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SCPA 1st Thursday Program: April 5 at 6:30 pm in the Henegar Center, Downtown Melbourne.
Four of Florida's most distinguished attorneys will give a panel discussion: Keep Laws Fair. True justice requires fair laws.

Let the Carrot Guide

Written by | Friday, 16 March 2012 11:52


The Roots of the Carrot

What is the carrot root seeking, moving seven feet down into the Earth? Is it just water alone or is the pureness of the nutrients in and of the dirt healthier seven feet down? Can you see the roots of the carrot reach what it is after and then taking it in? Can you imagine the moment in time when the nutrient in the ground and the carrot root become one. This oneness in the human is where all anxiety is soothed, where all dualism is surrendered, where the words of Borges are actualized,”Praised be the love wherein there is no possessor and no possessed, but both surrender.”

Florida Representative John Tobia (R - District 31) conducted a survey prior to the 2012 legislative session on a number of issues - the results are available at the link below. Based on just the question about drilling for off-shore oil and gas (77% in favor), it seems his more progressive constituents may have ignored the survey. If true, then these results may be skewed to the right of even right-leaning Brevard County. (Read more to see attachment)

Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) has provided sample emails to use for contacting your Florida Representative and Senator this week to support legislation which would reverse the several voter suppression bills that have already been passed into law.  Please act this week. For more about the good work done at FLIER, visit

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, a review

Written by | Sunday, 26 February 2012 18:45
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This post is a review of The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. It is related peripherally to campaign financing because there are powerful economic forces who thrive on the nightmare presented in her book, and which will spend mightily in political contributions and lobbying to prevent any change. The book is a powerful one, and I recommend it for all SCPA members.

Who pays most of the taxes?

Written by Ollie George | Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:30
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Mr. Donald Gilliland, a Florida Today's Community Columnist, wrote on February 2, 2012 that the wealthy are the ones who pay most of the federal income taxes. It's unclear exactly how he arrived at that conclusion because when I checked his sources, I came up with something completely different. By Ollie George.

Deja vu all over again

Written by | Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:03
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The Supreme Court has done it again, sticking it to Montanans last week like it did to the Arizonans in 2010.  SCOTUS stayed implementation of a 100 year old Montana law that prohibited corporations from spending money on political campaigns. 100 years. A century of Montana state legal precedent thrown out by the SCOTANS because … apparently they like how the political system has flourished under Citizens United and the resulting flood of corporate campaign spending.

Thurs. Feb. 23rd: Stand Up for Repro Rights!

Written by | Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:09
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Action Alert - Stand Up For Reproductive Rights Demonstration
When - Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where - Senate President Mike Haridoplos’ office, 3270 Suntree Blvd, Melbourne FL
Who - The Brevard Chapter of NOW - The National Organization For Women

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