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Do Republicans Have Any Idea Who DeSantis Is?

    Hi, everybody!

    ThinkProgress is a news website sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization.  Earlier today, ThinkProgress reported that Florida’s Republican nominee for governor, Rep. Ron DeSantis, was one of the administrators of a racist, Islamophobic, and conspiratorial Facebook group which shared posts slamming Parkland shooting survivors and disparaging Black Lives Matter activists.  Do Republicans have any idea who they have chosen as their candidate for Governor?
            https://thinkprogress.org/florida-gop-gubernatorial-nominee-ron-desantis-admin-racist-anti-muslim-facebook-group-6e6d527c6fc2/

   
On a better note, I wanted to congratulate Michael Gottlieb on his successful campaign in the Primary for State Representative in District 98, and to recognize the other candidates for the hard-fought campaigns they ran.  I especially want to mention Andrew Dolberg, who I personally know worked as hard as he could.  He left it all out there!  Allow me to share with you Andrew’s Facebook post which talks more about Andrew Gillum than it does about his losing campaign:

“I’m going to have a few sprawling posts over the next few days because running for office was an amazing experience and there’s a lot I want to share.

But this post is about Andrew Gillum.

I had been following Gillum’s campaign since mid-2017 and was impressed by both the man and his message. When I finally had the chance to see him live in November, I was beyond impressed. This was a real person, not a cookie cutter candidate, who was speaking from his heart. He was sharp and had an incredible vision for our future.

He gave me hope.

I basically ran up to him to make sure I had the chance to say a quick hello and take a selfie before he (I assumed) ran off to his next event. But Andrew Gillum wasn’t rushing off. He stuck around and had a short conversation with absolutely anyone that wanted to meet him.

When it was my turn, he introduced himself and gave me a hug. We talked for a few minutes about his experience as a young political upstart, our views on voting rights and gerrymandering, and the importance of authenticity in a progressive message. I told him I wanted to support him and asked how I could help. He said “I can tell you’re willing to work hard, I like that.”

During the conversation, I felt like he truly cared. He cared about the community. He cared about our future. He cared about me, a random 24-year-old at one of eight thousand events he would attend throughout his campaign.

I called everyone I knew with one message: “This guy is the real deal.”

I started volunteering on his campaign. I worked hard and eventually opened his Broward field office. In conversations with him and with his team, I learned about policy issues, I learned about communications and field, and I learned about myself. Most importantly, I learned from Andrew Gillum that if you believe in something and you’re willing to put in the work, do it.

I was 200% committed to working with his amazing team to help Andrew Gillum cross the finish line. Then my State House Representative announced that she would not seek re-election.

If you believe in something and you’re willing to put in the work, do it. I believed that I could bring change to my community. I believed that I had ideas for new approaches to policy. I believed that I could do the work. And I was told by A LOT of people exactly what Andrew Gillum was told when he decided to run for City Council at 23 and when he decided to run for Governor: “It’s not your time.”

Andrew Gillum inspired me to say “yes, it is.” He was one of the first people I called once I made the decision. I apologized profusely for stepping back from his campaign and he said “don’t worry about me, go win.” He gave me some sagely advice and reminded me to be true to myself.

There’s only two things I can say for certain about my race:

1) I’m proud of the campaign I ran and I worked as hard as I possibly could have.

2) I would not have run if not for Andrew Gillum.

This story is personal but it is not unique. Every single person who has seen him, who has heard him speak, who has met him, who has worked with him, or who has listened to rants about what he means for our future has been inspired by Andrew Gillum in their own personal way.

Over the next few weeks, pundits are going to dissect every variable of this race to figure out how they were so wrong. They’re going to say the polls didn’t account for x, y, and z. They’re going to say it’s the Blue Wave. They’re going to come up with 10,000 reasons, and they’re all going to be wrong. Last night’s result comes down to one thing:

Andrew Gillum is an inspiration.”



    Well said, Andrew!



    Alan




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Andrew Gillum will be the First Democratic Governor of Florida in 20 Years!

    Evening, everybody!

