The Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF) proudly announces its full support and endorsement of Alan Clendenin for the position of Chair of the Florida Democratic Party.  
Mr. Clendenin has demonstrated his deep concern and support for protecting Florida's environment and resources, and building an ever-stronger Democratic Party presence within the State of Florida.  
Accordingly the DECF board and membership looks forward to working closely with him to elect legislators who are effective environmentalists at all levels of government throughout the state

Contact: Bill Bucolo 
President,  Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida 727-347-182

Holiday Message From: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

What's the best part of the holiday season?

For some, it's driving down the street and seeing all the decorations. For others, it's the spirit of joy and giving that permeates everyone and everything.

For me, it's all of that and spending time with my husband, Steve, and our three amazing kids.
Happy Holidaus
Whether you've just finished burning the candles on the Menorah or just begun putting gifts under the tree, we wish you a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season, and a wonderful New Year -- from our family to yours.

All the best,
Debbie, Steve, Rebecca, Jake, & Shelby

Democratic Hispanic Caucus Endorses Alan Clendenin

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida has officially endorsed Alan Clendenin for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Part of the DHCF statement is as follows:
The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida, that represents the Hispanic Caucuses of the Florida Democratic Party in the local counties throughout the state of Florida, voted this evening to fully endorse Alan Clendenin in his race  to become the next Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party to succeed Rod Smith in the upcoming state party elections in January.
This is a major development in the race for FDP Chair. Despite the continued pressure from Tallahassee  based lobbyists, consultants as well as a few elected officials, Allison Tant has yet to secure significant grassroots support for her FDP Chair  bid. Tant, who is the newly elected Chair of the Leon County DEC is relying heavily on pressure from elected officials as well as backroom deals to secure enough support to be elected on January 26th.  Hillsborough State Committeeman Alan Clendenin retains the greatest chunk of activist and grassroots support outside of Tallahassee as well as maintaining the active backing of several elected officials throughout the state. A third candidate, Anette Taddeo-Goldstein of Miami-Dade County has less support but has still maintained enough grassroots backing to further cloud the game plan for the group pushing Tant.
The vote for FDP Chair will be held January 26th in Lake Mary. Based on the weighted voting procedures of the FDP, the most important counties to secure support from in the race are in order, Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Hillsborough. The last six chairs of the Florida Democratic Party have come from outside this important bloc of counties, and the last four (and five of the last six) have come from north of the Orlando Metropolitan Area. The last six chairs have all come from counties with under 250,000 registered voters.

79 Percent Approval For Charlie Crist

  In the Florida gubernatorial fight, Democratic pollster ClearView Research just put out numbers for a hypothetical 2014 Dem gubernatorial primary. In a two-way matchup, ex-Gov. Charlie Crist (who only formally joined the Democratic Party days ago) beats 2010 nominee Alex Sink 55-34, with a rather high 79 percent of respondents saying they have a favorable view of Crist versus 58 for Sink.

The poll apparently also asked about another half-dozen (potential) contenders but it sounds like ClearView didn't release numbers for their because their name rec is so low. But the list, in case you are curious: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, former state Sen. Nan Rich, former AG Bob Butterworth, outgoing party chair Rod Smith, and former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio. Only Rich has formally announced a challenge to first-term GOP Gov. Rick Scott, though.

Charlie Crist Regrets Gay Marriage Opposition

Charlie Crist regrets signing anti-gay marriage petition

Former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who recently joined the Democratic party after holding office as a Republican, says he regrets signing a peition in 2006 calling for a gay marriage ban in the state constitution. Crist is currently weiging another run for governor. 
"Would I do it today? No," Crist told reporters, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "I think the best way to judge where my heart is is to look at the deeds that I have done, whether as attorney general, governor -restoration of rights, civil rights cases, things of that nature that I think show a compassionate heart and hopefully someone who cares and knows who the boss is - and the boss is the people of Florida."

