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  • Saturday, January 05, 2008

    FLORIDA FOCUS: Some important events

    Democratic Black Caucus FL Quarterly Meeting
    The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida convenes it first quarterly meeting to review its Comprehensive Organizational Plan
    Time: Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 AM
    Host: Democratic Black Caucus of Florida
    Contact Phone: 352-495-2197
    University City Elks Lodge (Gainesville, FL)
    511 SW 4th Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32601

    Drive the Momentum Fundraiser
    The Florida Democratic Party & U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, Sen. Steve Geller, Sen. Nan Rich, Rep. Franklin Sands, Rep. Evan Jenne, Rep. Joe Gibbons, Rep. Perry Thurston, Rep. Jack Seiler, Rep. Jim Waldman, Rep. Kelly Skidmore, Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis, Clerk of the Courts Howard Forman, AFL-CIO Pres. Dan Reynolds, Broward Teachers’ Union Pres. Pat Santeramo, United Federation of Teachers Florida Legislative Rep. Phyllis Lapidus, GLBT Caucus Pres. Michael Albetta, and Bruce Udolf (Host Committee in formation)

    cordially invite you to a reception featuring

    The Honorable Karen L. Thurman
    Chair of the Florida Democratic Party
    Time: Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30 PM
    Duration: 2 hours
    Host: Elina Ostrovsky
    Contact Phone: 305-302-0885
    Pembroke Lakes Golf & Country Club (Pembroke Pines, FL)
    10500 Taft Street
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

    Dinner with Democrats
    Spend an evening with Treasure Coast, Martin County and State politicos. All Presidential candidates have been invited (or their representatives) and we expect a good showing. Congressman Tim Mahoney will be our keynote speaker. Tickets for this exclusive event are $125 and the DECs primary fund raiser for this election year.
    Time: Saturday, January 26 at 5:30 PM
    Duration: 3 hours
    Host: Martin County DEC
    Contact Phone: 772 221 0405
    Willoughby Country Club (Stuart, FL)
    Willoughby Blvd. just south of Indian Street
    Stuart, FL 34994

    Rollins College Youth Forum
    I am organizing a forum at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. It will be an event based around educating our youth voters on the issues that will comprise this next election. We are hoping to have speakers/representatives from both the Democratic and Republican Parties (even more specifically on certain candidates) to showcase their party's stance on each issue. The forum will be taking place at the beginning of March.

    Time: Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 PM
    Duration: 2 hours
    Host: Brittany Fornof
    Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
    1000 Holt Ave
    Winter Park, FL 32789

    2008 Black Caucus Convention
    The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida will host its 23rd Annual Convention May 15-17, 2008. Invited Guests: Presidential Candidates, National and State Elected Officials.

    Time: Thursday, May 15 at 9:00 AM
    Duration: 3 days
    Host: Democratic Black Caucus of Florida
    Contact Phone: 941-773-9177
    Hyatt Hotel & Resorts (Sarasota, FL)
    1000 BLVD of the ARTS
    Sarasota, FL 34236

    And for those interested in a more fun way to be liberal, here are Florida's Drinking Liberal groups:

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    * Every Thursday, 7:00 pm onward
    * Island Jack's Patio Bar and Grille, 5425 W Atlantic Blvd, Margate (just East of 441)
    * Hosted by Jacqueline Hope Derby and Dave Pfeffer, ftlauderdale (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Orlando, Florida
    * Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm onward
    * Johnny's Fillin' Station, 2706 S Ferncreek Ave (NE corner of Michigan and Fern Creek)
    * Hosted by Dan Hill, orlando (at) drinkingliberally.or

    Pensacola, Florida
    * Every Thursday, 7:00 pm onward
    * Intermission, 214 S Palafox St
    * Hosted by Terry Welch, pensacola (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Tallahassee, Florida
    * Third Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm onward
    * Gill's Tavern, 2545 North Monroe Street
    * Hosted by Sharon Collins, tallahassee (at) drinkingliberally.org

    South Tampa
    * First Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm onward
    * MacDintons Irish Pub, 405 S Howard Ave, Tampa (map)
    * Hosted by Shadia Alame and Kirk Sander, southtampa (at) drinkingliberally.org

    St. Petersburg
    * Last Thursday of each month, 8:30 pm onward
    * Limey's Pub, 1492 4th St N
    * Hosted by Connor Davis and Dave Lee, stpetersburg (at) drinkingliberally.org

    * Every Thursday, 7:00 pm onward
    * Old Chicago, 2042 Badlands Dr (Outside patio)
    * Hosted by Joe Litton and Shirley Litton, brandon (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Land O Lakes
    * Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm
    * Rapscallions, 4422 Land O Lakes Blvd (US-41)
    * Hosted by Brian Reach and Michael Greenman, landolakes (at) drinkingliberally.org


    Blogger Joe Litton said...

    Hey, Thanks for the Drinking Liberally plug! While most of us do enjoy a beer whilst discussing various topics, we also have candidates visit us from time to time. THIS Thursday, 10 Jan 2008, the South Tampa group and the Brandon group will hold a joint gathering in Brandon Florida at Old Chicago, and we will be joined by special guest Mr Kevin Beckner - Dem candidate for Hillsborough County Commissioner.


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