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Not Long Until We Vote; Time to Get Involved

    Good evening, everybody!

    There are only 153 days left until the 2018 Mid-Term Elections!  That means we only have about 120 days to register as many Democrats as we can in Broward County.  Remember, the more Democrats we register, the larger the Democratic turnout will be.  And the larger the Democratic turnout, the greater the chances to elect a Democratic Governor and re-elect Senator Bill Nelson.  Broward can play a huge role in turning Florida blue, but only if you join in to make it happen!

    It was another productive week at the West Regional Courthouse.  Many thanks to Fran Savarick, Marsha Eisenberg, Lauren Tate, and Robin Adell for coming out to help!  We collected 7 voter registration forms, 14 vote-by-mail requests, and 133 Universal Background Check demands.

    There’s a whole lot of upcoming events to talk about:

    1.  On Saturday, June 9th, starting at 8:30 AM, the National Democratic Training Committee will have a Candidate and Campaign Training event at Broward College.   This is an all-day event that includes breakfast, lunch, and all training materials.  Sign up at  www.browarddemocrats.org/NDTC2018
 
    2.  John Ziegler’s team will be back at the Library in Plantation on Saturday, June 9th, from 10 AM until 6 PM.  He still need volunteers for the 4 to 6 PM shift.  If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

    3.  On Saturday night, starting at 6 PM, the Women’s March, Broward Chapter, will be hosting a Viewing Party of the Democratic Gubernatorial Debate at Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viewing-party-florida-democratic-gubernatorial-debate-tickets-46439384449

    4.  I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) on Monday and Wednesday, June 11th and 13th, from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  As usual, we will have our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and a table and chairs.  Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before.  It is very easy and rewarding!  Please let me know if you can join us.

    5.  Also on Monday, June 11th, starting at 5:30 PM, there will be another Gubernatorial Debate at the Miramar Cultural Center Artspark, 2400 Civic Center Pl. in Miramar.
   
        https://indivisiblecfl.org/event/miramar-florida-freedom-forum-for-the-gubernatorial-democratic-primary/

    6.  On Tuesday, June 19th, gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham will speak at the Broward Democratic Party Meeting at the Deicke Auditorium.

    7.  On Thursday, June 21st, there will be a Debate for Florida House District 98 starting at 7 PM at the Jim Ward Community Center, 301 NW 46 Avenue in Plantation

    Alan

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How Can They Separate Children From Their Parents?

    Good morning, everybody!

    Are you as outraged as I am that the Trump Administration is separating immigrant children from their parents when they enter the United States, in a immoral, soul-less attempt to make families think twice before trying to enter without any documentation?  Well the ACLU is calling out this act of terror and asking people to turn out on Friday for Families Belong Together Rallies at local immigration offices.  More about that below.

    We will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30th, from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters, sign people up to vote by mail, and collect Universal Background Check Demands.  We could really use your help.  Can you join us?

    On Friday, June 1st, starting at 12 Noon, the ACLU is partnering with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MomsRising, United We Dream, MoveOn, and other organizations in calling for family-friendly rallies across the country to stop the abomination of family separation.  There will be one rally in Plantation and another in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  You can RSVP through either of the following links:

    Plantation:  https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/13984/signup/?source=ppem_52830&t=1&referring_akid=52830.195794.u16cVX

    Fort Lauderdale:  https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/14071/signup/?source=ppem_52830&t=3&referring_akid=52830.195794.u16cVX
 
  
  John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM to 6 PM next Saturday, June 2nd.  He needs volunteers for 2-hour shifts.  If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library on Saturday, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

    It’s time to take action.  Come out and help!

    Alan

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Alan Ehrlich Endorsements: Andrew Dolberg, Andrew Gillum

Good afternoon, friends!

(My endorsements and support are my personal opinion and do not represent endorsements or approval by any political club or party.)

Andrew Dolberg is running for the State House seat in District 98 (representing voters in Sunrise, Plantation, and Davie.)  Andrew is young and full of energy, and that’s one of the reasons why I am supporting him.  We need more young Democrats running for office and fighting for bold progressive change!  Andrew wants to give teachers raises, not guns.  He believes that all Floridians should have access to affordable healthcare.  He will fight to stop any proposals that would allow fracking in the Everglades.  And Andrew will call for universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and other common sense gun reform!

    Andrew is excited and proud to have been endorsed by the following dedicated public servants:

State Representative Kristin Jacobs
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis       

Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness

Broward School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood       

LGBT rights watchdog Michael Albetta

    As a member of the Host Committee for his Campaign, I want to invite you to join us for a Day of Action Day of Action on Saturday, May 26th at 10am.  We’re meeting at 681 NW 110 Avenue, Plantation, FL 33324, and will be canvassing in Plantation, Davie, and Sunrise.  We’ll be talking with neighbors about issues that affect all of us.

