Here’s what’s happening:
- May 4, 2013 – The Villages Democratic Club Meeting – Social 9:30 a.m., Program 10:00 a.m.
- May 11, 2013 – Dems Golf Outing – Location & Tee Time To Be Announced
- May 15, 2013 – Blue Crew at Spanish Springs – 5:00 p.m.
- May 18, 2013 – Blue Crew at Brownwood Market – Morning
- May 21, 2013 – Blue Crew at Lake Sumter Landing – 5:00 p.m.
- May 28, 2013 – Democratic Breakfast – 9:00 a.m.
- June 2, 2013 – Summer Picnic – 3:00-7:00 p.m.
For more upcoming Club events, click here and Save These Dates !!
MAY MEETING DATE CHANGE — MAY 4, 2013
Our May meeting will be held on May 4, 2013, the first Saturday of the month. This change is for May only. The remaining meetings for the year will be on our regular meeting day, the 2nd Saturday of each month.
WEAR YOUR BLUE AND JOIN THE CREW
We’ve designated the third week of each month as Blue Crew Week. Our goal is to be more visible in The Villages and to let other Villagers know that there are more Democrats in our community than people might think. When we wear our blue club shirts, other Democrats are happy to see a friendly face and approach us to ask about the club. We now have two Blue Crew nights to socialize and dance, and when you go to the Brownwood Market on the 3rd Saturday, wear your blue shirt and you’ll be surprised how many Democrats you may see ! We always love to see our club shirts, but any blue shirt will do. Click here to see where to meet.
Blue Crew at Lake Sumter Landing – 3rd Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Blue Crew at Spanish Springs – 3rd Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Blue Crew Brownwood Market – 3rd Saturday morning
The election may be over, but the work continues. There are topics of importance to Democrats and to all Americans which need to be addressed — gun legislation, immigration reform, education, environment and so many more.
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Click here to go to the main OFA website to see the latest updates on important issues and find action-oriented events in which you can participate. We have added a link to the Organizing for Action website in our left sidebar.
Have Questions About Issues? Have a Rumor You Need to Dispel? Want to Contact Your Legislators?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a few minutes to check out the Links and Keep Informed sections located in the left sidebar of our website. You will find links to other websites of interest to our members. If you want more information about political topics in the news, need to dispel a few rumors based on unsubstantiated emails or news reports, or want to make your opinion heard by your legislators, these links will point you where you want to go.
Want more information about political topics in the news? Need the facts to squash those rumors?
Click here to check out our News & Fact Checking page. It contains links to websites which can provide information about current political issues and to sites which will help you respond to those rumors you’ve been hearing. The News & Fact Checking link is always available in the left sidebar of our website in the Keep Informed section. The websites listed are updated continually, so check them whenever you have a question or want current information. Snopes.com is the go-to site for disspelling false email rumors. In the Links section you will find links to state and national organizations such as the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Florida Democratic Party (FDP), Organizing for Action (OFA) and others. Once you find the sites most helpful to you, visit them often to stay informed.
Want YOUR voice to be heard ?
Do you want to let your local and national legislators know what you think? It won’t happen if we all sit at home talking to ourselves ! Click here to go to the Your Representatives page of our website, which lists the state and national legislators for our area. The link to this page is also located in the left sidebar in the Resources section. Call them, write to them, email them. Let your voice be heard – that’s what democracy is all about !
If you want to find out what’s happening in the Senate, House or White House or want to contact Senators and Representatives from states other than Florida, you can find links to the Senate and House in our Links section as well.
Stay informed and stay engaged — our country depends on it !