We March on Saturday 1/20 – Info. you should know

We are still planning the IMPEACHMENT MARCH SATURDAY 1/20

except now we may march 1.7 miles instead of 1.3 miles to

SHOW THE WORLD THAT TRUMP IS A FAILURE FOR THE YEAR

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR Saturday 1/20 IMPEACHMENT MARCH

 

Parking & Driving

TRUMP EFFECT: IF #45 IS in town. This would affect ANY travel into Palm Beach from the Southern Bridge this day.  EVERYONE should plan to get into Palm Beach via the Okeechobee Blvd / Royal Park Bridge, including Motor Coach Busses and Shuttle Vans. Cars should use the parking locations in West Palm Beach to avoid traffic on the bridge.

PARKING is very expensive and limited where the march begins. In addition, roads will be closed.  We strongly suggest that you use one of the parking areas below. Shuttle service will run every 15-20 minutes starting at 11 AM to the beginning of the March and our rally point -The Clocktower at 423 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Fl. 33480 . This area will be closed to all traffic and opposition demonstrators will be kept blocks away. The sheriff will patrol these lots. We are asking for a $5 donation round trip to offset the cost of the Enterprise rental shuttle vans.

Phillip Point Garage  – 777 S. Flagler Dr. Meet at north side entrance

City Place Hibiscus Garage – 700 S. Rosemary Ave. meet on Hibiscus between the two garages

City Place Gardenia Garage (AMC theater garage)- 505  Hibiscus St.

Dreher Park North – entrance off Southern Blvd. 4801 Dreher Trl. North

Publix Super Market at Southdale Shopping Center  828 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach – meet at first Southern Blvd. street entrance west side

 

Safety and What to Bring

Please do not forget to bring lots of personal Water, Hydration Packs, Energy Bars, Medications, etc.; and dress weather-appropriately, with Hats and Umbrellas (PS, Umbrellas make for great Signage / Banners). The weather is going to be great 70s – use sunscreen if needed, There are no businesses, convenience stores, or restrooms, anywhere in sight once we start marching.

 

Program

12:00 PM at the Clocktower – We have a sound system – great speakers lined up for you.

12:45 PM – We March Toward Mar-a-Lago via the ocean-side of the boulevard. With the assistance of Palm Beach’s finest, most traffic will be diverted away from us, onto S. County Rd, providing designated police “Lead and Clear” motorcycles, bikes and cars, as we will march along the paved bicycle-path as much as possible (take great care and pay close attention to safety, and try not to obstruct traffic for any reason). Remember folks; Police Force’s primary role is to ensure our safety. The entire length of the march is 1.3 miles.  Back and forth about 1hr. to 1:30 min. of walking depending on the crowd – Take it slow and bring your signs.

2:30 PM We expect it to end. Please cue up according to shuttle stops and bus stops

 

 

* DISCLAIMER: By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others. You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law and

(ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities.

 

A WEEKEND OF ACTION

We are asking you to go to two different types of demonstrations and both are equally important to our history and democracy. The Impeachment March, Saturday Jan. 20, reflects on a mistake that we made in the past. Women’s Day of Action on Sunday, Jan. 21 reflects on our present and hopes for our future. . We need you at both events.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

Last year we made history by attending “THE LARGEST RALLY IN MIAMI HISTORY”. This year, we are asking you to make history again. We are planning the “LARGEST IMPEACHMENT WALK IN WPB – FLORIDA HISTORY” In a year since the rally, Trump has shown that he is a liar, con-man, traitor, and a sexual pervert. This march is to show people that Trump has not made America great. The only thing that Trump has made great is his bank account. January 20 was the date that Trump was sworn in as President. Let January 20, 2018 be the date that we tell America that Trump is a failure – That we want him out of office –

Last year, many of you took motor coach buses to the South Fl. Woman’s Rally. Considering the huge crowd at the rally, people found it easy to get into the rally and excellent transportation to and from the event. You avoided the traffic, the crowds, the hassle. This year we urge you to use bus transportation. You can make a reservation at this site:   https://www.facebook.com/events/271826620008400/permalink/277792679411794  We are using a different reservation company for the buses that is more user friendly. Parking locations for the March are far away and very few at the start (which will probably be closed to car traffic but not bus traffic). We are working very closely with our precinct captains in 2 jurisdictions (PB and WPB) in regards to all safety issues. We hope to assign a march marshal to each bus group. ACLU Legal Observers, National Lawyers Guild Observers, and Peacekeepers will be on site. This is being filmed as part of a documentary mini-series on Trump’s America by one of the world’s 5 largest broadcast news corporations, and will be broadcast worldwide through syndication. There will be local news and we hope to make national news; etc. But this can only happen with you. We need You – The bigger the March the more publicity that will affect people and protect the Mueller investigation which hopefully will lead to Impeachment.

THIS YEAR  –  MAKE YOUR VOICE AND FEET HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

Women’s March Power to The Polls: Miami Day of Action! In 2017 We Marched!

In 2018 We Act!

Hello Women’s March Florida! We are so excited to see the tremendous amount of enthusiasm for our one year anniversary! On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together in Mana Wynwood in Miami Florida, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls.

From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up.

This anniversary event in Miami will be a community event focusing on voter registration and ending voter suppression in Florida. We seek to register new voters, engage impacted communities, harness our collective energy to advocate for policies and candidates that reflect our values and collaborate with our partners to elect more women and progressives candidates to office. It will be a day filled with tremendous speakers, community activists, performers and community vendors.

Please Join Us!
When: January 21, 2018
Time: 11-4pm
Where: Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW 5TH AVE
MIAMI, FL 33127

Transportation and Parking: There is vehicle parking and we encourage carpooling and public transportation.  Motor coach bus transportation is available at this site in discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/1256072497832630/?active_tab=discussion  

Interested in Being a Community Vendor: Please contact Cortes Maria Lewis cortesmarialewis@gmail.com

Interested in Volunteering: Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUxsJRSocv9GFfuyXrmv3MW-S4EFXA8fawhGBHOrqdVubBPQ/viewform

Is this Kid Friendly? Yes!

Are Men Welcome? Of course!

Donations: We are a grassroots organization that is solely funded by the generosity of the community we serve. We so appreciate your help in supporting this event and you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/miami-jan-21-womens-day-of-action

We at Women’s March Florida will donate all proceeds, after event costs, to support our Hurricane effected Keys and Miami as well as our Sister Islands Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.

