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DEMOCRATIC MEETING

SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

The meeting starts promptly at 9:45 am at Colony Cottage Recreation Center at Morse Blvd and 466A. Doors open at 9:15 for registration and social. Please wear your 2015 member badge for quick entry.

PROGRAM  – Candidate Val Demings

Val DemingsVal Demings, Top Cop and Top Candidate is one of our most dynamic new Democratic leaders, admired and respected throughout Florida and the nation. Val is considered a best hope for bringing intelligence, common sense and decency to Washington.

According to POLITICO 365, Demings has easily emerged as a top candidate in the race to win a House seat.  Florida’s status as a swing state mixed with what promises to be a competitive Presidential race means that the Demings’ campaign should attract a large number of voters to the polls.

Val will be discussing The Political Climate for 2016 – Are We Ready?” and the work of the Florida L.E.A.D Task Force (Leadership Expansion to Advance Democrats) commissioned by the Florida Democratic Party. We are honored to welcome back Val for a return visit to our Club meeting.

Due to limited seating this meeting is only open to Villages resident Democrats and like-minded Independents.

DID YOU KNOW? The Villages is promoted as a Republican stronghold. Yet 30% of the registered voters in The Villages are Democrats and 16% are registered Independents. Put another way, there are upwards of 17,000 registered Democrats residing in the Villages! Our Villages Democratic Club with 1,200 + members is one of the largest and most active in the state of Florida.

HELPING THOSE IN NEED Club members are asked to donate food and/or money to the Christian Food Pantry of Lady Lake. Items currently needed are: cereal, peanut butter, canned fruits, canned vegetables and canned meats.

LENDING LIBRARY We should back in business for the meeting. So feel free to add to or take from our library of books that have a political point of view. No cost. No check out. No need to return the items.

DEMOCRATIC “WEAR” It is still the best deal in town at $20 for caps, tee shirts and golf shirts..

See you on Saturday the 12th.

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One Veteran's Perspective on the Iran DealCongressman Seth Moulton, a combat veteran, shares why he supports the Iran deal and why he's urging others to do the same. He writes: "I was in the first company of Marines to enter Baghdad in 2003.As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war. It is something I still carry with me today in the U.S.
The "S' Word"SOCIALISM" - The word is back! It's election time! To many Americans, it has a negative connotation. However, John Nichols  shows how our country has counted on Socialism throughout its history and puts Socialism in a more positive light. Read, be informed and ready to defend it! The book is available at most book stores and is also in Kindle format.
Florida Redistricting - Legislature Unable to AgreeTALLAHASSEE — A special session called to redraw state congressional lines was derailed Friday, the latest sign of growing acrimony between Republican leaders of the House and Senate.
Confederate Flag: Letter to Marion County CommissionersThis is the text of a letter sent to the Marion County Commissioners arguing against the display of the so-called Confederate Flag on government property. August 21, 2015 Dear Commissioners McClain, Bryant, Arnett, Moore, Zalak. First, thank you for your service to the residents of Marion County.
Sunday Forum - The New Jim CrowSunday October 4, 11 and 18th Join us for the discussion of the highly praised book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The time to read the book is NOW! Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book.
The Enlightened Voter (August)”This excellent newsletter, published in Palm Beach County, Florida, provides important information and facts concerning state and national politics that every Democrat should know.” You can sign up for a free email subscription at http://www.votereducation.
Senator Nelson’s Office and The Villages ResidentsThe several Republicans who visited with complaints about Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and Iran found themselves calmly listening to the debunking of the myths that they had been led to believe would impact their lives. These included such things as the falsehood of Obamacare mandating a new tax on R.E.
The 2016 Republican Field Democrat.org has compiled a "Cliff's Notes" to help you understand the positions of each of the multitude of Republican presidential candidates for 2016. The personal quotations, short news items, brief video tapes, and easy to read analyses will help you arm yourself for conversation with Republican voters.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Saturday September 12
9:15 a.m.
Democratic Meeting
Colony Recreation Center
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Saturday September 12
Time and Course TBD
Love Dem Golfers
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Sunday September 13
9:30 a.m.
Forum: Felons Rights
UUFMC Summerfield
Sue 516-581-4011
Open to all
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Tuesday September 15
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Blue Crew on the Square
Sumter Landing
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Wednesday September 16
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Blue Crew on the Square
Spanish Springs
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Saturday Septenber 19
9:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Blue Crew on the Square
Brownwood
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Saturday September 19
10:00 a.m.
Democratic Women's Club
Manatee Recreation Center
Shelly 693-3052
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Tuesday September 22
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Democrats
Tierra Del Sol Country Club
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September 29-30
UUFMC Rally in Tally
Felon Rights
Tallahassee
Carpool and Hotel
Sandy 348-6054
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