    To say that what happened today in Florida’s Primary Election was a monumental upset is frankly an understatement.  Mayor Andrew Gillum’s victory in the gubernatorial race was simply amazing, and just goes to show that sometimes it doesn’t matter that you don’t have money, name recognition, or the backing of the Democratic establishment.  The people of Florida recognized that Andrew Gillum is the real deal, truly special, and that he will be an exceptional Governor for the Sunshine State.  And Broward County had a lot to do with helping Gillum across the finish line.

    But now we have to double down in our efforts to make sure that on November 6th, Andrew Gillum is elected Governor, Bill Nelson is re-elected Senator in Florida, and Amendment 4 passes to restore the right to vote to the 1.5 million Floridians with felony convictions.  We have to contribute to their campaigns, we have to register as many voters as possible, and we have to knock on more doors than ever before.  If you haven’t gotten involved yet, NOW IS THE TIME!

    At the West Regional Courthouse yesterday, Joseph Russel and Marsha Eisenberg helped to register nine voters (7 of them Democrats!), collect 12 vote-by-mail requests and 35 universal background check demands.  We will be back the Courthouse tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Join me and we can celebrate together!

    Here’s how else you can help:

    On Saturday, September 1st, John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM until 6 PM.  Volunteers take 2-hour shifts.  John still needs volunteers for the 10 to 12 shift, the 12 to 2 shift, and the 4 to 6 shift.  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;   

    Don’t forget about the North Broward Democratic Club’s Annual Labor Day Picnic at 1 PM on Monday, September 3rd at the Pompano Beach Community Park, South Pavilion.  Bring a dish to share.  Come and meet officials, candidates, and rising stars!

    On Wednesday, September 5th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  Please let me know if you can join me.

    And on Tuesday, September 11th, the Plantation Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 PM at the Jim Ward Community Center 301 NW 46 Avenue in Plantation.  Among other topics of discussion, yours truly will be giving a presentation on the Constitutional Amendments which will be on the November Ballot.  Save the date and join us!

    On November 6th, Broward County and Florida can lead the nation in voting for blue candidates who will bring sanity back to our nation.  Will you help?  Start out by making a contribution to Andrew Gillum’s campaign at https://andrewgillum.com/

    Alan

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MR. T eNEWS VOL. 7 CORAL SPRINGS-PARKLAND II

MR. T eNEWS VOL. 7 CORAL SPRINGS-PARKLAND II
I am personally emailing you events and news for our area. I have indicated who is hosting or sponsoring these events. If you do not wish to receive them, I will take you off the emailing list. Our goal is to make you aware of these events and hopefully attend some of them. 
Roy Trachtenberg
The next meeting of the Coral Springs – Parkland Democratic Party is Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 PM. The meeting is held in Cypress Hallwhich is next to Cypress Swmming Pool & Tennis Courts on west side of Coral Springs Drive 2 blocks north of Atlantic. Robin Bartleman, Broward School Board Member, is the guest speaker. This is an important meeting about the future of Runcie, where our tax dollars are going, and the status of our schools. Refreshments will be served.
I. Tuesday, 8/28, Primary Election Day
This is your last chance to select the next Governor
A. You must go to your assigned election precinct
    Do not go to the early voting sites
    If you do not know your assigned precinct go to Precinct Finder
B. Free transportation to the polls
 
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C. If you requested a mail ballot and did not receive it, please vote at your assigned precinct tomorrow and fill out another request for vote by mail for the November 6 election.
 
THE MOST IMPORTANT OUTCOME OF THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IS THAT WE UNITE TO GET THE WINNER ELECTED GOVERNOR
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See IV-  Aug. 28 get you tickets for 9/11
*** DUE TO THE HIGH INTEREST IN THE EVENT, WE WILL BE PROVIDING TIMED TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE STARTING ON AUGUST 28** 
II. Bites -N- Sips, Sat. Sept. 1 
Public – Hosted by Play Coral Springs & C.S. City Gov’t.
Enjoy lawn games, food trucks, Music and more!
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    Saturday, September 1 at 6 PM  10 PM
III. LABOR DAY PICNIC, MONDAY, SEPT. 3
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IV. NEVER FORGET 9/11
Hosted by Coral Springs City, Fire and Police Dept.
2 dates – Tues. Sept. 11 at 2 PM   and   Wed. Sept. 12 at 4 PM
2601 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs, Fl. 33065
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The NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit serves as a tribute to those lost on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the FDNY who made the ultimate sacrifice saving and protecting others in the line of duty. The exhibit includes interactive education, including steel beams from the towers and other 9/11 artifacts, documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions and interactive guided tours from FDNY heroes. 

