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Things We Did This Week – February 11-17, 2013

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Things We Did This Week – February 11-17, 2013

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This week I attended my local Democratic Executive Committee meeting. We were pleased to meet two aspiring candidates, one weighing a municipal race this year and another a U.S. House race in 2014. We were also pleased to meet one of Sen. Bill Nelson’s staffers, who expressed the senator’s gratitude for our work in 2012. He won our leans-Republican county by over 11% in 2012, an outcome that impressed both his campaign and the Florida Democratic Party. As Vice Chair of the DEC, and chair of the Voter Outreach Committee, I outlined our goals and plans for 2014. Those goals include halving our countywide deficit in voter registration and exceeding our county GOP in Vote By Mail enrollment. We will begin phone banking next month, and will also train our members in how to conduct voter registration drives. Our members were excited to be getting back to work, and we look forward to an active 20-month campaign!

  • LI Mike

    Excellent stuff, Crissie. I’m so happy your Dem group was so successful.

    I’ve had email exchanges with my OFAction group. They are planning a meeting with Cong Bishop to lobby him on gun safety/control. He’s already been quoted in the paper as being supportive, but good to let him know we support his support.

    The local OFAction group is meeting this week to plan a structure for us and to discuss future activities.

    • NCrissieB

      Thank you for your activism, Mike. 😀 My local DEC have also pressed our county commission to close the gun show background check loophole – they have that authority under a Florida statute passed several years ago – and they have put it on their agenda for public discussion. We are organizing local speakers to speak at that meeting.

  • winterbanyan

    This week I attended my local party meeting. I also lambasted my Republican Congresscritter and Senator by e-mail. And signed numerous petitions.

    But basically, I’m so fed up with the shenanigans I found it hard to remain civil.

    • NCrissieB

      Thank you for your activism, winterbanyan. 😀 I’m not surprised that you’re fed up with the Republicans’ shenanigans. Apparently they’ve concluded that “rebranding” means packaging obstructionism in a bigger box.