NEWS FROM THE CHAIR


Hello Democrats!

Things are starting to pick up and look up and we are fixing to get busy. So here is an update on some events happening this month in the Keys.

Saturday is Veteran’s Day and the Dems will be participating in the Key West Parade on Saturday. We need as many folks as are able to join us. We may have a few candidates with us as well. The parade starts at 4pm. We will meet up at the Speakeasy Inn & Rum bar, 1117 Duval St at 3. Bring a flag, wear a patriotic T-shirt and we will have some info cards to hand out to bystanders.

Monday, Nov. 13th, the Lower Keys/Key West Dems will meet at the Coral City Elks at 1107 Whitehead St., Key West. Social/Happy hour at 5:30 and the meeting starts at 6:30. Our Guest Speaker will be Steven Machat, candidate for Congress.

Thursday, Nov. 16th, the Middle Keys Dems will meet at the Lighthouse Grill,1996 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. Social/Happy hour at 5:30 at the bar with a 6:30 meeting in the adjacent meeting room. Our Guest Speaker will be Steven Machat, candidate for Congress.

We will take a little bit of a break for Thanksgiving week, and be grateful for the Democratic victories of this week and the activism that has energized citizens to speak up, step up and volunteer. We also want the thank all those groups and individuals who came to the Keys to help us.

On Monday, Nov. 27, the Upper Keys Dems will meet at Dennys, MM97.5 in the median. We are planning some events and training for the upper keys and need your energy and help.

We are building a strong team of volunteers for next years elections. If you want to run for office, talk to me. If you want to be more involved, talk to me. We have many opportunities for those wishing to be a part of making Democracy work for all Americans.

I hope to see you soon!

Bert Sise/Chair

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The Florida Keys Democrats are guided by the principles of social, environmental, and economic justice. Our values reflect our belief that The United States is a prosperous and modern country that will leave no citizen behind. We are committed to the freedoms and rights guaranteed to every citizen in the Constitution.

ECONOMY
We support a Keys economy that allows our citizens to raise a family, own property, pay their bills, and play in our unique islands while living full, complete lives.

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EDUCATION
We support an equal-access public educational system that produces students fully prepared for colleges and universities or trade schools anywhere in the United States. 

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HEALTHCARE
We believe affordable, high-quality healthcare is part of the American promise that grants the most access, to the most people, at the lowest price.

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ENVIRONMENT

We support a healthy, sustainable and vibrant environment that is the bedrock of our economy. A healthy environment equals a healthy economy.

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
We are committed to reversing Citizens United and McCain-Feingold, legislation that allows large anonymous donations by corporations.

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EQUALITY
We believe in equal treatment for all persons regardless of: sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religion. 

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
 We support criminal justice reforms to reduce the number of non-violent persons incarcerated in prison and allow them to support their families; live productive lives and contribute to our diverse Keys economy.

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DEFENSE AND BORDERS
 Florida Keys Democrats believe in strong borders and a strong defense. We support the Constitution and laws of the United States of America. We support a strong defense that allows us to conduct our daily lives free from the fear of oppression or terrorism.

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IMMIGRATION
We support immigration policies that are fair to the US citizens and non-citizens who contribute to our unique economy. We support a fair and open path to citizenship for those who want to become US citizens.

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Working to keep the Keys...the Keys.

128 miles of Blue ocean, Blue sky, and BLUE voters!

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Florida Keys Democrats Values