15th February 2019
Your Are Cordially Invited To Join
Senator Bill Nelson
Florida's Senior United States Senator
For a reception with special guest
Vice President Joe Biden
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites Downtown
513 South Florida Ave | Tampa, FL 33602
$100 donation, $50 for labor/activist volunteers, $35 Students
RSVP: Karen Welzel, DEC Chairwoman 863-318-1087
or online at:
Local Happenings This WeeK:
Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club will meet on Tuesday, March 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Complex. All Democrats are invited to attend. Contact Frank Chichetto, President Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club, Phone: 863-604-9203 - Email: email@example.com for more information.Reception for Senator Bill Nelson Florida's with special guest Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 3:30 p.m. Tampa, FL. To RSVP or for additional information please contact Karen Welzel, D.E.C. Chairwoman, 863-318-1087 or online at: nelsonforsenate.com/events/tampa0323.
Solivita Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Solivita Community Ballroom.
Young Dems will meet Thursday, March 24th, at 7:30 p.m. Location TBA. Contact Jessica L. Barrett, President Polk Young Democrats, Phone: 863-207-5330 - Email: Polkyoungdems@gmail.com for more information.
Join Alex Sink & Bill McBride for an Old Fashion Barbecue: March 27th to support Kathy Castor's election bid. Contact Kevin to RSVP at (813) 454-9080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking Nationally, Acting Locally!
Local Government Meetings:
March 22: Polk County Commissioner's Meeting, Dundee Commissioner's Meeting.
March 23: Polk Transit Authority Meeting.Attend A Meeting, Get Involved, Make Your Voice Heard!
Businesses Back Move To Weaken Florida Judges
By Lloyd Dunkelberger
LEDGER TALLAHASSEE BUREAU
Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 11:14 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE | Florida courts are facing an unprecedented assault on their independence this year as state lawmakers are pushing more than a half-dozen measures that could weaken judicial power and could give the Legislature and governor more influence in selecting judges from the county courthouse to the Florida Supreme Court. The changes also would make it easier for special-interest groups angered by any court decision to oust judges they don't like.
Gov. Rick Scott guided by 3 think tanks: Cato Institute, Reason Foundation, Heritage Foundation
By Janet Zink, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
In Print: Monday, March 21, 2011
TALLAHASSEE — Individual liberty, free markets, peace. That's the slogan of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. It, along with the similarly aligned Reason Foundation and conservative Heritage Foundation, have helped shape Gov. Rick Scott's policies on everything from education to health care to transportation. Want to better understand the governor? Take a look at these think tanks.
See the Conservative Think Tanks Listed Below for More Info:
Cato Institute's Motto: "Individual liberty, free markets and peace," Site: cato.org
Reason Foundation's Motto: "Free minds and free markets," Web Site: reason.org
Heritage Foundation's Motto: "Leadership for America," Web Site: heritage.org
FYI: The Heritage Foundation donated a small brass and granite monument to Polk County that sits on the ground floor of the County Building in Bartow.
Americans for Prosperity's Motto: "Advancing every individual's right to economic freedom and opportunity." Web Site: americansforprosperity.org/national-site
Check out how Governor Scott develops his policy issues with a little help from his friends: www.flchamber.com/docs/FloridaChamber_2011WhereWeStand.pdf
Is Scott backing down on Fair Districts?
TALLAHASSEE — Three days after taking office, Gov. Rick Scott quietly put the brakes on the approval process for the two Fair Districts redistricting constitutional amendments passed by 63 percent of voters last fall.
Teachers deserve better
Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 1:00 a.m.
Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith opined last week that Senate Bill 736 elevates "the teaching profession to the esteemed level it deserves." We don't buy that argument. The measure would basically end job security for incoming teachers and weld their pay schedule to student learning metrics that are notoriously hard to define.
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