Impeachment March Sat. 1/20 Motor Coach Bus Routes

To Reserve a Seat on a Motor Coach Bus for Impeachment March 1/20, Saturday to WPB

1.Find the closest location to your area and click on the web address with “letskedaddle”

2.Enter the access code for that pick up spot
3. Register and fill out the information on the secure web site. The price is based on a full bus of 54 paying passengers. The bus will go with 40 and the price might be a little higher.
4.  Your credit card will not be charged until 48 hrs before the trip. You can cancel at any time up to then.

Reminder: The Women’s Day of Action is Jan. 21, Sunday in Miami – Motor Coach Bus transportation will be available for that also. We hope that you can go on both trips – One is a march and one is a rally. Separate issues but both important. Show how much you hate Trump’s Presidency and how much the environment and sexual harassment/assault and discrimination mean to you.

BE THERE TO MAKE HISTORY

Motor Coach Stops WPB, Port St. Lucie, Broward, Miami
To Mar-a-Lago, starting at 423 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Fl. 33480      12 PM to 2:30 PM

West Broward – Coral Springs, Parkland, Davie, Weston,, 
Pembroke Pines, Plantations, Miramar, Lauderhill. Pembroke Park  
Motor Coaches from Social Security Office 8501 W. Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, 33322 –  Leaving from the parking lot of the social security next to Stein Mart Shopping Center   10:45 AM – 3:45 PM
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11341 full bus $15.92

Access Code: 2b96b2e2f7a

East Broward – Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, 
Dania, Hollywood, Hallandale, Aventura, North Miami Beach,
Motor Coaches from Pat Larkins Community Center 520 NW 3 St. (MLK Blvd.) 33060 – Leaving from the parking lot  11:00 AM – 3:22 PM
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11346 full bus $14.43

Access Code: f8384699159

Motor Coach from Town Center, 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton 
Leave from NW corner of Town Center Parking Lot (Glades & St. Andrews)
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11330 full bus $13.02 11:15 AM return 3:14 PM

Access Code:  a9d1c337dc6

Motor Coach from Lake Worth, Wycliffe Marketplace corner of 441 and Lake Worth Rd. Leaves from Lake Worth Rd. where there is a safety zone
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11333 full bus $13.96 11:15 AM – 3:09 PM

Access Code:  d69e04de9a5

Motor Coach from South Palm Beach County Courthouse, 200 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach   11:15 AM – 3:04 PM
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11335 full bus $13.96

Access Code:  24cbe90e5ce

Motor Coach from North County Courthouse, 3188 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. 33410     11:15 AM – 2:57 PM
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11338 full bus $13.96

Access Code: 699587bb4

Motor Coach from Port St. Lucie – Tradition, 700 SW St. Lucie W. Blvd, Port Saint Lucie Fl. 34986 Home Depot Parking Lot – exit 118 on I 95 
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11340 full bus $15.92 10:45 AM – 3:39 PM

Access Code: 21548c1dd95

Miami   from downtown Miami Government Center, 111 NW 1 St., Miami, 33128   full bus $17.41 10:30 AM – 4:02 PM
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/11349

Access Code: 824f680be2b

 

NEWSeMAIL 6 Nov-Dec

From:  The Communications Committee of Broward Democratic Party

NEWSeMAIL 6 Nov-Dec

BECOME AN ARMCHAIR WARRIOR

The Broward Democratic Party executive board is launching a new campaign to fight the effect of Russian influence and propaganda on American media. Russia-linked Facebook accounts were found to have encouraged politically-motivated violence in the U.S. during the contentious 2016 election. Facebook also revealed during testimony this week that the Kremlin-linked ad campaign reached about 146 million Americans. And, Russia trolls are on facebook now. Facebook now estimates that nearly 200 million of its users may be fake accounts.

We are asking you to become an armchair warrior to fight for American Democracy. Please go on Facebook, Google, and Twitter and share, copy and paste postings to your timeline and ask your friends and neighbors to join the fight and post valid source information to fight the Russian, KKK, White Nationalist, Neo-Nazis, and Republican false propaganda and fake news.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November 27, Monday, 11 AM to 3 PM “PROTEST OF THE TAX SCAM REFORM BILL” hosted by Joanne Reichin Goodwin of Indivisible Rise Up  at Trump Hollywood 2711 S. Ocean Dr. Hollywood,

November 27, Monday, 3 PM to 5 PM “PROTEST THE SNEAKY, SINISTER GOP TAX BILL” at the office of US Senator Marco Rubio, 8669 NW 36 St. Doral, Fl. Sponsored by PBA Broward National Nurses United, CWA Tim Canovova, Progress for All, Democratic Progressives, Indivisible South Fl.

IF You can’t go to any of the Protests  CALL THESE REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO DEFEAT THE TAX BILL  –  WE NEED 1 MORE VOTE

Call these Republican Senators who are on the fence to urge them to come out against the bill

Sen. Bob Corker (TN). 202-224-3344 @SenBobCorker  Sen. John McCain (AZ). 202-224-2235 @SenJohnMcCainSen. Jeff Flake (AZ). 202-224-4521 @JeffFlakeSen. Rob Portman (OH). 202-224-3353 @senrobportmanSen. Susan Collins (ME). 202-224-2523 @SenatorCollinsSen. Dean Heller (NV). 202-224-6244 @SenDeanHellerSen. Johnny Isakson (GA). 202-224-3643 @SenatorIsaksonSen. Tom MacArthur (NJ). 202-225-4765 @RepTomMacArthurSen. Shelly Moore (WV). 202-224-6472 @SenCapitoSen. Jerry Moran (KS). 202-224-6521 @JerryMoran Sen. James Lankford (OK) 202-224-5754 Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Ak) 202-224-6665

 

Call these Republican Senators to say thank you for coming out against the bill:  Sen. Ron Johnson (WI) 202-224-5323

LET RUBIO KNOW THAT HE WILL NOT BE ELECTED DOG CATCHER IN FLORIDA IF HE VOTES FOR THIS BILL

JAM UP HIS PHONES MAKE THAT CALL TO SENATOR RUBIO – – Even this weekend – leave a message

In Florida alone, the richest 1% would receive $10,174,600,000 in tax breaks in 2018, if the proposed tax scam is passed. That’s the equivalent of 1,916,510 health insurance premiums, 1,718,682 Pell Grants, or 96,455 infrastructure-related jobs in the state.1

Don’t give massive tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest Americans by taking trillions from everyone else. Medicare, Medicaid, education, job programs, and all of the other great things that the government pays for deserve MORE funding from the richest Americans, not massive cuts that would pay for tax cuts for corporations and the superrich.

