THE VILLAGES DEMOCRATIC CLUB WELCOMES YOU …
… meet just a few of the many thousands of Democrats in The Villages!
Villages Democratic Club Meeting - Saturday March 14
AND THE MANY SPECIAL DEMOCRATIC EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH:
February 22 – Sunday Forum “Go Granny D”
Read about the program here.
February 25 Villages Environmental Club “The Lowdown on Recycling in The Villages?”
March 13 – Pot Luck Dinner and Entertainment
(see the Upcoming Events for more information about each)
Commission Finds O’Toole Guilty of Ethics Violation
As the Times/Herald reported in 2013, O’Toole didn’t disclose her dual roles as chief operating officer of a nonprofit called “Take Stock in Children” and vice chair of the House education appropriations committee that approved $6 million for the Miami nonprofit.
Take Stock in Children was awarded an additional $9.1 million from the state’s $200 million mortgage settlement. O’Toole voted on both matters. In neither case did she disclose that she was paid $50,000 a year by the nonprofit.
NOTE: In checking her biography on the Florida House of Representatives site, O’Toole lists her affiliation with “Take Stock in Children” as “mentor”.
Here’s the announcement from the Commission on Ethics:
The Commission found probable cause to believe that H. MARLENE O’TOOLE, Florida Representative for District 33, failed to disclose a voting conflict when she voted on the 2013 General Appropriations Act that included a specific appropriation for her employer. Probable cause also was found to believe that she failed to follow disclosure requirements when she voted regarding the disbursement of a settlement fund that inured to the special private gain of her employer.
This week (second week in February) America’s wealthiest will make their last contribution to the Social Security system for 2015. The rest of us … middle class and the working poor … will continue to pay 6.2% of every dollar we earn to keep Social Security strong. How can this be?
Bernie Sanders proposes raising the cap on the contribution by higher income individuals to guarantee the viability of Social Security past 2060.
Sen. Bernie Sanders unveils a 12-point plan to avoid Koch-fueled oligarchs.
MUST WATCH – “TPP – FAST TRACK TO HELL”
A KAFFEE KLATSCH is “a casual gathering of people, especially for refreshments and informal conversation”. The Villages Democratic Club has just introduced this concept so that newcomers (and oldtimers) can get to know their Democratic neighors. These are scheduled in the next few weeks.
Numerous successful and well-attended Kaffee Klatschs were held in October, November and January. A number more are scheduled for February and March. See the Upcoming Events for the upcoming get togethers.
Attend your neighborhood Kaffee Klatsch and meet your Democratic neighbors. You can read more about this new program here
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