Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST March 19, 2008

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If drought worsens, Everglades may be tapped to supply cities,0,6974720.story
Broward Democratic leaders tell Clinton and Obama: work it out,0,5237430.story

Miami Herald
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FLORIDAPoll: Clinton would win Florida, but Obama has closed
Prison policies in need of an overhaul
Dear candidates: A real problem ahead
FLORIDA PRIMARY Florida Democrats scrap revote idea - A decision on whetherFlorida's Democratic votes count in the presidential nominating conventionnow rests with the national party -- or a candidates' agreement
LEGISLATURE Tax-cut proposal leaves big questions
A massive tax-cut proposal promises big savings for property owners, but itleaves big questions.

Steve Rothaus
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Hosted by Lambda United Student Group at Florida Atlantic University
When: Thursday, March 27th, 2008 at 7PM
Where: Florida Atlantic University
Grand Palm Room
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.297.3000 Info/Map
We have a fine panel that includes:
Mark Pafford, Candidate for Florida House of Representatives, District #88,
Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida
Charles D. Jamieson, Esquire, The Law Firm of Charles D. Jamieson, P.A.
Pastor Renwick J. Bell, Church of Our Savior MCC, in Boynton Beach
Jennifer Digilio, Family Expert
Local journalist Steve Rothaus of the Miami Herald will moderate the event.
The event is free and open to everyone. Your participation and questions arewelcome.
To RSVP or for more information please call Allan Hendricks @ 561.541.3700
Or email to or Tobias Packer
Miami, Florida ---- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior member of theFlorida Congressional Delegation, will take part TOMORROW, Wednesday March19th in the "2008 South Florida Legislator Roundtable on AIDS" at theUniversity of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital's Miller School of Medicine.
Ros-Lehtinen will also be the event's Keynote Speaker discussing what thefederal government is doing regarding HIV/AIDS and the steps that need to betaken to stop its spread and better treat those afflicted.

Florida: Be a Part of Lobby Week 2008
We've arrived at the Capitol and you can join us for a Virtual Lobby Dayright now! .
Yesterday, "Lobby Week" began with dozens of students, parents, teachers andyouth advocates from across Florida walking the halls of the Capitol tolobby lawmakers for a fully inclusive anti-bullying bill. Later in the week,families and community leaders will arrive for Adoption Lobby Days and ourfirst ever Civil Rights Lobby Days. Most importantly, you can be a part ofthe amazing energy we're experiencing. With just a few clicks, you canbecome a Virtual Lobbyist. While supporters from across the state willmeet face-to-face with lawmakers, thousands of you can send your messages tostate leaders in support of our efforts. Click on this link to edit apre-written email and automatically send it to your elected officials. Taketwo minutes and make a difference.
Become a virtual lobbyist and SEND YOUR EMAIL NOW!

Florida: Media Alert on Fair Adoption Lobby Day press conference is embeddedbelow and attached as Word document.
3rd Annual Fair Adoption Lobby Day Press Conference
Support Grows for Changing Adoption Ban That Harms Families
A press conference, held in conjunction with the third annual Fair AdoptionLobby Days, to draw attention to the harm Florida's current adoption law isinflicting on children. Florida is the only state in the nation thatspecifically bans adoption by well-qualified parents, based solely on theprospective parent's sexual orientation. Sen. Rich and Rep. Brandenburg willspeak about their sponsored legislation (SB-200 / HB-45) while others willdiscuss the real harm done to Florida's most vulnerable children by this30-year-old ban.
Wednesday, March 19th at 12:30 PM
Tallahassee: Capitol Rotunda, 4th Floor
§ Sen. Nan Rich, SB-200 Sponsor
§ Rep. Mary Brandenburg, HB-45 Sponsor
§ Mallory Wells, Equality Florida Public Policy Coordinator
§ Cathy James - Non-biological mother of 7 year-old boy.
§ Other affected families.


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