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Video: Eric Swalwell Town Hall on Gun Violence

A day after announcing his Presidential campaign, Congressman Eric Swalwell was in Sunrise for an event billed as a Town Hall on gun violence, with participation from survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and their families and members of Moms Demand Action and allied groups prominent in the audience.

If that is an important issue for you -- if you still remember the horror of realizing what happened in our community on Valentine's Day 2018 -- I recommend you watch the Facebook Live video replay I've embedded here (unfortunately, you'll have to fast-forward through about 20 minutes of dead air in this version before the program starts).

https://www.facebook.com/EricMSwalwell/videos/2122243304520871/?t=1309

Whether you ultimately vote for Swalwell or someone else in the primaries, he is performing a valuable service by putting this issue front and center in his campaign.

I worried that the Town Hall event's focus would slip from gun safety to campaign rally, but for the most part it stuck to gun violence prevention. There were a few questions from the audience that Swalwell responded to on other issues such as healthcare.

Parkland parent activist Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was among the mass shooting victims, is asking that we all make at least a small donation to help Swalwell clear the threshold of demonstrated popularity required to participate in the Democratic party debates that will start this summer.

Yes, it's crazy how many people are running, making it tough to welcome one more person entering the race. I like several of the other candidates quite a lot and could happily vote for just about any of them, I think, if they should make it to the general election.

Personally, I was impressed with Swalwell and believe he is right both on gun violence and the anti-corruption agenda he has pursued with regard to the Trump Administration. He is considered a long-shot, but I would like to see him emerge as a contender.

Here's Swalwell's clip from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he made it official that he was running:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXmHR2Qh6Uc

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BlueBroward Calendar of Events

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Co-hosted by the Democratic Womens Club of Florida Region 13 and the Dolphin Democrats and Sponsors: Haitian American Democratic Club (HADC) of Broward and Representative Michael Gottlieb

Pay online to be assured a seat https://www.dolphindems.org/candidate-training/

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:30 AM

Generally meets 3rd Sunday of the month (call to make sure this date has been confirmed)

Location:
Emerald Hills Country Club, — 4100 North Hills Dr, , Hollywood, FL 33021

Organizer:
Elaine Schwartz, President
Voice: 954- 937-9675
E-mail: Elaineschwartz@gmail.com

$18 per person; to RSVP, please call Muriel Kirschner 954-963-6891

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:30 AM

Sunday Brunch

We are lucky to have three state reps for our community. Hear about Florida’s 2019 Session update. State Rep. Joe Geller, a dynamic and principled Democrat, who can be counted on to fight for the things we hold dear. Hear his take on what some have called the worst session in our lifetimes. State Rep Evan Jenne who has led our caucus as our policy Chair and has one of the most demanding positions in the legislature will give us the inside scoop on the 20019 Session. State Rep Shevrin Jones will be running for the State Senate when he is termed out in 2020. We are proud of all the good work he has done that doesn’t always reach the front page.

Emerald Hills Country Club 4100 North Hills Drive

RSVP $18.00 to Muriel Kirschner 954-963-6891 The caterer really needs to know who will be attending.

Monday July 22, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Our meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month with the exception of December. Please join us at
Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Blvd.

For more information about our Club please contact:
Julie Fishman info@tamaracsawgrassdems.org

Tuesday July 23, 2019 6:00 PM

Total Wine at 801 S. University Drive, Plantation. 

 

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

The West Broward Democratic Club, (WBDC), will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 07:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Sunrise Soccer Club, 10200 Sunset Strip, in Sunrise.

This month’s guest speakers include Florida Democratic Club Chair, Terrie Rizzo, AND, our newest elected State Representative, Dan Daley. They will have a lot of CURRENT information for us!

FDP Chair, Terrie Rizzo and State Representative Dan Daley

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo and State Representative Dan Daley will be GUEST SPEAKERS at our meeting on July 24th. The meeting will begin promptly at 07:00 PM

Sunrise Soccer Field Park, 10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise.

For further Info, contact President Barbara Effman: (954) 439-2228

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Refreshments will be served.