Tell Sen. Nelson Don't Give In With Medicare Cuts

President Obama and Democrats in the Senate are standing firm on their commitment to end the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest 2%. But they're all over the place when it comes to protecting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—and that's unacceptable. 
It's unacceptable to MoveOn members like Catherine W. in North Carolina who wrote in with this personal story: 
"I had taught elementary school for 25 years when the brain tumor was discovered. My craniotomy left me disabled. I shudder to think what would have become of me and my family had it not been for Social Security Disability and Medicare. Please do not cut the programs that have given me back life." 
Some Senators, like Bernie Sanders and Tom Harkin, are on the record as standing strong.1 But others, like Senator Bill Nelson, have yet to publicly commit to do right by Catherine and the majority of Americans who voted last month to protect our social safety net. So we're joining with progressive allies to get every single Senate Democrat on the record, and we'll make that information accessible to MoveOn members, the media, bloggers, and the public so that we can hold each Senator accountable. 
Can you help get Sen. Nelson on the record by calling now and asking him:
"Do you commit to oppose any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid?"
Here's where to call: 
Senator Bill Nelson
Phone: (202) 224-5274
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
When you call, you'll be gathering important information on where Senate Democrats stand, and we'll use that knowledge to prepare a public scorecard of who's a champion for working families, who's wavering, and who's just plain weak-kneed. Then we'll focus our grassroots pressure on wavering Senators to build a bulwark in the Senate against any demands to cut benefits.
You'll be adding your voice to those of thousands of other MoveOn members making calls and rallying at Senators' and Representatives' offices today. Too many Democrats have been skirting the issue for too long, and it's time we get them on the record. 
Can you call your Senator now and ask him to commit to oppose any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits?
Here's the info to make your call: 
Senator Bill Nelson
Phone: (202) 224-5274
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
Thanks for all you do.
–Ilya, Stefanie, Milan, Victoria, and the rest of the team 
1. "Senate liberals to Obama: 'Don't buckle' on cliff," Politico, November 14, 2012, 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman

Some political analysts thought Wasserman Schultz wouldn’t continue in the grueling job. But for someone with a high national profile, there aren’t other avenues since House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi decided to continue in that job, a decision that meant there aren’t spots in Democratic House leadership available for people of Wasserman Schultz’ generation

President Barack Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman, a Democratic official said Monday.
Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the president carry her home state of Florida, as well as leading the party to an expanded majority in the Senate and more seats in the House. 
Obama is asking DNC members to back Wasserman Schultz when they meet in January, just after the president's inauguration, said the official, who requested anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
A mother of three and a breast cancer survivor, Wasserman Schultz, 46, has represented a reliably Democratic Fort Lauderdale-area district since 2005. Along the way she has earned a reputation as a workhorse and as an outspoken liberal happy to duke it out on television with her Republican counterparts.
Throughout the presidential election, Wasserman Shultz was a particularly prominent spokeswoman for Obama in Florida, the critical swing state where the president eked out a close win in the November election. As a Jew and a strong advocate for Israel, she also provided a bulwark for Obama against Republican efforts to paint him as anti-Israel.
Wasserman Schultz also buoyed her reputation as a fundraiser during the 2012 election cycle, with Democrats noting that she was particularly adept at bringing into the fold donors to Bill and Hillary Clinton who had been wary of supporting Obama. She supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
The president's support for Wasserman Schultz staying on was first reported by Politico.

Clinton Announces New AIDS Plan

A focus on global health seems to be a trait Mrs. Clinton shares with her do-gooder husband. On Thursday, Hillary Clinton unveiled a new "blueprint" guide to wiping out the AIDS virus globally, and aiming for "an AIDS-free generation." The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will focus on improving treatment and prevention worldwide. The secretary of state applauded a massive decrease in AIDS-related deaths (25 percent in six years), an increase in U.S.-funded anti-retroviral drug treatments, and a huge drop in HIV infections in developing countries. "We can reach a point where virtually no children are born with the virus," she said.  read more...

