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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Endorsed by Broward County AFL-CIO & by Equality Florida PAC
Commissioner Carson wants to reach voters to share her Campaign Message! Her Campaign Team is also signing up volunteers to assist with phone banking; fundraisers, and neighborhood organization.
We can do it, but we need your help! Tell everyone you know.
The Keep Commissioner Carson Team is on its way to making a major change on the Wilton Manors City Commission, but we can't do it without your help. We have many ways you can help our Campaign for Change so that we can put Wilton Manors back on its positive future path.
No matter how much time you can give...whether it's an hour, a weekend, or several hours each week...during the week or on the weekend - I can use your help. Please email us at volunteer@JulieCarson.net or call the campaign at (954) 394-4980
I need canvassers, phone bankers, people to deliver yard signs - and much, much more!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
HOWARD ELFMAN'S ON A ROLL IN DISTRICT 2
Fort Lauderdale – With just two weeks to go, Howard Elfman's campaign for the
What a terrific week – I can feel the movement toward our campaign! Since I started telling voters to fire Charlotte Rodstrom and hire me, the response has been overwhelming. People get it! They understand my business experience is just what
That message helped turn out a huge crowd for my fundraiser at Pineapple Point Guesthouse on Sunday. Over 75 people attended and enjoyed the great food from Galanaga. One supporter heard about my plan to create a real Economic Development Department, and after we chatted realized what a practical, sensible and needed solution to many of our problems it would be. She called it "innovative." I agree!
Because we overbought food and had a lot left over we donated it to Covenant House. I'm glad we were able to help out a worthwhile organization like we did…
We also filed our campaign report with the city. We're going to be way outspent by
Wilton Manors FL, January 27th 2009 - Commissioner Julie Carson, has received the endorsement of the Broward County AFL-CIO for the February 10th 2009 special election for Wilton Manors City Commission. The Broward County AFL-CIO represents all unions in Broward County .
As Senior Paralegal at the real estate investment and Management Company of Gator Investments in North Miami Beach , Julie employs her years of practical experience in routinely facilitating multi-million dollar complex real estate acquisitions, financing and related transactions in connection with the ownership, development, and management of the Company's income producing portfolio. Commissioner Carson brings more than 20 years of valuable business and negotiation skills to the City of Wilton Manors .
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
HOWARD ELFMAN MAKES HIS CASE CLEAR:
"FIRE CHARLOTTE RODSTROM, HIRE ME FOR DISTRICT 2"
Fort Lauderdale – Fort Lauderdale City Commission (District 2) candidate Howard Elfman makes a simple and direct request to voters in advance of the February 10 election: "Fire incumbent Charlotte Rodstrom and hire me."
As a message, it's clear. As a request, it's simple. And as a strategy it's getting me noticed: it underscores my business and entrepreneurial background…my experience running and managing businesses and people…and my campaign promise to run Fort Lauderdale's government like a business to ensure accountability to taxpayers.
At the Dolphin Democrats' candidate forum last Wednesday night, Charlotte Rodstrom was forced to defend her tenure on the Commission after I opened with, "Fire Charlotte, hire me." Her remarks then catalogued her unfulfilled promises to the GLBT community over the past three years, and left many of the room's GLBT leadership scratching their heads over her repeated claims of outreach.
At the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce last Friday morning, my call to "Fire Charlotte, hire me" struck a chord with the business leaders in the room, particularly after Charlotte touted her knowledge of the city's finances by telling the crowd she watches "Squawkbox" every morning. One past president of the Chamber handed me a note congratulating me for my focus on the issues and performance at the debate.
As a quick reminder, here's my promise to Fort Lauderdale's voters:
* I'm a successful businessman and entrepreneur who wants to take my business experience and apply it to Fort Lauderdale's government – first and foremost, to ensure accountability to the taxpayers.
* I have a vision for Fort Lauderdale. I want to recharge residents and citizens to rally around a major cause before the city's centennial in 2011 – I want Fort Lauderdale to become an All-America City, a major honor that requires significant community input to achieve. And I will lead this effort.
* Most importantly, I will actually listen and respond to the needs of District 2 residents – a striking contrast to my opponent, who has spent the past three years saying "No" instead of helping to move the city forward.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Dishonorable Mentions: Bush appointees who didn't quite make the list included a child pornography aficionado, a patron of hookers, a shoplifter, a mail fraudster, an operator of an illegal horse gambling ring, and a CIA official who took bribes in the form of prostitutes.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
|Four years ago, I became chairman with a mandate for bottom-up reform -- grow the Democratic Party in your neighborhood and every other community in America.|
We promised to compete in every state, for every level of office. And we demanded a party that would stand up for itself and fight for an agenda that reflects our values.
When the 447 members of the Democratic National Committee elected me, it wasn't because they thought I could accomplish these things.
They elected me because I knew that only you could.
I believed then -- and I believe now -- that every single one of us must take responsibility for building our party. It's not enough to simply vote for Democrats -- in order to win, every one of us must deliver our message and values into our own communities. We must organize.
Four years later, we have more Democratic state legislators and governors. We expanded the electoral map, regained a majority in both houses of Congress, and put a Democratic president in the White House.
We did it by rebuilding the party infrastructure from the ground up, creating a truly national voter database, and developing 21st century campaign tools that merged traditional organizing with new technology.
I said on my first day on the job that this wouldn't be my chairmanship -- it would be ours together. And you reshaped the political landscape over these four years.
Next week, I will step down after four years as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
I'd like to congratulate Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, who will take my place as Chairman on January 21st. He will be an excellent leader in the years ahead.
I know a lot of people are wondering what to expect as we move forward. I can assure you that Governor Kaine will continue the grassroots approach that has made our party and Barack Obama's campaign so successful.
Governor Kaine knows first-hand what a commitment to fighting everywhere means -- Virginia is a prime example of what can happen when we refuse to concede any part of this country and build our organization everywhere.
In that spirit of grassroots engagement, Governor Kaine has offered to answer your questions personally in a video on Democrats.org.
Submit your question for incoming DNC Chairman Tim Kaine.
Democrats have made great gains over the past four years, but we still have a lot of work to do to get this country back on course.
Governor Kaine knows that the strength of our party comes from the bottom up, and he will need your support as we take the next steps to grow our party and elect Democrats everywhere.
You've done a lot over the last six months, and over the last four years. You've donated money, talked to friends, knocked on doors. You've invested yourself in the political process. And it's tempting to take it easy after a big victory.
But these are not short-term investments. We will only create lasting change if that sense of obligation to one another and responsibility for the common good becomes a permanent part of our lives.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
We cannot be silent. We cannot leave it to others to see this through.
Thank you for everything you did for our cause in this election and over the last four years.
But we are not stopping here. And even though my term as chairman is ending, I will be with you -- and with our new chairman -- every step of the way.
Thank you again,
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009