Ave, Palm City, 

Include your menu choice with your reservation:  
$18.00 ($20.00 if paid at door but reserved ahead)
Choices: Salmon with rice and salad 
Oriental Chicken Salad 
Vegetarian Plate

Send reservations to Alice Kraus by March 15
phone: 772-223-9010

Our luncheon meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 11:30 AM from October through April.