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has a blunt message for pollsters

Summing up the lessons learned from a massive investment in data and technology, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has a blunt messagefor pollsters: "We spent a whole bunch of time figuring out that American polling is broken."
At a Politico forum on Monday, Messina spoke about the campaign's "three looks at the electorate" that gave him a deeper understanding of "how we were doing, where we were doing it, where we were moving -- which is why I knew that most of the public polls you were seeing were completely ridiculous."
David Simas, the Obama campaign's director of opinion research, provided The Huffington Post with more details about those three sources of polling data:
• Battleground Polls. The Obama campaign never conducted a nationwide survey. For a broad overview of public opinion, it relied on lead pollster Joel Benenson to survey voters across 11 battleground states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) at regular intervals throughout the campaign.
Benenson conducted the aggregated battleground polls once every three weeks during the spring and early summer of 2012, every other week during the late summer, and twice a week for the final two months of the campaign. These surveys were used to test messages and to glean overall strategic guidance, but not to make individual state assessments.
• State Tracking Polls. To gauge the battleground states, the campaign conducted state-specific tracking polls on a similar schedule, shifting to three-day rolling-average tracking in each state after Labor Day, with sample sizes ranging between 500 and 900 likely voters every three days. The surveys were conducted by a team of Democratic pollsters: John AnzaloneSergio Bendixen (among Latino voters), Cornell BelcherDiane FeldmanLisa Grove and Paul Harstad. These surveys helped drive message testing and strategy but also tracked the standings of Obama and Mitt Romney in each state.
• Analytics. Overseen by its internal analytics staff, the campaign also conducted parallel surveys in each state to help create and refine its microtargeting models and to provide far more granular analysis of voter subgroups. These surveys used live interviewers, very large sample sizes and very short questionnaires, which focused on vote preference and strength of support, with no more than a handful of additional substantive questions. During September and October, the campaign completed 8,000 to 9,000 such calls per night.
The call centers that completed these analytics surveys typically specialize in "voter identification," the process of contacting most or all individual voters in a state to identify supporters who can then be targeted in subsequent "get out the vote" efforts. But the Obama campaign's approach to voter targeting was different. It called very largerandom samples of voters to develop statistical models that generated scores applied to all voters, which were then used for get-out-the-vote and persuasion targeting.
The Obama campaign preferred such modeling over traditional brute-force voter ID calling, according to a member of the analytics staff, "because our support models more efficiently (and quite accurately) told us who supported us and who opposed us."
The analytics staff also routinely combined all of their data sources -- Benenson's aggregate battleground survey, the state tracking polls, the analytical calls and even public polling data -- into a predictive model to estimate support for Obama and Romney in each state and media market. Their model had much in common with those created by Nate Silver for The New York Times and by Simon Jackman for HuffPost Pollster. It controlled for the "house effects" of each pollster or data collection method, and each nightly run of the model involved approximately 66,000"Monte Carlo" simulations (a number frequently cited by Messina and others in recent weeks), which allowed the campaign to calculate its chances of winning each state.
The massive scope of its polling effort helped guide the Obama campaign in ways that would be impossible with conventional polling. In late October, for example, its tracking detected a roughly 5 percentage point drop in support for Obama in the Green Bay, Wis., media market. A typical tracking survey in a market that size might have only 100 interviews (with a margin of error of +/- 10 percentage points), but the Obama campaign had far more data at its disposal. "Because we were conducting close to 600 interviews in the market every three days," Simas explained, "we had confidence in the market-level decision making."
The internal polling and modeling also told the Obama campaign a different story about voter trends than that emerging from the public polls. Simas said that from April through the conventions, the race was "fixed" in the battleground states at a 3-to-4 point margin (50 percent for Obama, 46 or 47 percent for Romney). There was "a bit of erosion for Romney right after the [Democratic convention] and in the midst of the 47 percent video period" in mid to late September, during which Obama's advantage expanded to roughly 6 points (50 percent to 44 percent), Simas said.
Within 48 hours after the first presidential debate in early October, those voters returned to Romney and the race "settled back" into the same 3-to-4 point lead for Obama across the 11 battleground states that the campaign's polling had shown all along. "Our final projection was for a 51-48 battleground-state margin for the president, which is approximately where the race ended up," Simas said.
The most recent results compiled by HuffPost Pollster for the 11 battleground states show Obama leading Romney by a 3.6 point margin (51.1 percent to 47.5 percent), although many provisional ballots have yet to be counted and only two of the states has produced final certified results so far.
National public polls showed bigger shifts toward Obama in September and back to Romney in early October. They also indicated a late mini-surge to Obama that his campaign's internal polling and models did not detect.
Unlike most of the public media polls, the Obama campaign's surveys relied exclusively on samples drawn from the official lists of registered voters. These lists allow for a different approach to reaching cell-phone-only voters -- in some states, voters provide phone numbers when they register, and list vendors attempt to match names and addresses to mobile and landline numbers culled from commercial data -- but they also come with shortcomings, such as voters listed without phone numbers.
Pollsters who rely on these voter lists must still weight their data demographically to compensate for these limitations as well as for low response rates and uncertainty about voter turnout. "You have to decide what the electorate is going to look like," Messina explained on Monday. "That's another place where [public] pollsters just got it wrong."
But what made the Obama pollsters confident they were right in their assumptions about the demographics of the likely electorate? "We spent a ton of time at the outset of the election looking at the historical trends in the battleground universe," Benenson said, adding that they drew on past exit-poll data as well as models produced by the internal analytics team.
Simas said that the campaign's analysis of official reports on who voted early in states like Ohio, Nevada and North Carolina "made me very confident that the team had nailed it on the makeup of the electorate. We were hitting our assumption targets across the board. In truth, that's the only way to know if you're right."
Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina sat down with Mike Allen at POLITICO's Playbook Breakfast held at The W Hotel on 11/20/12