    I have also endorsed Andrew Gillum in the race to be Florida’s next Governor.  Check out the following link to see who has been helping his campaign:  http://floridapolitics.com/archives/258836-andrew-gillum-heads-california-high-profile-hollywood-fundraiser.  Andrew Gillum has two upcoming events that I want to tell you about:  On Wednesday, May 30th, there will be a fundraiser at the Phoenix at Delray, 5624 Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach.    And at 1 PM on Saturday, June 2nd, there will be a Meet and Greet with Mayor Gillum, hosted by the Women’s March, Broward Chapter and the Dolphin Democrats at the Sea and Olive, 2390 Wilton Drive, in Wilton Manors.  https://www.facebook.com/events/450287058734152/.

    Hope to see you at these events!

Alan

 

IT’S TIME TO BOYCOTT CORPORATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE NRA

9 MORE STUDENTS AND A TEACHER DEAD BECAUSE CORPORATIONS SUPPORT THE NRA

 

IT’S AS IF PUBLIX PULLED THE TRIGGER IN TEXAS AND PARKLAND

 

BOYCOTT PUBLIX AND TELL YOUR LOCAL PUBLIX MGR. WHY

 

PUBLIX OWNERS AND SENIOR MANAGERS SUPPORT NRA RACIST CANDIDATES

 

IT’S TIME TO STOP LARGE CORPORATIONS FROM SUPPORTING NRA AND RACIST CANDIDATES WITH OUR MONEY

Have You Heard About the Universal Background Check Petition?

    Hi, everybody!

    Have you heard about the Universal Background Check Petition?  In addition to registering voters and signing people up to vote by mail, we are now also collecting petitions which read as follows:  “I demand the Florida Legislature take action on universal background checks, and other legislation to take guns out of the hands of dangerous people and to keep our communities safe.  I add my name below to send the message to the Legislature the time to act is today!”

    We had a great team of volunteers at the West Regional Courthouse this week: Beth Feldman, Marcia Kirshner, Marsha Eisenberg, Lauren Tate, John Countryman, and Tim Houghton braved the rain and helped to collect 7 voter registration forms, 9 vote-by-mail requests, and 99 gun safety petitions!  Here’s how you can help going forward:

    John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation tomorrow, May 19th, from 10 AM until 6 PM.  If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.
 

    I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) on Monday and Wednesday, May 21st and 23rd, from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  As usual, we will have our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and a table  and chairs.  Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before.  It is very easy and rewarding!  Please let me know when you can join me.

    The Broward Democratic Party is offering a large number of workshops to train new volunteers, including an orientation session, voter registration, voter engagement, canvassing, etc.  Many of these trainings are being offered right in the Party Office on Sunrise Boulevard.  Take a look at the following and sign up for one of these training workshops:  http://browarddemocrats.org/events-2/
 
    Alan


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Broward Democratic Party Internship Program

Greetings,
 
My name is David Metellus and I am the Political Director/Organizing Director for the Broward Democratic Party. We are currently accepting applications for our 2018  Internship & Fellowship program. Our program is very immersive and substantive in its work and is a great opportunity for anyone looking to delve further into the work of political campaigns and running a political organization. The work is not clerical, it is not sales, and past interns have found the experience rewarding.  I have attached the announcement, a blurb, along with the application details
 
If this is something that interests you or anyone that you know, I would like the opportunity to discuss it with you further. Thanks!
 

The Broward Democratic Party is hiring a Political Assistant to provide research, special projects support, and staff resources assistance to the Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, and work closely with the Political Director. Interns will also assist and attend meetings, trainings, community events, fundraisers and other Party projects as needed. The Broward Democratic Party has devoted itself to giving leadership opportunities to men and women who are interested in the political process and willing to work hard. Internships are available at Party Headquarters located in Plantation, FL with frequent events around the county. Interns play an important role in the office by assisting with research and overall organizational development. 


David Metellus | Political Director | Broward Democratic Party
8320 W. Sunrise Blvd | Plantation, FL 33322
O: (954) 423-2200
e-mail: dmetellus@browarddemocrats.org | www.browarddemocrats.org

 

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Make a Donation & Help Register Voters

    Hi, friends!

