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I Meant to Say By Alan Ehrlich
I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) on Wednesday, April 25th, 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
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, … Continue reading "Time to Get Your Tickets for May 5th and Time to Help With Voter Registration"
BlueBroward Calendar of Events
Thursday April 26, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come meet R. David Walker, Biologist, and Democrat candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture. Come hear his vision for protecting our environment and consumers against special interests. It is time we end 20 years of pollution of our water, destruction of our public land, and caving to the NRA. We need someone who knows that the environment is linked to our economy and will grow it responsibly.
His special guest host will be Gary Burton, seven-time Grammy winning jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator. Gary is also a firm believer of climate change and knows the importance of Flipping Florida Blue this year.
Come support R. David Walker as he seeks to end 20 years of Republican control of our legislature and bring common sense back to Tallahassee.
Private Home - Ticket RSVP for actual date
Ticket at: secure.actblue.com/donate/burton
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305 (Map)
Friday April 27, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join Us for Happy Hour
Sea & Olive - Wilton Manors, FL
Monday April 30, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Date: Monday April 30, 2018 Location: Wings in Weston at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Jeff Porter, Mayor of Homestead, Candidate f for Commissioner of Agriculture
16701 Hemingway Drive
Weston, FL. 33326
Tuesday May 1, 2018 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday evening, February 1st 7pm-9pm. Whatever you celebrate, the DECF Board wishes you and yours a very happy and safe holiday, and an environmentally green 2018! See you at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 6.
Tuesday May 1, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Presentation ~ The Opioid Crisis in Broward County and Florida Guest Speakers: Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief and Steven Kaltman DMD, MD and FACS
The use and abuse of both prescription and illicit drugs has increased dramatically in recent years and is a major public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids, both prescription and heroin, has quadrupled since 1999. Coinciding with this increase, the sale of prescription opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2016.
A most alarming result of these practices is the increased accessibility of addictive opioids. In Florida, 5,723 opioid related deaths occurred in 2016, a 35% spike since 2015 including 582 deaths in Broward County. Commissioner Sharief recently hosted a countywide Opioid Epidemic Town Hall Meeting to bring all parties together to solve this challenge and has been aggressive in her effort to receive federal help to sufficiently solve the opioid epidemic. Dr. Steven I. Kaltman, Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dean of Hospital Affairs at NSU and Vice Chief of Surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital has testified and lectures on the opioid epidemic to the medical community.
Managing this crisis and mitigating its impact requires a collaborative effort among health care providers, insurers, consumers, and all levels of government. Together, Commissioner Sharief and Dr. Steven I. Kaltman, will present a symposium with the latest clinical and legislative actions and how we can work together to solve this public health crisis.
Thursday May 3, 2018 1:30 PM
New Century Pines Jewish Center - On Century Village Premises!
301 SW 135th Ave # 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Thursday May 3, 2018 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center - 1301 South Ocean Drive (SR A1A), Hollywood, FL 33019
Tuesday May 8, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meeting held at the Herb Skolnik Center
800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach
Our guest speaker for the May 7th meeting is Mark Bogen, elected County Commissioner for District Two in 2014 and currently serves as the Broward County Vice Mayor. He is the managing partner of the Bogen Law Group which specializes in condominium issues. He is also the founder of Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. For eighteen years, Mr. Bogen wrote the Condo. and Homeowner Association law column for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper as well as a weekly law column entitled "You and the Law". He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received is J.D. Degree from Loyola School of Law in Chicago. He is married and the proud father of two sons.
A light supper will be served.
Tuesday May 8, 2018 7:30 PM
The Coconut Creek Democratic Club will meet at the Coconut Creek Community Center (1100 Lyons Road, 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
Wednesday May 9, 2018 6:00 PM
Happy hour at 6 pm; formal meeting starts at 7 pm
Serving neighboring areas including West Park and Pembroke Park, as well as Hallandale Beach.
Location: American Legion Post 310 225 SE 1st Ave. Hallandale, FL 33009
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Wednesday May 9, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join us at our General Membership Meeting
Location: The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Bldg (A) Wilton Manors, FL 33305
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Networking 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Formal Meeting 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
All Democrats are welcome to join in helping organize more effective Democratic outreach and campaigns on a county level.
5701 Cypress Rd, Plantation, FL 33317
Wednesday May 16, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Come Join us this month at the Total Wine & Spirits in Pembroke Pines. Finger foods & networking before the meeting. Free wine tastings after every meeting. Our last general Total Wine
Fountain Square 15980
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 (Map) membership meeting until August.
Guest Speaker: Former Miramar Mayor, Lori Moseley. County Review Commission. Asriele Stubbs, Community Engagement Director, Florida Democratic Party.
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President, J.G. Uchin
Sunday May 20, 2018 1:00 PM to 7:11 AM
Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft Lauderdale
3970 NW 21st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Join like-minded Broward Interfaith Plarners for a Win/Win meet up... saving the environment while crocketing sleeping matts for the Homeless.
We meet the 3rd Sunday of the month to PLARN (plastic yarn) and crochet recycled grocery bags into sleeping matts for the Homeless. You don't need to know how to crocket - 5 minutes to learn- and we also need folks to help cut and tie the plastic into Plarn. Bring size Q crocket hook and grocery bags to add to the stash.
Sunday May 20, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Weston Gala Brunch Sunday May 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m. at Bonanventure Country Club. For more Information Contact Barry Butin at 954-801-4247
Wednesday May 23, 2018 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please join us for our monthly meeting with our special guest speaker Florida State Senator Gary Farmer
Our meeting starts promptly at 7 pm so please arrive early to sign in and network
Emma Lou Olson Center 1801 NE 6th St Pompano Beach
, FL (Map)
Light Refreshments will be served
Friends are welcome
- Tamarac / Sawgrass Democratic Club May. 28
- Century Villiage of Pembroke Pines Democratic Club Jun. 7
- Hollywood Democratic Club Jun. 7
- Coconut Creek Democratic Club Jun. 12
- Hallandale Beach Area Democratic Club Jun. 13
- Dolphin Democrats - LGBTA Caucus Jun. 13
- Dolphin Democrats - Pride Lunch Jun. 16
- Broward Interfaith Plarners Jun. 17
- Broward Democratic Party Jun. 19