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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Wednesday, June 04, 2008

    FLORIDA FOCUS: Blogs, Christine Jennings, Joe Garcia, Groups and Events

    BLOGGING FLORIDA: FLA Politics covers the Florida Netroots and Florida politics.

    The Florida Progressive Coalition coverse progressive politics in Florida.

    Next I want to continue to present information on some good candidates in Florida. Here is the latest video from Christine Jennings campaign for Congress (13th District):

    And from Joe Garcia's campaign for Congress (25th District) comes this statement on health care for Veterans:

    Miami, FL - While Mario Diaz-Balart has voted twice against benefits for veterans and troops, Joe Garcia understands the limited access to care that veterans have in South Florida, and has proposed a plan to expand veteran care treatment. This includes creating new clinics in Kendall, improved detection and treatment for PTSD and the creation of full-service commissaries in Homestead and Doral.

    Joe Garcia issued the following statement:

    "Today, I have set forth a plan that honors our nation's veterans by calling for them when they return home. By creating a much needed clinic in Kendall and full-service commissaries in Homestead and Doral, we can better serve South Florida's veterans with the benefits they have earned with their service to our country."

    Here are some Florida groups, events and chances to help out some good candidates:

    Miami-Dade Democratic Black Caucus Regularly Scheduled Meeting
    Second Saturday of every month at 10 AM
    Event Location: El-Portal City Hall 500 NE 87 Street, The Village of El-Portal.

    We welcome new membership, please join us, free continental breakfast served! Honorable Joyce A. Davis, President 305-754-0934

    Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Miami-Dade
    Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:00PM
    Hoja Nueva Restaurant at the Westin Colonade
    Please attend the monthly meeting for the Miami Dade Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida. For more info: 305 632-0036

    Miami Dade Cuban American Democratic Club
    Miami Dade Cuban American Democratic Club Breakfast Meeting
    Event Location: “Versailles” restaurant located at 3555 SW 8 ST Miami, FL 33135 Fourth Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m.

    The Miami Dade Cuban American Democratic Club invites you to its next breakfast meeting at “Versailles” restaurant located at 3555 SW 8 St
    Cost: $15 per person.

    For more info contact: Hector Caraballo (President, Miami Dade Cuban American Democratic Club) at hector_at_miamicubandems.org

    Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7pm
    Gordon Biersch
    1201 Biscayne Ave. Miami, FL 33131
    For info: 786-425-1130

    Peace Vigil West New Haven 5:00PM - 6:30PM
    First Wednesday of the month at the "Peace Corner" 1700 West New Haven (just west of the Melbourne Square Mall). Signs provided or bring your own. Please bring nonperishable food items for "Food Not Bombs". Food is distributed to local families in need.

    More info 321-720-3520 or vimpoco@cfl.rr.com
    Organization: Patriots For Peace

    Weekly Peace Vigil in Homosassa
    Every Tuesday, 4:00 PM
    Meet at Hardee's at Route 19 & Hall's River Road - Homosassa

    Call Ed Murphy 382-0876 for more info

    Weekly Peace Vigil in Inverness
    Every Thursday, 5:00 PM
    Old Citrus Courthouse

    Call Beverly at 400-4174 for more info

    Planned Parenthood Mixer
    Join us at On Tapp Lounge for our monthly mixer with Planned Parenthood. On Tapp is located on New Haven Haven just before you go over the Melbourne Causeway on the left side.

    We meet at 5:30 pm the 4th Tuesday of every month. Brevard NOW and Planned Parenthood will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Roe v Wade and discuss the 2008 plans for both our organization. For more info, please call Michele Paccione/President at 480-9295 or e-mail at shellymk1@aol.com
    Organization: Brevard NOW
    Event link: www.myspace.com/brevardnow

    Sumter County Democratic Club
    P.O. Box 1066 Wildwood, FL 34785
    General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month Sumterville Community Center

    Tri-County Women's Democratic Club
    General Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the 1st Monday of every month at the Sumter County Sheriff's Annex on Highway 466 @ Morse Boulevard.

    Charlotte County Democrats meeting
    The Charlotte County Democratic Club meets on the second Saturday of every month. Please join us at 9:30 AM for coffee and snacks. The meeting starts at 10 AM. Location is the upstairs meeting room at the Public Library on Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. Call 743-5560 for directions or more info.

    Denim & Diamonds Gala Event (Fundraiser)
    Seminole County Democrats will host a fundraising Gala event. We will be having country/western music, line dance lessons,poker & black jack tables, BBQ dinner,bar,silent auction and so much more.

    Time: Saturday, May 3 at 7:00 PM
    Duration: 5 hours
    Host: Seminole County Democrats
    Location: Lake Mary Event Center (Lake Mary, FL)

    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


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