Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Elvis In Ybor City

Elvis Piggott
He wants to be our County Commissioner
Check him out here

Florida Pays $5 Million For Website

And then don't use it
The Florida Senate is refusing to turn over dozens of emails involving a state budget website that was shuttered despite taxpayers paying $5 million for it so far. here
Hell, we could of done it for half that much!

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Cliff
He is from Largo

Marco Rubio's Co-Sponsorship Of Controversial Opioids Bill

Marco Rubio isn’t saying much about his role in passage of a controversial law that former Drug Enforcement Agency officials said tied their hands from cracking down on drug distribution companies that sent millions of opioids to corrupt doctors and Internet pharmacies. here

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Trumpstank Could Doom The Republican Party In Florida

Florida GOP Strategist Rick Wilson

We first posted this video (Florida Trump Supporters) on May 21, 2017. We knew we would need it again someday!

Stories of Pride Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims In St. Pete

10.24 - 5:30 PM
NOVA 535

Florida GOP Trying To Steal Santa Rosa Island

Save Pensacola Beach is an effort to stop one of the largest public land/beach grabs in Florida’s state modern history. This theft of Public Land sets a nightmare precedent for publicly owned land in our country. Public Land belongs to the public, and we believe Public servants are charged with protecting this land not stealing it from the citizens of Escambia County, Florida as recorded deeds declare in the public record of 1947.
The Escambia County Commissioners, working with Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to amend the original 1946 federal law that gave Santa Rosa Island to the citizens of Escambia County with two requirements: it must be used “in the public’s interest” and it could never be sold, conveyed, or disposed of, except back to the federal government.
They seek to convey ownership of the island worth billions of dollars currently under lease to PRIVATE individual and business leaseholders.

Call Senator Nelson now 202-224-5274


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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay - Puerto Rico Relief

The SOG - Tampa
Join these dedicated Progressive volunteers

Images by Jessica Vaughn

Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song 2018 In St. Pete

1.7.2018 at 3 PM 
The Palladium

Celebrating Leaders in Our Community Today In St. Pete

10:30 AM
Allendale UMC -  St. Petersburg
All are welcome! The people of Allendale are taking a Sunday to celebrate the relationships with groups in our community who do justice work, many of which hold meetings at Allendale. This interfaith celebration will include songs from the movement, prayers for justice, and many relections from community organizer leaders in our community. Please come and celebrate the work we are doing together!

Ybor Space

Ybor City, Florida

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Same Old Shit Democratic Party

Officials loyal to Keith Ellison
Four long-serving DNC officials who had backed Ellison’s bid to be DNC chair were removed from their positions. Ray Buckley, James Zogby, and Barbra Casbar Siperstein were bounced from the executive committee, and Buckley was also taken off the rules committee, on which he served as well. Alice Germond lost her at-large appointment.
To be replaced by: 
Harold Ickes, a lobbyist for a nuclear energy company; Manny Ortiz, a lobbyist for Citigroup; Joanne Dowdell, a lobbyist for News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News; and Jaime Harrison, a former lobbyist for coal companies, big banks, and tobacco companies."
This has been in the works for a very long time. With local party officials, especially here in Florida looking away or pretending like nothing is wrong, they know they can get away with it. There is no difference in the parties any more. It is only an illusion, to make us think that we actually have a choice, we don't. The pigs all eat at the same trough. Change will not come from the top, it will come from the bottom. 

There is hope. The newly formed Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay has strong progressive leadership and are committed in taking the party in the right direction. The same can be said about The Tampa Democratic Socialists Of America. The rest are just social clubs, They have their meetings once a month and pretend they are making a differance, they're not. They are status quo and are the reason we are here.

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet TJ

No Poop In The Little Manatee River

Local environmentalist Mariella Smith has added new information on our struggle to keep local plummer "Chris's plumbing" from dumping 100,000 gallons per day of sewage in the Little Manatee River. here
NEW hearing date: 11.20, 6:00 p.m.

Ybor Paparazzi

Karen, bartender at Resevoir Bar

USF 1st Annual Slut Walk

October 30 at 2 PM - 5 PM
MLK Plaza - USF

Friday, October 20, 2017

Neo-Nazis Protest In Gainesville

Kelly and Dayna





Bruce and comrades

Tampa Democratic Socialists Of America

University of Florida Performing Arts Center
Gainesville, Florida

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tampa Hoods

Ybor City

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay: Understanding The Power of Local Government

October 26 @7 pm

Seminole Heights Library
As part of our educational mission, our meeting this month is all about Civics! In order for us to influence local government, we have to know more about it.
The special election for their empty Board of Directors position will occur at this upcoming meeting.
These 3 wonderful people have stepped up.

Michelle Kenoyer
Rebecca Fiore 
and Marcus Klebe
Join them here

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Jeff
He is from Houston

High Speed Ferry Project Threatened!

After 5 years, $150,000 and 2 exhaustive site selection studies only one site was ever found to be either environmentally acceptable or economically feasible. But now the future of the Schultz Ferry Park is very much in doubt. And as a key component of south Hillsborough transit plans, losing the ferry project jeopardizes the future of public transportation plans.

County Commission Chair Stacy White has expressed doubt about public support for the ferry project. He told us that he would like to hear from environmentalists about the Tampa Bay Ferry Project and the proposed Schultz Ferry Park. 

Commissioner White's phone number: 813-272-5740 His email: whites@hillsboroughcounty.org

The Merchants Of Ybor: Reservoir Bar

On 7th Ave
They donate their aluminum cans to children charities 
and the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House