Jim Messina at POLITICO's Playbook Breakfast

Statement on Certification of Patrick Murphy's Victory in CD-18

— Following the certification of election results in Congressional District 18 showing that Patrick Murphy has officially won the election and is outside a recount margin, the Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement: 


"The Florida Democratic Party once-again congratulates Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy on his now official election victory over Tea Party Titan Allen West. Throughout Florida, the citizens of our state sent a decisive message to both Washington and Tallahassee that they are sick of the broken, Tea Party extremists epitomized by politicians like Rick Scott and Allen West and want a new direction for our politics. Patrick is a rising star in our party who is standing up for the middle class families of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie, and he will be a strong voice for the people of his district in Congress."

Florida Democrats have now officially picked up four congressional seats — roughly 50-percent of the number of Democratic pickups made nationwide. 

See also: Palm Beach Post, "Murphy wins."

Gov. Rick Scott still won’t implement health care law

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott says he will not implement the state health insurance exchanges mandated in the 2010 federal health care law despite President Barack Obama's re-election.
Speaking on the New College of Florida campus following a meeting of the state's university governing board, Scott said it will cost taxpayers and business owners too much to expand Medicaid and set up health insurance exchanges as called for under the law.
"No one has been able to show me that that health care exchange is going to do anything rather than raise taxes, raise the cost of our companies to do business," Scott said, adding that expanding Medicaid would also require tax increases.
Scott is one of many Republican governors who have resisted the state programs required by the law before Election Day, but he's the first to voice continued resistance after the election.
In Congress, Republican leaders have indicated that the election results, in which the Democrats retained control of the Senate and boosted their minority in the House, would curtail efforts of repealing the law.
"It's pretty clear that the president was re-elected," House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview with ABC News on Thursday. "Obamacare is the law of the land."

