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Broward Tea Party May, 2012 Newsletter

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” 

    – Alexis de Tocqueville                                                                            

Co-founder’s Corner

As our Broward Tea Party prepares for the play that is about to unfold before the November elections, it’s time to announce our casting call. We have many roles to fill, in fact more roles than players. That means that whatever role you wish to fill, it is wide open. The roles include: poll watcher, event coordinator / helper, street rally volunteer, fundraiser, marketing and advertising support, writer, and others that will arise. Everyone is needed more than ever and fortunately we’re already seeing Tea Partiers mobilizing to action.

From around the country Tea Party members are traveling to Wisconsin to support Governor Scott Walker. Already, Tea Party support is credited with ousting 36 year Congressman Dick Luger by a stunning 20 point margin. Here in our backyard a similar upset could be underway as Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appears to be losing local support. As Hollywood celebrities grab headlines and collect millions for Obama, Tea Party members continue to counter with old fashioned grassroots activism that is spreading. There is a tug-of-war underway. Our conservative, fiscally responsible side has been pulled hard to the left. The good news is that the momentum is now moving in our direction and if enough patriots like you join in, the war can be won. Join us at our monthly meeting where roles are being filled, but hurry, our opponents are not to be underestimated and the outcome is still uncertain. 

Charles Robertson  


 May 2nd  Meeting Recap

Co-founder Lee Levin opened the meeting speaking about his recent experience in Washington, D.C. Lee was there taking part in “Grammy’s On The Hill”; professional entertainers were there to lobby for “performance-rights acts” issues. In speaking with various congressmen, Lee determined, “that constituent letters and phone calls placed to Representatives and Senator’s, DO WORK and help to shape policy!”

Lee suggests that BTP members bring legislative issues to share with the group; a “group” letter can then be drafted. Members can then take “action” by emailing or snail-mailing the letter to their respective congressman. The letter could be used as a “points of reference” when calling congressmen, also.

Contact Info:

White House:

White House Comments: Phone: 202-224-1111   Fax: 202-456-2461

White House Switchboard: Phone: 202-456-1414

Capitol Switchboard: Phone: 202-224-3121- give operator Congressman’s name

Senator Bill Nelson: Phone: 202-224-5274   Fax: 202-228-2183   email:

Senator Marco Rubio: Phone: 202-224-3041   email:

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson-CD17: Phone: 202-225-4506   email:

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch-CD-19: Phone: 202-225-3001   email:

U.S. Rep. Debbie WassermanSchultz-CD20: Phone: 202-225-7931   email:

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart-CD21: Phone: 202-225-4211   email:

U.S. Rep. Allen West-CD22: Phone: 202-225-3026   email:

U.S. Alcee Hastings-CD23: Phone: 202-225-1313   email:


Broward Tea Party’s “Send ‘Em Packing” Rally held Saturday, April 14th, on the SW corner of Pines Blvd. and   Palm Ave. was a great success! Approximately 70 to 75 ralliers braved the rain-soaked event. Sign waving Tea Partiers alerted passing motorist to current budget and regulatory issues and to “send Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, CD20 and Pres. Barack Obama packing” in November! Florida CD 20/23 candidates running in opposition to DWS; Karen Harrington, Ozzie deFaria, and Joe Kaufman, all gave campaign speeches to the crowd. All three candidates will face-off in the August 14th Primary to determine who will oppose DWS in the November 6th Election. The main focus of the rally was community awareness, the upcoming August 14th Primary, November 6th National Election, and to show Broward Tea Party as a force in the area political arena.

Corner Rally Project: Friday, April 27th, BTPer’s and concerned citizens occupied the NE corner of Pines Blvd. and Flamingo Rd. in Pembroke Pines from 4pm to 6pm. Signs alerted passing motorists to Constitutional, election, and legislative issues. Once again, the main focus is community awareness of the Tea Party and our values. Corner rallies will be held every 4th Friday of each month from 4pm to 6pm till October. In October, rallies will be held every Friday till the November 6th election. Come and join us!

May Guest Speakers:

Marty Hughes:  

Marty Hughes is the Southeast Florida Field Coordinator of AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY [AFP]: 

AFP works to educate the public on their message of economic freedom, limited government, and free markets.  They strongly advocate with citizen activists help to promote the public policies that will make our country great again.