Support Senator Nelson – He is against this bill

Call Rubio’s office: Bombard him with phone calls

Miami-Dade office: (305) 418-8553 / D.C. office: (202) 224-3041/

Palm Beach 561-775-3360/ Orlando 407-254-2573/ Jacksonville 904-354-4300/ Pensacola 850-433-2603/

Ansley Rhyne, Legislative Assistant

ansley_rhyne@rubio.senate.gov  202-224-3041

 Ted Sacasa, Legislative Aide

eduardo_sacasa@rubio.senate.go v  202-224-3041

The House passed the #TrumpTaxScam. The bill now moves on to the Senate where, somehow, the Republicans have made the bill even worse by including a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

November 27, Monday 10 AM to Noon “Tax Rally at Rubio’s WPB Office”, 4580 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. 33418 sponsored by Palm Beach Indivisible

November 28, Tuesday  “THE DACA DILEMMA: BEYOND POLITICS with US Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Ted Deutch, and Frederica Wilson moderated by Ana Navarro sponsored by U. of Miami, at U. of M. Newman Alumni Center. For tickets and info visit www.impacfund.org

November 27 and 29, Monday and Wednesday, 10 AM to 2 PM Petition Drive at South Regional Courthouse 3550 Hollywood Blvd., just west of I-95, in Hollywood. We have the forms needed, a table and chairs, and an overhang to protect us from the sun.   If you’d like to just fill a 2-hour shift, just let me know the times. The weather has been wonderful!  Please let me know when you can join us. Thank you for helping to restore the right to vote to over 1.6 million Floridians!  Alan

December 2, Saturday – What’s Happening with my Healthcare? 2 PM to 3 PM –  Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 33020 sponsored by Women’s March Broward, Fight Like Health, and SEIU guest speaker Fl. Senator Gary Farmer

December 3, Sunday, 2 PM to 4 PM HARVEST WITHOUT VIOLENCE; BOYCOTT WENDY’S PICKET IN WEST PALM hosted by South Florid Activism, Equsl Club at PBSC, and Coalition of Immokalee Workers at 951 City Side Dr., West Palm Beach 33401

December 7, Thursday, 12:00 PM “Protest Net Neutrality” at Fort Lauderdale Verizon Store, 2501 N. Federal Highway (southbound) hosted by Garrin Hirschhorn

Dec 8th is the North Broward Democratic Club’s annual Holiday Party.  Price is $10 pp for members $15 for nonmembers.  The money must be paid in advance – checks to NBDC PO Box 331 Pompano Beach Fl 33061. For more details contact Joanne Goodwin 954 683 7789 or jgoodwinNBDC@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/events/1554766311232861/

December 9 & 10  Broward for Progress Voter Rights Restoration Weekend of Action, 18282 SW 33 St., Miramar, Fl. 33029 Join Broward for Progress every SECOND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY of the month for a petition drive as we work to restore the voting rights to nearly 1.5 million Florida

 

December 12, Tuesday Joint meeting of COCONUT CREEK, MARGATE DEERFIELD BEACH DEMOCRATIC CLUBS Guest Mayor Andrew Gillum, democratic candidate for Governor at Cocunut Creek Community Center 1100 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek Admission is free

December 13, Wednesday “March For Net Neutrality” Protest to Save Net Neutrality in Washington DC and cities across the nation – more information coming

December 15, Friday – Cut off date for petition collection for Restitution of Rights.  So we have less than a month to collect enough to make sure that this Amendment gets on the 2018 ballot.

December 16, “Saturday Day of Action” Broward Democratic Party Area Leader canvassing and phone bank

JANUARY 20, NATIONAL MARCH FOR IMPEACHMENT – more information coming

January 21, 2018, Sunday, 11 AM  – “Florida Day of Action in support of our Sister Islands” in Jacksonville,, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Miami sponsored by Women’s March – Florida Chapter

Broward Democratic Party is providing information about events solely as a community service. Except where Broward Democratic Party or it’s clubs are hosting an event, BDP is not sponsoring or organizing these events, and not encouraging anyone to attend, as this is a personal decision.  There are no steps that any person can take to completely guarantee safety during a street action involving a crowd of people. While one may be able to limit some risk through proper preparation and vigilance, no amount of preparation or vigilance can ever completely guarantee safety. Please exercise your own discretion and use good sense in making your decision to participate and engage in any event.

GETTING OUT THE VOTE IN ALABAMA – OUR NEXT BIG BATTLEGROUND

We all know that every election is critical to creating the kind of government that supports a progressive agenda and protects its citizens. A few weeks ago, we saw how a strong grassroots effort contributed to Democrats and Progressives winning in New Jersey and Virginia, and many of you were a part of that effort.

The next critical election is December 12 in Alabama. We need to do everything we can to get Alabamians to the polls! However – first we must do no harm. For those of you who may not know, Alabama is a closed society. Alabamians do not typically react well to “outsiders” (us) getting involved in their political races. We can help, but we must be sensitive to and take direction from those on the ground in Alabama. Out of state volunteers have been asked to work from their home states and to NOT travel to Alabama to assist. This cannot be stressed strongly enough.

Below is a list of actions you can take that will help, not hinder, the grassroots efforts to get out the vote in Alabama. This is a compilation of resources from Sarah Gore Maiani, Admin, Flip Alabama Facebook group and from Ebony Milton Washington, Founder, Indivisible Alabama.

How out of state volunteers can help #FlipAlabama

#1-from Ebony -” The most powerful support you can give is financial and administrative. Please do what you can from where you are. Voter-facing interactions are tricky for “outsiders.” Alabama is a closed society and see outsiders as agitators. Any claims of outside agitation could hurt Doug Jones’s campaign. Trust us on this!”

#2 – STAY ON MESSAGE! This cannot be emphasized enough. Do not talk about Roy Moore, do not talk about the GOP. Talk about what Doug Jones will do for those in Alabama. Go to www.DougJonesforSenate.com for talking points and information.

#3- Register to volunteer at IndivisibleAlabama.com/FlipAlabama. Please note – you need to select a volunteer activity in order to register. After registering, you will receive emails and updates from Indivisible Alabama.

#4-Join the FlipAlabama Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/147427572654343/ – for updates, information, resources and ideas.

#5-Join the Pledge to Vote #FlipAlabama event. Share the event with your friends and ask them to share with their friends. This event will send a calendar reminder to Alabamians (who sign up) to vote on December 12. https://www.facebook.com/events/540328359635718/

#6-Donate to Alabama grassroots organizations that are providing rides, canvassing, helping Alabama residents obtain voter IDs and giving out yard signs and also donate to candidates you support.

https://www.voteriders.org/ – for voter ID assistance

https://www.gofundme.com/EliminateRoyMoore – GoFundMe account asking for money to rent 25 buses on December 12 to get people to the polls

https://www.organizealabama.com/ and http://www.alnaacp.org/ are organizations that, in Sarah’s words, “have been committed to grassroots canvassing all year and would welcome resources.”

