SAY-Yes to Second Chance

SAY-Yes to Second Chance:   Through our hard work, we will restore the ability to vote to nearly 1.5 million Floridians.  Petitions due by 12/1/17 See Ivan, Steve, or Sandy for more data.

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August 5th Manasota LGBTA Dems, DRC-Diversity & Unity—  sent 21 people plus friends in our core group to Naples to see Drew Lynch Perform.   We had most of the VIP tickets and had untold number of friends also to join core group from though out Florida. We have many great photos on social media.  A  Hi-lite & congrats to Sara & Kate on your engagement on the stage at “Off-The-Hook”; most in the audience didn’t realize what was going on when they exchanged rings.  Audience was focused on DJ asking the two to leave stage, and confused into thinking part of the show.

August 12th Rand’s Memorial Service—  Trinity MCC was packed by hundreds to honor Rand & his partner Ben, and his children and other family.  (Note: They made history in Manatee County as 1st LGBTA couple to be married.)

August 12th & 13th DRC (Diversity) Orlando State Meeting—  Reception & Dinner  plus great evening of clubbing with our Orlando hosts. Two Democratic  Candidates spoke at dinner.

August 16th Manatee LGBTA Dem Caucus Meeting—  We met with new Radio Program Producers; multiple people missed meeting due to vacations & other events.

August 18th -20th Florida LGBTA Dems State Meeting in Tallahassee —  We Networked  with LGBTA Dems from across Florida, & potential  Dem State officials at this weekend event; hearing speeches by all 3 announced governor candidates.

August 28th Manatee Delegates Elected for Florida Dem. State Conf.   (Oct. 27th thru 29th) Multiple members of Manatee LGBTA Caucus are delegates.


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Cruises & Tours Planning for 2018 & 2019

Cruises & Tours Planning for 2018 & 2019— We (multiple Progressive NGOs) we have added more trips: another Cuba Trip 2018; Trans- Atlantic Cruise from Spain 2018; U.K. in summer 2019;   Plus many more  shorter adventures. See Steve to be added to list and see sample videos of previous Cruises & Tours.

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June-21st  Caucus Agenda

June-21st  Caucus AGENDA:   6:00pm  Opening & Introductions;  

1) Officer /Board  Reports  

2) Verification of names for Board Election 7-19-17 

3) Volunteers  for various Dem Party Requested Activities   

4) Events Participation & Volunteers  for Remainder 2017 Calendar Year (& funds from State Caucus/Dems?) 

5) Open Discussions: Impact of Georgia Special Election ALSO: DOES This sound interesting?  Ongoing & Specific  Major LGBT Financial contributions in New Mexico, then Colorado were contributing factors to helping turn those states purple & blue, &  is Texas next? We will discuss what could be!  (NM, oil heir; Col. Software Billionaire; now Texas food Billionaire & a friend of fast food chain major owner!)

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Large Coin Collection

Large Coin Collection—  We have an  associate who is interested in selling their collection (over 1800+ coins).  Do we have anyone with expertise to help assure seller gets fair price?

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Global Cruises & Tours 2018 & 2019 Released Planning

Global Cruises & Tours 2018 & 2019 Released Planning:   Multiple Progressive NGOs serving thousands globally for 17+ years with combined cruises & tours and bring PROGRESSIVE people together, have just announced some of our 2018 & 2019 schedules. We are NOT travel agents; and use any reimbursements from cruises to expand the experience for our participating NGOs & volunteers.  We are not only unique in being very Progressive thinking global groups, but also having many younger college educated people  in our groups, along with sometimes world renown authors, actors, political  backgrounds, and entertainers, from multiple countries.  If you are interested in being place on one of our email list and learning more for either your specific NGO or just yourself, please email  Also please feel to see a recent video of one of our Global Cruises & Tours, where a few in this group participated in a world history making event.  Thanks, and click link to see video. 2015 Cruise link:


Preview YouTube video GA Tours 2015

GA Tours 2015

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June  21st – Manatee LGBTA Dem Caucus Meeting

June  21st – Manatee LGBTA Dem Caucus Meeting— 6:00pm . Please email if you plan to attend!!!  NEW TEMP meeting locations, until Dem Headquarters completes move to NEW Building,  probably July/August.  Meet at Riverside Café , 955 riverside Dr., Palmetto, Fl. 34221.

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