Location:  Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach

Contact:  Joanne Goodwin, President 954-683-7789  jgoodwinnbdc@gmail.com

 

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Wed 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Jeff Uchin (754)204-3600 theuch62@yahoo.com
Total Wine Education Center 15980 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Wed  7:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Rosemarie Lewis (954)295-8458 rose-marielewis@hotmail.com
BSO Outreach Center 236 W. Oakland Pk Bvd Lauderdale Lakes

Thursday July 25, 2019 6:30 PM

Just imagine the power when Broward Seniors come together to make sure our Senior community is accounted for in our very important 2020 vote. Join us the fourth Thursday of each month at Duffy’s, 811 South University in Plantation at 6:30 pm for fellowship that will make a difference.

RSVP Now!

Thursday July 25, 2019 6:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

last Thur  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Josh Simmons (757)358-5097 joshuasimmons29@gmail.com
Grind Coffee Project 599 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale

Thursday July 25, 2019 7:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Thur  7:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Monroe Kiar (954)584-9770 pirdems@gmail.com
Whitehall I Office in Pine Island Ridge 1527 Whitehall Drive Davie

Sunday July 28, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: at the Delta Education and Life Development Center 2250 NW 21 Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33310


The Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill and co-host The Haitian American Democratic Club invite you to join us for a Legislative Wrap Up with Representative Dotie Joseph presented in Haitian Creole. There will be interpreters English to Creole and Creole to Englis

Tuesday July 30, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Meet and Greet and Planning Session for 2020 Elections, for Area 9 Democratic Precinct Committee Persons and volunteers in Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Park and West Park. Hosted by Barbara Miller and Vice-Mayor Sabrina Javellana. Also kick-off for Hallandale Beach Area Democrats club. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided. 442 Poinciana Dr., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

RSVP Now!

Wednesday July 31, 2019 6:30 PM

Presidential Debate Watch Party and Guest Speakers, including Gary Farmer

Doors Open 6:30 PM

Co-sponsoring with Dolphin Democrats, Women’s March Broward, and others.

Art Serve Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Co-hosted by the Democratic Womens Club of Florida Region 13 and the Dolphin Democrats and Sponsors: Haitian American Democratic Club (HADC) of Broward and Representative Michael Gottlieb

Pay online to be assured a seat https://www.dolphindems.org/candidate-training/

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Location:
Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center – 1301 South Ocean Drive (SR A1A), Hollywood, FL 33019

More Information on specific agendas please go to and follow our Facebook Page and group.

Free Parking: Attendees should get a parking pass from the desk to avoid parking fees.

Organizer:
Stacey Kotzen, President
Voice: 954.347.6633
E-mail: StaceyKotzen@aol.com
Join our Facebook Group

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

The Coral Springs / Parkland Democratic Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Meeting location:  Cypress Park Hall between Royal Palm Blvd, and Atlantic Blvd on Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs (Map).

For more information: email Club President Grace Carrington e4committeewoman@gmail.com

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

1st Thur 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Karen Fortman (954)632-1147 KPFortman@gmail.com
Pine Island Multipurpose Center 3801 Pine Island Rd Davie

Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:00 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Wed 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Barbara Effman (954)846-8865 bsedem@aol.com
Nob Hill Soccer Park Clubhouse 10200 Sunset Strip Sunrise

Tuesday August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

1st Tues 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Adrienne Kaltman (412)606-3369 kaltman82@aol.com
Pine Island Multipurpose Center 3801 Pine Island Rd Davie

Tuesday August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

(formerly the GoGo Democrats)
1st Tue 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Linda Eidinger (954)630-8769 lindaeid@aol.com
Call First for meeting location  Fort Lauderdale

Thursday August 8, 2019 6:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Thur  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Percy Johnson (954)380-2378 johnsonpercy097@gmail.com
Fort Lauderdale City Hall 100 N Andrews Fort Lauderdale

Thursday August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Thur 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Rick Hoye (313)910-4035 rick.hoye@gmail.com
Village Civic Center 2400 NW 68th Ave Sunrise

Friday August 9, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

6:30 coffee Social – 7:00 Meeting starts

The Grind Coffee Project 
599 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Contact Mitchell Stollberg 954-275-3653

mitchell@progressivefl.org

Monday August 12, 2019 6:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Mon  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Rich Dally (516)966-6069 mr.rich.dally@gmail.com
Grind Coffee Project 599 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale

