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FLORIDA DIGEST - March 03, 2009

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-Gay activists, allies to 'Rally in Tally' on March 16
Rally in Tally for Domestic Partnerships
Largest gathering for LGBT equality in Florida history!
The Family Equality Council is excited to partner with Equality Florida and others to bring you the Rally in Tally, the largest gathering for LGBT equality in Florida history. Last year, Equality Florida coordinated a breakthrough for equality in the Sunshine State. Jeff's Law, which protects LGBT students from bullying, was passed. It's time to keep the momentum going.

Please Help Your Local Community Champions!
Broward Municipal Election Endorsements
from Equality Florida Action PAC

These are Champions for our Community!
Please vote and donate
* Broward Municipal Election, March 10th
* General Contribution Limit: $250 Supporting Trailblazers and Champions
Equality Florida Action PAC only endorses candidates who meet a combination of our strategic criteria:
They must be Champions of LGBT equaligy. They must be running strong in competitive races. In particular, we support qualified, openly LGBT candidates who can bring a vital perspective and much-needed voice to the political debates that impact our lives.

--Coleman Prewitt
Race: City Commission, Ft. Lauderdale, District 4
Click here for Coleman's Website
Click here to donate to Coleman's Campaign
Coleman received a 100% rating on our candidate questionnaire and is endorsed by the Broward Sun-Sentinel and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. A seventh-generation Floridian, Coleman Prewitt is a partner in the law firm of Seidman, Prewitt, DiBellos & Lopez. When Mayor Jim Naugle received wide media coverage for disparaging gay people and opposing the Stonewall Library, a gay and lesbian archive to be housed in the library, Coleman helped organize protest rallies that protected Broward's image as a progressive community. He is also involved in the Dolphin Democrats, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida, Lambda Legal, the Gay, Lesbian Business Exchange, and The Sunshine Community Foundation. Coleman finished second in the Feb. primary for this seat and this runoff election will come down to a handful of votes. Coleman has an excellent chance of winning but he needs our immediate support.

..Anthony Niedwiecki
Race: City Commission, Oakland Park, District 4
Click here for Anthony's Website
Click here to donate to Anthony's Campaign
Anthony has been an advocate for equality both as a law professor and as a community activist. He has received a 100% rating on our questionnaire and is running a very strong campaign. Anthony has also been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and many other community groups. Anthony is a professor and administrator at the law center at Nove Southeastern University, where he directs and teaches Lawyering Skills & Values. He also teaches employment discrimination law, labor law and current constitutional issues in the law. As a longtime community organizer, Anthony will be a powerful voice for Equality on the Oakland Park City Commission.

..Suzanne Boisvenue
Race: City Commission, Oakland Park, District 5
Phone: 954-298-8899
Suzanne has received a 100% rating on Equality Florida's candidate questionnaire. As commissioner she has been a strong voice for Equality and was instrumental in adding gender identity to the Oakland Park Human Rights Ordinance. Suzanne is a champion who deserves our support for another term.

.. Anne Sallee
Race: City Commission, Oakland Park, District 1
Click here for Anne's Website
Click here to donate to Anne's Campaign
Anne has received a 100% rating on Equality Florida's candidate questionnaire. She is also endorsed by the Broward County AFL-CIO and the President of the LGBT Democratic Caucus. She is committed to preserving the diversity that is at the heart of Oakland Park and will be a strong ally for Equality.


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