#7-ask your family and friends living in Alabama to verify their voter registration before November 27 – share the link https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/Mobile.do on your Facebook page. Ask your friends to share the link and remind everyone that the deadline to register is November 27.

#8-Listen to Indivisible Alabama’s webinar about volunteering and out of state help (about an hour long, starts at approximately 3:00 on the recording)

https://zoom.us/…/xmnofMqZWxVP4KcJDbh6FRO3Vv__Y90N6RP

#9-Check out these opportunities for out of state volunteers:

  • Postcard ambassadors – Text “hello” to 484 ask abby (484-275-2229). NOTE – Indivisible Alabama, Flip Alabama and the Doug Jones campaign are asking people to use ONLY this postcard resource because they do not want voters to receive multiple postcards from different sources. Trying to avoid duplication of effort.
  • phone bank operators – email volunteer@dougjonesforsenate.com and ask for phone banking opportunities. Be sure to tell them you are an out of state volunteer!
  • social media ambassadors – using Facebook and Twitter to share and retweet posts from the FlipAlabama Facebook page, the Pledge to Vote #FlipAlabama event and follow Indivisible Alabama (@IndivisibleAL) on Twitter.
  • event managers – create your own event, for example, postcard writing parties, phone banking parties or house parties to raise funds for donation to the organizations listed above
  • other ideas? Post it in the FlipAlabama Facebook page and ask for input on your idea.

Doug Jones for U.S. Senate  I’m running for U.S. Senate because our leaders have lost sight of what it means to serve — to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

10 Problems Congress Faces According to CNN

  1. Harvey relief money

The Trump administration is asking for just south of $8 billion in new federal dollars as a sort of first chunk of spending that some are estimating might need to be in the $100 billion range. Despite the deficit hawks in the House especially, it’s hard to see how this funding doesn’t get approved given the horrifying images of damage coming out of Houston over the last week.

The debt ceiling

Think of this like paying the credit card bill for the country. Once a non-issue, raising the debt ceiling has turned into a major pinch-point in recent years among conservatives, particularly in the House, who see increasing the nation’s borrowing limit as a sign of fiscal profligacy. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has floated the idea of linking the debt ceiling and Harvey aid, which could work. But, for the House Freedom Caucus, that’s government spending on top of even more government spending, and they won’t like it.

  1. Government shutdown

If Congress can’t pass a budget to fund the government, the government shuts down — and political disaster ensues for Republicans. The prospect of a shutdown seemed far more plausible a few weeks ago after Trump insisted that if Congress didn’t fund his border wall, he would push for a shutdown. He’s since backed off that pledge, according to The Washington Post. And, with Harvey looming over the country, it’s very hard to imagine congressional Republicans taking their ball and going home — even for a day or two.

  1. DACA

Trump — through Attorney General Jeff Sessions — appears likely today to indicate a plan to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program if Congress can’t find a solution to it in the next six months. Trump teased the announcement in a tweet Tuesday morning: “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” And Congress — with Speaker Paul Ryan leading the charge — appears gung-ho to do just that. But, as I outlined in my Point newsletter on Monday night, the 2010 votes on the DREAM Act suggest that the road to any sort of legislation that would protect the nearly 800,000 people DACA currently covers is a rocky one.

  1. Tax reform

Trump as well as Mnuchin, Ryan, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are slated to sit down Tuesday to begin hashing out a legislative proposal to make good on Trump’s campaign promise to overhaul the tax code. There’s lots of desire in GOP circles to get this done but, at the moment, very little consensus on the specific proposals that can win majorities. Also, tax reform isn’t a short process — and, from all the reporting on it, the Trump White House is still in the very early stages.

  1. National Flood Insurance Program

An arm of FEMA, the NFIP was $25 billion in debt BEFORE Harvey hit the Gulf Coast. There are an estimated 400,000 homes in Harvey’s path that carry flood insurance, and it’s not at all clear whether the NFIP can pay out to those people without a cash infusion. Plus, the NFIP has to be re-authorized by Congress before October 1 or it’s unable to pay out any new claims.

  1. Russia

While the main thrust of the criminal investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia is being handled by special counsel Robert Mueller, House and Senate committees continue to examine Russia’s meddling in the election as well. Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to a transcribed interview with the Senate judiciary committee this fall, which will be a major moment in trying to understand just what went on in that June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower

  1. North Korea

On Monday, in the wake of another alleged missile test by the rogue nation, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that North Korea is “begging for war.” Trump himself spent some of the summer ramping up the rhetoric — promising “fire and fury” leveled at North Korea if it continued with its bellicose behavior. The question is, short of a military strike that could broaden into a broader conflagration on the Korean Peninsula, what can be done to stymie North Korea’s nuclear ambitions? And, at the moment, good answers to that question are few and far between.

  1. Obamacare repeal

Republicans’ big push to get rid of the Affordable Care Act broke up on the rocks of political reality in July. And, despite Trump’s insistence that the Senate find another way to replace the ACA, it seems unlikely. Thanks to a ruling from the Senate parliamentarian last month, Republicans in the Senate now have only until September 30 to pass any sort of repeal/replace measure with a simple majority. After that date, Republicans would need a 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority which, um, they ain’t getting.

 

  1. FAA reauthorization

Not the sexiest of the legislative items on the docket, the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration is, nonetheless, problematic politically. Trump made a high-profile pitch earlier this summer to privatize the air traffic control system, but its legislative fate isn’t certain. The Senate’s version of the re-authorization bill leaves out Trump’s privatization plan. So, how hard will the administration fight to get it back in?

BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY TRAINING FOR CANVASSING,

VOTER REGISTRATION, AND VAN TRAINING

This is open for all Indivisible, Rise Up, and Trump Resistance groups as well as all Broward Democratic Party Members.

We want all our volunteers to complete both Canvassing 1 and Canvassing 2 training. (This applies to everyone – no matter their level of canvassing experience!)

