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.

Make that phone call

Instead of a March or Rally, we need you to make phone calls. The vote is coming up in the Senate for the Healthcare bill ACA. Our Senator, Bill Nelson, is fighting hard for us. Call him to say thank you and most important CALL, TEXT, FAX the GOP Senators on this list even if they do not represent you. Their vote affects you.

 Please call even if you get a busy signal. That means it’s working – We want to jam up their switchboards with so many calls because it shows that the majority of Americans do not want TRUMPCARE.  WE WANT A VOICE.

 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.

  • Install the app for iPhone or Android at getamplify.org/iphone or getamplify.org/android
  • Sign up for a new account
  • Enter the Broward Democrats team code 009-565=000
  • Or use the list of phone numbers on the bottom from Indivisible Miami.

 There is a National Impeachment March in Washington, DC and West Palm Beach July 2. We will keep you informed.

 WE REALLY NEED YOU TO MAKE THAT CALL

 Effect of Trumpcare on Florida
The AHCA would shift $7 billion in Medicaid costs to Florida over the coming decade. State lawmakers would inevitably have to choose between making massive cuts to education, transportation, or other areas of the budget OR cutting off residents from much-needed healthcare coverage. Who will be hit the hardest if Florida rations healthcare spending? Low-income children, mothers, seniors, and people with disabilities will be hit the hardest.

  • 2 million Floridians stand to lose coverage if this bill becomes law.
  • 1.4 million Floridians who currently get financial assistance to help pay for their health coverage will lose this help.
  • 7.8 million Floridians with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, and cancer could once again be denied affordable, comprehensive, life-saving coverage.
  • Florida lawmakers would have to scramble to come up with $2.8 billion annually in state funds for the high-risk pool.
  • The AARP analysis found an estimated 450,000 Floridians between 50 and 64 would face higher premiums under the AHCA—more than any other state.
  • More Florida healthcare stats can be found here.

What You Can Do!

It’s CRITICAL that you reach out to Marco Rubio every day until the vote. You can find contact info attached.

  • Call, email, fax, and Tweet@ your MoCs again and again.
  • Post a #SAVETHEACA message with a call to action everyday on Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat.
  • Visit your MoCs offices in person.

What to Say
The Senators must VOTE NO on any healthcare bill that—

  • Decreases the number of insured Americans.
  • Increases premiums to purchase healthcare.
  • Cuts or caps Medicaid.
  • Caps lifetime benefits or excludes people with preexisting conditions.
  • Increases costs for the elderly.
  • Defunds Planned Parenthood.

STOP TRUMPCARE CONTACTS 

To Fax your MoCs by text message, use ResistBot. 
To start, just text resist to 504-09.

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

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

Sen. Bill Nelson (D):
Miami-Dade office: 305-536-5999 / D.C office 202-224-5274

Corey Malmgren, Health Counsel
corey_malmgren@billnelson.sena te.gov
202-224-5274

Capitol Switchboard to call all MoCs
202-224-3121
House phone list
Senate phone list

Tweet and Call GOP Senators that will play an important role in this vote:
Senator Marco Rubio FL (202) 224-3041                    @marcorubio
Senator Shelley Moore Capito WV (202) 224-6472      @SenCapito
Senator Lisa Murkowski AK (202) 224-6665                @lisamurkowski
Senator Dean Heller NV (202) 224-6665                     @SenDeanHeller
Senator Dan Sullivan AK (202) 224-3004                    @SenDanSullivan
Senator Jeff Flake AZ (202) 224- 4521                       @JeffFlake
Senator Susan Collins ME (202) 224-2523                  @SenatorCollins
Senator Bill Cassidy LA (202) 224-5824                      @BillCassidy
Senator Bob Corker TN (202) 224-3344                     @SenBobCorker
Senator Rob Portman OH (202) 224- 3353                 @SenRobPortman
Senator Cory Gardner CO (202) 224-5941                 @SenCoryGardner
Senator Lindsey Graham SC (202) 224- 5972             @LindseyGrahamSC
Senator Tom Cotton AR (202) 224-2353                     @SenTomCotton
Senator Pat Toomey PA (202) 224- 4254                   @SenToomey
Senator Lamar Alexander TN (202) 224-4944             @SenAlexander

Yours in resistance,
Indivisible Miami

 

IS TRUMP A TRAITOR TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY?

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-march-for-truth-20170601-story.html

We marched in the rain down Las Olas Blvd. on a Saturday nite at 6 PM with a police escort. Over a dozen of Trump’s advisors including his personal attorney and son in law are involved in the investigation of Russian influence in our election. Why hasn’t Trump released his tax returns – What is he hiding? Why did he interfere in the investigation of Flynn and fire his FBI Director? We want the “TRUTH”

JOIN US SUNDAY, JUNE 11.  Watch for more email information from your club, caucus, or area leader

WHY WE MARCH FOR TRUTH

March for Truth

 

The March For Truth kicked off with a series of tweets on April 30th, just one month ago, calling for demonstrations on June 3rd to demand an end to the culture of deceit in Donald Trump’s White House and a complete investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to the administration.

