Fed, State & Local Activity Feb 24 – Mar 2
Alachua County Commission Regular Meeting. The agenda for the 9am meeting can be found here. And the agenda for the 5pm meeting can be found here.
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 9am and 5pm
Location: 12 SE 1st Street, Second Floor, John “Jack” Durrance Auditorium, Board Room 209
The Gainesville City Elections are fast approaching! Here are some events involving the candidates happening this week:
The ACEL (Alachua County Emerging Leaders) are sponsoring a Candidate Meet and Greet. Details can be found on their Facebook page, here.
Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 6 – 8pm
Location: Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.: 1001 NW 4th St, 32601
We will be holding a Candidate Forum for the challengers of the mayor’s seat (Lauren Poe will not be able to make it due to prior commitments) at our March Chapter meeting.
Date: Saturday, March 2
Time: 10 – 11:30am
Location: Resilience Charter School 1717 NE 9th Street, 32609
There will be a Candidate Feminist Forum put on by the Gainesville Area NOW (National Organization of Women). Details can be found on their Facebook page, here.
Date: Saturday, March 2
Time: 2 – 4pm
Location: Alachua County Headquarters Library 401 East University Avenue, 32601
The 2019 Florida Legislative Session officially begins next Tuesday, March 5. As you have seen in our previous newsletters, a lot happens prior to the session in committee. We thoughts we’d share some of the sources for state politics with you. If we left any of your favorites out, let us know.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribunes Inside Florida Politics (Check out their weekly podcast, too.)
And of course, we also recommend going straight to the source:
The House is expected to pass a bill denouncing Trump’s (fake) National Emergency declaration this week. If passed (and it is expected to), the Senate will have to vote on the measure within 18 days.
Our Congressman once wrote that part of his job “is to give the people a voice and to hold our president accountable; regardless of party.” Because if the representative doesn’t, “who will?”
Those words were written when a Democrat occupied the White House. This will be a good opportunity to remind Yoho that the President’s National Emergency declaration displayed a complete disregard for Congress’ control of the purse, which the Constitution spells out quite clearly. Unless his statement about holding the President accountable was merely cheap partisan talk?
Here are our Members of Congress:
House of Representatives:
* Ted Yoho
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* DC office: (202)225-5744
* Gainesville office: (352)505-0838
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DC office: (202)224-3041
DC office: (202)224-5274
Have a great week!