With the president’s reelection, the call to “Repeal Obamacare” seems to have subsided. So where does Florida stand with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?Today was the deadline for states to decide whether to set up their own health insurance exchange or let the federal government do it. Like 19 other Republican-led states, Florida decided, for … Continue reading Florida and Obamacare: let your voice be heard
Last night at dinner with friends, conversation turned to the apparent lack of progress at the meeting between Tim Geithner, representing the President, and John Boehner on Thursday. One friend commented that he was disappointed in the President's failure to put forward a specific plan, a criticism that has been all over the media since … Continue reading The President’s Plan
From First Read from MSNBC today: According to brand-new NBC/WSJ/Marist polls, Obama and Romney are deadlocked at 48% among likely voters in Colorado, while Obama holds a narrow three-point lead in Nevada, 50%-47%. Among the broader sample of registered voters, Obama is up by one in Colorado, 48%-47%, and he leads by six in Nevada, 51%-45%.And what’s going on … Continue reading Don’t have any regrets
Pundits say we will win Florida ONLY IF we get our supporters to the polls.An article in Monday's paper put it this way:"To date, conventional wisdom has been that the turnout race will swing toward the Republicans, that the GOP is fired up about replacing Obama, that Democrats lack the same infectious enthusiasm they had … Continue reading It’s what each one of us can do
The location for the Forum on the Proposed Amendments to the Florida Constitution has been changed to accommodate what is expected to be a LARGE CROWD. The new location is the North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Road North. Below is repeated the original Sparkers Soapbox post.***********************The League of Women Voters of Florida - and … Continue reading CHANGE RE: OCTOBER 16 AMENDMENTS FORUM
thefloridavoter.orgThe League of Women Voters of Florida - and I - recommend a NO vote on all eleven constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature. You can read the League's rationale at www.thefloridavoter.org, where you can also download the League's 2012 Voter Guide for nonpartisan information on statewide candidates and Supreme Court … Continue reading 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot
"For millions of Americans, the election is no longer on a fixed date. It is increasingly becoming another item on the fall checklist, a civic duty steeped in the convenience of everyday life. The development is reshaping campaigns, with Election Day becoming Election Month for as much as 40 percent of the electorate this year, … Continue reading What’s with the push for early voting?
My absentee/mail ballot arrived Saturday. If you requested one but didn’t receive it yet, it's time to track it down.In Collier County, go to the Supervisor of Elections’ website www.colliervotes.com and click on “Am I Registered?” On the next screen, enter your last name, date of birth and house number. This will bring up your … Continue reading Did your mail ballot arrive?
Like you, I’ve been drowning in OFA fundraising emails lately. But this one yesterday got to me: Your response right now determines how strong our campaign will be in these final 38 days. It determines how many organizers we can hire to get out the vote, how many ads we can run with our message, and how … Continue reading We couldn’t do it without them..
Election Day – November 6 – is 51 days away, but there are several important dates before then you should keep in mind.Today you should check on the status of your voter registration. This helpful website lets you do that wherever you live. I was taken to my official state and county websites where I … Continue reading Key dates you should know for the upcoming elections