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  • Thursday, December 02, 2010

    Tampa/Hillsborough County, FL Focus

    Blogging Tampa Area:

    thefos: Patriot and Florida Kossack

    The Spencerian

    YBOR City Stogie: A Rudimentary "Cut And Paste Job" Of Tampa Bay And The Sunshine State

    Political Bloviation


    COMMUNITY RADIO TAMPA:
    WMNF 85.5 FM

    WMNF is a listener-supported community radio station that celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to equality, peace and economic justice.

    WMNF provides broadcasts and other forums with a grassroots local emphasis, that promote creative, musical, and political vitality.

    Check out their program schedule here.

    Check out their calendar of local Tampa Bay Area events here.


    TAMPA/HILLSBOROUGH EVENTS:

    Recurring Events:

    MONDAYS:
    Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club
    Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 6:30pm at Mimi's Café, 11702 N. Dale Mabry (Carrollwood)
    President: Naomi Ryan
    Website: hcdwc.org

    Democratic Book Club
    Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry (just south of I-275)

    TUESDAYS:
    Hillsborough Co Hispanic Caucus:
    The Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus holds its General Membership meeting every third Tuesday, at La Teresita Restaurant - 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33607

    WEDNESDAYS:
    Hillsborough County GLTBA Democratic Caucus
    Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Tahitian Inn at 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.

    Hillsborough Co Black Caucus
    Hillsborough County Black Caucus meets third Wednesday each month, at 6:30 pm at the East Tampa Business & Civic Center located at 2814 N 22nd Street, Tampa 33605

    South Tampa Drinking Liberally:
    Third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    Rock-N-Sports, 1600 E 8th Ave, Ste. E20 (Above Starbucks, Across from Muvico, Next to Adobe Guilas)

    THURSDAYS:
    Brandon Drinking Liberally:
    Every Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Giordano's, 11310 Causeway Blvd

    Hillsborough County Young Democrats
    Meets 2nd Thursday at 7 pm at Tahitian Inn - 601 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa

    Hillsborough Co Hispanic Caucus:
    The Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus holds its General Membership meeting every third Tuesday, at La Teresita Restaurant - 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33607


    TAMPA, FL NAACP:Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

    Here are some local Tampa branches:

    Hillsborough County NAACP
    P.O. BOX 4266
    Tampa, FL 33677
    813-234-8683

    Tampa NAACP Youth Council
    2615 WEST CRENSHAW STREET
    Tampa, FL 33614


    Hillsborough Co Hispanic Caucus:
    The Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus holds its General Membership meeting every third Tuesday, at La Teresita Restaurant - 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33607

    For more info:
    (813) 767-5295
    hillsboroughhispanicdems@gmail.com

    For membership info, contact President Janet Rifkin: 813-758-4545.

    Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus on Facebook


    Your Opportunity to Buy Green Energy in Tampa: Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program:

    When you participate in Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program, you're joining others who support the use of cleaner renewable sources like the sun and biomass (plant materials) to produce electricity. Our program gives you the opportunity to purchase renewable energy in 200-kilowatt “block” units at $5 each per month. There is no limit to the number of blocks you can purchase. Learn more about the benefits of renewable energy and how your participation will produce a positive environmental impact – and check out Tampa Electric's solar panel installations installed throughout the community.

    How to participate

    Both residential and business customers can participate. Residential customers can sign up online for as little as $5 per month added to your electric bill. Tampa Electric will create a customized package for business customers who wish to join our list of Power Partners. Learn more about becoming a Power Partner.

    Customers can also sign up and learn more by calling 813-228-4848.



    For those who love combining social interaction with political action, I recommend Drinking Liberally. This is the ideal venue for those who love to enjoy life while they work for positive change. There are two chapters in Hillsborough County.