Canvassing 1 – Saturday December 9, DEC Office, 8320 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM**** VR Training will follow the above course last 30 min (12:30-1:00 PM)

Canvassing 2 – Sunday December 10, DEC Office, 8320 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

VAN Training – Saturday January 6, DEC Office, 8320 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Canvassing 1 – Tuesday January 23, Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach, 33068, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 1 – Thursday January 25, Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, 33317, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 2 – Saturday January 27, Dania Beach Lions Club, 279 SW 5 St, Dania Beach, 33004, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Canvassing 1 – Thursday February 1, Hollywood Democratic Club, 1301 South Ocean Drive (SR A1A), Hollywood, 33019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 1 –Tuesday February 27, Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach, 33068, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 1 – Tuesday March 1, **** TBA **** 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 1 – Saturday March 3, Dania Beach Lions Club, 279 SW 5 St, Dania Beach, 33004, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Canvassing 1 – Tuesday March 27, Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach, 33068, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 1 – Thursday March 29, Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, 33317, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Canvassing 2 – Saturday March 31, Broward Teachers Union, 6000 N. University Drive, Tamarac, 33321, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

You can register by clicking on the link below.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeubXDMTlb9sk8pHwBEvEsTUHTuuF7sIsrrDNb7J-12r8-pnw/viewform  Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

STAY IN TOUCH

http://browarddemocrats.org SIGN UP FOR UP emails FROM THE BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrowardDemocrats/posts/?ref=page_internal OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY FACEBOOK SITE

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BROWARDCOUNTYDEMOCRATS/  COPY AND PASTE FACEBOOK POSTS TO YOUR TIMELINE

With your local Democratic club or Indivisible, Resist org.

BROWARD DEMOCRATS HAVE A NEW TOOL AND EASY WAY TO MAKE THOSE CALLS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OR LOCAL OFFICIALS 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

NEWSeMAIL 5 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

From:   The Communications Committee of Broward Democratic Party

NEWSeMAIL 5 NOV/DEC.

BECOME AN ARMCHAIR WARRIOR

The Broward Democratic Party executive board is launching a new campaign to fight the effect of Russian influence and propaganda on American media. Russia-linked Facebook accounts  were found to have encouraged politically-motivated violence in the U.S. during the contentious 2016 election. Facebook also revealed during testimony this week that the Kremlin-linked ad campaign reached about 146 million Americans. And, Russia trolls are on facebook now. Facebook now estimates that nearly 200 million of its users may be fake accounts.

We are asking you to become an armchair warrior to fight for American Democracy. Please go on Facebook, Google, and Twitter and share, copy and paste postings to your timeline and ask your friends and neighbors to join the fight and post valid source information to fight the Russian, KKK, White Nationalist, Neo-Nazis, and Republican false propaganda and fake news.

Go to this site:  https://www.facebook.com/BrowardDemocrats/ or https://www.facebook.com/countable.us/and hit the share button or copy and paste posts to share on your timeline so that your friends can see the post and share it also. Let’s get the truth out to save American Democracy

MARCH INTO 18 PROGRAM – MAKE A VIDEO

FROM: Bob Sciranko, organizer for the DCCC and FDP for South Florida:

I’m really excited about working with you all again and join in all the great work you have been doing on the ground already.  The DCCC is excited about their March into 18 Program we are starting by asking grassroots Democrats to record videos sharing why it’s personally important to defeat Republicans and take back the House.

The link below is an easy to use website to record a 1 minute video so you and your fellow Democrats can share why you are getting involved and why taking back the House is important to you.  We want to hear your personal stories so we can share them with the country and motivate voters.

Congress will be working next week on the Trump administration’s tax plan so we really want to get stories from people who will be negatively impacted by the new tax plan (i.e. people with medical expenses, student loan interest, local and state taxes, etc.)

Here is the link: dems.me/video_submission

After you’re done, please share your video on your own social media accounts.

Also feel free to send feedback on the site and on any creative ideas you may have to implement it to robert@floridadems.org.

Thank you all so much for your help!!

 

CALANDAR OF EVENTS

November 8, Wednesday 7 PM sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness Speaker Meeting with Jayne Chapman, Community Outreach Diretor of Congressman Ted Deutch. The topic is issues affecting Seniors and what Congressional and local services are available. Free admission. Location: Silver Impact Center, 7155 West Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, 33313

NOVEMBER 10, Thursday 8 PM Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Concert at Charles F Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way Pembroke Pines 33026  Featuring Tito Puente Jr, Nestor Torres, Michael Stuart and many surprise guests. Pre-event on the Plaza from 6:30 to 7:30 for donations and music

November 11, Saturday 6 PM to 8 PM – This is the big event:

              

WE’RE STILL HERE – March Against TrumpTrump Plaza WPB, 525 S. Flagler Dr., WPB 33401 6 PM to 8 PM Hosted by Women’s March Florida – Miami Dade – West Palm Beach, Broward DSA, Black Lives Matter Palm Beach County, Palm Beach DSA, South Florida Activism

Nov. 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday BROWARD FOR PROGRESS VOTER RIGHTS RESTORATION WEEKEND OF ACTION hosted by Broward for Progress. Join Broward for Progress every SECOND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY of the month for a petition drive as we work to restore the voting rights to nearly 1.5 million Florida citizens.  We will be at the 51st Annual Art in the Park event at Liberty Tree Park, 7421 NW 5th Street, in Plantation.  On both days, the event starts at 10 AM and continues until 4 PM, and we are looking for volunteers to fill two-hour shifts from 10 AM to 12 Noon, 12 Noon to 2 PM, or 2 PM to 4 PM.  This event offers a first class display of fine arts and crafts and is usually very well attended.  Anyone who is interested in helping out on either or both days should contact Alan Ehrlich at 954-472-6211 or pan1@comcast.net, or John Ziegler at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

Nov. 11, Saturday HARVEST WITHOUT VIOLENCE: BOYCOTT WENDY’S MARCH IN MIAMI hosted by Barry U Student/Farmworker Alliance 12:30 to 3:30 PM March begins at 1:00pm at Publix (1776 Biscayne Blvd) and ends at Margaret Pace Park.  Get in touch with us at organize@allianceforfairfood.org to let us know you’ll be joining or if you have any questions.

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

November 12, Sunday – 2017 Equality Florida Broward Gala hosted by Equality Florida 5:30 to 8:30 at Crystal Ballroom Pier 66, 2301 SE 17 St, Fort Lauderdale 33316, Ticket Info at www.eqfl.org

November 14, Tuesday – NATION WIDE CALL IN TO CONGRESS FOR DACA – Commit today to call your member of Congress on November 14th as part of the coordinated nationwide push. Your voice can help break through the noise.