Monday August 12, 2019 6:30 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Mon  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
President: Dr Sam Stern 954 822 3407
Century Village Activity Center 3501 West Dr., C V Deerfield Beach

Monday August 12, 2019 7:00 PM

This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Mon 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Kalebra Jacobs-Reed (954)648-7562 kjacobsreed@gmail.com  
Multipurpose Room, Ansin Sports Complex 10801 Miramar Blvd. Miramar Contact organizer to confirm

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Co-hosted by the Democratic Womens Club of Florida Region 13 and the Dolphin Democrats and Sponsors: Haitian American Democratic Club (HADC) of Broward and Representative Michael Gottlieb

Pay online to be assured a seat https://www.dolphindems.org/candidate-training/

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:30 AM

Generally meets 3rd Sunday of the month (call to make sure this date has been confirmed)

Location:
Emerald Hills Country Club, — 4100 North Hills Dr, , Hollywood, FL 33021

Organizer:
Elaine Schwartz, President
Voice: 954- 937-9675
E-mail: Elaineschwartz@gmail.com

$18 per person; to RSVP, please call Muriel Kirschner 954-963-6891

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:30 AM

Sunday Brunch

We are lucky to have three state reps for our community. Hear about Florida’s 2019 Session update. State Rep. Joe Geller, a dynamic and principled Democrat, who can be counted on to fight for the things we hold dear. Hear his take on what some have called the worst session in our lifetimes. State Rep Evan Jenne who has led our caucus as our policy Chair and has one of the most demanding positions in the legislature will give us the inside scoop on the 20019 Session. State Rep Shevrin Jones will be running for the State Senate when he is termed out in 2020. We are proud of all the good work he has done that doesn’t always reach the front page.

Emerald Hills Country Club 4100 North Hills Drive

RSVP $18.00 to Muriel Kirschner 954-963-6891 The caterer really needs to know who will be attending.

Monday July 22, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Our meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month with the exception of December. Please join us at
Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Blvd.

For more information about our Club please contact:
Julie Fishman info@tamaracsawgrassdems.org

Tuesday July 23, 2019 6:00 PM

Total Wine at 801 S. University Drive, Plantation. 

 

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

The West Broward Democratic Club, (WBDC), will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 07:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Sunrise Soccer Club, 10200 Sunset Strip, in Sunrise.

This month’s guest speakers include Florida Democratic Club Chair, Terrie Rizzo, AND, our newest elected State Representative, Dan Daley. They will have a lot of CURRENT information for us!

FDP Chair, Terrie Rizzo and State Representative Dan Daley

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM
FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo and State Representative Dan Daley will be GUEST SPEAKERS at our meeting on July 24th. The meeting will begin promptly at 07:00 PM

Sunrise Soccer Field Park, 10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise.

For further Info, contact President Barbara Effman: (954) 439-2228

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Refreshments will be served.

Location:  Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach

Contact:  Joanne Goodwin, President 954-683-7789  jgoodwinnbdc@gmail.com

 

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Wed 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Jeff Uchin (754)204-3600 theuch62@yahoo.com
Total Wine Education Center 15980 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines

Wednesday July 24, 2019 7:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Wed  7:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Rosemarie Lewis (954)295-8458 rose-marielewis@hotmail.com
BSO Outreach Center 236 W. Oakland Pk Bvd Lauderdale Lakes

Thursday July 25, 2019 6:30 PM

Just imagine the power when Broward Seniors come together to make sure our Senior community is accounted for in our very important 2020 vote. Join us the fourth Thursday of each month at Duffy’s, 811 South University in Plantation at 6:30 pm for fellowship that will make a difference.

RSVP Now!

Thursday July 25, 2019 6:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

last Thur  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Josh Simmons (757)358-5097 joshuasimmons29@gmail.com
Grind Coffee Project 599 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale

Thursday July 25, 2019 7:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Thur  7:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Monroe Kiar (954)584-9770 pirdems@gmail.com
Whitehall I Office in Pine Island Ridge 1527 Whitehall Drive Davie

Sunday July 28, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: at the Delta Education and Life Development Center 2250 NW 21 Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33310


The Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill and co-host The Haitian American Democratic Club invite you to join us for a Legislative Wrap Up with Representative Dotie Joseph presented in Haitian Creole. There will be interpreters English to Creole and Creole to Englis

Tuesday July 30, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Meet and Greet and Planning Session for 2020 Elections, for Area 9 Democratic Precinct Committee Persons and volunteers in Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Park and West Park. Hosted by Barbara Miller and Vice-Mayor Sabrina Javellana. Also kick-off for Hallandale Beach Area Democrats club. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided. 442 Poinciana Dr., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

RSVP Now!