When we pushed the idea out, we were concerned that the Russia investigation was being stifled. The scandal over Devin Nunes’ handling of the House investigation and reports from journalists like Tim Mak that the Senate investigation had made little progress and was under resourced inspired us to try to draw attention to the Russia investigation.

Well, the following week Donald Trump fired James Comey. A special counsel was appointed. Sally Yates and James Clapper testified. John Brennan testified. And the compounding revelations in the press- including the most recent bombshells that Jared Kushner sought a backchannel to the Kremlin and had more undisclosed contacts with Russians during the Trump campaign and transition- are driving enormous public interest and outrage in this issue.

Soon, thanks to hundreds of independent local organizers and grassroots organizations, #MarchForTruth events popped up in more than 120 communities across the country and in sister cities in Europe.

That’s what drove interest from our national partner organizations, including Women’s March, Indivisible Guide, MoveOn.org, Town Hall Project, OurStates.org, Free Speech For People, The Opposition, Rock the Vote, Progressive Democrats of America, Lawyers for Good Government, Swing Left, Working Families Party, Stand Up America, Rise to Run, Action Group Network, and flippable.

Now, we need your help. We need you to join us June 3rd. There are marches in most states across the country- you can find one here in the below link. And, share the word. Spread this link, and spread news of the March. Tell your friends, tell your groups, and help us make June 3rd a strong statement that Americans demand the truth.

The next few weeks are crucial. We must keep up the pressure on lawmakers to exercise their oversight over a President who seeks to obstruct an investigation that strikes at issues core to our sovereignty and the rule of law. As Representative Elijah E. Cummings put it last week, “This is about the fight for the soul of our democracy. We cannot afford to lose this one.”

Join us June 3rd!

HUIZENGA PLAZA AT 5 PM
March for Truth June 3rd demonstration protest trump russia politics #MarchForTruth MarchForTruth march russia
MARCHFORTRUTH.INFO

Motor Coach Transportation to “Tax Day” Demonstrations

We strongly urge people to take bus transportation to the demonstrations that will take place on April 15, Tax Day in front of Trump Tower, Hollywood, Fl, at 9:30 AM and in front of Trump Plaza, West Palm Beach at 12:00. Avoid the traffic, parking, driving hassle so that we can get as many demonstrators as possible. As you know Trump has not released his tax returns – THE ONLY PRESIDENT WHO HAS NOT DONE THIS. WHAT IS HE HIDING? 
WHAT IS THE CONNECTION TO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION? 
 We encourage you to make signs
April 15 “Tax Day” Motor Coach Routes
 
Pompano Beach (E. Pat Larkins Community Center) to Hollywood
Route Linkhttps://www.letskedaddle.com/events/7978
Code: 9831f936421   8:45 AM to 12:35 PM     $19.53 to $14.47
 
Plantation, (West Regional Library), to Hollywood  
Route Link: https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/7977 
Code 4dfeafd64e7   8:45 AM to 12:40 PM   $20.94 to $15.51
 
Coral Springs (NW. Regional Library) to Hollywood  
Route Link: https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/7976 
Code 494d37f53a2   8:30 AM to 1 PM   $21.65 to 16.03
 
Hollywood, (2500 S. Ocean Dr). to West Palm Beach –
Route Link: https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/7975 
Code cba4f299865       10:45 AM to 4:15 PM   $25.42 to $18.83
 
Town Center, Boca Raton to Trump Plaza, West Palm Beach
Route Link: https://www.letskedaddle.com/events/7994 
Code:  ed4a65d90f9   11:00 AM to  3:45 PM
 
To make a reservation:
1. Go to Start and Join Bus Rides to Go Anywhere | Skedaddle at the top right CLICK ON SIGN UP Fill out the form or use Facebook
 
2. Go back to the home screen and you will see your name at the top right – Click on it and go to the drop down menu PROFILE and click on it. Fill in your information and credit card number.
 
3. Use the ROUTE LINK above to copy and paste in your browser. The code should be there with all the information on the route. Make your reservation. An email will be sent to confirm your reservation. Remember we need 40 passengers to make the route go live. When it goes live that is when your credit card will be charged.
 
4. If you have problems:  Customer Support email is hello@letskedaddle.com and service phone number is 855-770-2670
 

Keep Up The Fantastic Work

KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK
You accomplished this by phoning, demonstrating, and meeting our elected officials. Now we have one more demonstration for #5 the impeachment or resignation of the
TRAITOR TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY – TRUMP
 
1.    First, we saved health care for 24 million Americans, when Republicans couldn’t unite behind health care repeal because constituent outrage was overwhelming. (But we have to stay vigilant, resisting all attempts to take away health care and holding elected officials who vote to repeal health care accountable.)”
 