November 15, Wednesday – An Evening with Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro hosted by Miami Book Fair, 8 PM to 9 PM Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center 254 NE 4 St. Miami, Fl 33132 Tickets for this event are $15 and will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session. Tickets for unfilled seats will be distributed to the standby line on a first come first served basis. (plus a $2 handling fee charged by our ticketing provider, IMG Tickets).

Nov. 16, Thursday 6 PM to 8:30 PM LISTENING AND SHARING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP hosted by Broward For Progress and Broward Democratic Party, Location: Sunset Lakes Community Center 18600 Sunrise Avenue Miramar, FL 33029  To sign up https://goo.gl/forms/ZbGb8PsNiqw8mAZY2  If you are struggling to talk to family, friends or neighbors after 45 came into office then you will want to join us for a Listening and Sharing Strategies Workshop presented by Len Leritz.,

November 21, Tuesday Broward Democratic Party DEC Meeting  Networking 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Formal Meeting 7:30 – 9:00 PM at Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Rd., Plantation, Fl 33317

November 26, Sunday Dolphin Democrats Annual Awards Gala Honoring the LGBTA Pioneers 3 PM to 6 PM Café Vico 1125 North Federal Highway more info at www.Dolphindems.org

December 2, Saturday – What’s Happening with my Healthcare? 2 PM to 3 PM –  Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 33020 sponsored by Women’s March Broward, Fight Like Health, and SEIU guest speaker Fl. Senator Gary Farmer

​Dec 8th is the North Broward Democratic Club’s annual Holiday Party.  Price is $10 pp for members $15 for non members  The money must be paid in advance  checks to NBDC PO Box 331 Pompano Beach Fl 33061

December 9 & 10  Broward for Progress Voter Rights Restoration Weekend of Action, 18282 SW 33 St., Miramar, Fl. 33029 Join Broward for Progress every SECOND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY of the month for a petition drive as we work to restore the voting rights to nearly 1.5 million Florida citizens.  If you are interested in joining us please fill out a contact form and we will be in touch! http://bit.ly/2vSGUUR

Please submit any events county wide or combined club event to Roy Trachtenberg at Mrt1311@att.net. Follow Roy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/roy.trachtenberg

BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY TRAINING FOR CANVASSING, VOTER REGISTRATION, AND VAN TRAINING

This is open for all Indivisible, Rise Up, and Trump Resistance groups as well as all Broward Democratic Party Members.

Here is the list of upcoming training’s and the link to register for them: 
Canvassing 1 – Tuesday November 14, Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6th St, Pompano Beach, 33060, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canvassing 1 – Thursday November 16, Sunset Lakes Associates (Kids’ Club Room), 18600 Sunrise Ave, Miramar, 33029, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canvassing 2 – Saturday November 18, Dania Beach Lions Club, 279 SW 5 St, Dania Beach, 33004, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

You can register by clicking on the link below.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeubXDMTlb9sk8pHwBEvEsTUHTuuF7sIsrrDNb7J-12r8-pnw/viewform

Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

STAY IN TOUCH

http://browarddemocrats.org SIGN UP FOR UP emails FROM THE BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrowardDemocrats/posts/?ref=page_internal OFFICIL DEMOCRATIC PARTY FACEBOOK SITE

https://www.facebook.com/countable.us/ FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT – WHAT BILLS AND HEARINGS ARE COMING UP, HOW THEY VOTED, AND THE ARGUMENTS – SHARE, COPY AND POST POSTS

With your local Democratic club or Indivisible, Resist org.

BROWARD DEMOCRATS HAVE A NEW TOOL AND EASY WAY TO MAKE THOSE CALLS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OR LOCAL OFFICIALS 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 

 

VICTORY BUT THE BATTLE GOES ON

On Election Day, Tuesday, the Democratic Party won the Governorship of New Jersey and Virginia. But more important, the party also won elections for Mayors, City Councilmen, state representatives, dog catcher etc. It was a clean sweep for the Democratic Party and a clear repudiation of Trump and the Republican Party. Thank you to all of you who called or contributed to this Victory.

However, the battle goes on.

INVESTIGATION BY MULLER –  2 Indictments and 1 Guilty plea so far.  The Republicans have introduced bills in Congress to eliminate or scale back the investigation. If Trump fires Muller, immediate demonstration at all Federal Courthouses in every city.

DACA and Trump’s plan for immigration reform – There might by demonstrations. We defeated trumpcare by calling and jamming up Congressional phone lines. 800,000 Dreamers are at risk of being deported. Please make that call ON November 14 – NATIONWIDE CALL IN TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

THE BIG ISSUE – TAX REFORM – THIS NEEDS OUR ACTION. We defeated Trumpcare and now the Republicans are trying to bring it back in the form of “tax reform and cuts”. We have to defeat the Republican budget WHICH IS BASED ON THIS TAX REFORM that benefits the rich.  THE NEW BUDGET OUTLINES $473 BILLION IN CUTS FROM MEDICARE AND $1 TRILLION FROM MEDICAID OVER THE NEXT DECADE, plus cuts to Education, EPA, etc, etc.TAX CUTS WILL ADD ROUGHLY $1.5 TRILLION TO AMERICA’S DEFICIT OVER 10 YRS. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE WARNED THAT IT COULD ADD AN EXTRA $6 TRILLION TO THE DEFICIT – IT COULD BANKRUPT THE US. Trump has gone backrupt 4 times. Now he wants to bankrupt us. THIS TAX PLAN IS FOR THE 1% RICH. It is not for the middle class.

 

 

NEWSeMAIL oct/nov.

From:  Communications Committee of Broward Democratic Party

STAY IN TOUCH

 http://browarddemocrats.org SIGN UP FOR UP emails FROM THE BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BROWARDCOUNTYDEMOCRATS/ BROWARD DEMOCRATS ON FACEBOOK – PLEASE SHARE TO YOUR TIMELINE ON FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrowardDemocrats/posts/?ref=page_internal OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY FACEBOOK SITE

BROWARD DEMOCRATS HAVE A NEW TOOL AND EASY WAY TO MAKE THOSE CALLS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OR LOCAL OFFICIALS 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 

YOUR LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING

CALANDAR OF EVENTS

Oct. 24, Tuesday – 7 PM – DEC Meeting at Deicke Auditorium – This is very important for the election of a second VP.