The New Political Landscape In Florida

 Before Tuesday, Florida Republicans had the wind at their back — record amounts of special interest money, a veto-proof majority in the Legislature and unbridled power all over the state.
But the muscle flexing appeared to backfire and the special interest money, this time, did not translate into landslide victories. Voters delivered a series of election night losses for Florida's power party.  (Read more here)

Message From Sen. Bill Nelson

I can't thank you enough for all your support during this hard-fought campaign -- and I can't thank the people of Florida enough for choosing to re-elect me to the United States Senate for six more years.
Grace and I are truly grateful to all of you for your friendship and your support.
While words can't fully express all of my appreciation to you and to the people of Florida, I wanted to try my best by sharing this short video message with you. I hope you'll take just a minute to watch it:
Watch the video
Serving the people of Florida in the U.S. Senate is a great honor and a privilege.
Thank you for everything you've done to lead this campaign to victory.
Bill Nelson
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President Obama's Election Night Victory Speech - November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois

Count Down To Election Day

2012 Election Information

Broward County- Ride To The Polls

 We have a significant number of volunteer poll drivers. Please provide me with any Democratic Voter who needs a ride to the polls. You can Broward Democrats headquarters at 954-423-2200. Thank you.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes’ office is accepting absentee ballots in person.

No need to worry about the Post Office. Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes’ office is accepting absentee ballots in person.
Unfortunately, Snipes has only two locations in Broward accepting the ballots.  Voters from many areas of the county will have some traveling to do.
An office spokeswoman told The Miami Herald Sunday that it will try to accommodate anyone who wants to vote in person. They can’t guarantee, however, that these offices can accommodate many voters.
Miami-Dade’s election supervisor was forced to stop in-person voting on Sunday when the office was mobbed by voters.
Here is Snipes latest news release distributed Sunday:
For Immediate Release

Picking Up and Dropping Off Your Absentee Ballot in Broward

Broward County, FloridaThe Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office would like to inform Broward voters that they may continue to enjoy the convenience of voting through the use of the following services :Absentee Ballot Pick-Up:Election law permits voters to request Absentee Ballots to be picked up beginning on the Thursday preceding an election.  Here are the details:
  • Broward Voters should call ahead to get a scheduled time to pick up their ballot: 954-712-1964 or 954-712-1974
  • Broward voters will be scheduled to pick up their ballot between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 and Monday, November 5.
  •  On Tuesday, November 6, voters should go to their assigned polling place to cast their ballot.

Location for Pick-Up
Voting Equipment Center
at the Lauderhill Mall
1501 NW 40th Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313
(NO ballot pick up will be scheduled for the downtown office)

Absentee Ballot Drop-Off:

  • Voted Absentee Ballots may be dropped off at our 2 office locations up to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you plan to mail your absentee ballot, voters are reminded postmarks are not accepted.
  •  Voters MAY NOT drop off their voted absentee ballot at any polling place location on Election Day.

Locations for Drop-Off

Broward Supervisor of Elections Office
Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Will accept voted Absentee Ballots on the following schedules:
Sunday November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Voting Equipment Center
at the Lauderhill Mall
1501 NW 40th Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Will accept voted Absentee Ballots on the following schedules:
Sunday November 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2012 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Protection Info

Reports of voter suppression tactics are surfacing, and don't underestimate the danger: it could cost Democrats the Senate. 11 races are deadlocked, and Republicans must win just four seats to take the majority.

So what are we seeing?
- In Florida, forged letters are questioning voters’ citizenship and claiming to purge them from the rolls.
- In Ohio, billboards designed to scare voters are popping up in predominately African-American neighborhoods.
If you see any nonsense please call

Broward Democratic Party Victory Party

The  Broward Democratic Party is proud to co-host our county-wide election night party, (November 6th ) with DNC Chair/Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The celebration will begin 7 p.m. at the Signature Grand off 595 in Davie.

