Good evening, friends!
Yesterday (Wednesday) was an awesome day for rights restoration petition collection. First, at the West Regional Courthouse, with the help of Lonnie Supnick, Ron McCoy, Paulo Ayrolla, and Penny Cukier, we registered 6 voters and collected 110 rights restoration petitions. In addition, Penny and Paulo brought in 29 more petitions that they had collected on their own. And then, in the evening, at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida’s dinner, I was able to collect another 41 petitions. That’s 180 rights restoration petitions in one day! If every day were like yesterday, we would have the number we need in no time.
Here’s what’s going on: This evening (Thursday), starting at 7 PM at the Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center at 3801 S. Pine Island Road in Davie, the Davie Democratic Club will be hosting the first general meeting of the Broward Chapter of the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida. Speakers include Florida Representative Evan Jenne and Florida Senator Lauren Book. Hope to see you there.
On Saturday, June 3rd, there are two events that I will attend The first, the Orange Wear Celebration, is in Esplanade Park, 401 SW 2nd Street, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and other community partners, starts at 1 PM and is an event to raise gun violence awareness. The second, starting at 5 PM at the Huizenga Plaza Park Bandshell, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., is the March for Truth, sponsored by the ACLU, the Women’s March Broward Chapter, and other partners, to protect our democracy, fight for real criminal justice reform, and stand in solidarity with communities being targeted by Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump. I will attend both events and collect as many rights restoration petitions as possible. Please let me know if you will be able to join me at those events on that day.
Also on Saturday, June 3rd, John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM to 6 PM to register voters and collect rights restoration petitions. If you’d like to help at the Library in one of the 2-hour shifts, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, June 5th and 7th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Yes, it will be hot, but we will have our shady canopy and don’t forget to bring water and a hat. Please let me know if you will be able to join us on those days.