Friday, September 28, 2012


Obama Space Coast Visit Photo Gallery


























Bill Clinton Stumps for Obama in Orlando



ORLANDO, Florida -- A rockstar greeting was extended to Bill Clinton at last night's grassroots event at Orlando's Rosen Plaza Hotel.  After a joint introduction by Grace Nelson, wife of Senator Bill Nelson, and former Orlando Chief of Police and current congressional candidate Val Demings, Clinton spoke to the audience of 2000 for about 30 minutes with his typical folksy demeanor, albeit hoarse-toned, perhaps revealing the rigorous schedule of stump speeches that has had him crossing the state for the past 2 days campaigning for President Obama. 


In his inimitable fashion, Clinton related the democratic platform to the central Florida audience.  Tying Obama's increased funding of the Pell Grant scholarship and the American Opportunity Tax Credit to the 53000 students at Orlando's University of Central Florida, which he called "the country's largest unknown university."  Clinton decried Romney's education plan and policy to reintroduce private sector lenders to student financial aid, citing America's current standing at 16th in the world in the percentage of young people with college degrees.  


Addressing Romney's proposed tax cuts and the ailing economy, Clinton said trying to close the deficit with tax cuts has already been shown to be a fallacy, adding with Arkansas drawl "when you're in a hole I've been taught the first thing you do is to quit digging."  Clinton blasted Romney's assertion that tax cuts and subsequent economic growth would reduce the deficit, and said in reality Romney's planned tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would be paid for by gutting Medicaid, education and Medicare.  


Clinton also referred to central Florida's space industry and technological innovators, adding that he had spoken earlier in the day at the Solar Power International conference to 10000 attendees involved in the development of alternative energy sources.  He added that nationwide there are now more people employed by the solar energy industry than there are coal miners.  He asserted that a Romney budget would slash funding for research & development, and "cut the heart out of the space program."  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Free Melbourne Event for Progressives

MELBOURNE, Florida --  The Space Coast Progressive Alliance-sponsored 2012 Progressive Fest will take place on Sunday, October 21, from 11am-5pm, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

The community wide event plans to focus on Communities in Action, with tables devoted to free health screenings, environmental causes, domestic violence awareness, local and organic food production, and animal rescue.  There will also be political candidate information and exhibits on Florida Ballot Amendments.  A straw poll is planned.  Limited space is available for additional sponsored tables, registration deadline is October 14 (http://www.scpaflorida.com/fest).  

Food vendors and kids activities will be available.  The Eau Gallie Civic Center is located at 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne FL 32935.

Current list of participants:

Brevard Health Alliance
http://bhachc.org/

LIVE BLUE
http://www.livebluefl.org/

Brevard County Solid Waste Managment Departmenthttp://www.brevardcounty.us/

Marine Resources Council
http://www.mrcirl.org/

Brevard County Supervisor of Elections office
http://www.votebrevard.com/

TransLife
https://www.translife.org/

League of Women Voters of the Space Coast
http://www.lwv-spacecoast.org/

ACLU of Florida, Brevard Chapter
http://www.aclufl.org/brevard/index.cfm

ACLU of Florida
http://www.aclufl.org/

Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (EEL)http://www.brevardcounty.us/EELProgram/Home

OFA FL
http://www.barackobama.com/fl/

WFIT
http://www.wfit.org/

Brevard Federation of Teachers
http://www.bftteach.org/#!home/mainPage

Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando
http://ppgo.org/

Healthy Planet of Brevard
http://healthyplanetofbrevard.com/

Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER)
http://floridaelectoralreform.org/

Sierra Club--Turtle Coast
http://turtlecoastsierra.blogspot.com/

Vote No On 6
http://votenoon6.com/

Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals Project, Inc.
http://brevardasap.org/

Ryan J. Vescio for State Attorney
http://votevescio.com/

Project Response
http://projectresponse.org/

Curt Jacobus for Judge
http://www.jacobusforjudge.com/

Seeta Media
http://www.seetamedia.com/

Artworks of Eau Gallie
http://www.artworksofeaugallie.org/

Hazel Buggs Campaign
http://www.hazelbuggs.com/contribute

Bill Rettinger Campaign
http://www.voterettinger.com/

Home Schoolers for Peace & Justice
http://www.globalvillageschool.org/

Chantels Boutique
[email protected]

Brevard NOW-TBTN
http://www.takebackthenight.org/

Serene Harbor-TBTN
http://www.sereneharbor.org/

Womens Center-TBTN
http://www.womenscenterinbrevard.org/

Animal Safehouse Of Brevard-TBTN
http://www.animalsafehousebrevard.org/

Brevard County Domestic Violence Task Force members -TBTNhttp://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/domesticviolence/docs/taskforce.pdf

Brevard NOW
http://www.brevardnow.org/

Vote Paccione
http://votepaccione.com/

Christopher Charles Pennington, Candidate Senate District 13http://electchristopher.com/

Changes Youth & Family Services
http://changesyfs.org/

Citizen Exit Poll 2012
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Osc99percent/

Watt Family Chiropractic, LLC
http://www.wattfamilychiropractic.com/

Friendship Fellowship at Pineda
http://www.uuspacecoast.com/home/

The People's Sheriff
http://www.adrianmossbeasley4sheriff.com/

Thirty One Gifts
http://www.mythirtyone.com/joyturingan/

Beachside Democratic Club
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beachside-Democratic-Club/189616494472237

South Democrat Women's Club
http://sbdwcnewsletter.com/

Brevard Drop-in Center
http://brevard-drop-in-center.org/

Charlie Sitton Candidate for Property Appraiser
http://www.charliesitton.com/

East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic
http://ecfmdc.org/

Transformations of Soul, Mind and Body
http://www.soulmindandbody.org/

Brevard Democrats
http://www.brevarddems.com/

Shannon Roberts for Congress
http://www.shannonrobertsforcongress.com/

Joe Pishgar for Brevard County Commission
http://www.joepishgar.com/

UUCB
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UUCB-FL/

The Prismatic Peacock
http://www.etsy.com/shop/theprismaticpeacock

Space Coast Freethought Association
http://spacecoastfreethought.org/

Everything Wheatgrass
http://www.everythingwheatgrass.com/

The Campaign for John Paul Alvarez for State Representative HD53 http://www.johnalvarez2012.com/

PFLAG Melbourne/ Space Coast
http://www.pflagmelbourne.org/

Jotkoff Financial Group
http://www.jotkoff.com/

Nature's Sunshine
[email protected]

Florida Cannabis Action Network
http://www.flcan.org/Omegahome.html

Maple Street Natives
http://www.maplestreetnatives.com/

Riviera United Church of Christ
http://www.rivieraucc.org/