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Monthly Meeting with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, HCDEC Chair and Candidates  - June 6, 2024    

Featured Community Events    

Brandon 4th of July Parade - the South Shore Dems will Join the East Hillsborough Dems at this Exciting Event  

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Register to speak at TECO Remote and/or In-Person Public Hearings

STOP TECO’s money grab with the biggest rate increase in their history!
There are 3 opportunities to take action!

  1. Register for Mon June 11th at 230pm Remote Public Hearing:   Click Here  or Go to Florida PSC [Public Service Commission].  Scroll to Hot Topics – Sign up to Speak.  FYI: Monday June 10th Remote Public Hearing closed from reaching maximum limit.

  2. Register for Thurs June 13th at 10am In-Person Public Hearing at HCC Brandon Campus.  Click Here  or Go to Florida PSC [Public Service Commission].  Scroll to Hot Topics – Sign up to Speak.

  3. Email now and through Aug:  contact@psc.state.fl.us  with Subject line:  Oppose Docket : 20240026 

Juneteenth Special Wimuama 2024 Legislative Debrief

About this event

Equal Ground Education Fund in partnership with Hillsborough Black Chamber of Commerce, and other community organizations, will host the 2024 Legislative Update and community forum on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 pm. Participants will have an opportunity to get updates on legislative session, hear from community leaders, and discover ways to stay engaged and fight for the issues that matter to our community as we prepare for the 2024 Election cycle. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and food will be provided for all registered attendees. Doors open at 6:15 pm. This event will be held outdoors with shading.

President's Message - June 2024

Guilty.  Guilty.  Guilty... 34 felony convictions!  Will Trump finally be held accountable? At the moment, we will take this win. Trump is a convicted felon, which is all the more reason why we must pull out all the stops and work to do everything we possibly can to ensure that President Biden is reelected!  


Ken Burns, the celebrated chronicler of American history, delivered the keynote address at Brandeis University.  He spoke about the importance of individual and collective freedoms which are being undermined by the existential threat of a Trump administration. According to Burns, our democratic institutions are endangered. The voters only have one choice: either an authoritarian government or a democracy.  You can view the entire address on our website, South Shore Democrats.org.

The South Shore Democratic Club will continue to work to register new voters, work to increase the number of people who vote by mail and continue to support local Democratic candidates running for office. We will be organizing canvassing events, phone banking training sessions, and other strategies to help get out the vote.  You can make a difference right now by checking our website southshoredemocrats.org for upcoming Mobilize! events where you can participate in making a difference! 

With the Women’s Reproductive Rights initiative on the ballot and the anti-woke legislation passed by our right-wing legislature and governor, there should be strong support for a Democratic ticket; however, to ensure a Democratic victory in November, we must work tirelessly to make certain that that women, seniors, multi ethnic groups, the LGBTQ+ community and young people turn out in record numbers and vote Democratic up and down the ballot.

I am optimistic that the American people will stand up for democracy, but that’s only if we do our part by getting out the vote in Florida!  Remember: WE ARE IN IT TO WIN IT!

Fran

South Shore Dems Canvassed in Wimamua on June 1, 2024

Support our Candidates - Have a House Party!

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In the News

Ken Burns, H’24 Keynote Address to Brandeis University's 2024 Graduates

Ken Burns, H’24 delivered the keynote address to the 2024 undergraduate class during the 73rd Commencement Exercises. Brandeis Commencement: https://www.brandeis.edu/commencement/ Descriptive Transcript: https://alumni.brandeis.edu/news/2024...

South Shore Democratic Club Members Discuss the Reproductive Rights Amendment at Leadership Blue on May 4, 2024  

President Biden Visited Tampa on Tues., Apr. 23

South Shore Democratic Club Members were There to Greet Him! 

In the News

Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren seeks re-election, will take on DeSantis appointee Suzy Lopez

Fight Book Banning and Assaults on our Liberties 

Across the state, extremist groups have joined forces to push our state and counties to launch assaults on basic civil liberties. They are banning books, censoring honest conversations about the history of racism and injustice, propagandizing curriculum, demonizing teachers, harassing school board members, and trying to erase the stories and lived experiences of LGBTQ, people of color, and other marginalized groups from our classrooms entirely.

We need you to join us to resist these attacks, specifically around book bans. Even if the start of your advocacy is just a few parents or community members showing up to each school board meeting, our students deserve to have the adults in their communities fighting for the schools they deserve. Florida’s public schools should be welcoming, affirming, and teaching honest content in their classrooms.

Once you sign up you will receive a link to a tool kit created for individuals and organizations alike. This toolkit is designed to share the resources, and in it you’ll find ready-to-use talking points, sample digital content for social media, sample policy recommendations, and even a model proclamation you can encourage your school board to pass.

Start where you are comfortable, and grow where you can. Register on Mobilize

Please keep checking Mobilize. There are opportunities all over Hillsborough and for a wide spectrum of skills. 

Call for Action!    

Featured Community Events    

SPRING FLING  

HCDEC Honors the South Shore Democratic Club at the Spring Fling. We are 'Officially Number 1

South Shore Democratic Club Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 6, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
In Person or on Zoom
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The South Shore Democratic Club June monthly meeting will feature a representative from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum who will update us on Amendment 4 and reproductive rights in our state. We will also have local school board and other candidates speak.

This will be a hybrid meeting, so you can attend either in person or by zoom.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Social Hall

1239 Del Webb Blvd. West

Sun City Center, Fl 33573

Light refreshments will be served

Registration is optional, but we encourage you to register, so we will know to expect you. If you are attending by zoom, you must register. 

Mix & Mingle: 1 - 1:30 PM | Meeting: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Recommended Reading

Prequel by Rachel Maddow  - available on Amazon and Audible

"Rachel Maddow offers a chilling history lesson — and hope for today

In her new book, ‘Prequel,’ Maddow looks at a past moment of crisis that might help us understand both the threats we face today and how we can endure them"  

Review by Kathleen Belew October 17, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Washington Post

Read 'Here is how we save American democracy'
by Robert Reich 

This article is a MUST READ!

"The next 14 months will be critical to the survival of the American system of democracy, and that individual action is essential."

View an extremely timely documentary by PBS / NPR

Listen to the Podcast Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News

Long before Governor Ron DeSantis declared a new war on wokeness, Florida lawmakers in the 1950s and 60s tried going after the NAACP, suspected communists and gay people in Florida schools and universities. The lawmakers upended life for countless numbers of their fellow Floridians before being upended themselves by their own zeal for the cause. Now that DeSantis is bringing this playbook to a presidential campaign, Rachel Maddow and Isaac-Davy Aronson ask what we can learn from the last time Florida went down this path.Apple Podcasts Preview

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Please take a moment to view this extremely important message from the Hillsborough County Democratic Party

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