Wednesday July 31, 2019 6:30 PM

Presidential Debate Watch Party and Guest Speakers, including Gary Farmer

Doors Open 6:30 PM

Co-sponsoring with Dolphin Democrats, Women’s March Broward, and others.

Art Serve Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Co-hosted by the Democratic Womens Club of Florida Region 13 and the Dolphin Democrats and Sponsors: Haitian American Democratic Club (HADC) of Broward and Representative Michael Gottlieb

Pay online to be assured a seat https://www.dolphindems.org/candidate-training/

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Location:
Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center – 1301 South Ocean Drive (SR A1A), Hollywood, FL 33019

More Information on specific agendas please go to and follow our Facebook Page and group.

Free Parking: Attendees should get a parking pass from the desk to avoid parking fees.

Organizer:
Stacey Kotzen, President
Voice: 954.347.6633
E-mail: StaceyKotzen@aol.com
Join our Facebook Group

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

The Coral Springs / Parkland Democratic Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Meeting location:  Cypress Park Hall between Royal Palm Blvd, and Atlantic Blvd on Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs (Map).

For more information: email Club President Grace Carrington e4committeewoman@gmail.com

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

1st Thur 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Karen Fortman (954)632-1147 KPFortman@gmail.com
Pine Island Multipurpose Center 3801 Pine Island Rd Davie

Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

4th Wed 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Barbara Effman (954)846-8865 bsedem@aol.com
Nob Hill Soccer Park Clubhouse 10200 Sunset Strip Sunrise

Tuesday August 6, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

1st Tues 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Adrienne Kaltman (412)606-3369 kaltman82@aol.com
Pine Island Multipurpose Center 3801 Pine Island Rd Davie

Tuesday August 6, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

(formerly the GoGo Democrats)
1st Tue 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Linda Eidinger (954)630-8769 lindaeid@aol.com
Call First for meeting location  Fort Lauderdale

Thursday August 8, 2019 6:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Thur  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Percy Johnson (954)380-2378 johnsonpercy097@gmail.com
Fort Lauderdale City Hall 100 N Andrews Fort Lauderdale

Thursday August 8, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Thur 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Rick Hoye (313)910-4035 rick.hoye@gmail.com
Village Civic Center 2400 NW 68th Ave Sunrise

Friday August 9, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

6:30 coffee Social – 7:00 Meeting starts

The Grind Coffee Project 
599 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Contact Mitchell Stollberg 954-275-3653

mitchell@progressivefl.org

Monday August 12, 2019 6:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Mon  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Rich Dally (516)966-6069 mr.rich.dally@gmail.com
Grind Coffee Project 599 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale

Monday August 12, 2019 6:30 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Mon  6:30 PM
Confirm with contact: 
President: Dr Sam Stern 954 822 3407
Century Village Activity Center 3501 West Dr., C V Deerfield Beach

Monday August 12, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Mon 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Kalebra Jacobs-Reed (954)648-7562 kjacobsreed@gmail.com  
Multipurpose Room, Ansin Sports Complex 10801 Miramar Blvd. Miramar Contact organizer to confirm

Tuesday August 13, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

2nd Tue` 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
John Ziegler (954)232-3918 johnjoeziegler@aol.com
Deicke Auditorium 5701 Cypress Rd Plantation

Tuesday August 13, 2019 7:30 PM

The Coconut Creek Democratic Club will meet at the Coconut Creek Community Center (1100 Lyons Road, Meeting Room B, Map). Join us for fellowship with other Democrats and to discuss issues that affect our community and nation.

Contact: Club President Gregory Gayle, M.S., Ed.S (954) 608-3254
www.coconutcreekdemocraticclub.org

Thursday August 15, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

3rd Thur 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Guithele Ruiz-Nicolas (954)699-3406 guithele56@gmail.com
Deicke Auditorium 5701 Cypress Rd. Plantation

Thursday August 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Contact organizer to confirm

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