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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

Wednesday May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

We will be meeting promptly at 07:00 PM

Hear Senator Nan Rich explain Census2020, what you should know and what you must do. The results of the Census determine how many Congressional Representatives we will have,as well as how many $$$ flow into our District.

Also, State Representative Michael Gottlieb will give us a Legislative Report on his FIRST session as our State Representative. What passed, what didn’t, and how each of them will affect us.

Sunrise Soccer Field Park, 10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise.

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

Wednesday May 22, 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 May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Please join us for our May 22nd meeting with guest speakers Dale Gibler Chief Technology Officer from the Florida Democratic Party . Dale will discuss

  • Overview of FDP’s strategic IT plan
  • Technology software plan
  • Mobilize
  • VAN
  • Hustle

We wll also hear from Dr Monica Elliot from the LWV

Dr. Elliot will speak about the Report from League meeting with Broward County Supervisor of Elections
100th Anniversary of League of Women Voters in 2020
Projects for coming year in Broward County:
Expand voter education to youth and areas with low voter turn out
Register persons with restored voting rights
Environmental issues, such as recycling, reducing plastics, preventing oil drilling and increase solar
Promoting National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Lock It Up! gun safety program and support of BAWN constitutional amendment
Support Medicaid expansion constitutional amendment
Monitor 2020 U.S. census

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 May 22, 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 May 23, 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

Monday May 27, 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 May 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Total Wine at 801 S. University Drive, Plantation. 

 

Tuesday May 28, 2019 6:30 PM

May Monthly Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wings in Weston, 1354 S.W. 160th Avenue, 33326

Speaker: Florida State Representative, Rick Stark, 2019 Legislative Review

Food and Beverages will be Served.

Contact, Barry Butin 954-463-7669, if there are questions.

Wednesday May 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Important Meeting Date Change!
Special Election to fill vacancy for Recording Secretary
Checkin – 6:00 PM + Meeting Start – 7:00 PM

Deicke Auditorium
5701 Cypress Rd, Plantation, FL 33317
(Map)

Event Types:

Thursday May 30, 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

Tuesday June 4, 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 June 4, 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 June 4, 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 June 6, 2019 1:30 PM

Location:
Pembroke Pines Jewish Center – On Century Village Premises!

President:
Sophie Bock
301 SW 135th Ave # 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(H) (954)437-6613
(C) (954)257-3105
sophiekb@aol.com

Thursday June 6, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:45 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 June 6, 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 June 6, 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

Monday June 10, 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 June 10, 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 June 10, 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 June 11, 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 June 11, 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 June 13, 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 June 13, 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 June 14, 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 June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

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

3rd Mon 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
[need update]
Lauderdale Lakes Multipurpose Center 4340 NW 36th St. Lauderdale Lakes

Monday June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Oakland Park Democrats meet again Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 7PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3970 NW 21st Ave, Oakland Park.

7 PM:     Social gathering with food provided courtesy of the Garlic Knot restaurant in Oakland Park (http://www.garlicknotpizzafl.com).

7:30 PM Program Starts

Tuesday June 18, 2019

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.

Deicke Auditorium
5701 Cypress Rd, Plantation, FL 33317
(Map)

Event Types:

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00 PM

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

3rd Wed 1 pm
Confirm with contact: 
Mona Malbranche (954)638-6883 manoush33321@gmail.com
Kings Point Clubhouse 7620 Nob Hill Rd Tamarac

Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:30 PM

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

3rd Wed 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
Denise Lugo (954)544-9881 denisenvm@gmail.com
Café Borinquen 1875 N. Pine Island Rd. Plantation

Wednesday May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

We will be meeting promptly at 07:00 PM

Hear Senator Nan Rich explain Census2020, what you should know and what you must do. The results of the Census determine how many Congressional Representatives we will have,as well as how many $$$ flow into our District.

Also, State Representative Michael Gottlieb will give us a Legislative Report on his FIRST session as our State Representative. What passed, what didn’t, and how each of them will affect us.

Sunrise Soccer Field Park, 10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise.

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

Wednesday May 22, 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 May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Please join us for our May 22nd meeting with guest speakers Dale Gibler Chief Technology Officer from the Florida Democratic Party . Dale will discuss

  • Overview of FDP’s strategic IT plan
  • Technology software plan
  • Mobilize
  • VAN
  • Hustle

We wll also hear from Dr Monica Elliot from the LWV

Dr. Elliot will speak about the Report from League meeting with Broward County Supervisor of Elections
100th Anniversary of League of Women Voters in 2020
Projects for coming year in Broward County:
Expand voter education to youth and areas with low voter turn out
Register persons with restored voting rights
Environmental issues, such as recycling, reducing plastics, preventing oil drilling and increase solar
Promoting National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Lock It Up! gun safety program and support of BAWN constitutional amendment
Support Medicaid expansion constitutional amendment
Monitor 2020 U.S. census

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 May 22, 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 May 23, 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

Monday May 27, 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 May 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Total Wine at 801 S. University Drive, Plantation. 

 

Tuesday May 28, 2019 6:30 PM

May Monthly Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wings in Weston, 1354 S.W. 160th Avenue, 33326

Speaker: Florida State Representative, Rick Stark, 2019 Legislative Review

Food and Beverages will be Served.

Contact, Barry Butin 954-463-7669, if there are questions.

Wednesday May 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Important Meeting Date Change!
Special Election to fill vacancy for Recording Secretary
Checkin – 6:00 PM + Meeting Start – 7:00 PM

Deicke Auditorium
5701 Cypress Rd, Plantation, FL 33317
(Map)

Event Types:

Thursday May 30, 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

Tuesday June 4, 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 June 4, 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 June 4, 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 June 6, 2019 1:30 PM

Location:
Pembroke Pines Jewish Center – On Century Village Premises!

President:
Sophie Bock
301 SW 135th Ave # 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(H) (954)437-6613
(C) (954)257-3105
sophiekb@aol.com

Thursday June 6, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:45 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 June 6, 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 June 6, 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

Monday June 10, 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 June 10, 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 June 10, 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 June 11, 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 June 11, 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 June 13, 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 June 13, 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 June 14, 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 June 17, 2019 7:00 PM
This specific event has not been confirmed, but the club normally meets on this schedule.

3rd Mon 7 PM
Confirm with contact: 
[need update]
Lauderdale Lakes Multipurpose Center 4340 NW 36th St. Lauderdale Lakes

Monday June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Oakland Park Democrats meet again Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 7PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3970 NW 21st Ave, Oakland Park.

7 PM:     Social gathering with food provided courtesy of the Garlic Knot restaurant in Oakland Park (http://www.garlicknotpizzafl.com).

7:30 PM Program Starts

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