*** DUE TO THE HIGH INTEREST IN THE EVENT, WE WILL BE PROVIDING TIMED TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE STARTING ON AUGUST 28** 
 
V. WED., SEPT. 12 – LET’S DO THE HUSTLE
This is the most important election in our state’s history. We have to get out the vote. Please help by signing up at http://browarddemocrats.org/events-2/ to do the Hustle, one of our methods to get out the vote and have fun dancing after the training. 
PS:  Wine tasting is included after the training.

Where

Total Wine & More
2564 N University Dr
Royal University Plaza
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Description

Come join fellow democrats in learning to use Hustle, a simple mobile app that makes it easy to send over a thousand personal messages an hour – it’s faster than calling, with 2x the response rate. Help us make texting our secret weapon. Then stick around for the Hustle Party.
For more training events for phone banking, canvass, and voter engagement go to Broward Democratic Party Volunteer Signup!
 
VI Possible future demonstrations
A. Trump fires Muller
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The Russian Investigation is Getting Very Hot for Trump
 
If Mueller, the special prosecutor for the Russian Investigation is fired, Indivisible Broward Resist is suggesting the following:
 
“We and many other groups are prepared to meet in peaceful protest in case of a constitutional crisis such as the firing of Mueller.   
 
If Mueller is fired prior to 2pm we will meet at the U.S. Federal Courthouse  at 5pm.  If fired at 2pm, or after, we will meet at the courthouse at noon the next day.”
 
U.S. Federal Courthouse 
299 E. Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale 33301
 
B. Confirmation of Supreme Court Judge 
On Sept. 4, the Republican Senate has set the date for confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme CourtIn Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump chose a nominee who not only has extremist, ultra-conservative legal views on a range of issues, but who has repeatedly argued that the Supreme Court should put the president above the law. Donald Trump is at the center of a criminal investigation, and he should not be allowed to pick his own judge and jury.
Kavanaugh would rule against reproductive freedom, health care, the environment, voting rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights for generations.
 
 

Tuesday is Election Day and This is How I Voted

    Good evening, friends!

    With the latest revelations, even Republicans should realize that the man in the White House thinks that the people he has appointed to serve in his Administration should be loyal to him and not to our country and its Constitution.  He has lied (almost every day!) and he has committed crimes and he has obstructed justice, and still we hear hardly a sound from Republican congressmen and senators.  Their lack of integrity and courage and their failure to put their country first makes me think that they have forfeited any right to be elected or re-elected on November 6th.

    It was another good week for voter registration at the West Regional Courthouse.  Along with the assistance of volunteers Joseph Russel, Marsha Eisenberg, Robin Adell, and John Countryman, we managed to register 16 voters (15 as Democrats!), sign up 24 voters to receive their ballots by mail, and collect 81 demands for universal background checks on firearm purchases!

    Here’s how to get involved during the last few days before Tuesday’s Primary Election:

    Over the next few days, the Broward Democratic Party will send you out to knock on doors, and for those who don’t want to canvass, it is holding phone banks and hustle parties at different locations around Broward County.  Check out these events at http://browarddemocrats.org/events-2/

    At 12 Noon on Sunday, August 26th, there will be a Souls 2 the Polls Rally for the Andrew Gillum Campaign at the Miramar Library, 2050 Civic Center Pl. in Miramar.

    On Monday, August 27th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and collect requests to vote-by-mail.  Let me know if you can join me.

    Tuesday is the Primary Election.  I will be at Central Park Elementary School campaigning for Andrew Dolberg and Andrew Gillum from 7 AM until 10 AM and from 5 PM until 7 PM.  Let me know if you’d like to join me there.

    On Wednesday, August 28th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters, sign people up to vote-by-mail, and collect pledges to vote yes on Amendment 4 in November.  Let me know if you can join me.