2.    Then, white supremacist and Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council.
 
3   House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes was forced to recuse himself from Congress’ Russia probe—citing “left-wing activist groups” that filed ethics complaints against him.
 
4      We won enough support to fight Gorsuch via filibuster. As Indivisible writes, “A more acceptable moderate nominee could easily be confirmed. Invoking the nuclear option … is an abuse of power, and will forever change the Senate and country.
 
5      President Trump show us your taxes. WHAT ARE YOU HIDING? He is the only President that did not show his taxes. JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION APRIL 15 “TAX DAY” TO DEMAND THAT HE SHOW HIS TAXES.

Trump Is Not Uniting Us – The Call For Demonstrations

Donald Trump promised that he would act “Presidential” and unite all the people. He hasn’t done it. He continues to lie, bully, and behave like an egotistical jerk. For example when he hosted SNL it was a “great show” – when SNL makes fun of him, it was the “worst show” in history. He announced that he saved 1,100 jobs at Carrier and prevented them from moving their factory. “The greatest deal in history” according to Trump. The truth – he saved 800 jobs with Carrier getting over $7 Million in tax benefits and he went on Twitter to berate the Union President for saying the truth. Compare that to how many thousands of jobs President Obama saved with the bailout. Trump wanted to cancel a Boeing contract for two Presidential jets because it “cost 4 Billion”, The truth – According to Boeing, each plane cost $170 million. He’s not saving us money. This was a publicity stunt. There has been a rise in prejudice and discrimination that the ADL directly links to Trump’s behavior. Who could ever forget how Trump mimicked a disabled reporter and embraced anti-semitic groups and propaganda.

The First Demonstration – The Woman’s March – January 21, 2017

The first demonstration is scheduled for the day after Trump is sworn in as President. The major march is in Washington, DC. However, every city-area including South Florida will be demonstrating against Trump. Women as well as men are clearly angry over Trump’s treatment of women. During the campaign, Trump made disgusting comments about women who opposed him. Trump has made prejudicial comments about reporters who are physically disabled. He has called women ugly, fat, disgusting, made lewd remarks that treated woman like sex meat.

According to Stephanie Myers, one of the South Florida organizers, women are rallying “ …in solidarity with those marching in Washington DC. We will rally for the marginalized. We will rally to protect each other. We will rally so that humanity continues to move forward, always forward. Our message shall not be lost. Our entire nation will hear us.  Our message of bringing women of all religions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and color together as one voice for women’s rights shall not be lost. Our message that we will stand together united to defend and protect all those who are being oppressed and marginalized shall not be lost.”

Demonstrations by Americans have led to the founding of our republic, civil rights, stopped the Vietnam War, led to labor unions, and women’s right to vote just to name a few. There may be more demonstrations when Trump’s picks have to be approved by the Senate. Demonstrations have to take place to show Trump that we are not united and do not like his picks and direction that he is taking. Groups that favor the environment or public education will demonstrate. The Woman’s March is only the first of many demonstrations to come.

Just take a look at Trump’s picks for government posts.
Secretary of the Interior who is a strident advocate for increased oil and gas drilling on federal land, off shore drilling and fracking. She favors lumber companies logging on public land – Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Head of Environment Protection Agency who is against climate change and in favor of “dirty” oil and coal energy sources and fought EPA standards – Scott Pruitt
Secretary of Education who is against public education and favors elitist charter schools – who never taught and has no administrative abilities -Betsey DesVos
Attorney General who is against the Voting Rights Act and wants to deny voting rights to minorities and is the Senate’s most extreme anti-immigration, anti-environment, anti-women, anti-veteran, anti-marijuana, anti-health care ideologue – Jeff Sessions
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who is against the Fair Housing Act and has no administrative or government background -Ben Carson
Treasury Secretary who is against the Dodd-Frank Act and became a millionaire off of the mortgage crisis and the thousands of people who lost their homes.
Commerce Secretary who is known as “King of Bankruptcy” Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Health & Human Services who opposed the Affordable Career Act (Obamacare) and is against Medicaid expansion and subsidies to help middle class buy health insurance – Tom Price
Secretary of Transportation made $1.2 million while overseeing Wells Fargo Bank that admitted to creating millions of fake accounts – Elaine Chao
Secretary of Labor who is against raising the minimum wage and favors robots over human labor – Andrew Puzdnor
National Security Advisor who has also spread false stories and re-tweeted anti-Semitic threats. He’s been criticized for dabbling in conspiracy theories and Islamophobia, for his questionable ties to foreign governments and wants to imprison Hillary Clinton – Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn

None of these picks appeal to the vast majority of Hillary voters or Independent voters. Trump claims that he won the popular vote. The truth – Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.7 Million. Trump cannot lie or bully his way out of the facts. The overwhelming voters of the U.S. do not like these picks and will demonstrate.

See you Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33132. Please go on Facebook to Woman’s Rally in SoFl to register.