Monday, April 30, 2012

Check Your Voter Registration Status

For your information from the DCDEC  
Voting is important.  Make sure there are no problems with your voter registration status.  
Let's Do It Again - Re-Elect President Obama

Visit our new online hub to check your voter registration status and learn how to register if you need to.

Here in Florida, voter registration is absolutely critical. Every four years, our state plays a huge role in determining the winner of the presidential election -- and this year will be no exception.

It's on all of us to make sure we're ready to vote on November 6th -- and that starts with getting registered or updating your registration status if you've moved.

The more Floridians who vote, the better our chances of giving President Obama four more years in office and winning other crucial elections in the state. So unless you're content with sitting back and watching the other side's candidates roll back all our progress, step up and take action to help protect what we've accomplished so far.

Take a moment to check your voter registration status -- then nudge your friends and family to do the same:

Ashley Walker
Florida State Director
Obama for America

Paid for by Obama for America

Friday, April 27, 2012

$11 Billion in Recovery Act Money to FL

Stay on top of how much stimulus money has come into Florida.  The question is what is the State' Republican leadership done to leverage the federal dollars that are making a positive difference in Florida?  let them tell it, the federal government is doing nothing wiht or tax dollars  that's a lie!

Check out the details on the Florida Recovery Act dollars we've received.  Then, you decide.

Let's do It Again, Re-Elect President Obama!

PS:  Don't forget to come out and vote for your Democratic representatives to the State Convention.  May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IBEW on Liberty Street downtown Jacksonville.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Let The Campaign Begin!

Let's Do It Again - Re-Elect President Obama!

We can make it happen if we commit ourselves to voting, registering others to vote and making a contribution(s) - at whatever level - to the campaign!

Obama - Biden
Friend --

Big news: In 10 days, President Obama is hitting the campaign trail.

On Saturday, May 5th, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama are holding the first two public rallies of the campaign in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Virginia. He'll speak about how far we've come, and lay out the very real stakes in this election: Are we going to continue to move forward, rebuilding an economy that's meant to last, with a growing middle class and more Americans getting a fair shot? Or are we going to go back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy and left too many folks struggling to catch up? That's the choice.

These kinds of events are one of the hallmarks of this organization. Millions of people first came to know and support candidate Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 when they met him at rallies and town halls in their communities. We're now entering the general election of his final campaign -- this day should be something pretty special.

The President would like two supporters from across the country and their guests to meet him backstage before he goes on at the first rally. Supporters like you are the core of this campaign -- so we're opening this up to anyone willing to sign up.

Right now, by signing up to receive important campaign updates on your phone, you will be automatically entered to join the President backstage.

What we're looking at right now is essentially the start of a general election. We've all but got our opponent. This is what we've been building for since we launched this campaign last April -- and we're ready to go.

I can tell you the President can't wait to get out there.

You really can't lose on this one: As part of our mobile community, you'll be sure to hear about events near you, when the President will be in your area, and other campaign news.

And signing up right now just might land you the chance to meet President Obama backstage before he starts firing folks up.

Want to be there with him? Sign up for text updates -- and be automatically entered for you and a guest to meet him backstage:



Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- Even if you can't be there, you'll still be able see the first rally for yourself. We'll be streaming the event live on our site. Stay tuned for more information about that.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Republicans and the RNC Want Blacks - Really?

Republicans want to increase Black membership?  Really?  If this were true, the RNC and Party leaders in the US Congress, Governorships and State Legislatures around the country would not have a long history of fighting against many laws that were initiated to assist Blacks, women, Hispanics and the working poor.  Whether it's Voting Rights, Civil Rights (equal opportunity laws not hand outs), a woman's right to choose, collective bargaining (helps a lot of workers of color), FCC rules to aid minority ownership of media vehicles, race sensitive scholarships, the Dream ACT, even the very existence of a US Department of Education; Republicans have historically fought against many measures intended to do good for marginalized communities. 

Where has their concern been for the last many decades over the unemployment and under-employment rates in the Black community and other communities of color?  The unemployment rate for Blacks has always been higher than Whites and Republicans have been slow to push for meaningful solutions. 

What Republicans seek now is a minimal percentage shift of Black voters to their side to tip the scales in their favor.  A minimal shift of Black Christians (especially in Ohio) in the Bush-2 reelcetion bid helped a lot! 

Blacks, Hispanics, woman, young voters - all target populatins for both politcal parties should not be fooled by the Republicans' latest attempt to be inclusive.

Let's Do It Again - Re-Elect president Obama!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bad Laws - Modify or Repeal?

Stand-your-ground-type laws are troubling in many states.  Read what The Leadership Conference Education Fund reports about the one in Alabama and on racial profiling in general.  Stay on top of any similar law in your home state.

There's work to be done to make our country a 'more perfect union'.

Let's Do It Again - Re-Elect President Obama

Monday, April 16, 2012

Voter Registration is Still a Powerful & Necessary Weapon in Politics

A coalition of several Black church organizations registered 100,000 on Easter Sunday

This new organization called the Empowerment Movement represents nearly 500,000 Black churches from diverse denominations.  Collectively, the Empowerment Movement plans to register 1 million, new voters this election cycle.  That's an average of 20 registrations per congregation.  Although the target population is Black Americans, no one will be turned away from the registration efforts.

The Duval County DEC is working with other Democratic organizations to register new voters in Duval County and NE, FL.  Contact the office to learn more about how you can support the effort. Call 904-390-7001.  You can also lead an effort at your place of worship or social/civic group. 

Given our registered voter advantage, if Democrats vote, Democrats win in Duval County and state-wide.  Let's add to our numbers and increase our voter turnout this Fall.

Let's Do It Again - Re-Elect President Obama

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Want the Truth? Subscribe to the OFA Truth Team

This campaign is going to get rough and in some instances, dirty.  Don't let the Republican spin machine be your gauge on what the truth is with regard to what the Obama Aministration says, does, has done and/or plans to do. 

Stay informed.  Subscribe to the Truth Team.  Then make sure you pass the messages along to others.  Post it on your Facebook.  Tweet the truth.  Forward the Truth Team e-mails to everyone in your
e-mail address book....friends, family, co-workers, church friends etc.  Don't leave anyone out!  We must keep the truth out there - not Republican spin!

Let's Do It Again...Re-Elect President Obama!

Interested? Read on.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Help Register Voters Every Chance You Get

The DEC continuously supports voter registration efforts!  Here's one coming up April 13.  Drive friends, family, coworkers, church friends and others to Edward Waters College to register.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ander Crenshaw: Obamacare a failed policy |

Ander Crenshaw: Obamacare a failed policy |

The link above is to a 'letter to the editor' in the April 9, 2012 Times Union.  At the end of the entry, it lists Ander Crenshaw as a Democrat from Jacksonville, FL.  NOT.....Ander is a Republican....don't get it twisted!

Keep a close eye on what's isn't always accurate!

Let's Do It Again - RE-Elect President Obama!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Find Out Where Your Tax Dollars Are Spent

The Obama Administration is pretty transparent on many issues.  Stay informed right from the source on how this Administration works for everyday Americans everyday!

Follow the link below to a website to calculate how your tax dollars are spent.

Click here!

Let' Do it Again - Re-Elect President Obama!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

News From The Leadership Conference - A Civil & Human Rights Group

Stay on top of the latest civil and human rights issues in the legal and political arenas. The Leadership Conference reports make it easy!  They cover it all!

Let's Do It Again - Re-Elect President Obama!