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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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  • Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Orange County, FL Focus

    Alan Grayson for Congress (FL-8)

    Alan Grayson has been one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party this year, standing up to the Republicans every time they lie or oppose programs that would actually help Americans. He is the firebrand our party needs to keep moving forward. Republicans thought he'd be an easy target, but he has surged through grassroots fundraising and isn't looking all that vulnerable right now. But the right wing is still trying to challenge him. Democracy for America has eagerly endorsed Grayson for re-election. Here's what they have to say about him:

    Representative Alan Grayson is living proof that Democrats win when they stand up for what they believe in. Grayson ran for Congress in his traditionally conservative area as a progressive Democrat, going on to win 52 percent of the vote in November 2008.

    Since heading to Washington, Grayson has become one of the progressive movement's best voices, taking the fight for real healthcare reform with a public option straight to the Republicans working to killing any and all reform.

    If you live in the FL-8 district, you can help this progressive champion defeat the right wing yet again by volunteering for his campaign. Or you can contribute to his re-election fund. Either way, keep in mind this is a critical race for 2010.

    Alex Sink for Governor:

    Find out more from Alex Sink's website.

    Alan Grayson for Congress: Grayson is one of our most honest, straight-talking members of Congress in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Some consider him TOO honest and upfront, but then again they criticized TR and Harry Truman for the same characteristic. Personally I appreciate it! We need more like Congressman Grayson to shape up Washington.

    Find out more at Alan's website.

    Kendrick Meek for Senate:

    Find out more from Kendrick's website.

    Get involved with the Orange County Democratic Party:

    Attend our monthly meetings held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm. Check our calendar for the meeting location.

    Young Democrats "Speak Easy" Social - Monthly series of casual socials featuring a short speech by a prominent Democrat followed by a social hour--a different speaker every month. Held on the second Friday of each month at a location to be announced. Check the calendar for further details.

    Attend our occasional social events, held at various establishments around the County. It's a great opportunity to socialize with like-minded folks, make new friends, and reconnect with old friends. Check the calendar for further details.

    Donate to the party by contributing online or by sending a check by mail:
    Payable to: OCDEC
    P. O. Box 1648
    Orlando, FL 32802-1648

    Come enjoy good company, good discussions and some solidly liberal politics over pints of beer.
    * 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

    Central Florida for Democracy
    An exceptional group of activists. Enjoy lively, intelligent, sometimes provocative discussions.

    Central Florida for Democracy (CFFD) is a Democracy for America (DFA) Coalition Group working to restore and protect a robust democracy on the local, state, and national level. We support socially progressive, fiscally responsible candidates who will uphold the progressive principles of social and economic justice for all.

    We have been meeting, first as Central Florida for Dean and now as Central Florida for Democracy, since April 2003. We have members in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties.



    As the official arm of the Democratic Party, we strive to further Democratic ideals and principles while encouraging the involvement of young people in civic and political affairs.In the coming year, the Orange County Young Democrats will be participating in community volunteer events and performing acts of philanthropy right here in Central Florida. At the same time, we will be creating social functions and activities, like our monthly Speakeasies. These events provide our members the opportunity to meet and mingle with Democratic candidates, elected officials, as well as Labor and community leaders. Through these events, we look to energize our membership and promote the involvement of young Democrats, shaping our members into the leaders of tomorrow.

    Please sign up for our email updates or join us on Facebook and Twitter, as we continue to build our online social network. We cannot achieve any of our goals without your support and involvement. Whether you are 18 to 40 years of age, or a "Young at Heart" Democrat, we encourage you to sign up, attend our events, and get involved. As we build on our successes, it is our wish that our membership swells with Young Democrats who believe that together we can truly make a difference in shaping our world.

    To find out more about how you can get involved please explore this website, or feel free to contact me at (407) 760-7021.

    Find local events from the Orange County, FL Democrats here.

    Orange County Democratic Black Caucus
    The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida was established in 1983, to unite and increase the political power for Black Democrats who went unnoticed. The Caucus is an integral part of the Florida Democratic Party’s infrastructure, which unites talent with opportunity to facilitate voter building through educational forums effecting voter registration drives (EVRD), get out the vote (GOTV), voter action network (VAN), vote by mail (VBM), and support qualified candidates approved by the Black Caucus. The Orange County Chapter was founded, by , in and its current President is Christopher Johnson.

    For news and events, click here.

    Click here to volunteer.


    The mission of the Orange County Democratic Executive Committee is to officially represent Orange County Democrats, uphold Democratic values, educate the community, improve the qualify of life, and build voting strength by electing Democrats to office.

    We, the representatives of the Democratic Party in Orange County, Florida, believing in the principles of the Democratic Party, pledge ourselves to continue our Party's tradition for all the people; to work for effective government, and to develop strong leadership for responsible political action.

    We advocate for values consistent with our Party's traditions, among which are inclusion, justice, empowerment, patriotism, equality, freedom, fairness, shared prosperity, compassion and hope.

    To find local Democratic events, check out this calender.

    Go here to volunteer...we need your help to win!

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