Postcard Writing - Thursday 16 May

We invite you to help us write postcards for two great Democratic candidates this week, one in Pennsylvania and one right here in Florida.

 Thursday, May 16, 10 am to 2 pm, at Democratic Headquarters in Fernandina. Come anytime during those hours. 

 The Pennsylvania cards are for election for US Congress on Tuesday, May 21, in a huge Republican district in Pennsylvania that includes University Park and State College.  Our candidate, Marc Friedenberg, is a native Pennsylvanian with degrees from Penn State University and Columbia Law School. He is an expert in cybersecurity and cyber law who wants to fight for healthcare and better funding for public schools, issues that matter to conservatives as well as Democrats.

 Here in Florida, Kelly Smith has asked us to help her in her race for Florida House in District 13 in the Zephyrhills. She is a strong supporter of quality public education and supports Medicaid expansion and affordable health care. 

 Help us support our candidates and enjoy the camaraderie too! We will have postcards, pens, stamps and addresses. Just bring yourself.

DCAI Monthly Dinner - Tuesday 28 May

Our dinner speaker for May will be Ben Wilcox, Research Director of Integrity Florida.  Integrity Florida is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute and government watchdog whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption. Integrity Florida policy solutions have been incorporated into 15 new laws increasing government transparency and accountability in Florida.  Current research is focused on increasing government transparency and accountability through open budgets, open contracts, open data, ethics reform, campaign finance reform and reducing cronyism.  Research Director Ben Wilcox joined Integrity Florida in February 2012.   Ben has previously been a government consultant for both the Children's Campaign and the League of Women Voters, Executive Director of Health News Florida, Executive Director of Common Cause, and News Director for Florida Public Radio. 

 Reservations are required to attend.

Please RSVP by May 22, 2019

Here's how to RSVP:

  • Send a check for $20 per person, payable to DCAI, to:  DCAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. (Or drop your check off at the Democratic Headquarters on 8th and Date.)

  • Send an email to Evi Mobbs at DCAI.VP@nassaudems.org and include your dinner guests' names. 

  • Pay at the secure ActBlue website https://secure.actblue.com/donate/may_2019  

  • You may pay with cash or check the night of the dinner. This will be the last month that payments are accepted on the night of the dinner

Dinner will be at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, in Fernandina Beach.  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 -- Rise Against Hunger

If you have been to a Rise Against Hunger Packaging event on our Island, you do not need to read any further. We are all totally committed and believers in this amazing organization. Their mission is to stop global hunger in our lifetime. They accomplish this by sending prepackaged meals of dried, nutritionally complete grains and legumes to over 74 countries in crisis, due to natural and human caused events. Organization and community members buy the meal components in bulk and have events where hundreds of volunteers come together on a specific day and assemble the individual meal packages as a huge assembly line. Last year it was so large that the Atlantic Community Center was used as the assembly site. Of course, the organization relies on donations to make this possible. This month we are collecting for them to continue their good work.  Donate at: https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/our-impact/

Have you renewed your membership for 2019? 

If  you have not, please remember to bring your $25 check to the next meeting. Harriet Klontz, Treasurer, will be at the registration table to accept your payments. Now you can also pay by credit card or bank card at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dcai_2019_dues?amount=25  Webwant to support the Gay Pride Parade, support the DEC, keep the headquarters office open and provide quality speakers. These all are possible because of the dues you pay.