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  • Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Orange County, FL Focus

    CURRENT TV ORANGE COUNTY AREA:
    Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.

    In Orange County Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.


    LOCAL ORANGE COUNTY EVENTS:

    Recurring Events:

    MONDAYS:
    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.

    WEDNESDAYS:
    DRINKING LIBERALLY ORLANDO:
    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

    FRIDAYS:
    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.


    ORANGE COUNTY 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 is a local Orlando area branch of the NAACP:

    Orange County (Orlando) NAACP
    PO BOX 618285
    Orlando, FL 32861
    407-445-2055


    Orange County - Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida on Facebook

    Seems to be getting up and running, so you can get involved early in their efforts.

    For more info call: 407-484-2814


    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.

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

    En Espanol

    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


    The Center Orlando
    The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida has been in operation for over 32 years. GLBT individuals, family and friends, in Central Florida have stood up to both institutional and individual injustice and discrimination by volunteering their time, money and talents at The Center.

    946 North Mills Ave
    Orlando, FL 32803
    407) 228-8272
    http://thecenterorlando.org/

    Our Services:
    HIV Testing
    Social & Support Groups
    Mental Health Counseling
    12 Step Programs
    GLBT Library
    Cyber Center


    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.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP


    ORANGE COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS:

    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.


    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.

    Click here to volunteer.


    GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE ORLANDO AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages

    Dandelion Communitea Cafe
    www.dandelioncommunitea.com
    Award-winning organic and vegetarian cuisine and tea. Local art, music, and events in a charming bungalow house. Outdoor patio overlooking a medicinal community garden.
    Phone: (407)362-1864
    618 N. Thornton Ave.
    Orlando, FL 32803

    Ten Thousand Villages
    www.orlando.tenthousandvillages.com
    Provides vital, fair income to third world people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
    Phone: (407)644-8464
    Fax: (407)644-5664
    346 N. Park Ave.
    Winter Park, FL 32789

    Organic Bouquet Inc.
    www.organicbouquet.com/greenamerica
    A premier online source for socially and environmentally responsible gifts, offering fresh certified organic flowers, organic gift-packed fruits, organic gourmet gift baskets, organic chocolates, and more.
    Phone: (407)754-3228
    Fax: (407)641-9932
    555 Winderley Place
    Ste. 129
    Maitland, FL 32751

    Jolly Green Planet
    www.jollygreenplanet.com
    Your source for a toxic-free environmentally friendly lawn. A green lawn is possible without jeopardizing health.
    Phone: (407)366-7071
    5415 Lake Howell Rd.
    Ste. 136
    Winter Park, FL 32792

    L.M.S. Associates
    "Not your grandmother's insurance!" Innovative benefit plans including Health Savings Accounts for flexibility and lower costs. Individual and group life.
    Phone: (407)629-4108
    Fax: (407)629-4247
    P.O. Box 948094
    Maitland, FL 32794-8094


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