AFPFL is working to start an army of citizen activists that will work to *identify voters *phone bank at “adopt-a-night” sessions polling voters *canvas door-to-door to encourage people to vote. AFPFL will be hosting these events and reaching out to the community to make a difference in the direction of our country.

Marty Hughes is the Organizer of the AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE [NOT affiliated with AFP], a citizen activist group that works to hunt down voter fraud, purge dead voter names off voter rolls, verify data info, and encourage voter registration.

AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at LEFTY’S TAVERN & GRILLE 11300 State Rd. 84, Davie, Florida. The next meeting is June 19th at 7:00pm. Contact Marty Hughes via email:

Ozzie deFaria, U.S House of Representatives Candidate, FL CD 20/23

Ozzie is a social and fiscal conservative who feels the #1 problem in America is apathy, ignorance of the issues facing our nation, and despair; “People are looking for something to feel good about! The American Dream is in jeopardy, parents worry their kids will not be able to succeed.” He believes the #1 issue is the economy and jobs; “We need to get our fiscal house in order and stop the spending!” Ozzie proposes, as part of his campaign platform, the following: Cutting and capping spending*balancing the budget* stopping big government from interfering in business*tort reform*simplification of the tax code*reduction in the  tax rates*reduce dependence on foreign energy sources*repeal of Obamacare* term limits*strong support of Israel. “Debbie Wasserman-Schultz MUST  be defeated!” The GOP Primary is August 14th and will determine the candidate to oppose DWS in the November 6th National Election.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:



DATE:  Friday, May 25, 2012

PLACE:  NE Corner of  Pines Blvd. & Flamingo Rd.


BRING:  Flags and Protest Signs; wear Tea Party attire.

Purpose: >To wake people up…the 2012 Election is important!

>To alert people WHY this election is important.

>To stand up & fight for what we believe.

“Freedom isn’t Free!”

>To not go silently into the “Nanny State” of Socialism.

>To give courage to others, to join us in standing up for our

Constitutional Freedoms.

>To resist Big Government’s soft tyranny that will lead us to serfdom.

>To promote less taxes.

>To promote following the rule of law…the U.S. Constitution.


**Street Corner Rallies will be held every 4th Friday of each month! In October, Rallies will be held every Friday until the November 6th election.

Street Rally Project Coordinator: Rose Rauschkolb [954-447-1899] [ ]

Supported and promoted by The Broward Tea Party:


SWBRO – South-West Broward Republican Organization: Monday, June 4, 2012

SWBRO is one of many local Broward County Chartered Republican Clubs. We serve, primarily, the communities of Miramar, Pembroke Pines, SW Ranches and parts of several contiguous communities. Guests are welcome; Registered Republicans to join.

Place: Walter C Young “Now Playing” Community School Theater 901 N.W. 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fl., 33028 (from I-75 exit East on Pines Blvd. then turn left onto 129th Ave. At first right on 129th Ave., turn in and follow SWBRO signs to parking lot and meeting.

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Sign-in, Social: 7:00pm-7:30pm Meeting Begins: 7:30pm

*Info Website:


Broward Tea Party Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

 Guest Speaker: Anthony Vera, Firefighter/Paramedic Hollywood Fire Rescue

*Place:  **Total Wine & More 15980 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl., 33027

*Time:  7:00pm to 9:00pm

*Sign-in and Meet & Greet: 7:00pm-7:15pm Meeting begins promptly at 7:30pm

*Coffee, water, and sodas will be provided. Please bring a snack or treat to share…greatly appreciated!



Broward County Libertarian Party Meeting: Wednesday, June 13 2012

Place: Denny’s Diner corner of Oakland & Powerline Rd. (1 block east of I-95)

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm    

Contact: Donald Sheldon, chairman:  mail to  or call (866)511-8398.


AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE: meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at LEFTY’S TAVERN & GRILLE 11300 State Rd. 84, Davie, Florida. The next meeting is June 19th at 7:00pm. Contact Marty Hughes via email:


                                 Links of Interest

– Supervisor of Elections, Broward County, Fl.:

– Palm Beach County, Fl. Election Info:

– Miami Dade County, Fl. Election Info:

– New District Voters Maps:

– Rules for Debating Liberals:

Broward Tea Party Contact Info:

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