Next Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at
The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 North Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

7:00 pm - Pizza and social
7:30 pm - Endorsement Vote Meeting! Members (who joined before July 30) Vote for who we will be endorsing in the November 8, 2016 election!


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#Forthe49

If you can were ‪#‎AtTheRallyAgainstHate‬ ‪#‎ForThe49‬ in Orlando on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Orange County Convention Center South Concourse Building (9809 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819), THANK YOU for standing up against hate.


#Forthe49

Inspiration from the Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention – Our Fight Song

“Fight Song,” produced by Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Cohen and Mike Thompkins, features actors, musicians and supporters singing their support for Hillary Clinton to Rachel Platten’s Fight Song. The a cappella video is inspired by the Pitch Perfect films, which are produced by Banks.

Links

Click (HERE) to go to our Bylaws & Minutes Page for general meeting minutes.

Click (HERE) to go to our Candidates Page to see all completed candidate questionnaires and our electronic palm card at the bottom of the page.

Click (HERE) to view out Palm card for the August 30, 2016 Primary election.

Endorsements

On Wednesday, July 13, the Dolphin Democrats endorsed Mike Satz for State Prosecutor, Ken Keechl for State House, District 93, Scott Israel for Sheriff, Nan Rich for County Commission, District 1, Steve Geller for County Commission, District 5, Patti Good for Broward County School Board, District 2, Dr Rosalind Osgood for Broward County School Board, District 5, and Robin Bartleman for Broward County School Board, District 9, “At Large”. Click the candidates name to view their endorsement certificate.

 Endorsement Meeting Notice

The Dolphin Democrats will be voting to endorse in the November 8 General election at our September 14 meeting. We have received requests to endorse:

  • Leberta “Chickie” Brandimarte for Dania Beach Commission
  • Bill Harris for Dania Beach Commission
  • Tamara James for Dania Beach Commission
  • Lori Lewellen for Dania Beach Commission
  • Al C. Jones for Dania Beach Commission
  • Michele Lazarow for Hallandale Beach Commission. District 4
  • Alexander Lewy for Hallandale Beach Commission, District 4
  • Edward Decristofaro for Margate Commission, Seat 1
  • Millie Lester for Margate Commission, Seat 1
  • Renata Castro for Margate Commission, Seat 2
  • Scott Herman for Oakland Park Commission
  • Tim Lonergan for Oakland Park Commission
  • Mitch Rosenwald for Oakland Park Commission
  • Matthew Sparks for Oakland Park Commission
  • Mitchell Stollberg-Appleyard for Oakland Park Commission
  • Beverly Perkins for Pompano Beach Commission, District 5
  • Julie Fishman for Tamarac Commission, District 3
  • Julie Carson for Wilton Manors Commission
  • Tom Green for Wilton Manors Commission
  • Paul Rolli for Wilton Manors Commission
  • Gary Resnick for Wilton Manors Mayor

Because they have registered Democrats as their opponents, endorsing them requires a supermajority (2/3 majority vote) at the membership meeting.

We will be considering whether to endorse the winners of primary races. In some instances, we have already endorsed in the Primary Election. That endorsement is only good in the Primary Election. So we still need to endorse in the General Election for races with non Democratic opponents. An endorsement only requires 50% + 1 at the meeting.  We have received requests to endorse the winner of the following races, who have non Democrats opposing them in the November 8, 2016 General Election:

We have also received requests to endorse the following candidates. They have no registered Democrats as opponents so an endorsement only requires 50% + 1 at the meeting:

  • Michael Udine for Broward County Commission, District 3
  • Karen Jones, Candidate for Coral Springs Commission, Seat 3
  • William “Bill” Julian for Hallandale Beach Commission, District 5
  • Linda Sherwood, Candidate for Hollywood Commission, District 6
  • Eleanor Sobel for Hollywood Mayor
  • Ken Thurston, Candidate for Lauderhill Commission, Seat 2
  • Samson Borgelin, Candidate for North Lauderdale Commission, District D
  • Ron Jacobs, Candidate for Plantation Commission, Group 3
  • Chris Zimmerman for Plantation Council, Group 4
  • Robert Levy, Plantation Council, Group 5
  • Charlotte Burrie, Candidate for Pompano Beach Commission, District 2
  • Rex Hardin for Pompano Beach Commission, District 3
  • Barry Moss for Pompano Beach Commission. District 4
  • Lamar Fisher, Candidate for Pompano Beach Mayor
  • Freddy Fiskelli, Candidate for Southwest Ranches Commission, District 3
  • David S. Kuczenski, Candidate for Southwest Ranches Commission, District 4
  • Hermes Garcia, Candidate for Weston Commission, Seat 1
  • Jelani Anthony Harvey for Broward Soil and Water District, District 3
  • Fred Segal for Broward Soil and Water District, District 3

If you are a paid 2016 Dolphin Democrats member, and you would like to request the Dolphin Democrats to endorse a candidate in the November 8 General Election, send an email to info@dolphindems.org with your name, the name of the candidate, the office they are seeking, and the reason(s) you believe the Dolphin Democrats should endorse that candidate, by August 25, 2016.  That will allow us to consider your request at the September  14 membership meeting.

The Dolphin Democrats  Deeply Grieve the Loss of our LGBTA Sisters and Brothers in Orlando

The Dolphin Democrats are deeply saddened by the tragic events at Pulse nightclub in Orlando . We will support, with our wounded hearts, those who have been lost and those who are suffering that loss as we work together for a better future. It is imperative for all LGBTA Americans to vote and give credence to those whose lives were lost.  Though their voices may not be heard anymore in this life, their voices will be heard eternally for their unwilling life’s sacrifice, because they vigorously embraced their own sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Dolphin Democrats will work to elect Democrats who are champions of Equality, Inclusion, and who stand firmly against hatred, so that these unwilling heroes sacrifice of life will not be forgotten, and will not have been in vain. Voting for Democrats IS voting for Love.

Rally to End Hate

On the 2 month anniversary of the Pulse massacre, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio came to Orlando to appear at a private “religious” conference with anti-gay zealots Mat Staver, David Lane and David Barton who are trying to orchestrate religious freedom bills and other anti-LGBT efforts across the state and country.

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ELI LIEB & BRANDON SKEIE – PULSE

 #Say Their Names

  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
  • Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
  • Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
  • Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
  • Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
  • Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
  • Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old
  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
  • Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
  • Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
  • Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old
  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
  • Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
  • Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
  • Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
  • Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Vision Statement

“Our voices seek to instill awareness in the freedoms of a democratic society”. Educating future leaders and supporting the community at large. Maintain an ongoing rapport and increasing viability with political entities.”

Mission Statement

“Further, it shall be the mission of this organization to foster good will between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We seek individual freedom in the framework of a just society and political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens.”

 

President’s Message;

“Today is a day of pride and joy as is every Shabbat. I thought at one time that same sex marriage in the United States would never be achieved in our lifetime. Many toiled in the trenches to achieve equal rights for the LGBT community, so although we still have to fight for equality, much progress has been achieved.”

“You can’t have equality in one state and not another. Today is a historic milestone,” 

 

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