    And don’t forget about the North Broward Democratic Club’s Annual Labor Day Picnic at 1 PM on Monday, September 3rd at the Pompano Beach Community Park, South Pavilion.  Bring a dish to share.  Come and meet officials, candidates, and rising stars!

   
    Finally, as many of you know, I am supporting Andrew Gillum in the Gubernatorial race and Andrew Dolberg in the District 98 State Representative race. 
(This message represents my opinion alone and does not represent the view of any political club or other organization.)

    Here is Andrew Gillum’s latest message:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lbWg37Mklc&feature=youtu.be

    With the understanding that what is on my ballot may not be the same as what’s on your ballot, (If I were in their districts, I would also support Laurie Rich Levinson and Jared Moskowitz), this is how I voted in the August 28th Primary Election:

    Governor………………………………………………Andrew Gillum

    Attorney General………………………………………..Sean Shaw

    Commissioner of Agriculture………………Nicole “Nikki” Fried

    State Representative, District 98…………….Andrew Dolberg

    Circuit Judge, Group 8……………………..Ernest Albert Kollra

    Circuit Judge, Group 36…………..Kristin Weisberg Padowitz

    Circuit Judge, Group 38………………..Stefanie Camille Moon

    Circuit Judge, Group 39…………..Camille Coolidge-Shotwell
   
    Circuit Judge, Group 42…………………………….Michael Usan

    Circuit Judge, Group 43………………………………..Dan Casey

    Circuit Judge, Group 46…………….Maria Markhasin-Weekes

    County Judge, Group 9………….Tanner Channing Demmery

    County Judge, Group 10………………….Robert F. “Bob” Diaz

    County Judge, Group 17……………………………Michael Davis

    County Judge, Group 19……………………………Allison Gilman

    County Judge, Group 25……………………………Robert W. Lee

    School Board, Seat 8…………………………..Donna Pilger Korn
       
    Funding Security and Essential Instruction for Schools…Yes

    You don’t have to agree with my choices or vote the same way, but please vote!

    Alan

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Make a Donation and Come to the Rally on Sunday

     
    Hi, Democrats!

    The latest insane action taken by Donald Trump crosses so many lines, it’s just unbelievable!  He has revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former director of the CIA.  He did this not because of any illegality or threat to national security, but only because Brennan has been a frequent critic of the President.  Responding to the revocation of his security clearance, Brennan wrote that this attempt to suppress freedom of speech “should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out.”

    And speaking of speaking out, have you noticed the silence of Republicans all through each and every embarrassing action that Trump takes?  John McCain, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and sometimes Susan Collins seem to be the only Republican Senators who call out the President for his misdeeds.  Every other Republican Senator or candidate who is running for a Senate seat in the Mid-Term Election on November 6th has said nothing.  By not speaking out, these Republicans enable the President and everything he does.  Democrats must point out that the inaction of these Republican is harmful to our country.  Democrats must point out that by supporting Trump, they are not worthy of being elected or re-elected to the Senate.

    So, the time has come again for all of us to make a contribution to the campaigns of the Democrats in tough races for the Senate, starting with our own Bill Nelson, right here in Florida:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nelson_search?refcode=ads_google_fl_search  Think about all of the harm to the Federal Judiciary we can help prevent if the Democrats can retake the Senate!  Here are some of the other campaigns you can help with:
        Claire McCaskill (Missouri) – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mccaskill-d2d?refcode=ads_google_nat_d2d
        Joe Donelly (Indiana) – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/donate-primary-web
        Jacky Rosen (Nevada) – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rosen-homepage?refcode=websitenew
        Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) – https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/hh4nd
        Phil Bredesen (Tennessee) – https://www.bredesen.com/

    Early voting begins on Saturday, August 18th.  On that same day, you can knock on neighbors’ doors (https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/browardcountydems/event/10451/) or make phone calls (https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/browardcountydems/event/10445/) to help get out every single Democratic voter.

