UPDATED ADVISORYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephen GaskillMarch 4, 2008 202/257-9298 cell
HOSTS GLBT DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS WEST PALM BEACH2008 Winter Conference Features Local, National SpeakersIncluding Mayor Lois Frankel, Rep. Ron Klein, Floridaâs GLBT Candidates
â"West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel and Rep. Ron Klein (FL-22) are among the speakers at the 2008 Winter Conference of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus, being held this Friday through Sunday, March 7, 8 and 9. The conference will bring together local and national speakers and elected officials who will discuss the current political climate and prepare for the crucial and pivotal election later this year. Fort Lauderdale
To register for the conference or for more information, check out www.floridaGLBTdemocrats.org.
Friday, March 7
WHAT: Welcoming cocktail receptionWHEN: Friday, March 77:30pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: The Mad Hatter Lounge
1532 N. Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth
Saturday, March 8
WHAT: Winter conference of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus
WHEN: Saturday, March 89:00am to 5:00pm
WHERE: Marriott West Palm Beach
PRESS: The conference is open press
Schedule for the day:
8:00am Registration and continental breakfast9:00am Welcome from Caucus president Michael AlbettaPalm Beach Democratic Party chair Wahid Mahmood9:30am West Palm Beach Mayor Lois FrankelScott Fox, executive director, COMPASSMorning business10:00am Scott Hall, Gay American Heroes10:30am Rand Hoch,
Human Rights Council Palm Beach11:00am Jeffrey Garcia, partner, Rindy Miller Garcia, on South Florida US House candidate recruitingNoon Lunch speakers:Nadine Smith, Equality Florida, on the state legislative outlookToby Quarenta, Human Rights Campaign, on organizing around the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment1:00pm Ben Fractenberg, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), message training session on the Marriage Amendment2:00pm GLBT elected officials panel: Broward County Commissioner Ken Keechl; Wilton Manors Commissioner Joe Angelo; former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis2:45pm Phillip Perry, Florida Democratic Party, presentation on My Campaign, a volunteer management tool used by candidates and DECs3:30pm Jon Hoadley, executive director, National Stonewall Democrats4:00pm Mark Perriello, Director of Strategy and Planning, Victory Fund5:00pm Adjourn
NOTE: The speaking time for Rep. Ron Klein has not yet been confirmed; anupdate will be provided.
In addition, the following openly-gay candidates are scheduled to address the conference at various times throughout the day: Hillsborough County Commission candidate Kevin Beckner; Broward County Commission candidate Bryan Caletka; Wilton Manors Commission candidate Justin Flippen; State House District 92 candidate Mark LaFontaine; Oakland Park Commission candidate Anthony Niedwiecki; and Broward Supervisor of Elections candidate Adriane Reesey.
Saturday, March 8
WHAT: Cocktail reception hosted by the Palm Beach Human Rights Council
WHEN: Saturday, March 87:00pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: The home of Deidre Newton and Kerry Gallagher736 Sunset Rd.
West Palm Beach
Sunday, March 9
WHAT: Farewell brunch
WHEN: Sunday, March 911:00am to 1:00pm
WHERE: The Cottage
522 Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth
INFO: Suggested contribution is $10 to help cover staff costs. Cash bar will open at noon.
The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus represents the gay, lesbian, bisexual andtransgender communities for the Florida Democratic Party. With 15 chapters across thestate, the Caucus played a major role in Democratic victories in 2006 and is activelypreparing for 2008.
CONTACT: Stephen Gaskill, Communications Director, 202/257-9298 (cell)
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