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South Shore Democratic Club Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March. 7, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
In Person
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March 7th will be one of our most  important meetings. We will begin with our elections for Board members, followed by an exciting Presentation to help us Win in November! To help us get there, our guest speakers will be Humaira Afzal, Hillsborough County Director of Precinct and Field Operations and her team. She will discuss how we win by getting out the vote, using all available tools and employing key talking points.

The team of Democratic leaders from around the county will help us learn new ways to make that win possible. There will be breakout groups to take a closer look at distinct areas that can help us be more effective.

This meeting will be the kickoff to help our members and allies learn skills we can use from now until November to Get Out the Vote for Democrats. See you all on March 7.

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. 

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

 10th Annual Spring Fling    

Ignore the ticket price on the flyer! The South Shore Democratic Club is selling reduced priced tickets of only $25 to our members.  But you MUST purchase your tickets through the Club. 

Hurry. Time is running out!         

When:  Saturday, March 30, 2024 6pm - 9pm

Location:  The Cuban Club

20210 N Avenida Republica de Cuba

Tampa, FL 33605

Enjoy Guest Speakers, Live Music, Hors D'Oeuvres, Cash Bar

Listen live to Debbie Mucarsel-Powell - U.S. Senate Candidate running against Senator Rick Scott

 

Cost:  $25 for paid 2024  South Shore Democratic Club (SSDC) members 

Mail Check or Cash to:

South Shore Democratic Club

P.O. Box 6302

Sun City Center, FL 33573-6302

 

Write check out to:  SSDC

Write in memo:  Spring Fling

Includes a note with attendee:  Name, phone, and email

Alternately:  Sign up at the 7 March SSDC General Meeting

Payments must be paid no later than 10 March

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Call for Action!    

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President's Message - Feb. 2024

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. -- John F. Kennedy

What Thomas Paine said some 250 years ago is certainly true today: These are the times that try men’s souls.  If you listen to the polls and the pundits, democracy as we know it is at a precipice and in mortal danger.

Lest us not forget, however, that the most important people in a democracy are the voters!   It’s not the opinion writers or the news show hosts — it’s you and me and our friends and neighbors.  It is us – all of us – that will determine the outcome of the next election.  It is up to us to fight for our rights and to fight for our democracy – and now more than ever is the time to get involved and get to work!  We must elect Democrats in our communities, counties, cities and in our state so that Florida is once again a democracy and not an autocracy emboldened by a complicit state legislature.

To these ends, The Hillsborough Democratic Party is proud to announce a new training program to achieve the Get Out The Vote initiative.  The training will teach volunteers how to best utilize the tools at our disposal such as Mobilize! and VoteBuilder through short videos, tutorials, quick guides, and other programs.  The kick-off voter registration event – with the South Shore Democrats and various other Hillsborough County Democratic Party clubs and caucuses participating – will be a four hour training session February 3rd at the Hillsborough Democratic Club office in Temple Terrace (13230 N. 56th St.) All you need to do is register on Mobilize! to participate.

Please also Save the Date of March 30th on your calendars.  That is when the Hillsborough County Democrat Party will be holding their annual Spring Fling fundraiser. The cost is normally $100 a person; however, once again the South Shore Democratic Club will subsidize the cost and charge only $25 for any member in good standing that would like to attend.  Stay tuned for more information at our monthly membership meeting this Thursday, February 1st.

Our February meeting will feature guest speaker Gloria Ladson-Billings who will discuss the challenges schools are facing in Florida.  (Information on the meeting can be found directly following this newsletter.)

Our March meeting will be an interactive training session on voter registration, canvassing, phone banking and other strategies designed to get out the vote.  Democratic candidates are always welcome and will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and distribute campaign materials.

I look forward to seeing you all this Thursday, either in person or on Zoom.

Onward!
Fran

Ques on the Hill 2024 - Stances and Bills Key Talking Points

by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Seventh District Florida Statewide Organization  

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Florida Democrats,

 

We are excited to share that filing is now open to run for District-Level Delegate positions to the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

 

146 District-Level Delegates will represent Florida at the DNC Convention in Chicago, IL from August 19-22. File online to begin your campaign to join Florida's delegation! See our National Convention site at floridadems.org/2024-national-convention for more information.

 

Filing for District Level Delegate ends on March 25th at 12pm EST.

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We are also excited to announce that we will hold a How to Become a Delegate Training on Tuesday February 20th at 7:00pm ET.

 

In this training you will learn everything you need to know about the delegate selection process and helpful ways to campaign for the district level delegate positions.

 

Don't worry, if you cannot make this training a recording will be posted on our website.

 

  To Attend the Training Click Here to Sign Up  

 

For more information on the process to become a delegate, please visit floridadems.org/2024-national-convention to review the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan. Our website will is always where you can find the most up-to-date information. Filing to become a delegate does not guarantee an applicant a delegate position.

Featured Community Events    

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Atrium 

945 North Course Lane

Sun City Center, Florida

We Did It!

Group gets enough signatures to put abortion on Florida ballot

WFLA News Channel 8 Jan 5, 2024

 

A proposed amendment that would protect the right to abortion in Florida has gathered enough signatures to be put on the 2024 ballot.

Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Gloria Ladson-Billings - Feb. 1th, 2024    

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

If you need help joining our FB group, please contact us and our FB Admin will get back to you.

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Save Democracy.

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

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