Legislative Academy

The Green Party of Duval County invites you to participate in a Legislative Academy in Jacksonville on Feb. 25-26, 2017

In one session we will get an overview of progressive issues with regards to the upcoming Florida Legislative session, which begins March 7. We will have an afternoon/early evening forum, (which will be open to the public), then a closed session on Sunday morning to determine which pieces of legislation the Green Party of Florida will take up as coordinated campaigns.

The plan is to have presentations on the following issues:

Women’s rights
Healthcare
Environmental Protection
Education
Racial Justice
Immigration Reform
LGBTQIA+ Rights/Equality
Economic Justice
Voting Rights Restoration
Criminal Justice
Gun Control

I also hope to present a bit of information on the legislative process and lobbying tips. This is for the general public who will be in attendance, as well as those of us who need a refresher.

In peace and solidarity,
karen

Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/740564872767670/

Stop Sabal Trail

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                                                                              Artwork by Frank Lopez

We want to #StopSabalTrail pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that will threaten the lands, waters (including aquifers, watersheds, rivers, springs, ponds, wetlands), our environment and flora & fauna in three states. Over 160 eminent domain lawsuits have been filed. Citizens’ properties are being seized to complete this project. Most of the people that live closest to the pipeline are not even aware that it is being installed.
Natural Gas would be transported on commuter trains and the entire system will consist of staging areas, compressor stations and areas to process and export the natural gas. One of the latter is close to a nuclear power plant. This puts lives in danger. The human impact cannot even be estimated at this time and could occur from mistakes such as work hazards, derailments and possible explosions.
We don’t have much time, perhaps weeks as Sabal Trail under Spectra and other parent Big Oil and Gas companies have already broken ground in three states: Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The pipes are being installed rapidly and in multiple locations throughout the three states right now. This pipeline is expected to be operational by June of 2017.
It is important to note that this pipeline has been APPROVED. There is no more asking nicely from elected representatives. They can’t help us. We need to move forward in an attempt to save our future.
We all want the same things for our families. Clean lands, pure water and air, properties untainted by chemicals or gasses, an ability to farm, safety for our children, animals, plants and endangered species so they can all thrive. We want to leave the beauty of this region even better for the next generations.
The time is now. 

JOIN US!

 

#STOPSABALTRAIL
#STOPSABALTRAILPIPELINE
#NOSABALTRAIL 
#WATERISLIFE 
#SOUTHEASTCONNECTION 
#TAILOFTHEBLACKSNAKE
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Ballot recommendations

President:

Jill Stein – Ajamu Baraka


US Senate:

Steven Machat


US House District 11:

David Koller

US House District 13:

Charlie Crist

US House District 20: 

No recommendations

US House District 23: 

No recommendations

US House District 25: 

Alina Valdez, M.D. 


 Amendment #1:

NO (Sponsored by 4 energy companies that gives dirty energy a cut instead of free independent solar – corporate solar trick amendment)

 Amendment #2:

YES 

Amendment #3:

YES

Amendment #5:

YES


 State Senate District 18:

Joe Redner

State Senate District 34:     

No recommendations

State Senate District 39:

Dwight Bullard


State Representative District 35:

Ramon Gutierrez

State Representative District 93:

Ken Keechl  

State Representative District 103:

No recommendations

State Representative District 104:

No recommendations

State Representative District 105:

 No recommendations


Supreme Court Justice retention:

Charles T. Canady NO 

Jorge Labarga NO 

Ricky L. Polston NO 

 


Broward County: 

Clerk of Circuit Court- 

Write in Shandrell Roscoe

Sheriff- 

Write in Willie Jones

Supervisor of elections- 

No recommendations

Fourth District Court of Appeals-

No recommendations for Cory J. Ciklin, Dorian K. Damoorgian, Jonathan D. Gerber,

Robert M. Gross, Spencer D. Levine, Melanie G. May

Circuit Judge 17th Judicial Circuit

No recommendations

County Court Judge Group 3

No recommendations

County Commissioner Districts 3 & 5

No recommendations

County Commissioner District 9

Dale Holness

Broward Soil & Water Conservation District 3

Jelani Anthony Harvey

Broward Soil & Water Conservation District 5

Fred Segal

South Broward Drainage District

None of the above

NO on

Broward Charter Review commission member terms and future appointments.

Amending charter to eliminate the management and efficiency study committee.

NO on

  1. Funding for countywide transportation system through levy of ½ penny sales surtax.
  2. Funding for local government infrastructure projects through levy of ½ penny sales surtax.

 Hernando County:

 Supervisor of Elections:

Debra Myers

 Property Appraiser:

Jeff Huffman

 Commissioner District 1:

Jimmy Lodato

 Commissioner District 3:

Diane Rowden

 Commissioner District 5:

Paul Douglas


Miami-Dade County: 

County Questions:

2. Citizens Bill of Rights Including
Right to Copy County Records  
YES 

City of Miami Charter Amendments:

3. (Provide Further Independence of
the Civilian Investigation
Panel) YES 

4. (City Charter – Allow Residents to
Enforce Charter) YES 

Mayor

Raquel Regalado


Tentative agenda for Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, June 4th

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library 2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618 (Carrolwood) ROOM D

10:00 am – 10:30 Introductions approval of schedule/ choose facilitator & time keeper

10:30 – 11:00 Treasurer, secretary, co-chair reports

11:00 – 11:30 Local reports

11:30 – 12:15 workshop – John Henry – Manager from an electronic recycling business in Tampa. We encourage you to bring along any old or broken electronics, cell phones, etc. – better than land fill – here’s his contact number if you have questions (813) 463-0079 – You can arrange a Sunday tour of the facility.

12:15 – 1:00 lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 1:45 skype from POTUS candidates and Elijah Manley presentation

1:45 – 2:30 – workshop – Organizing locals and outreach to nearby counties.

2:30 – 3:15 workshop – TBA

3:15 – 4:00 workshop – TBA

4:00 – 4:45 workshop – TBA

4:45 – 5:00 closing plans

Sunday, June 5th

Location – Dome Auditorium at the John F Germany Public Library 900 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 

12:30 pm – 1:15 voting rules

1: 15 – 2:30 meet the candidates for state offices/ nominations

2:30 pm – 3:15 meet candidates for GPUS committees & delegates/ nominations

3:15 – 4:00 – Voting

4:00 – 4:45 – View the results of POTUS voting so far plans going forward. Adjourn

 

5:00 pm – 6 pm – Dinner and after meeting at Cafe Hey (1540 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL ) New co-chairs, Treasurer and Secretary should get together with old co-chairs to plan upcoming year.