It’s less than 100 days until the Mid-Term Elections, so there’s no time to waste. You should be attending meetings and trainings, making phone calls, knocking on doors, and registering voters whenever you can. We have to get out the vote this year like our lives depend upon it, BECAUSE THEY DO! At the West Regional Courthouse yesterday, Bob Horland, Marsha Eisenberg, and Michele Cabrera helped to collect 6 voter registration forms, 8 vote-by-mail requests, and 61 universal background check demands. Many thanks to each of them!
Don’t forget: If you have received your absentee ballot but don’t want to mail it back, you can give it to me and I will personally deliver it to the SOE Office. Just call when you want to drop it off, and make sure that my wife or I are at home.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 8th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail. Please let me know if you can join me;
On Friday, August 10th, at 6 PM, there will be a celebration of the life and advocacy of a dear friend and President of the Democratic Black Caucus, Janet Burnett. Janet passed away on July 27th after a long battle with cancer. This event will take place at the Sunrise Village Civic Center, 6800 Sunset Strip in Sunrise (east of University Drive.) Hope you can join us.
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) is having its Annual Convening from Thursday, August 9th to Saturday, August 11th at the Rosen Center in Orlando. Among the people the organization will be honoring on Saturday night at its Champions of Change Gala & Awards Ceremony are Howard Simon, the retiring Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida, and me, an almost retired attorney and grassroots activist. For more information, follow this link: https://floridarrc.com/convening/?ms_aff=FL&initms_aff=FL&ms=180723_2018_FRRC_Convening_&initms=180723_2018_FRRC_Convening_&ms_chan=eml&initms_chan=eml;
On Monday and Wednesday, August 13th and 15th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail. In addition to our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and our table and chairs, we now have a fan loaned to us by Marcia Kirshner, to help with the heat. Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before. It is very easy and rewarding! Please let me know which days you can join me.
I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail. As usual, we will have our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and a table and chairs. Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before. It is very easy and rewarding! Please let me know which days you can join me.
On Tuesday, August 14th, the Plantation Democratic Club will have its next meeting at 7 PM at the Deicke Auditorium
For those who live in Jacaranda Lakes, at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 15th, the three Jacaranda Lakes residents who are running for Plantation City Council seats, Erik Anserson, Denise Horland, and Nick Sortal, will appear at the next Jacaranda Lakes Neighbors-for-Neighbors meeting. The location of this event is the Volunteer Park Community Center, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation
And finally, on Sunday, August 19th, from 2 to 4 PM, there will be a “Stronger Together” Rally to get out the vote at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater at 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise. The incredible Barbara Effman is coordinating this event which is being sponsored by a dozen different Democratic clubs. Many of the candidates who will be on the November Ballot are planning to attend. So save the date!
And finally, for those of you who have not yet seen the latest proposal for “Gun Safety” in the episode of Who is America by Sacha Baron Cohen, you have got to watch this. It is about 10 minutes long and will make you laugh out loud and scare your pants off, both at the same time! (Thanks to my children for sharing this with me!)
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