 Join us to watch the election results with your Democratic Party.

Memo from a local GOP adviser in West Palm Beach

Florida news station WPTV says it obtained a memo from a local GOP adviser in West Palm Beach concerned that early vote turnout "is starting to look more troubling" and that Democrats are "cleaning our clock." 

The President will be at McArthur High School's Football Field in Hollywood on Sunday

  If there was ever any doubt in your mind about how important the State of Florida in general and Broward County in particular is to this election, you can now put that doubt to rest.

     President Obama is coming to Broward County on Sunday!  With only two days left before Election Day, Barack Obama has decided that Florida is so important, that Broward county is so important.....that he needs to come here to make sure that we get out enough of the vote to ensure that he carries Florida!

     The President will be at McArthur High School's Football Field in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon.  The doors open at 12:30 PM, and in order to attend, you must sign up for a ticket at the following link:

Why The Polls Are Wrong

why we think Obama will win the popular vote, too.
We will poll this week – awaiting the unfolding storm on the East Coast – but we 
want to share why we think the national tracking averages likely underrepresent 
Obama’s vote.  The main issue is cell phones and the changing America that most 
are under-representing.  Our likely voter sample includes 30 percent reached on 
cell-phones from a cell-phone sample conducted in parallel with our random-digit 
phone sample.   Some other surveys have moved to that level and methodology, but 
most have not.  They are missing the new America, and we’re not sure we are 
keeping up either.

In the real America, most Americans are now cell-phone only or cell-phone mostly 
users.  With no one really sure what is the right proportion for the likely 
electorate, everyone has been cautious but that may be the riskier option.

Pay attention to this.  In the last half of 2011, 32 percent of adults were 
cell-phone only according the Center for Disease Control that is the official 
source on these issues; 16 percent were cell phone mostly.  But the proportion 
cell-phone only has jumped about 2.5 points every six months since 2008 – and is 
probably near 37 percent now.   And pay attention to these numbers for the 2011 
adult population:
* More than 40 percent of Hispanic adults are cell phone only (43 percent).
* A disproportionate 37 percent of African Americans are cell only.
* Not surprisingly, almost half of those 18 to 24 years are cell only (49 
percent), but an astonishing 60 percent of those 25 to 29 years old only use 
cell phones.
* But it does not stop there: of those 30 to 34 years, 51 percent are cell only.

You have to ask, what America are the current polls sampling if they are 
overwhelmingly dependent on conventional samples or automated calling with no 
cell phones?  Democracy Corps reached 30 percent by cell; 35 percent were cell 
only or cell mostly, but only 15 percent are cell only, well short of where we 
should be.

Read the full memo at Democracy Corps ( 


 The LGBT community leaders who organized the successful Wilton Manors “GET OUT THE VOTE” Bar Crawl last month are overjoyed to bring to you Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 20th congressional district and the Chair of the National Democratic Committee, for “PART 2” of their effort to encourage citizens to cast their vote in this year’s General Election, slated for November 6, 2012.    

“Drag the Vote”, as it’s called, will be held on Wednesday, October 31st (Halloween day) at Wilton Manors’ City Hall from 12:00 PM (noon) to 1:00 PM. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is scheduled to appear precisely at noon to make her remarks. Also, there will be key National Democratic Party leaders, local candidates and several top-notched female entertainers to join the festivities.

Early Voting for Broward County runs from October 27, 2012 to November 3. 2012.  If you’ve already completed the Voter Registration process, you can now come out early to cast that much needed vote and enjoy the festivities of “Drag the Vote”. Attendees will also be able to meet and hear from officials, obtain voting recommendations from Democratic leaders, and make their voices heard proudly as they elect the President of the United States and other key local candidates. Volunteers from the Obama for America 2012 campaign will also be in attendance  

“We cannot be more honored and excited to host Debbie Wasserman Schultz at this event”, exclaims Michael Albetta, Vice Chair, Campaign Committee, for the Florida Democratic Party. Albetta continues, “This is a frightening time for LGBT Democrats, if President Barak Obama is not elected as our President on November 6th, we can all simply crawl BACK into the same closet we successfully came out of and re-learn how to hide our true selves”!!