    Can you remember what happened to federal judicial nominees during the Obama Administration?  First, Republicans blocked many of the people President Obama nominated to the federal judiciary.  Then, when Obama nominated Merrick Garland to be a justice on the Supreme Court, they refused to act at all.  When Trump became President and nominated Gorsuch for that same Supreme Court seat, Republicans changed the rules to approve that nomination.  Republican control of the Senate with Donald Trump as President has also resulted in lifetime appointments to the federal bench of a large number of extremely conservative and in many cases unqualified individuals.  The large number of federal judges being approved by the Republican-controlled Senate has the potential of reshaping our laws for a generation, and not for the better!

    As the Indivisible Team points out, if Democrats can take back the Senate, these lifetime appointments can be stopped.  Of the Senate races to be decided on November 6th, 26 are currently held by Democrats.  Several of the races with Democratic incumbents are in states won by Trump, including Florida.  I have decided to make donations to the campaigns of Bill Nelson and other Democratic Senators in tough races.  If you are able to make political contributions, please consider donating to the following campaigns:

        Senator Bill Nelson, Florida – https://nelsonforsenate.com/
        Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio – https://www.sherrodbrown.com/
        Senator Jon Tester, Montana – https://www.jontester.com/
        Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri – https://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/
        Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia – https://www.manchin.senate.gov/
        Senator Heidi Heitkamp. North Dakota – https://heidifornorthdakota.com/
        Senator Joe Donnelly, Indiana – http://joeforindiana.com/

    And consider these two Democrats running against Republican incumbents:
        Jacky Rosen running against Dean Heller in Nevada – https://www.rosenfornevada.com/
        Beto O’Rourke running against Ted Cruz in Texas – https://betofortexas.com/

    I was joined at the Courthouse this week by Beth Feldman, Marcia Kirshner, Marsha Eisenberg, Lauren Tate, and Beth Mumby.  We registered another 16 voters, collected 21 vote-by-mail requests, and 101 gun safety petitions!  And if you’d like to help with voter registration, here’s how:

   
John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation on Saturday, May 12th.  If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library on Saturday, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.
 

    I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) on Monday and Wednesday, May 14th and 16th, from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  As usual, we will have our large canopy to protect us from the sun and a table  and chairs.  Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before.  It is very easy and rewarding!  Please let me know when you can join me.
 
    Alan

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Have You Seen the Democratic Gubernatorial Debate Yet?

    Hello, Democrats!

    Are You Going to Help With Voter Registration on Wednesday?  I’ll be at the West Regional Courthouse from 10 to 2.  Can you join me?

    As Democrats, we are lucky to have four very compelling candidates seeking the Democratic Nomination for Governor:  Gwen Graham; Chris King; Philip Levine; and Andrew Gillum.  For those of you who have not yet seen the recent televised debate, here is the link (thank you, Lauren):    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXg-alBLIJ0
(And to be completely transparent, my wife and I are supporting Andrew Gillum.)

     Alan

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Time to Get Your Tickets for May 5th and Time to Help With Voter Registration

    Good evening, everybody!

    It’s time to buy your tickets for the Plantation Democratic Club’s annual celebration and open bar at 5:30 on Saturday, May 5th, at Volunteer Park’s Banquet Room, this year honoring the service of our own Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel!  From the day he was elected as Broward county Sheriff, Scott Israel has served with honor, integrity, and distinction.  He immediately instituted an innovative common-sense program to keep youngsters out if the prison pipeline, saying “Our success will be measured by the number of kids we keep out of jail, not the number we put in jail.”  He also established the wearing of body cameras for Broward County deputies.  He has always promoted common-sense gun safety proposals, opposing open-carry legislation and the idea of allowing concealed weapons on campuses.  Check out the mouth-watering menu for this event and the fact that I will once again serve as bartender!  Print out the attached flyer or click here for more information.  Let’s show our support for the Sheriff and for the Plantation Democratic Club!

    A recent Indivisible posting pointed out the following:  (1) One in five eligible voters in the U.S. isn’t registered to vote; (2) 40% of eligible voters sat out the 2016 election; and (3) 435 House seats and 35 Senate seats are up for grabs in November (not to mention governors, state representatives, judges, school boards, city councils, and constitutional amendments) all across the country.  If you would like to help change the direction in our nation, you have to do more than just sit back and complain.  You’ve got to help register voters, you’ve got to sign voters up to vote-by-mail, and you’ve got to knock on doors and talk to your neighbors about getting out and voting in August and November!

    Here’s how you can help:

    John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation tomorrow from 10 AM to 6 PM and next Saturday, April 28th.  He needs volunteers for 2-hour shifts.  If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library on Saturday, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or johnjoeziegler@aol.com.

    I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) on Wednesday, April 18th, from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  Please let me know whether you can join me on Wednesday.

    Alan
    954-472-6211

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