Broward Democratic Party Newsletter # 1

BDP  NEWSEMAIL #1

This is the first issue of our new Broward Democratic Newsemail.  It is meant to communicate to you events – dates – Opinions and the activities of your club (area). However, the Broward Democratic Club cannot sponsor many of these events. I have indicated who is sponsoring the event. We will also offer opinions (in red) and FDP statements on issues. This newsemail is governed by events however we want your contribution to it.

Aug. 19, Saturday – Florida Democratic Party Voter Registration Day of Action – Each club and area leader should be doing a voter registration drive in their community. Please try to participate in this important activity as a way to honor Heather Heyer, the young activist and democrat who lost her life protesting racial hatred. I am suggesting that we write her name on the back of every voter registration that we get that day.

Aug. 19, Saturday – Ft. Lauderdale Food not Bombs is sponsoring a demonstration at 4 PM in Stanahan Park next to the main Library

Aug. 20, Sunday – The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Click here to RSVP for the call this Sunday, August 20 at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT. Please join MoveOn, Indivisible, Color of Change, the Working Families Party, the Center for Popular Democracy, People’s Action, #Resist, The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools and other movement allies for an emergency Ready to Resist mass organizing call dedicated to a discussion of white supremacy and how to fight it.

Aug. 21, Monday – Broward Democratic Party sponsoring voter registration at various Broward College Campuses. This is important – Please contact Broward Democratic Party at 954-423-2200 to volunteer at various campuses.

Aug. 23, Wednesday – Hosted by SEIU Florida 6:30 PM 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. “People’s Immigration Forum” – Broward is a hugely diverse County that benefits enormously from its immigrant population. The recent aggressive actions of the federal government against immigrant families and their efforts to bully local governments into doing their dirty work has lead to big swaths of our population feeling unsafe.  Join us to hear the stories of Broward residents that share the same concerns. Elected officials need to hear from us and we will be joined by Broward County Commissioners like Nan Rich and Dale Holness as well Broward Sherriff Scott Israel and Public Defender Howard Finklestein.

Aug. 27, Sunday – Anti-Trump Human Rights/Equal Rights Protest Hosted by Project Rise Up: Activism Network 6 PM to 8 PM 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Fl.  33305

Aug. 28, Monday – Anniversary of Dr. King’s speech “I have a dream” – We still have that dream and there may be events to honor him – check facebook and emails.

Aug. 30, Wednesday – Congressman Ted Deutch Town Hall Meeting 7 PM – 8:30 PM Holiday Park Social Center, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

August 30, Wednesday – Hollywood City Commission – sponsored by Women’s March Florida Broward Chapter, Take Down Slavery Symbols in Hollywood, SEIU Florida, Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward, ASALH South Florida, Broward Green Party – This has already been voted on changing street names by Hollywood City Commission. It is the final vote and most likely they will vote to change the street signs. Let the white nationalist, NAZIS, and KKK go crazy and protest. Special thanks to Hollywood City Commission for doing this.

Florida Democratic Party Statement on White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville
FDP Chair Stephen Bittel released the following statement (on 8/13) in response to last night’s demonstration and today’s violent protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“The events in Charlottesville are an attack on our American values. The Florida Democratic Party strongly condemns these recent acts of terror and violence. There is no room for hatred and bigotry in America. We are better than this, and we urge every elected official to speak out strongly and forcefully against this dangerous and unacceptable conduct.”

Monday, Sept. 4 – Hosted by North Broward Democratic Club and supported by a lot of other clubs and caucuses from 1 PM to 3:30 PM at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18th Ave. (N.E. 10 St. and U.S. 1) Please join the North. Broward Dem Club along with sponsoring Broward Democratic Clubs for our annual Labor Day Picnic. Lunch will be served at 1 pm please bring a dish to share some savory some sweet to share, wear sunscreen and and if you can bring a portable chair  This event is rain or shine so be prepared. This is really a great event. Lots of politicians, food, great company – really a great time.

Sept. 30, Saturday – National March for Racial Justice (no information on local events yet – This is also one of the most important Jewish Holidays) also in Miami March for Black Women hosted by Power U Center for Social Change and The New Florida Majority and Miami Workers Center, 745 NW. 54th Street, Miami 33127

November 11, Saturday – NAMI Walks sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness  NAMIWalks itself is a special day of support, connection, inspiration, celebration and most importantly hope! Through NAMIWalks we are changing how Floridians view mental illness.  Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time!  https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=666

Coming Up in September – 3 important issues

Investigation of Trump’s Campaign and Presidency – There is still a call out for an immediate demonstration if Muller is fired. Follow and share postings on Facebook. This is very important to keep it in the public view – Share on Facebook

Congressional Budget and Tax Reform –  This will probably be a phone demonstration. We need you to join AMPLIFY and make those phone calls. Watch for an email list of targeted House members. This was largely responsible for the defeat of Trump care. The Republicans still refuse to work with Democrats –

BROWARD DEMOCRATS HAVE A NEW TOOL

AND EASY WAY TO MAKE THOSE CALLS –

AMPLIFY, a free app that makes it easy to call with other members.

1﷒ Install the app for iPhone or Android at getamplify.org/iphone or getamplify.org/android

2﷒ Sign up for a new account

3﷒ Enter the Broward Democrats team code 009-565=000 

Continuing issues of Racism and Trump’s response. Trump con and diversion tactics – threatening war with Venezula and North Korea and other actions to divert from publicity from his failures.