We’ve nearly eliminated the Republican’s Vote by Mail advantage.

I have some really exciting news:  we’ve nearly eliminated the Republican’s Vote by Mail advantage. 
Our strategies are working.
FL Dems are eliminating GOP vote by mail advantage 
But there's still a lot of work to do.  We can't turn out voters through the mail, in early vote, or on Election Day without a lot of help. We have less than three weeks to make it happen.
Please pitch in whatever you can afford today.  It is making a huge difference.
Thank you, Scott
Scott Arceneaux
Executive Director Florida Democratic Party
donate    volunteer

Fundraising Reception for School Board Candidate at Large, Franklin Sands

Hon. Bryan Caleka - Hon. Gary Resnick - Hon. Tom Green
Dr. Kimberley Harrell, D.D. - Hon. Dean Trantalis - Robin Bodiford, Esq.
Hon. Ken Evans - Jameer Baptiste - Harve Brosten
Shannon Harmeling - Bishop S.F.M. Mahee - Ben Lap

Cordially Invites You To a Fundraising Reception for
School Board Candidate at Large, Franklin Sands,
an Advocate for LGBT Voice

Thursday, October 18th
5:30 to 7:30 pm

2266 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

Franklin Sands Campaign
16170 Saddle Lane, Weston, Florida 33326
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Franklin Sands candidate for School Board Dist 8-Nonpartisan.
The purchase of a ticket for, or a contribution to, this campaign fundraiser is a contribution to the campaign of
Franklin Sands for Broward School Board Dist. 8.

If you can't make it to the event please donate at:

Please RSVP to Please R.S.V.P to: Tovah 305-673-2585 ext 330
or e-mail to:

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Franklin Sands, candidate for School Board District 8, Non-partisan

Florida State Law limits contributions to $500 per individual and/or entity.
The purchase of a ticket for, or a contribution to, this campaign

fundraiser is a contribution to the Campaign of Franklin Sands

In Broward You Can Vote Early Today!

The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office will offer In-Office Absentee Voting beginning October 10 through October 26. See procedures below:

1. Available at the Supervisor of Elections’ Voting Equipment Center only:   
1501 NW 40th Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313

2. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Does not include weekends.

3. Any eligible registered voter may contact our office at 954-712-1974 or 954-712-1964 to request an In-Office Absentee Voting ballot prior to going to the office.

4. The voter will be provided with a time to arrive at the Voting Equipment Center to vote the ballot.

5. If the voter arrives without an appointment, there will be a wait period.

Broward Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Absentee Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Broward County, Florida (October 9, 2012) –   With increased voter interest in the “Vote by Mail” option, the Supervisor of Elections has added locations and options for voters to return their voted absentee ballots.  Voters can mail the ballots at a cost of $1.50, or may choose a drop-off process at the Supervisor of Elections facilities located at:

115 S. Andrews Avenue, Rm. 102, Fort Lauderdale
1501 NW 40 Avenue (N. State Rd. 7/441), Lauderhill

Because of the high volume of voters using the drop-off option, the office has added the drop-off sites to include the following locations, dates and times:

Deerfield Beach Courthouse                          October 12, 18, 19          9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Parkland Municipal Complex                         October 12, 18, 19          2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lauderdale by the Sea Town Hall                  October 11, 12, 18, 19    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lighthouse Point City Hall                             October 11, 12, 18, 19    9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Pembroke Pines City Hall                               October 11, 17, 18          2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Davie Education Complex                              October 16, 17              10:00 a.m. -  3:00 .pm.