The Democratic Club of Delray Beach
We have a Republican Congress attempting to destroy what is officially the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but is generally referred to as Obamacare. We are facing a Tax Reform Bill which will undoubtedly be a way to divert more wealth to the already extremely wealthy. As a nation we are confronting international problems with a wildly reckless President sitting in the White House.
We will keep up on all the issues and explain our position on them to our friends and neighbors in Delray Beach. It is also our job to take part in the welfare of our city and its problem with the Opioid epidemic. We are also aware of the problems with Sober Homes. While we support the concept of recovery for addicts, we must support our city’s efforts to remove the thugs who have moved in to profit from the very people who most need help.
Above all, our role is an electoral one. The 2018 elections will be crucial for the welfare of our city, our state, and our country. It is our responsibility to run good candidates and to get them elected. Currently there are three candidates running for the gubernatorial seat, which will be open because the present governor, Rick Scott, is term limited. After the primary election, in which we hope all Democrats vote, we will support the winner for that seat.
Republican Rick Scott, in turn, is going to run for the Senate against Democrat Bill Nelson, who has been our senator for a long time. It is imperative that we re-elect him. We also have a Florida House seat in our district. Bill Hager, a Republican, ran unopposed last election. That will not happen again. We will field a Democratic candidate who will run against a new Republican candidate, since Bill Hager is term limited.
It is our job to see that every registered Democrat votes and that we register more Democrats. It is also necessary for us to address the very significant number of voters who are not affiliated with any party, who are listed on the voting rolls as NPA, meaning ‘no party affiliation’. Many, if not most, of those voters, might well be with us.
We have to make ways for us to be in touch with the people of Delray Beach. We will be participating in city politics and in any local activities where we can be of help. We are putting out a good newsletter “The Delray Democrat” which will be available to everyone who wants it. There will be articles which will go into depth on important issues and will include notices of meetings and of local happenings. We will be putting out flyers to be distributed on subjects such as ‘health care’, ‘tax reform’, voter suppression’, etc. When something comes up, we’ll report on it.
If you have read this far, you know what we need. We need you. Not just your donations. We need your time, your attention, your energy and your expertise. After all, we will lose democracy itself if we do nothing and we can do more if you are with us.