Good afternoon, everybody!
I attended the People’s Climate March in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday sponsored by the Women’s March, the Sierra Club, Progress for All, the People’s Climate Movement, and other groups. It was very well-attended, including members of the Plantation Democratic Club, the Davie Democratic Club, the League of Women Voters, and the ACLU. I was able to collect another 60 rights restoration petitions!
And yesterday, at the West Regional Courthouse, Ron McCoy accompanied by a wonderful team of volunteers, including Welker Mitchell, Janet Thompson, John Countryman, Barbara O’ Keefe, Lonnie Supnick, Beth Mumby, and a brand new volunteer, Yanet Brunet registered 4 voters and collected another 58 petitions! And kudos to John Countryman for collecting 9 more petitions on his own. We will be back out at the West Regional Courthouse to register voters and collect rights restoration petitions on Monday, May 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Can you join us? If you’d like to help out, please contact Ron McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-790-3106.
On a conference call last night, Desmond Meade, President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, called for full steam ahead now that the Florida Supreme Court has unanimously approved the language of the rights restoration amendment. Remember, we’re trying to get the amendment on the 2018 ballot, so, keep on collecting petitions. Here is the link to their website. Share it with all your friends who support this cause. https://www.floridiansforafairdemocracy.com/
And finally, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 6th, in the Banquet Room of Volunteer Park, 12050 West Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation, three of the most admired women in South Florida, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Broward Democratic Party Cynthia Busch, and former State Senator Nan Rich will be joining us at the Plantation Democratic Party’s cocktail party. We will be honoring Nan Rich with the Bill Kling Community Service Award, and former Broward Clerk of the Courts Howard Forman with a Lifetime Achievement Award. There will be a delicious menu (see below) and an open bar. Tickets purchased in advance are $50 and can be paid with PayPal by using the Payments button at www.plantationdems.org Buy your tickets or ads today!