   
On Sunday, August 19th, from 2 to 4 PM, there will be a “Stronger Together” Rally to get out the vote at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater at 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise, sponsored by many Democratic clubs, including the Plantation Democratic Club.  (Check out the flyer below.) Almost all of the candidates who will be on the August and November Ballots are planning to attend including Congressman Alcee Hastings, Senator Bill Nelson, gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, and Phil Levine, candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried and Roy David Walker, candidates for Attorney General Sean Shaw and Ryan Torrens, Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Ring, candidates for State Representative in District 97 Jared Moskowitz and Imtiaz Ahmed Mohammad, candidates for State Representative in District 98 Andrew Dolberg, Michael Gottlieb, Elaine Geller, Stephen Korka, and Danny Stallone, and School Board candidates Laurie Rich Levinson and Donna Korn.  The doors will open at 1:30.  Come early, don’t miss out!  And you can even vote after the Rally!

    We had a great day at the Courthouse yesterday, collecting 11 voter registration forms, 13 vote-by-mail requests, and 51 universal background check demands.  Many thanks to the awesome volunteers who came out, including Lauren Tate, Joseph Russel, Marsha Eisenberg, and John Countryman!

    I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, August 20th and 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM to register more voters and collect requests to vote-by-mail.  Let me know if you can help out on those days.

    Alan



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Can You Join Us Tomorrow Night and Again on Sunday?

    Good evening, everybody!

    I guess it’s true that Donald Trump only hired the best people.  They are either being tried, have plead guilty, or are at war with him!

    I want to thank our wonderful volunteers for helping with voter registration last Wednesday and today:  Bob Horland, Jocelyn Wills, Marsha Eisenberg, Joseph Russel, Lauren Tate, Marcia Kirshner, and Norman Levy.  We registered 15 voters, collected 11 vote-by-mail requests, and 106 universal background check demands.  October 9th is the last day to register to vote on the November Mid-Term Election.  So join us during the next two months to make this a very successful election for Democrats.

    Here’s some of what’s going in during the next week:

    1.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14th, the Plantation Democratic Club will have its next meeting at 7 PM at the Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road in Plantation.  The Club will host Plantation City Council candidates, Eric Anderson, Errol Brown, Richard Cabrera, Denise Horland, and Nick Sortal, and candidates for State Representative in District 98, Andrew Dolberg, Elaine Geller, Michael Gottlieb, Stephen Korka, and Daniel Stallone.  As always, refreshments will be served.

    2.  On Wednesday, August 15th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse to register voters from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Please let me know of you can join me.

    3.  On Wednesday afternoon, at 5:30, there will be a fundraising event for Andrew Gillum at his Campaign Office, 4325 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation.  Come out and show your support for his candidacy!

    4.  And at 7 PM on Wednesday, for those who live in Jacaranda Lakes, the three Jacaranda Lakes residents who are running for Plantation City Council seats, Erik Anserson, Denise Horland, and Nick Sortal, will appear at the next Jacaranda Lakes Neighbors-for-Neighbors meeting.  The location of this event is the Volunteer Park Community Center, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation

    5.  Early voting begins on Saturday, August 18th.

   
6.  On Sunday, August 19th, from 2 to 4 PM, there will be a “Stronger Together” Rally to get out the vote at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater at 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise.   The incredible Barbara Effman is coordinating this event which is being sponsored by a dozen different Democratic clubs.  Almost all of the candidates who will be on the August and November Ballots are planning to attend including Congressman Alcee Hastings, Senator Bill Nelson, gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, and Phil Levine, candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried and Roy David Walker, candidates for Attorney General Sean Shaw and Ryan Torrens, Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Ring, candidates for State Representative in District 97 Jared Moskowitz and Imtiaz Ahmed Mohammad, candidates for State Representative in District 98 Andrew Dolberg, Michael Gottlieb, Elaine Geller, Stephen Korka, and Danny Stallone, and School Board candidates Laurie Rich Levinson and Donna Korn.  The doors will open at 1:30.  Come early, don’t miss out!  And you can even vote after the Rally!

    7.  And of course, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, August 20th and 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM to register more voters.  Let me know if you can help out on those days.

