Marco Rubio won’t participate in town hall meetings because he says political activists will crash them to create a media spectacle of people who “heckle and scream at me in front of cameras.”here
“They are not town halls anymore. What these groups really want is for me to schedule a public forum, they then organize three, four, five, six hundred liberal activists in the two counties or wherever I am in the state. Activists are instructed to go to town halls early and “take up all the front seats. They spread themselves out. They ask questions. They all cheer when the questions are asked. They are instructed to boo no matter what answer I give. They are instructed to interrupt me if I go too long and start chanting things. Then, at the end, they are also told not to give up their microphone when they ask questions. It’s all in writing in this Indivisible document.” Marco Rubio
This Wednesday morning, March 1st is a critical day for Hillsborough County. If you cannot be there, PLEASE EMAIL your County Commissioners all at once ASAP with the link below to demand the County Commission FUND TRANSIT NOW!
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Martin County commissioners' public records sins finally came home to roost. Three commissioners, Sarah Heard, Ed Fielding and Anne Scott were caught red-handed in a web of lies, denying they conducted public business on private email accounts, hiding, even attempting to destroy records to which the public is entitled. here
Asher D. Edelson is the Vice President of the Democratic
Disability Caucus of Hillsborough County. By the age of 12, Edelson was a
published author with political ambitions. In 2014, Edelson was the youngest
candidate in Hillsborough County’s history to run for School Board District 6
at age 19. Currently, Edelson is finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Political
Science at USF as well as serving as a Precinct Committeeman for the Hillsborough County Democratic
well-known in the Bay area’s progressive political movement for initiating
conversations on potential candidates in addition to highlighting important
local policy issues via Facebook and other social media outlets. The Ybor City
Stogie recently sat down with Edelson to learn more about his work with the
Democratic Hillsborough County Disability Caucus and discover his thoughts on
the 2018 local elections.
Local Liberal activist Kate Connolly, a veteran of the recent Pat Kemp and Lisa Montelione campaigns, has put together a Facebook group that includes more than 500 followers to support a Tampa city ordinance proposed by council member Guido Maniscalco banning "gay conversion therapy" for minors. here
After returning from Europe a union activist found him at a political science class he co-teaches at Florida International University, then another guy said he saw him and asked him if he was ok. He was worried because he has seen him on Missing Poster all over town.
He asked him if was going to host a town hall? But Rubio hustled away. here
The thought has crossed Gaetz's mind that protests could completely disrupt him from being able to speak at all at his town hall. So he's created what his staffers call the "non-verbal town hall," reminiscent of a scene from the movie "Love Actually." Gaetz has printed out part of a speech that gets some of his message across onto giant boards that he will hold up if he is unable to get a word in. here