December 20, 2012
Originally Published: April 25, 2012
FPEP – Florida Public Employees Partnership – is the Sunshine State’s newest, most unique political advocacy organization, dedicated to giving voice, representation and support to what we call The Human Infrastructure of Government.
We are the million-plus people on the frontlines and behind the scenes – in Public Schools & Education, Public Hospitals & Health Services, Police & Fire Departments, Water & Sewer, Veterans’ Affairs, Elder Affairs, Children & Family Services, Public Transportation, Libraries, Parks & Recreation…and so much more.
We are your family members, your friends and neighbors, your local business supporters. We are active members and volunteers in your community organizations, and congregations. And we are deeply concerned, often struggling middle class Floridians…just like you.
In fact, We Are You.
Now, we ask to unite with you in common cause, to fight and win the battle to remake our state’s destructive, anti-middle class tax and economic policies. No more open season for corporate tax reductions, loopholes, “incentives” and other giveaways. No more balancing budgets on the backs of working people and the public programs and services we all depend on. No more trying to turn public vs. private sector worker, or union vs. non-union worker. No more trying to turn the general public against the public sector – Our Government – by defunding and disabling it, one piece at a time.
ENOUGH. The time has come for united, collective action.
Not as Democrats vs. Republicans. Not as unionized workers fighting to protect our own, while forgetting about the struggles and shameful lack of pensions, health coverage and other benefits for so many non-union workers. NO. No Dividing Lines. We are all in this together, and when we unite in issues-driven, policy-focused political and electoral action, we will remake our state, once and for all.
FPEP’S Political Action Plan is now being implemented. We’ve named an outstanding Advisory Board, and have just confirmed our first Special Event – a Latino Cultural/Political Community Festival in Miramar, FL; where in addition to having a great time with music, food and more, we expect to register 1,000 new voters. And we won’t simply register them. We will engage them, remain in contact with them, and turn them out to vote when the time comes. This is but the first of a series of such events we’ll be sponsoring, along with a terrific new organization, The Hispanic Vote.
We’re also an active sponsor (including production of a video) of the “Save Jackson” campaign in Miami, a diverse coalition of organizations working to save the critical public health and community pillar that Jackson Memorial Hospital truly is.
Our FPEP legislative ratings and scorecard will be coming soon; followed by our “WE ARE YOU” PR/ad campaign, and plans for 30-second and 1-minute issues-focused ads related to various 2012 FL election races.
As you can tell, we are busy. And to stay busy, we want and need your participation, and support. Please visit www.floridapublicemployees.com for more information; Like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/FLPublicEmployeesPartnership; and follow us on twitter @ PublicEmployees.
Robert Asencio, President
Florida Public Employees Partnership
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