    Alan

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MR. T News Vol. 6 Coral Springs – Parkland

There were 2 interesting local news articles from our last CSPK Dem. Club Meeting:  http://coralspringstalk.com/school-board-candidate-tennille-doe-decoste-addresses-local-democratic-club-19964   and
The next meeting of the Coral Springs – Parkland Democratic Party is Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 PM. The meeting is held in Cypress Hall which is next to Cypress Swmming Pool & Tennis Courts on west side of Coral Springs Drive 2 blocks north of Atlantic. Depending on who wins the Primary it will be a surprise guest.                  Roy Trachtenberg
I. Primary Election
 
Florida Democratic Party  –  Knock the Vote
August 18-19
We Need Volunteers at the Polls, on Phones, Knocking on Doors
Location:    NW Regional Library              or              Parkland Recreation Center
Date:           August 18 – 26, 2018                              August 28, 2018
Time:           Between 10AM – 6PM Daily
Let me know where, when, and at what time you will be able to assist.
Laurie Plotnick
Area 1 Leader
Broward Democratic Party
954-415-7822
You Can Still Vote by Mail 
 
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HAVE YOU MAILED BACK YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?
 
ATTACHED IS AN UPDATED PRIMARY ELECTION PALM-CARD
IN EXACT ORDER THAT YOU ARE VOTING
These are suggestions. You don’t have to agree with my choices or vote the same way, but please vote!
 
Early Voting Begins August 18 through Aug. 26
10 AM – 6 PM Daily
The closest Early Voting Sites are:
    Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, Fl. 33065
    Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center, 10559 Trails End, Parkland, Fl. 33076
You can go to any of these other Early Voting Centers 
 
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Primary Election Day August 28
Polls Open 7 AM – 7 PM
Remember you must go to your precinct on your voter registration card. To find your voting precinct go to Voter Lookup (Free Access System)
 
II. Sunday, August 12
Please watch this video to understand why we are doing this.
 
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HANDS ALONG THE WATER  
SUNDAY, August 12,  AT 10 AM TO 11 AM  – Hosted by Rebekka Lee,  Annie Casais-Montenegro and Samantha Gentry   We need photographers and media attention
 
 

On Sunday August 12, at 10am, we want you to join us as we peacefully come together as one. By locking hands we will show that we do not, and will not, stand for our beautiful beaches, wildlife, homes and livelihoods to continuously be destroyed and impacted by the water released from Lake Okeechobee.

We will lock hands at 10:15, for 15 minutes, all across the beaches of this beautiful state- East Coast and Gulf Coast; North to South. At the end we will all raise our arms up to the sky, hand in hand, to show love to our wildlife, water, beaches, Mother Nature and one another. Join us in our peaceful movement. Can you give 15 minutes of your time to make an impact? Those willing, I will have garbage bags with me, if you would also like to help with some beach cleanup afterward

 
III Monday, August 13
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IV. SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 2 PM – 4PM M AT SUNRISE CIVIC CENTER THEATRE, 10610 West oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Fl. 33351  Hosted by Broward Democratic Clubs Special Guests and Entertainment
Special Feature: Venue is in the same building as an EARLY VOTE LOCATION so after the Rally, we will walk over to VOTE!
HONORED GUESTS:

Alcee Hastings, US Congressman

Senator Bill Nelson*

Candidates for Governor
– Andrew Gillum*  
– Gwen Graham  
– Jeff Greene  
– Chris King*  
– Phil Levine*

Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture
– Nikki Fried & Roy David Walker

Candidates for Attorney General
– Sean Shaw *
– Ryan Torrens

Jeremy Ring for Chief Financial Officer

House Representative District 97:  
– Rep Jared Moskowitz  
– Imtiaz Ahmed Mohammad

House Representative District 98 Candidates:
– Michael Gottlieb – Andrew Dolberg – Elaine Geller- 
– Stephen Korka – Danny Stallone

School Board Candidates:
– Laurie Rich Levinson – District 6
– Donna Korn – District 4

OTHER CANDIDATES WILL BE ADDED WHEN THEY CONFIRM
* Invited and interested, waiting for final confirmation

