Welcome to the Space Coast Progressive Alliance

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance advances progressive policies at the local, state and national level through education on critical issues, coordination of activities among local and state progressive organizations, and providing internet resources.

We are a grassroots organization of concerned citizens who strive for domestic and international policies beneficial to the well-being and self-determination of Americans and all peoples of the world, for protection of civil and personal liberties, and for progressive environmental, economic, labor, health care, social welfare, education, foreign, and defense policies.

October Letter to SCPA Membership

Dear SCPA Members,
The 2020 new reality of Coronavirus in our community has tapped SCPA’s ability to reinvent itself in a virtual format. The result has been an expanded viewership on both Zoom and Facebook Live. It has brought us new members who are anxious to help solve the many problems before us.

We found our way into virtuality with our favorite format, a panel of outstanding experts on each subject, followed by a Q&A. This began with a conversation to ascertain the safety and well being of our membership and followers. Speakers helped us navigate the agencies and services available during:

  • May 7: Coping with Covid; Then, we presented compelling, hot topics of the day
  • July 2: Your Mail. Your Vote. Your Voice (as we watched our postal system being sabotaged just when the pandemic necessitated mail-in Primary voting).
  • August 6: The Color of Injustice; Being Black in America (as communities erupted into protest after witnessing the reality that vestiges of pre-Civil War mentality persist in the police departments that violently devalue Black lives).
  • Sept. 10: The Perversion of Truth, Media and Democracy (when truth and science are needed to make smart election choices but are lambasted as “fake news”; and journalists are attacked for seeking answers).
  • Oct. 1: At The Edge of Authoritarianism in America (as our system of peaceful elections are under attack through voter suppression and intimidation).
  • Sept. 16: Our acting president, Raed Alshaibi, initiated an urgent, live conversation in Melbourne Auditorium, open to Zoom and Facebook viewers: Law and Leaders Summit: a productive and enthusiastic dialogue between Chiefs of Police and community leaders and elected officials.

The first week of November will most certainly be an unsettling time as we wait for election results. SCPA will NOT hold its First Thursday event while the dust settles. Until then, we will be implementing our Action Items that you hear so much about. Join us!

We will be participating in demonstrations, working for candidates in this most crucial election,
writing letters, calling our Congresspersons. Join us!

And please let us know in what direction you wish to see SCPA go next. We look forward to your comments and participation on committees. Sign up on SCPAflorida.com.

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Dear Members and Supporters,

After a challenging political cycle in our country, I am pleased to take a moment to acknowledge the peaceful transition of power that took place last week in Washington D.C.

Presidential inaugurations are special events to celebrate the strength of our democracy. Wednesday’s ceremony reinforced the core of our institutions in standing with the will of the people. Our national unity and the vision to create a meaningful, lasting progress for the people of this country was finalized and honored.
Space Coast Progressive Alliance has a 25-year history of working hard to educate and defend the constitution and the will of the American people. We welcome President Biden and Vice President Harris to their new roles and wish them the best in their new roles.

I encourage all of you to set politics aside and join us in refocusing our efforts here in Brevard County. We will always demand our political leaders to uphold our constitutional values, protect our liberty, and defend our democracy from the vices of tyranny and hate. We ask this new administration to continue to lead the world as an advocate for progressive action, and above all, peace and justice for all.

The word “progressive” encountered a unique perspective this past election. Progressive minds are guided by our founding father’s vision in protecting and defending the rights of all Americans - values rooted in the DNA of this nation. This nation has the opportunity to model for others an approach that brings people together. At its core, our values are the virtuous combination of kindness and empathy. They are about truly seeing the person in front of us – regardless of class, color, creed, or gender – and understanding them as best we can.

Our nation has called upon us to transform our understanding into meaningful action to positively and justly lead our communities. National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman articulated it beautifully in her inaugural poem: “For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” Let us heed these words and continue to lead our community and our nation with determination and an honest effort, knowing there must be a trajectory to our humble journey.

To our Board Members and Action Project Committees, thank you for your continued leadership, resilience and innovation. We truly miss your enthusiasm and the warm engagement with our members and guests at Front Street Civic Center, but we are proud of the way we have adapted over these last few months.

I also want to acknowledge our transitioning board members and former president. Their dedication, hard work and volunteer time is very much appreciated. We will carry the torch of leadership forward among our allies and foes in this area. We are honored to call you our main supporters and friends.

Members and Supporters, I know that the events of recent weeks have profoundly impacted so many of us, and these can be deeply personal. I encourage you all to take the time you need to reflect and process this moment in time, and then join us at Space Coast Progressive Alliance www.scpaflorida.com in doing our part to help our community move forward as one.

Regards,
Raed Alshaibi
SCPA President
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Dear Members and Supporters,

After a challenging political cycle in our country, I am pleased to take a moment to acknowledge the peaceful transition of power that took place last week in Washington D.C. 

Presidential inaugurations are special events to celebrate the   strength of our democracy. Wednesday’s ceremony reinforced the core of our institutions in standing with the will of the people. Our national unity and the vision to create a meaningful, lasting progress for the people of this country was finalized and honored.
Space Coast Progressive Alliance has a 25-year history of working hard to educate and defend the constitution and the will of the American people. We welcome President Biden and Vice President Harris to their new roles and wish them the best in their new roles. 

I encourage all of you to set politics aside and join us in refocusing our efforts here in Brevard County. We will always demand our political leaders to uphold our constitutional values, protect our   liberty, and defend our democracy from the vices of tyranny and hate. We ask this new administration to continue to lead the world as an advocate for progressive action, and above all, peace and justice for all.

The word “progressive” encountered a unique perspective this past election. Progressive minds are guided by our founding father’s vision in protecting and defending the rights of all Americans -   values rooted in the DNA of this nation. This nation has the opportunity to model for others an approach that brings people together. At its core, our values are the virtuous combination of kindness and empathy. They are about truly seeing the person in front of us – regardless of class, color, creed, or gender – and understanding them as best we can. 

Our nation has called upon us to transform our understanding into meaningful action to positively and justly lead our communities. National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman articulated it   beautifully in her inaugural poem: “For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” Let us heed these words and continue to lead our community and our nation with determination and an honest effort, knowing there must be a trajectory to our humble journey.

To our Board Members and Action Project Committees, thank you for your continued leadership, resilience and innovation. We truly miss your enthusiasm and the warm engagement with our   members and guests at Front Street Civic Center, but we are proud of the way we have adapted over these last few months.

 I also want to acknowledge our transitioning board members and former president. Their dedication, hard work and volunteer time is very much appreciated. We will carry the torch of leadership forward among our allies and foes in this area. We are honored to   call you our main supporters and friends. 

Members and Supporters, I know that the events of recent weeks have profoundly impacted so many of us, and these can be deeply personal. I encourage you all to take the time you need to reflect and process this moment in time, and then join us at Space Coast Progressive Alliance www.scpaflorida.com in doing our part to   help our community move forward as one. 

 Regards,
 Raed Alshaibi
 SCPA President
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