This Week – From UniteWomen.org – Trump budget vote this week! Call Senate: “Say no to $1 trillion cuts to Medicaid for big tax cuts to the rich.” 844-241-1141
Today’s Daily Action: Call your senators. Tell them to vote NO on the Trump Republican budget today. This budget enables massive tax cuts for the wealthy. The budget cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion over the next 10 years and makes big cuts to Medicare, education, and more. These terrible tax cuts would cost us $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years. We say: Not one penny in tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. And not one penny in cuts to health care, education, and Social Security. Tell your senator: Reject this bill today. No tax cuts for the rich, and no cuts to the programs that invest in all of us. 844-241-1141

October 28, Saturday – 3 PM – MARCH FOR TPS & DACA RENEWAL at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 88801 NW 7 Ave., Miami, 33150 – sponsored by fanm.org

Nov. 4, Saturday – 5 PM to 8 PM – BEST IN BROWARD CELEBRATION at Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel – Sponsored by Broward Democratic Party honoring Democrat of Year Award with Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee Hastings and Ted Deutch. Ticket information https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-3597828976101226496

November 11, Saturday 6 PM to 8 PM – WE’RE STILL HERE – MARCH AGAINST TRUMP, Trump Plaza, West Palm Beach sponsored by Womens March Florida Broward, WPB, and Florida chapter plus Palm Beach and Broward DSA and South Florida Activism

Nov. 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday BROWARD FOR PROGRESS VOTER RIGHTS RESTORATION WEEKEND OF ACTION hosted by Broward for Progress. If you are interested in joining us please fill out a contact form and we will be in touch! http://bit.ly/2vSGUUR 18282 SW 33 St., Miramar, Fl. 33029

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

Nov. 16, Thursday 6 PM to 8:30 PM LISTENING AND SHARING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP hosted by Broward For Progress and Broward Democratic Party, Location: Sunset Lakes Community Center 18600 Sunrise Avenue Miramar, FL 33029  To sign up https://goo.gl/forms/ZbGb8PsNiqw8mAZY2  If you are struggling to talk to family, friends or neighbors after 45 came into office then you will want to join us for a Listening and Sharing Strategies Workshop presented by Len Leritz.,

LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS

BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY TRAINING FOR CANVASSING, VOTER REGISTRATION, AND VAN TRAINING

Here is the list of upcoming training’s and the link to register for them: 
Canvassing 1 – Tuesday November 14, Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6th St, Pompano Beach, 33060, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canvassing 1 – Thursday November 16, Sunset Lakes Associates (Kids’ Club Room), 18600 Sunrise Ave, Miramar, 33029, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Canvassing 2 – Saturday October 21, Broward Teachers Union, 6000 N. University Drive, Tamarac, 33321, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Canvassing 2 – Saturday November 18, Dania Beach Lions Club, 279 SW 5 St, Dania Beach, 33004, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

You can register by clicking on the link below. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeubXDMTlb9sk8pHwBEvEsTUHTuuF7sIsrrDNb7J-12r8-pnw/viewform

Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

POSSIBLE BROWARD DEMONSTRATION FOR SATURDAY NOV. 4

POSSIBLE BROWARD DEMONSTRATION FOR SATURDAY, NOV. 11 OR BUS TRANSPORTATION TO WPB DEMONSTRATION

 What’s Next

VOTER REGISTRATION CHANGES – October 6th, the following article appeared in the Sun-Sentinel announcing that it was now possible to register online, WITHOUT PRINTING ANYTHING OUT AND WITHOUT HAVING TO MAIL ANYTHING BACK!  Cindy Kent wrote that:  “The Florida Department of State has launched the new online voter registration website, RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, providing Florida residents another way to register to vote or update an existing registration.  The website for the online voter registration is offered in English and Spanish and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  To register to vote online, Florida residents will need a Florida driver license or state identification card and the last four digits of their social security number to complete and submit the voter registration application electronically.”  Florida residents must also provide the date the license was issued.  So, a bit more information than is required on the official voter registration form, but still, this is a step forward.

 INVESTIGATION BY MULLER – DID TRUMP COLLUDE WITH THE RUSSIANS? DID TRUMP INTERFER IN AN INVESTIGATION? THIS CAN LEAD TO IMPEACHMENT Please share on Facebook legitimate sources of information.Keep Trump’s lack of morality and the investigation in people’s minds. SHKeARE ON YOUR TIMELINE

DACA and Trump’s plan for immigration reform – There might by demonstrations – PLEASE CALL  – We defeated trumpcare by calling and jamming up Congressional phone lines. 800,000 Dreamers are at risk of being deported. Please make that call.

THE BIG ISSUE – TAX REFORM – THIS NEEDS OUR ACTION. We defeated Trumpcare and we have to defeat the Republican budget WHICH IS BASED ON THIS TAX REFORM THE NEW BUDGET OUTLINES $473 BILLION IN CUTS FROM MEDICARE AND $1 TRILLION FROM MEDICAID OVER THE NEXT DECADE, plus cuts to Education, EPA, etc, etc.

TAX CUTS WILL ADD ROUGHLY $1.5 TRILLION TO AMERICA’S DEFICIT OVER 10 YRS. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE WARNED THAT IT COULD ADD AN EXTRA $6 TRILLION TO THE DEFICIT – IT COULD BANKRUPT THE US

WHERE IS YOUR TAX MONEY GOING

THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRINT FOR NEWSeMAIL 2 THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED BECAUSE OF THE HURRICANE

Results of Summer of Resistance –

THIS IS WHAT WE DID IN 3-4 MONTHS

Total number of voter registration forms submitted to SOE office   OVER 300

Total number of petitions for restoration of rights OVER 4,000

From Alan Ehrlich  We had a great week at Broward College, even though we had to contend with a lot of rain and a whole bunch of paid solicitors.  Our wonderful volunteers were able to register 94 students and collect 334 rights restoration petitions!

WE DEMONSTRATED AGAINST RACISM AND HATRED From Rick Hoye, 1st VP of Broward Democratic Party: Yesterday, August 30th, 2017 marked a pivotal day in Broward politics and community advocacy. The City of Hollywood Commission voted 5-1 to rename the Hood, Lee, and Forrest streets in the neighborhood of Liberia. For more information of the events of yesterday, check out this recap from the MiamiHerald. The Broward Democratic Party is proud of everyone who stood tall and made their concerns known. Impassioned advocacy is what this County and Country will continuously need. For more than a decade, in this predominately African-American neighborhood, residents of Liberia have fought to change the street signs, and yesterday, their hard work finally paid off. We are all of one community, and yesterday that fact was made known loud and clear.