For more information Call Barbara Effman at (954) 846-8865
 
V. AUGUST 25
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VI. Save the Date Sunday, Aug 26 – Sept 4
This could be one of the most significant events this summer – the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has just been scheduled for Sept. 4. Kavanaugh would rule against reproductive freedom, health care, the environment, voting rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights for generations. Democratic senators including Sen. Nelson have asked for more information and this event may not occur on August 26, it might occur on Sept 4 or even Labor Day. It may be a last minute event. President Trump who has appointed the most corrupt administration in our history and is under a cloud of suspicion for being a traitor should not appoint a supreme court judge.
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See IX Aug. 28 get you tickets for 9/11
 
VII. Bites -N- Sips
Public – Hosted by Play Coral Springs & C.S. City Gov’t.
Enjoy lawn games, food trucks, Music and more!
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    Saturday, September 1 at 6 PM  10 PM
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VIII. LABOR DAY PICNIC
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IX NEVER FORGET 9/11
 
Hosted by Coral Springs City, Fire and Police Dept.
2 dates – Tues. Sept. 11 at 2 PM   and   Wed. Sept. 12 at 4 PM
2601 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs, Fl. 33065
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The NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit serves as a tribute to those lost on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the FDNY who made the ultimate sacrifice saving and protecting others in the line of duty. The exhibit includes interactive education, including steel beams from the towers and other 9/11 artifacts, documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions and interactive guided tours from FDNY heroes. 

*** DUE TO THE HIGH INTEREST IN THE EVENT, WE WILL BE PROVIDING TIMED TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE STARTING ON AUGUST 28** 


 

Sorry, Meant to Include This

    I meant to include the following notice about Jackie Braun’s great team in Hollywood in my email blast.  If you live in that neck of the woods, please join her!

    Alan

    I have been asked to share activities from southeastern Broward.  Our group, Team Awesome, works from the courthouse in Hollywood.  It seems as if there is a surge of interest in one’s registration status as our numbers have increased dramatically.  In the last two weeks combined, we have collected 84 voter registrations, 18 vote-by-mail requests, and 86 Universal Background Check demands.  Broward Rocks!

    Jackie Braun

    786-295-3291



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This is the Funniest and Scariest Video You Will Watch Today!

    Good afternoon, friends!

    It’s less than 100 days until the Mid-Term Elections, so there’s no time to waste.  You should be attending meetings and trainings, making phone calls, knocking on doors, and registering voters whenever you can.  We have to get out the vote this year like our lives depend upon it, BECAUSE THEY DO!  At the West Regional Courthouse yesterday, Bob Horland, Marsha Eisenberg, and Michele Cabrera helped to collect 6 voter registration forms, 8 vote-by-mail requests, and 61 universal background check demands.  Many thanks to each of them!

    Don’t forget:  If you have received your absentee ballot but don’t want to mail it back, you can give it to me and I will personally deliver it to the SOE Office.  Just call when you want to drop it off, and make sure that my wife or I are at home.

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 8th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  Please let me know if you can join me;

    On Friday, August 10th, at 6 PM, there will be a celebration of the life and advocacy of a dear friend and President of the Democratic Black Caucus, Janet Burnett.  Janet passed away on July 27th after a long battle with cancer.  This event will take place at the Sunrise Village Civic Center, 6800 Sunset Strip in Sunrise (east of University Drive.)  Hope you can join us.

    The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) is having its Annual Convening from Thursday, August 9th to Saturday, August 11th at the Rosen Center in Orlando.  Among the people the organization will be honoring on Saturday night at its Champions of Change Gala & Awards Ceremony are Howard Simon, the retiring Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida, and me, an almost retired attorney and grassroots activist.  For more information, follow this link:  https://floridarrc.com/convening/?ms_aff=FL&initms_aff=FL&ms=180723_2018_FRRC_Convening_&initms=180723_2018_FRRC_Convening_&ms_chan=eml&initms_chan=eml;

    On Monday and Wednesday, August 13th and 15th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  In addition to our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and our table and chairs, we now have a fan loaned to us by Marcia Kirshner, to help with the heat.  Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before.  It is very easy and rewarding!  Please let me know which days you can join me.
I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  As usual, we will have our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and a table and chairs.  Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before.  It is very easy and rewarding!  Please let me know which days you can join me.
    On Tuesday, August 14th, the Plantation Democratic Club will have its next meeting at 7 PM at the Deicke Auditorium

