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TUESDAY E-NEWS BRIEFS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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4/17/07
Your State. Your Party. Stay in touch!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech community today. Florida Democrats join with every American in praying for a full recovery, physically and emotionally, for all affected by this horrific tragedy.

  • Become a Delegate to the 2007 Florida Democratic Party State Convention!
  • Take to the Streets April 28th to Change America!
  • ACTION ALERT! Send Don Brown a Message!
  • Where's WALDO Weldon?
  • Congressman Tim Mahoney Making Strides for Floridians
  • Check Out the New Florida Democratic Party Staff!
  • Party Congratulates Democratic Victors in New Port Richey City Council Elections
  • The Villages Democrats Invite You to 4th of July BBQ: "Rescuing Our Republic"
  • Speaker Pelosi to Headline J-J Dinner! Get Your Tickets Now!

Become a Delegate to the 2007 Florida Democratic Party State Convention!


The next Party State Convention will be held Oct. 26-28, 2007, at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. You can visit www.fladems.com/stateconvention to learn more about how you can become a delegate and join us for this exciting event.

Take to the Streets April 28th to Change America!


50 State Canvass The Democratic majority in the U.S. House and Senate stood with the American people, passing a bill that would both fund our troops and begin the process to bring them home. President Bush's impending veto of the Iraq War supplemental bill is an insult to the brave men and women who risk their lives everyday for our country and to the majority of Americans who voted for change in November. It's clear that President Bush sees no end in sight. America needs to elect a Democratic president in 2008 so we can bring our troops home. It's time to take action now. Sign up to participate in the Democratic National Organizing Day on April 28. Our regional directors will help organize events to get the Democratic message out across the state.

ACTION ALERT! Send Don Brown a Message!


"Don't forget to pay your taxes -- 12-million illegal aliens are depending on you!" This is the insensitive message Republican State House Rep. Don Brown fired off to his colleagues on a state-issued email account last week. This is unacceptable, and Floridians deserve much more from their elected officials. Democratic Sen. Frederica Wilson found Brown's email "insulting, dehumanizing and unnecessary," the Miami Herald reported. While many members of the Legislature -- Democrats and Republicans -- were outraged, Rep. Brown later backed away from his own apology, saying: "I don't understand at all why they were offended. I see absolutely nothing wrong with the e-mail." We need to follow Sen. Wilson's lead, and send Brown a message today. Let him know that this type of divisive, offensive rhetoric has no place in our Legislature. Email him by clicking here now.



Where’s WALDO Weldon?


Dave Weldon

Where's Republican Congressman Dave Weldon (FL-15) when we need him? Do-Nothing Dave has consistently opposed efforts that would help Floridians, voted against improved health care for veterans and increased national security. He also voted for escalating the war, but against setting benchmarks to hold the Iraqis accountable for their own security. Inexplicably, he even opposed enhancing medical services for active duty forces, mobilized personnel and their family members and opposed increasing veterans' health care priorities including maintenance at veterans' health care facilities such as Walter Reed. The people deserve better than Do-Nothing Dave Weldon. Read more here.

Congressman Tim Mahoney Making Strides for Floridians


Tim Mahoney

Last week, Party Chair Karen Thurman wrote an email about Congressman Tim Mahoney's (FL-16) admirable leadership in less than four months in Congress. He is the leading the debate on issues important to Florida, including insurance reform, veterans' affairs, small business enhancement and protection of the Everglades.

Karl Rove has made it a priority to take back Republican Mark Foley's old seat in 2008. The GOP has already kicked off a nasty, misleading campaign against him in the newspapers. Fight back by writing a letter-to-the-editor of your local newspapers. You can read more about the Congressman's hard work here. Write a letter to the Editor and show your support.



Check Out the New Florida Democratic Party Staff!

We are excited about our new staff members who are working hard to win in 2008! Click here to learn more about these dynamic new additions to your Party.

Party Congratulates Democratic Victors in New Port Richey City Council Elections

Congratulations to New Port Richey Democrats Bob Consalvo, Rob Marlowe and Marilynn deChant on their election to the City Council last week. Because of the hard work of the Pasco County DEC, Democrats hold a 4-1 majority on the Council.

The Villages Democrats Invite You to 4th of July BBQ: "Rescuing Our Republic"

Democrats in the The Villages will host a barbecue Wed., July 4, from 12-4 pm at the Mulberry Recreation Center. Reserve your tickets ($15): call Roger Cooper at 352-259-8545 or Bob Strongin at 352-750-2623.

Speaker Pelosi to Headline J-J Dinner! Get Your Tickets Now!


We are honored to have U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi headlining our annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, to be held June 9 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. Tickets ($150) can be purchased here or by calling 850-222-3411.

You can listen to the latest podcasts at www.fladems.com/podcasts.
Event updates will be posted at www.fladems.com/calendar

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