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October 2020

Miami-Biscayne Bay Links Host Virtual Conversation on Estate Planning to Create Generational Wealth

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Miami, FL -The Miami-Biscayne Bay (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host an Estate Planning Virtual Conversation designed to educate communities of color on the importance of drafting a will to communicate final wishes and determine inheritance rights to the assets of their estate. The virtual event will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. A panel of legal experts will share strategies for the process of probate/succession assets and property, and ways to protect the legacy of land/home ownership. Speakers include Kisha'sha Sharp, Esq., Ruth Jean, Esq., and Sandy Boisrond, Esq.

“Our chapter is excited about presenting this important workshop to the community. Now more than ever, during this pandemic protecting ones’ assets is even more critical,” said Georgia McLean, President. Building generational wealth is jeopardized without the proper planning to protect one’s family legacy.

Additionally, Miami being susceptible to natural disasters such as hurricanes, descendants living in homes without clear title have been deemed ineligible for federal aid and forced to abandon damaged family homesteads.

The entire community is invited to attend this free virtual event, but must register in advance at: https://bit.ly/34ApfQI. 


Early Voting Has Begun in Miami-Dade County

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Today is the first day of early voting in Miami-Dade County. There are 33 early voting sites. They will be open from 7 AM until 7 PM everyday until November 1. 

You can also deposit your absentee ballot, also called vote by mail ballot, in the official drop off box at one of the early voting locations. At this point, if you haven’t returned your ballot by mail, you should deposit in a drop box, if possible. Be sure to have photo identification with you. 

Be on the look out for any shenanigans and call the Election Protection Hotline at  866-687-8683. Do not leave the voting location until you receive advice from the hotline. If you are in line at 7PM, no matter the length of the line, don’t leave; you must be allowed to vote. 

 

 


THE MIAMI-BISCAYNE BAY (FL) CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED HOSTS VIRTUAL FORUM ON FLORIDA’S CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

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Miami, FL — This year’s November general election ballot includes six questions proposed to amend Florida’s constitution. The Miami-Biscayne Bay (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, wants to make sure the community is informed when ballots are cast on these important issues. In partnership with the Miami-Dade and South Dade Branches of the NAACP and the Miami-Dade National Pan-Hellenic Council, The Links will present a virtual issues forum, “WE THE PEOPLE: Get the FACTS Before Voting on Florida’s Constitutional Amendments!” The forum is scheduled for 6:30 PM-7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 and will be broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom.

The program will be moderated by Bobby Henry Sr., publisher of The Westside Gazette, Broward County, Florida’s oldest and largest African American owned and operated newspaper.

Joining Henry for a spirited discussion and deep dive into the amendments are: 

  • Yolanda Cash Jackson, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, and member of the Greater Miami (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated;
  • Donald Jones, Professor, University of Miami School of Law; and
  • JoLinda L. Herring, Shareholder, Bryant Olive Miller, and member of Miami-Biscayne Bay (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

“Voting is one of our most important responsibilities as American citizens, we should be sure we are informed when we exercise that right,” said Miami-Biscayne Bay Chapter President Georgia H. McLean. “The goals of this forum are to make sure we have dissected each proposed amendment and that each attendee logs off informed and ready to vote.”

The forum is scheduled for 6:30 PM-7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 and will be broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom. Click here to register in advance. Submit questions, in advance, to mbbclinksinc@gmail.com.