Our Successful Weekend and Other Items

I just took action on an issue that I consider very important.  I have (again) asked Governor Crist to veto HB 1143 – a bill that will drastically undermine women’s privacy rights and access to reproductive healthcare.  Please call his office at (850) 488-4441 or (850) 488-7146 or send him an email at charlie.crist@myflorida.com and ask him to veto HB 1143.

We had a very successful weekend of canvassing for Organizing for America in Plantation.  We knocked on over 300 doors, had mostly enthusiastic responses, collected dozens of commitments from neighbors that they will vote again this year.  Many thanks to Ralph Rickel for helping to plan and organize this event, and to canvassers Don Borim, Susan and Robert Mencia, Debra and Ron Edouard, Felicia Grey, Jessica Ryner, Kitty Gearhart, John Ziegler, Janet Thompson, and Errol Brown.

I still have maps and lists of our targeted voters (people who voted for the first time in 2008) in Plantation.  So let me know if you’d like to volunteer a few hours next weekend or the weekend after that, and I’ll set you up.

Another item:

My friend and fellow ACLU Board member Barry Butin would like to have an organizational meeting about setting up a mass protest against BP and its oil spill at a time and location to be discussed.  Barry says that “While many valuable protests, comments, and discussions are held on the internet, I believe we should be out there in droves to protest BP’s arrogance and incompetence.”  Please call or send your thoughts about organizing such an event to Barry Butin at 954-217-6916 or bbcrimdef@aol.com.