Please come to our "First Thursday" event on January 5th to vote for 2017 Officers, Board members, and our proposed Bylaws Amendments.
Since the November presidential election, perhaps you, like me, periodically ruminate on what has happened. Maybe you are asking yourself, how did this happen? Are people really this gullible? What is going on? I have read articles that have helped me make sense of what is going on. They have given me a new frame of reference on the president-elect. None of it makes me feel any better about what we are facing in the future.
Bill Mick of WMMB 1240 • 1350 has performed an important service by interviewing local Brevard candidates and posting the videos online. Interviews can provide a different perspective and often provide more information than written answers.
Here is the link to the videos: http://wmmbam.iheart.com/onair/brevard-political-videos-48343/
Information about candidates and voting can be found at these websites:
League of Women Voters: http://www.vote411.org/
Vote Smart: https://votesmart.org/
The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to empower small farmholders and develop democratic control of food systems. Each year they honor a domestic and international organization for their work. This year the US winner was The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF).
Data collected by the ACLU on juvenile civil citations, an alternative to arrest for common youth misbehavior, show it to be an effective program for reducing crime.
Cities and towns in the US are compiling private DNA databases, separate and apart from the FBI national database. Methods of collecting DNA vary from place to place, are unregulated and often have no citizen oversight board. Melbourne and Palm Bay are on the forefront of this effort. This article from ProPublica sheds more light on what is taking place in our communities.
UPDATE: County Commissioners vote 5-0 to proceed with 10-year restoration plan, sales tax proposed for November ballot.
The Save Our Lagoon Project Plan requires a systematic and scientifically supported analysis of the measures required and the economic analysis and prioritization of how to proceed in an optimum fashion. The Plan is rigorous and thorough and is designed to get the maximum reduction in pollution from the dollars invested.
Total sewage spills into the Indian River Lagoon during 2015: 25,625,952 gallons. That's 25.6 MILLION gallons of sewage dumped into a sick and dying lagoon. What we don’t have and have never had, is an elected public official to be our Indian River Lagoon Champion, to finally take action.
Activists publish independent 'UnConventional Times' newspaper to cover protests and walkouts at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.