    For those who live in Jacaranda Lakes, at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 15th, the three Jacaranda Lakes residents who are running for Plantation City Council seats, Erik Anserson, Denise Horland, and Nick Sortal, will appear at the next Jacaranda Lakes Neighbors-for-Neighbors meeting.  The location of this event is the Volunteer Park Community Center, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation

   
And finally, on Sunday, August 19th, from 2 to 4 PM, there will be a “Stronger Together” Rally to get out the vote at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater at 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise.   The incredible Barbara Effman is coordinating this event which is being sponsored by a dozen different Democratic clubs.  Many of the candidates who will be on the November Ballot are planning to attend.  So save the date!

    And finally, for those of you who have not yet seen the latest proposal for “Gun Safety” in the episode of Who is America by Sacha Baron Cohen, you have got to watch this.  It is about 10 minutes long and will make you laugh out loud and scare your pants off, both at the same time!  (Thanks to my children for sharing this with me!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=650&v=QkXeMoBPSDk

    Alan Ehrlich
    9411 NW 10 Street
    Plantation, FL 33322
    954-472-6211

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Here are 9 Different Events for You to Consider

    Hi, everybody!

    Today was the last day to register to vote in the August 28th Primary.  I was joined at the Courthouse by Bob Horland, John Countryman, Joseph Russel, and three newcomers, high school students Laura Allen, David Allen, and Henry Le.  They all did an incredible job and we ended up collecting 14 voter registration forms, 8 vote-by-mail requests, and 64 Universal Background Check Demands.

    Absentee ballots have arrived.  If you expected to receive one but have not gotten it yet, your 2-year request period may have ended.  Go online or call the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office to re-register.  And if you have received your ballot but don’t want to mail it back, you can give it to me and I will personally deliver it to the SOE Office.  Just call when you want to drop it off, and make sure that my wife or I are at home.

    There are all sorts of events for you to participate in during the next few days:

    1.  For Plantation residents, there will be a Plantation Mayoral Candidate Forum, hosted by Michael Hixon and Frank Carreras of Plantation Politics and Community Concerns at 6:30 PM tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road in Plantation;

    2.  On Wednesday, August 1st, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  As usual, we will have the canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain.  Please let me know if you can join me;

    3.  At 7 PM on Thursday, August 2nd, the Davie Cooper City Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road in Davie. The candidates for the State Representative Seat in District 98, Andrew Dolberg, Michael Gottlieb, Elaine Geller, Stephen Korka, and Daniel Stallone, will be featured.  In addition, they will be presenting a live broadcast of the Gubernatorial Debate out of Miami.  Laurie Rich Levinson and Donna Korn, School Board candidates, will also be in attendance;

    4.  On Saturday, August 4th, John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM until 6 PM.  Volunteers take 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;

    5.  Also on Saturday, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, there will be a fundraiser for Andrew Gillum for Governor at 9661 Millpond Road in Miramar.  For more information, please contact Akilah at akilah@andrewgillum.com;

    6.  And on Monday and Wednesday, August 6th and 8th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail.  Please let me know if you can join me;

    7.  The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) is having its Annual Convening from Thursday, August 9th to Saturday, August 11th at the Rosen Center in Orlando.  Among the people the organization will be honoring on Saturday night at its Champions of Change Gala & Awards Ceremony are Howard Simon, the retiring Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida, and me, an almost retired attorney and grassroots activist.  For more information, follow this link:  https://floridarrc.com/convening/?ms_aff=FL&initms_aff=FL&ms=180723_2018_FRRC_Convening_&initms=180723_2018_FRRC_Convening_&ms_chan=eml&initms_chan=eml;

    8.  Two more dates to save:  Tuesday, August 14th for the Plantation Democratic Club Meeting; and Sunday, August 19th, for the “Stronger Together” Get Out the Vote Rally.

    Now, with all these events, surely there are some that you would like to attend!

    Alan Ehrlich
    9411 NW 10 Street
    Plantation, FL 33322
    954-472-6211

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