    South Tampa Drinking Liberally:

    Third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    Rock-N-Sports, 1600 E 8th Ave, Ste. E20 (Above Starbucks, Across from Muvico, Next to Adobe Guilas)

    Brandon Drinking Liberally:

    Every Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Giordano's, 11310 Causeway Blvd

    "Promoting Democracy One Pint at a Time"


    And for those with a more erudite approach to politics: Democratic Book Club
    Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry (just south of I-275)
    Contact: Tim Heberlein at tim_heber@yahoo.com


    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC DISABILITY CAUCUS
    For information and meeting locations, please contact:
    President: Jackie Beiro, jdbeiro@gmail.com , phone: 813-412-6256, cell: 813-466-8767
    P.O. Box 151674, Tampa, FL 33684

    Hillsborough Co Black Caucus
    Hillsborough County Black Caucus meets third Wednesday each month, at 6:30 pm at the East Tampa Business & Civic Center located at 2814 N 22nd Street, Tampa 33605

    Join us and become part of the Change!

    For more information, contact Dr. H. Bruce Miles at 813.237.3999, or hbmilesdds@verizon.net

    Hillsborough County Young Democrats
    Meets 2nd Thursday at 7 pm at Tahitian Inn - 601 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa

    President: Jennifer L. Fenn (jen.fenn@gmail.com)
    Vice President: Timothy Heberlein (tim_heber@yahoo.com)
    State Committeeperson: Dave Haynes (dphaynes77@yahoo.com)
    Secretary: Brian Willis (willisb@gmail.com)
    Treasurer: Tifini Hill (tifhil23@gmail.com)
    Website: Young Democrats

    Hillsborough County GLTBA Democratic Caucus
    Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Tahitian Inn at 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.
    President: Sally Phillips (katlvr952@aol.com) 813.382.8172
    Vice President: Ken Key (kkey2@verizon.net) 813.416.8208
    Secretary: Dave Cutler (PrdFLDem@verizon.net ) 813.892.5905
    Treasurer, Fundraising Chair : Marilyn Cappiello (Cappyflorida@aol.com) 813.205.6454
    Membership Chair: Ercilia Albistu (Nolebabe1963@aol.com) 813.774.1887
    By Laws/Rules Chair: JJ Crane (jcrane13@tampabay.rr.com) 813.503.3432
    Campaign/Political Action Chair: Dave Cutler (PrdFLDem@verizon.net) 813.892.5905

    Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club
    Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 6:30pm at Mimi's Café, 11702 N. Dale Mabry (Carrollwood)
    President: Naomi Ryan
    Website: hcdwc.org


    CENTER FOR INQUIRY TAMPA
    813.849.7571
    Tampa FL
    Mail: 13014 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Box 363, Tampa, FL, 33618-2808

    The purpose of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry and humanist values. We invite your participation in our family-friendly, reason-oriented community in pursuing your principles in an effective and positive manner. CFI, the largest worldwide organization of freethinkers and skeptics, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational foundation that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society.

    More info here: http://centerforinquiry.net/Tampa


    CLEAN WATER ACTION
    813-247-2150
    2002 E 5TH AVE, SUITE 101
    Tampa, Ybor City FL 33605
    CLEAN WATER ACTION IS A NON PROFIT ENVIROMENTAL LOBBY COMMITTED TO ELECTING ECO FRIENDLY CANDIDATES AND PASSING PROGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. WE WELCOME VOLUNTEERS,JOB APPLICANTS--AND ANYONE WITH A CONCERN FOR FLORIDA'S FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT.


    Humanity Working to End Genocide
    Sarasota FL
    Humanity Working to End Genocide is a coalition of of about 55 civic, religious, business and educational organizations whose mission is to create and maintain a community of conscience calling for action to stop genocide in Darfur and throughout the world.


    Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc
    941-365-3913
    736 Central Ave
    Sarasota FL 34236
    Our mission is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing direct services, education and advocacy. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the world’s oldest and largest family planning organization. The Southwest and Central Florida affiliate began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital reproductive health services (including birth control, annual exams, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, cervical and breast cancer screenings, HIV testing, and information about having safer sex and comprehensive education) to women, men and teens in Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.


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