Letter from the Chair – September 19, 2022

Heather Cox Richardson, in her 9-16-22 email, shared a lot of information about the history of immigration in our country. If only some of our politicians would stop lying about what is truly happening and do something meaningful to fix it.

But NOOOO, not when the Florida Fascist wants to make political points by kidnapping and trafficking a group of migrants, much like the Russians are doing forced relocations in Ukraine or Hitler did in WWII. Will the Texas half of this Dangerous Duo top that with his busloads to Washington DC? It seems they are having a contest to see who gets the most press coverage in their race to be the biggest ass____ in the GOP!

Or maybe they want to be more like their idol – Victor Orban, the White Supremacist “Christian” Nationalist who has made Hungary into something akin to the “Aryan” nation.


This kind of behavior is un-American. We are all descendants of immigrants! Your personal religious beliefs do not have anything to do with me. Women are not anyone’s property, nor should they be relegated to forced breeding stock. LGBTQ people did not make a choice one day to be “different”. Science has already acknowledged there are genetic differences. We are all members of the human race/species.

These are not RED or BLUE issues. These are basic Human rights issues!

We need to VOTE to make sure we get this train back on the tracks. (Thanks JOE!)

By the way, the class act we elected as our President, Mr. Joe Biden, has had quite a few victories lately. Wins for the American people, as it should be. He was great on 60 Minutes last night. Calm, discreet, a man with a plan to unite our country.

DEMOCRACY is NOT a Spectator Sport as Debra Walker is fond of saying.

Join us and find out how you can help!

Coming Events

Wednesday, September 21 – The Keys Dems Upper Keys Group will meet at 5:30pm in the Community Room of the Key Largo Public Library, found in Tradewinds Plaza, 101437 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo. We are welcoming back our Upper Keys leader and State Committeewoman – Debra Walker. Adam Gentle, candidate for Fl. House seat #120, will be our Guest Speaker. Phil, our Vice-Chair, will bring us up to speed on our August Successes and strategy going forward.

Thursday, September 22 – The Keys Dems Middle Keys Group will meet at 5:30pm in the Community Room at the Marathon Public Library, 3490 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. This will be a combination ZOOM/in-person meeting. We welcome back our Middle Keys Leader Laurie Swanson from her summer travels. Our Guest Speaker will be Aramis Ayala, our candidate for State Attorney for the state of Florida. We really like her!

Government Meetings This Week

Tuesday, September 20 – The Key West City Commission will meet at 5pm in the Commission Chambers, 1300 White St., Key West, Fl. For agenda and other details, click here.

Tuesday, September 20 – The Monroe County Mosquito Control Board will meet at 5:05pm in their headquarters, 503 107th St, Marathon. For details and agenda, click here.

Tuesday, September 20 – The Marathon City Council will hold their final Budget meeting at 5:05pm in City Hall, 9805 Overseas Hwy., Marathon. For details and agenda, click here.

Thursday, September 22 – The Key Colony Beach City Commission will meet at 9:35am in the Temporary City Hall. They have a formidable agenda that you can access here.

October is going to be a crazy busy month with candidate forums and fundraisers.

I will have much to share next week. Watch this space for more info!

Visit our website for info on candidates and how you can help the Keys Dems work to get Democrats elected!

I hope to see you soon!

See you soon!

Bert Sise/Chair