Democratic Club of Amelia Island Monthly Dinner Meeting October 22, 2019

Our dinner speaker for October is Rachel Steele the local lead for Nassau County Moms Demand Action.  Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a national, nonpartisan network of moms, dads and friends standing up for Gun Sense by demanding action to curb gun violence in America.

 Reservations and prepayment are required to attend. 

Do it now while you're thinking about it. 

 Payment deadline: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

It's easy to Pre-Pay.  Here's how:

  • Send a check for $20 per person, payable to DCAI, to: DCAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.

  • Drop your check off at the Democratic Headquarters on 8th and Date St.

  • Pay at the secure ActBlue website https://secure.actblue.com/donate/oct_2019

Dinner will be at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, in Fernandina Beach. Map Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

Community Charity

This month we are supporting the Nassau County Humane Society.  They are in need of pet supplies and cleaning materials.  Click here to access their wish list.

Moms Demand Action Event - Story & Song Bookstore Bistro October 13th 3:00PM

Katrina Robinson-Wheeler will be speaking on mental health and suicide prevention as one of our initiatives is to educate the community on recognizing the role of guns in suicide.  The event takes place at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro on October 13th at 3:00 PM. If you would like to attend, please register with the following RSVP link. https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/26386/signup/?akid=&source=mda-web--event-search

DCAI Postcard Writing - Wednesdays in October 2 - 4 PM

Calling All Postcard Writers

We will meet every Wednesday afternoon in October from 2 - 4 PM at the Democratic Headquarters 8th and Date map to write postcards in support of Democratic Candidates for office in Kentucky and other states. For more information call Joan Cipriano at 904-583-0484.

Gun Violence Prevention Legislation - Letters to Tom Lee: Deadline 15 September Noon

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!

THIS IS HUGE AND WE NEED IMMEDIATE ACTION!!

**Tom Lee is the Chair of the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee, which will be holding a workshop/meeting on September 16th (MONDAY) to talk about gun violence prevention legislation.

We want to INUNDATE him and the committee with letters, to give them firm suggestions on how we can eliminate gun violence in Florida.

We need 1000 letters and we need them from YOU! We can easily do this, as we had 900 letters for veto on arming teachers, so go write!!

• The letters should be personal and include where you are from in Florida.

• The letters should be cordial, with specific asks like Comprehensive Background Checks, fixing our Red Flag laws to include family members, ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and repeal of arming teachers and "Stand Your Ground", as a couple of examples.

• Keep it to one page and put it in a word document.

• Email letter, as an attachment, to fl.moms.leg@gmail.com by NOON ON SUNDAY!

• SHARE WITH OTHER VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER LIKE-MINDED people.

I will post my letter in comments below, for reference.

Jamie Kirkpatrick Ito will print letters and have them personally delivered to the committee to be entered into the record, at the hearing.

Below are suggestions for items to include in letters. This is not an exhaustive list, but should at least give you ideas. Questions? Email Jamie @ fl.moms.leg@gmail.com or florida@momschapterleaders.org

GO! Go Write Now!!

Democratic Club of Amelia Island Monthly Dinner Meeting - September 24th 6:00 PM

Our dinner speakers for September are Glenn Virdin, Nassau County School District, Safety Specialist, who oversees the District’s School Security Programs and Angie McClellan, Program Manager of Families in Transition (FIT), which offers support to homeless students and their families. 

 Reservations and prepayment are required to attend. 

Do it now while you're thinking about it. 

 Payment deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's easy to Pre-Pay.  Here's how:

  • Send a check for $20 per person, payable to DCAI, to: DCAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.

  • Drop your check off at the Democratic Headquarters on 8th and Date St.

  • Pay at the secure ActBlue website https://secure.actblue.com/donate/september_2019
     

Dinner will be at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, in Fernandina Beach.  Map  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.  

Community Charity

This month we will support the Nassau County School District Families in Transition Program..  Let's show them our DCAI generosity! This program provides assistance to homeless students and families.  They are in particular need of school supplies including notebooks, Ticonderoga pencils, pens, paper, zip drives and earbuds.  

Westside Club Monthly Meeting Tuesday 20 August at 7:00 PM

Westside Club Monthly Meeting Tuesday August 20 7 pm at the Mickler St. County Building Callahan map

 This month’s guest speaker is Cheryl Anderson from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Dinner and a brief business meeting will follow her presentation. Please bring a covered dish, dessert or drinks. Open to the public.