Each day for the past two weeks the Gainesville Sun has published a letter to the editor from one of our members. We can not thank you enough for writing and submitting letters. Gainesville is Representative Ted Yoho’s hometown, and he is still a resident and property owner here. Let’s keep up the hometown pressure on him!
The Town Hall brought up many issues that are critical to our Nation. We must demand an Independent Investigation into Russian involvement in our election and collusion with Trump and top ranking officials. The movement for Impeachment requires consistent pressure or the GOP will not act. Furthermore, Representative Yoho has threatened healthcare, education, the environment, and so many other vital issues.
You have important thoughts on these topics. Please use your concern to fuel your Letters to the Editor.
While writing a letter for the Gainesville Sun might seem insignificant, your letters have a large effect. The number of letters that you have written shows the paper that residents have a significant interest for topics like health care, climate change, and more, which encourages it to increase coverage of those topics. The progressive viewpoint of your letters could move the Gainesville Sun to a position further to the left. Finally, politicians track public opinion. You better believe that Rep. Yoho reads the opinion pages of the local newspaper—as does the staff of Senators Rubio and Nelson.
Please, take the time to challenge the destructive and regressive policies posed by Rep. Yoho, Senator Rubio, and the Republican administration.
Your voice matters. We stand with you.
Sandy Parker, an Indivisible Gainesville member was shocked by some of Rep. Ted Yoho’s statements at recent Town Halls. So, he did some investigation and found out that there are many times when the things that Yoho has said boggles the mind. Here are the Top Ten Ted Yoho moments.
1) Ted floats the nutty idea that citizens should be allowed access to the same weaponry as the military to make it a fair fight when the government needs to be overthrown. Stick around for the weird lottery and poison analogy. Read more
People attending Monday’s town hall hosted by Representative Yoho expected many things: he would endorse tax cuts, discuss Trump’s proposed budget, and speak about repealing the Affordable Care Act. What attendees did not expect was for the congressman to admit that he was wrong. Read more
Indivisible faces biggest challenge yet and succeeds. Fills close to 600 seats and has wide national and local coverage with great unity among Resistance in Yoho’s Hometown
You showed up. You spoke up. You were heard. Monday night’s town hall was successful. We want to thank everyone who attended and demonstrated to Representative Yoho that the progressive community remains strong. Close to 600 of you attended the event and told the congressman that we are holding him accountable for his votes—that his actions affect ALL of his constituents. Yesterday’s town hall demonstrated how we, as a community, can overcome obstacles and show solidarity. The town hall was held during Passover, as it has been in previous years, which means that many members of the Jewish community would be unable to attend. This year, residents came up with a creative solution and held their Seder outside of the town hall. Read more
If the Department of Education is eliminated, so is our family’s guaranteed access to free and appropriate public education for our child.
Dear Congressman Yoho,
I am a Navy spouse. My husband has served in the United States Navy for 18 years. Our 8 year old daughter, Audrey, has special needs.
As a military family, we move often, in order to provide my husbands service and expertise where our country deems he is needed most. In fact, while we are your constituents because we are legal residents of Green Cove Springs, (and therefore vote there,) we have not resided there for 11 years.
You have stated that you support the elimination of the Department of Education. This would be disastrous for families like mine. We rely on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, provided by the federal Department of Education, to ensure that our child receives a free and appropriate public education regardless of which state we happen to currently reside. My husband has a very limited choice of which orders he can select, so we often don’t have the luxury of choosing which state we reside in. If the Department of Education is eliminated, so is our family’s guaranteed access to free and appropriate public education for our child.
Please reconsider your position on this issue. Military families who have special needs children depend on the Department of Education.
Legal Resident of Green Cove Springs