Happy Thursday, Fellow Democrats!
40 days until Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are inaugurated!
IRC DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS HOURS
The office has reopened for the following hours and days:
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Due to Covid-19 and health reasons, the office is only open for essential services. When visiting the office, please follow these guidelines:
Knock on the door
Someone will meet you outside
Wear a mask
HELP TAKE THE SENATE BACK!
Vote by Mail ballots are in the mailboxes of Georgia voters as we speak! IRC Democrats, our number one priority this month is to help Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock be elected as U.S. Senators for the State of Georgia. We must open our wallets and give financially, we need to phone bank and text for them, and we must write postcards. Encourage your friends and families to be involved. Republican lawmakers are not challenging Trump on losing the Presidential Election because they need him in their fight for the Georgia Senate seats. It’s that simple. Our Congress hangs in the balance of this election and President-Elect’s Joe Biden’s potential to govern with Congressional support. Here are some opportunities to get involved.
Flippin’ Georgia has numerous opportunities and ways to help from phone banking, postcard writing and donating. Several non-profit organizations like Fair Fight and the New Georgia Project will be on the ground registering voters (deadline December 7th) so donations to these groups would be helpful, too. Click here to access:
Mobilize to Flip Senate Blue — March For Our Future
Phone Banking: Calling All Virtual Volunteers to Help Flip Georgia –
Volunteer in Georgia for the Senate Runoff Elections! · Democratic Party of Georgia (mobilize.us)
Upcoming Events – Swing Left Greater Boston (swingleftboston.org)
Textbank to Georgia - Democratic Volunteer Center (demvolctr.org)
If you want to work directly with the Jon Ossoff campaign, you can fill out their volunteer sheet here Georgia Senate Runoff Volunteer Sign-up! (google.com) and they will be in touch with you.
Billboards for Georgia
Democratic Women's Club of Florida President Patty Farley is on the Board of a Political Committee founded by Georgians to place billboards all over Georgia, warning of America’s loss of Social Security and healthcare if Republicans win the Senate majority.
Early Voting starts December 14, so time is of essence.
Write checks to Women SSS and mail to Gail Buckner, 76 Channing Drive, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. Info at [email protected], 912- 445-0240.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NEWS
The next meeting of the IRC DEC is Thursday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The meeting will begin with the Reorganization of the DEC by the election of a new slate of officers. All Democrats are invited to attend the DEC meetings. If you would like to attend, please send an email to [email protected] and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION MEETING
This year Senator Mayfield will be hosting the Indian River County Legislative Delegation meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The meeting will take place in the Commission Chambers, 1801 27th Street, Building A, Vero Beach.
Indian River County Legislative Delegation members include Representative Erin Grall and Senator Mayfield. We will be meeting in preparation for the 2021 Legislative Session, which is set to begin on March 2, 2021. The primary purpose of this meeting is to allow government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local citizens to address the Delegation and present their legislative priorities for the upcoming session.
If you would like to participate in the delegation meeting, you must complete a Request Form and provide three (3) copies of all necessary supporting documents to Senator Mayfield’s office by January 9th, 2020.
For more information please contact Jacob Dimond (772) 226-1970 [email protected]
DEMOCRATIC CLUB NEWS
Thanks to all who attended the Democratic Club's Outdoor Open House last Sunday at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. It was a beautiful day and setting to celebrate the Biden/Harris win as well as the winter holidays. Even better, the toys we collected for Toys for Tots filled the trunk of a large SUV!
Sunday's event was in place of the December Club meeting. The Club's next meeting will be Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The speaker will be announced once he/she is confirmed.
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB NEWS
The DWC will hold its virtual Holiday Luncheon this Saturday, December 12th. Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. It will be an interactive, holiday themed event. If you are not a DWC member and would like to attend as a guest contact Pat O'Hara at [email protected].
The Book Group will hold its December meeting on Monday, December 28th at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. Two books will be discussed: A Promised Land by Barack Obama and Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza. If you are not a DWC member and would like to attend as a guest contact Pat O'Hara at [email protected].
WAYS TO GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY
DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Helping Fellsmere -
A Note From Rev. Scott W. Alexander
Please help us reach our holiday niños project goal!
For more than 25 years, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Vero Beach has (every December) made significant contributions to the Redlands Christian Ministry Association just up the road in Fellsmere, Florida, to ensure that needy migrant labor families with children are able to celebrate Christmas with gifts and food. This year, 29 families, with 59 children have been identified by Redlands, and it is our hope to raise at least $3,000 so that we can provide each family with a Walmart “Santa” Gift card so that these parents and children will have a joyful holiday to remember. So far, we have raised only about $1,200 so we have a long way to go to our congregational goal. I would ask that those who are in a position to make a generous gift please do so. Checks should be made out to “UUFVB” with “Niños Project” written in the memo line. If you want more information about the project before you contribute, please call Niños Project Chair Joan Roth at 574-532-4733. Thank you for your consideration of this important social justice project of our congregation.
Students at Dodgertown Elementary
COVID-19 CASES ON THE RISE IN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
The daily number of cases of the coronavirus is steadily on the rise in our county. We must remain vigilant against the disease. Wear a mask to protect you and those you interact with every day. Social distance. Wash your hands. Do not congregate in indoor spaces for long. Be smart. Stay safe. Stay well.
To look at IRC data, go to: https://www.ircgov.com/coronavirus.htm?v108
That’s all folks. Stay healthy AND warm!!!