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MONROE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MAY BUSINESS MEETING
VFW HALL - POST 3911
2200 North Roosevelt Ave, Key West
Please come and join us at a Key West local's favorite eating spot with food service by the Small Chef At Large as the Florida Keys Democrats host their May meeting! Plan on arriving at 5:00 - 5:30pm to socialize, order drinks and food from their great menu of appetizers, entrees and deserts.
The meeting will officially start at 6:00pm.
Our agenda will include a presentation by Key West City Commissioner Tony Yaniz! Tony's presentation will be "What Does The Future Hold For Key West"
Commissioner Yaniz, along with his fascinating subject tonight will welcome your questions and comments. Please come prepared for a lively discussion!
I am thrilled San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will join us to deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. After his rock-star performance at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, this will be an event you won't want to miss!
It's important for us to come together to celebrate the historic gains we made last year and to turn our efforts to defeat the most unpopular Governor in the nation- Rick Scott! The hard work starts today as we organize and mobilize our efforts to continue to see Democratic victories up and down the ticket.
So join us at this year's JJ by purchasing a ticket and booking your hotel room today.
I can't wait to see you there!
Florida Democratic Party
A Regional Committee of the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee
Thursday, May 16th, 5-8pm at the Caribbean Club in Key Largo.
Warm up for the weekend with us at our next social, T.G.I.Thursday!!!
Join us on the back porch and mix with other upper Keys Democrats and hear an informative and entertaining talk by Assistant State Attorney Demetrios Efstratiou, the supervising Attorney for the Upper Keys Office of Catherine Vogel, the Monroe County State Attorney.
Door prizes and appetizers at a bar on the water, with a great speaker, Don't miss out!!!
RSVP's appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-394-0585
How about doing something to help the community while getting to know other upper Keys Democrats?
Our Young Democrats group led by Katie Schweiss and Jerry Chapin have organized a clean up of the trails in Dagny Johnson Botanical State Park, and all upper Key's Democrats are encouraged to participate!
Join us at the park entrance on Sunday, May 19th, at 9am. It is located 1/2 mile east on County road 905, ocean side, just past where US 1 turns north toward the mainland. The park service will provide trash bags and gloves, and we will provide a Florida Key's Democrat t-shirt to the first 10 participants and water to all! Let's see how much trash we can pick up before noon!
The park service would like to know how many folks are planning to help out, so if you plan to participate, please let us know so we can pass that along.
Come on out and enjoy the company of fellow Democrats while improving this beautiful hardwood hammock!
Our purpose is to foster communication and participation among upper Keys Democrats and to raise our profile here in the upper Keys so that every Democrat in the upper Keys gets out to vote in 2014. The importance of the midterm elections can't be stressed enough!!!
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All Democrats and anyone interested in supporting our Party's progressive agenda are welcome to attend!
Sue Cunningham, Neal Golden and Debra Walker
Co-Chairs, Upper Keys Democratic Committee
Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee
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KEY WEST - On the heels of a successful 2012 campaign in which Democratic candidates for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Florida State Senate, State Attorney, Supervisor of Elections, County Commission, Public Defender, Mosquito Control and School Board carried Monroe County, Florida Keys Democrats met this week to elect its leadership team for the 2013/2014 cycle.
“2012 was a great year for Keys Democrats. 2010 was an anomaly,” said Phil Schaeffer, who was reelected chairman. “I believe that people in the Florida Keys do not support Rick Scott’s tea party agenda, high windstorm rates and cuts to education. We’re going to work to make sure that he doesn’t win Monroe County in 2014.”
Key West resident Ian Whitney, who was the 2012 Democratic nominee for State Representative, was reelected State Committeeman. Liz Lustberg, a Summerland Key resident who also serves on the Monroe County Planning Board and is a local small business owner, was elected State Committeewoman. Both will represent the Florida Keys on the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee. Among their first duties will be to vote for a new state party chairperson.
“I’m excited about having the opportunity to represent the Keys at the state level,” said Lustberg, “and doing everything that I can to make sure Rick Scott is a one-term Governor.”
“We want to make sure that the next Florida Democratic Party chair understands the importance of grassroots organizing,” said Whitney, who has represented the Keys on the State Committee for the past three years. “2014 is the year that everything in Florida could change, in which the old Tallahassee power structure falls apart and we start making the investments that we need in areas like education and health care.”
Additional officers elected were Key Westers Pauline Sherman as Vice Chair, Sue Sullivan as Secretary, and Bert Sise as Treasurer.
Schaeffer also announced the formation of the new Upper Keys Democratic Committee which will help provide a strong presence across the length of the County. Co-chairing that effort will be Neal Golden of Tavernier and Sue Cunningham and Dr. Debra Walker of Key Largo. A Middle Keys Democratic Committee is in formation to continue to support Democratic Party efforts in the Marathon area.
Over the next two years, the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee will focus on local as well as state races. “We built a strong get-out-the-vote operation in 2012, from Key West to Key Largo, that we’ll use to elect Democrats to both partisan and nonpartisan offices throughout the Keys,” said Schaeffer. “The groundwork is in place to win seats in Key West, pick up seats at the county level and to give our candidates the votes they need in Monroe County to reelect Congressman Garcia and send a Democrat to represent us in the State House.”
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With all of the serious challenges ahead of us let's smile and enjoy our important work on behalf of Democracy!