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 @SenJohnMcCain
Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ). 202-224-4521 @JeffFlake
Sen. Rob Portman (OH). 202-224-3353 @senrobportman
Sen. Susan Collins (ME). 202-224-2523 @SenatorCollins
Sen. Dean Heller (NV). 202-224-6244 @SenDeanHeller
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA). 202-224-3643 @SenatorIsakson
Sen. Tom MacArthur (NJ). 202-225-4765 @RepTomMacArthur
Sen. Shelly Moore (WV). 202-224-6472 @SenCapito
Sen. 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
Ted Sacasa, Legislative Aide
firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
#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 email@example.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
- 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.
2 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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