** JOSEPH R. BIDEN IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! KAMALA D. HARRIS IS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! HALLELUJAH!
For over a year we have had a tag at the top of the newsletter either counting down to Election Day or counting down to Inauguration Day. No more tag!
Joe Biden is our President and Kamala Harris is our Vice President. Democrats have the House. Democrats control the Senate. We have a trifecta. But, it’s not the time to relax. There is much more work to do locally, statewide and to fight for our Democracy on the federal level.
As we move forward in our country, let’s remember these words President Biden said during his inauguration speech yesterday:
“This is a great nation. We are good people. And over the centuries, through storm and strife, in peace and in war, we've come so far. But we still have far to go. We'll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities, much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain.”
Indian River County Legislative Delegation Meeting
State Senator Debbie Mayfield and State Representative Erin Grall will Co-chair the Indian River County Legislative Delegation Meeting. The meeting will be held today, January 21, at 11:00 a.m. Delegation meetings allow elected officials to hear from residents about their ideas, concerns and legislative priorities. The Delegation meetings are important to ensure that we are being effective advocates for our communities at the State Capitol.
Representatives from The Indian River County Democratic Executive Committee, The Democratic Club of Indian River and The Democratic Women’s Club Of Indian River will be presenting.
The IRC Delegation meeting will be held virtually this year and will be streamed through the following links:
TV: Local Comcast Ch 27
Webcast: [link removed]
Representative Posey Survey
Representative Bill Posey has a new 2021 survey asking “What’s Important to You”. You can complete the survey at
On Tuesday, the Indian River County Commissioners voted 4 – 1 (Flescher voted no) to extend the mask ordinance for 6 months instead of the 2 months they have been approving since July 2020. The regulations require face coverings for anyone entering a county building, for people using public transportation and for employees of businesses serving the public.
"A six-month extension is good to provide continuity," said Commissioner Susan Adams. "You're not going to jump-start the economy until people feel comfortable moving around and spending their money."
Food Bank Donations
Thank you to the wonderful Democrats who donated food and hygiene products last week on the Martin Luther King Day of Service in honor of the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The donations were overwhelming and took two carloads to deliver. Our neighbors in need can rest a little easier with the gift of your generosity. Thank you to Claudia and Adria for delivering the donations!!
The Democratic Club of Indian River
The February Club meeting will feature Dr. David Moore, Superintendent of the Indian River Schools. That meeting is Wednesday, February 10^th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The first ever Club elections will be held Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information about the election, please email [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) .
Democratic Women’s Club of Indian River
The next DWC Book Group meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 22^nd at 2 p.m. on Zoom. The group will continue its discussion of A Promised Land by Barack Obama. If you are not currently a book group member and would like to join in the discussion contact Pat O'Hara at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) .
The number of cases daily continue to be very high in our county. Continue to stay vigilant, take necessary precautions, wear your mask and wash your hands.
The Indian River County website
[link removed] provides information on:
* Covid cases and relevant statistics
* Vaccination information
* Testing sites
* Governor DeSantis’ executive orders
The IRC Health Department Vaccinations
Updates and announcements for expansion of vaccination criteria and notifications for additional vaccination clinics and appointments are available via the IRC alert system. Please encourage your friends and family to subscribe to Indian River County’s FREE alerts (Alert Indian River) by going to www.alertindianriver.com
This week you will see that our newsletter has changed. We will be taking a more pro-active approach to the work that needs to be done over the next four years. We need to get our work underway that will educate and involve our Democrats of Indian River County more.
We know many of you are feeling a sense of helplessness right now. We are living through a pandemic, we aren’t attending events, we are stuck in our homes, and our country is polarized by division. We hope that you will take this time to learn, engage and prepare for our upcoming state legislative session and other government activities in our county and at the federal level. And, we plan to help you do that.
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Democratic Executive Committee of Indian River County
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Vero Beach, FL 32960
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