Monday, October 06, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST - October 06, 2008

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-Gay families are here, no matter what the Florida Constitution says
Adelle Barsky-Moore is 5, and she doesn't know about wedge politics and the Culture War. All she knows is that she loves her two dads and they love her. Her parents, Allan Barsky and Greg Moore, have been together 10 years. They were married in Canada, Barsky's native country, in 2003. They wear wedding bands, are registered domestic partners in Broward and live in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.,0,638420.column

-Amendment 2 would hurt many couples, not just gays
I've spent four decades fighting for the rights of seniors in Florida, and I am deeply troubled by the threat Amendment 2 poses for Florida's large senior population. Amendment 2 does not simply define marriage; it could actually restrict who could receive basic family protections and health benefits. The ramifications of this misdirected amendment could hit seniors particularly hard. Many seniors who are widowed do not remarry because, if they do, they risk losing essential pension benefits or they fear that a new marriage might upset estate plans for their adult children.,0,5431813.story

-Issues such as immigration, economy have Hispanic evangelical voters facing dilemma
Group tends to vote Republican, but many may be up for grabs
They lean right on abortion and marriage, left on immigration and the economy.,0,7377116.story

Tuesday October 7, 2008
GLBT Get Out the Vote Center
2040B N. Dixie Highway (entrance in rear)
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
954-630-VOTE (8683)
Doors Open at 8:30 pm-Debate at 9:00 pm
Bring Your Own Snack and Drink
No Charge for Party!!!!! Cups, Plates, Ice, etc., Provided
Come Early and Watch the Pre-Debate Pundits!

LGBT Miami Beach Obama Fundraising Event
Benefitting the Obama Victory Fund
Special Guest Speaker Daniel O'Donnell
..Assemblymember from New York's 69th District
..The first openly gay man elected to the New York State Assembly in 2002
..Driving force and prime sponsor of the Marriage Equality Act granting gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
Saturday, October 11 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of Ed Pascoe
185 S. Hibiscus Drive, Hibiscus Island , Miami Beach , FL 33139
Donation of $50 to Obama Victory Fund is required; a solicitation will be made.
Donations will be accepted at the door.
Please RSVP & For Questions call: 305-326-0060 x 102 or email:


Come watch and support Congressman Ron Klein debate Allen West
Monday Oct. 6 th at 6: 30pm (Debate starts at 7:30)
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Pompano Beach
Please RSVP to Ed at

You are invited!
Please join your fellow South Florida Democrats on the evening of Tuesday, October 7, (doors open at 7:30 PM) when we will gather to watch the Vice Presidential Debate on the BIG Movie Screen in the air conditioned clubhouse at Cocowood Lakes. There is room for 200 of us, so, get fired-up and bring plenty of your friends to watch the debate with us. Then in future months, please come back for our critically acclaimed Movie Night series. The Cocowood Lakes Clubhouse is located at 6269 El Claire Ranch Road, which is one Light East of Jog Road and 1/2 Block North of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.
Please RSVP at
Rick Neuhoff

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-Voters will have chance to detail Broward County charter on several topics
Broward County voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve 10 changes to the county charter. They are: Question 1: Should there be a Metropolitan Transit Authority? This would be an advisory board that makes recommendations to the County Commission about public transit operations.,0,3947410.story

-Sarah Palin expected in Florida today to start rallies in four cities
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin comes to Florida today for what could be her ticket's most crucial presidential campaign trip so far. With Barack Obama leading in several recent state polls and with John McCain pulling out of Michigan, Palin is being dispatched to raise money and shore up support among Republican loyalists during a two-day swing that will cover more than 800 miles and include four public rallies.,0,7798192.story


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