#theResistance: Here's how this week

Attend a Andrew Gillum meetup, go to a postcard party or quiz judicial candidates.

#theResistance: Here's how this week
Joey Neill


Looking to resist but need a way to do it that's meaningful? Here's a sampling of ways you can get involved this week. 

May 8

Andrew Gillum Meetup

Our Revolution for Governor of Florida has endorsed Andrew Gillum for governor; at this event learn about local campaign efforts and how you can help. This event is open to all but geared towards people who have not yet attended a meetup. Cocktails and food available. 
Callaloo, 642 22nd St. S., St. Pete. 7-8:15 p.m. RSVP here.

May 9

Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus

On the agenda: Prep for St. Pete Pride and a candidate forum for thee US Congressional races, with Kristen Carlson (FL-15),Jan Schneider (FL- 16) and Robert Tager (FL-12) on hand to answer questions. Submit questions in advance here, or write them the night of the event. Bistro Italia, 4500 W. Cypress Ave., Tampa. 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP here

St. Pete Postcard Party

Postcards, stamps and pens provided at this weekly gathering where writers encourage folks to vote on progressive issues. Stay for all or part of the event. Park at the north lot at Haines Rd. and 12th St. N. and come in through the glass doors under the green awning. Allendale UMC, 3803 Haines Rd. N., St. Pete. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP here.

May 10

Here Comes the Judge Judicial Mixer

Meet the judicial candidates, eat free apps and listen to music from DJ Double Up. The following candidates have vowed to attend: County Court Group 2, Lisa Allen, Adam Bantner and Greg Green; County Court Group 5, Jared Smith and Bill Yanger; County Court Group 8, Jack Gutman, Michael Isaak and Lashawn Strachan; and Circuit Court 13 Group 25, Cissy Boza-Sevelin, Starr Brookins, Robin Fuson and James Moody

The Attic Cafe, 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 400, Tampa. 6-9 p.m. $10 donation for Miracles Outreach, a local nonprofit services domestic violence and sex trafficking victims. RSVP here.

May 12

Temple Terrace Democrats Canvassing

Join the first canvass of the 2018 election season in southwest Temple Terrace. Russ Patterson, Hillsborough County Democratic State Committeeman, will train everyone present. The order of events is such: breakfast, canvass, lunch — because democracy requires a full stomach! Tacoson Mexican Grill, 7521 N. 56th Street, Tampa. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RSVP here.

May 15

Gun Control in Our Schools

Hear what candidates for the Pinellas County School Board think and feel about gun control — and some other issues, too. North Pinellas County Democratic Club, Foundation for Scottish Arts, 1134 N. Douglas Ave., Dunedin. 6-8 p.m. RSVP here.


About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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