WE DEMONSTRATED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

WE DEMONSTRATED AGAINST TRUMP ON TAX DAY

WE DEMONSTRATED FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

WE DEFEATED TRUMPCARE BY CALLING SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES You are responsible for this victory. It was your phone calls that lead to the defeat of trumpcare

WE CAUSED REPUBLICANS TO USE THE “NUCLEAR OPTION” TO GET THEIR SUPREME COURT NOMINEE. They changed the rules to approve a nominee from 51 votes to 60. This will come back to hurt them when we return to the majority in the Senate

WE DEMONSTRATED AND CALLED FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE COLLUSION WITH THE RUSSIANS AND TRUMPS ROLE IN IT.

HUNDREDS OF YOU HAVE GONE TO THE BROWARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEB SITE TO REGISTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND HAVE PARTICIPATED IN FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.

MANY OF YOU HAVE ATTENDED BDP TRAINING SESSIONS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, VAN TRAINING, AND CANVASSING

WE HAD ONE OF THE LARGEST LABOR DAY PICNICS –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED – WHAT’S NEXT

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.

 

Broward Vigil Against Hate

CALL TO KILL THE SENATE HEALTH BILL BEFORE IT KILLS YOU

TRUMPCARE 3.0 RELEASED

The latest Trumpcare bill has just been released and here’s everything you need to know about it:

·       Medicaid is still facing enormous cuts.

·       Planned Parenthood will still be demolished.

·       Insurance companies will now have the ability to scam hardworking Americans with worthless, high-deductible health care plans.

·       $100 billion in new tax cuts for the extremely wealthy. Including $4 Billion to Trump’s children, $53 Billion to Waltons of Wal-Mart, $34 Billion to Koch Brothers

 

PLEASE CALL TO KILL IT BEFORE IT KILLS YOU.

WE NEED 3 REPUBLICAN SENATORS – 2 HAVE SAID THEY WILL VOTE AGAINST IT. Remember that we needed 1 vote to block Betty DeVos nomination and we did not get it. We have to win for our families, children, seniors, workers, disabled –  22 Million will lose coverage –  People with prior health conditions will not be insured. Premius and deductibles will go sky high.

 

Copy   –  Paste    –     Share   –    Phone List for Healthcare Bill

Make sure to call our Senator at any office and Email his aides

Sen. Marco Rubio (R):
Miami-Dade office: (305) 418-8553 / D.C. office: (202) 224-3041/

Palm Beach 561-775-3360/ Orlando 407-254-2573/ Jacksonville 904-354-4300/ Pensacola 850-433-2603/

Ansley Rhyne, Legislative Assistant
ansley_rhyne@rubio.senate.gov
202-224-3041

Ted Sacasa, Legislative Aide
eduardo_sacasa@rubio.senate.go v
202-224-3041

 

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 

Senator Nelson is not on this list because he is fighting for us

Call These Senators Because Their Vote Will Affect You – They are undecided

Leave a message for Washington office and call one of their district offices

If you get a busy signal, that means that we are doing our job – keep calling

 

Senator Shelley Moore Capito WV (202) 224-6472 / Charleston 304-347-5372    @SenCapito

Senator Lisa Murkowski AK (202) 224-6665/ Anchorage 907-271-3735/ Fairbanks 907-456-0233/ Juneau 907-586-7277     @lisamurkowski  Alaska gets an extra $2 Billion as part of the bill

Senator Dean Heller NV (202) 224-6244/ Las Vegas 703-388-6605/ Elko 775-686-5770/ Reno 775-686-5770   @SenDeanHeller   Facing a major media campaign against him

Senator Dan Sullivan AK (202) 224-3004/  Anchorage 907-271-5915/ Fairbanks 907-456-0261/ Juneau 907-586-7277/ Kenai 907-283-4000/ Ketchikan 907-25-6880      @SenDanSullivan

Senator Jeff Flake AZ (202) 224- 4521/   Phoenix 602-840-1891/ Tucson 520-575-8633/                      @JeffFlake

Senator Susan Collins ME – CALL TO SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING AGAINST THIS DEATH BILL (202) 224-2523/ Augusta 207-622-84114/ Bangor 207-945-0417/     Portland 207-780-3575/   Lewiston 207-784-6969              @SenatorCollins

Senator Bill Cassidy LA (202) 224-5824/   Alexandria 318-448-7176/  Baton Rouge  225-929-7711/   LAKE  Charles  447-493-5398/   Lafayette  337-261-1400/  Monroe 318-324-211       @BillCassidy  this state will be hurt $ the most

 

Senator John Kennedy LA (202) 224-4623/   Lafayette 337-269-5980    Monroe  318-361-1489

Alexandria 318-445-2892    This state will be hurt $ the most.

Senator Rob Portman OH (202) 224- 3353/     Cincinnati  513-684-3265/  Cleveland  216-522-7095/     Columbus  614-469-6774/  Toledo  419-259-3895           @SenRobPortman

Senator Cory Gardner CO (202) 224-5941/   Denver 303-391-5777/  Pueblo  719-543-1324/  Yuma  970-848-3095/  Colorado Springs  719-632-6706/  Fort Collins  970-484-3502                @SenCoryGardner

Senator Tom Cotton AR (202) 224-2353/     Springdale 479-751-0879/   Jonesboro 870-933-6596/     Little Rock  501-223-9081/     Memphis 901-544-4224           @SenTomCotton

Senator Lamar Alexander TN (202) 224-4944/   Chattanooga  423-752-5337/   Memphis 901-5444-4227/  Nashville 615-736-5129/   Knoxvelle 865-545-4252            @SenAlexander

 

Senator Jerry Moran Kansas (202) 224-6521  Wichita 316-631-1410  Olathe 913-393-0711

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION ALERT!

We need you to be at this event on Tuesday!

NATIONAL

DAY OF ACTION

TO STOP TRUMPCARE

Indivisible South Florida is teaming up with Action Together Florida, PDA Broward, Florida Action Network, Broward for Progress, Democracy Spring, Organizing for Miami and others to bring you a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION to stop Trumpcare on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the office of US Senator Marco Rubio, 8669 NW 36th Street, Suite 110, Doral, Florida, 33166, located next door to Trump National Doral Miami

 

Let’s make sure Senator Marco Rubio does not walk onto the Senate floor to vote without thinking of the many faces of Florida constituents who would be devastated by TrumpCare.

We know we’ve been fighting this fight for a long time. We wouldn’t be ringing the alarm bells now if we didn’t think this was a critical moment.

McConnell wants a vote next week. We’ve beaten him before when he wanted a vote, but it took massive, coordinated local pressure effort.

We know many of you are exhausted. We are all are! But this is the time that we have to stand up and fight for ALL which includes CHILDREN, SENIORS, POOR and the DISABLED.

We need to encourage Senator Marco Rubio to represent all Floridians, not just wealthy donors.