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!!! Palm Beach County (FL) - Freeper Help Needed !!!
Voices of the Florida Taxpayer ^ | April 8, 2002 | Gene McDonald

Posted on 04/09/2002 7:09:00 AM PDT by Seeking the truth



GOAL: 55,000 signed petitions by June 1, 2002 COLLECTED: 43,780 or 79.6% of goal

Note: this is our in-house number and does not include petitions collected by not yet picked up from petitioners.



Frank Kozlowski collected 128 signatures last weekend at Delray Fest. The popular annual event, now in its 40th year, attracted a throng of revellers who enthusiastically signed the term limits petition. Others working Delray Fest included Barb Susco, Lydia Walker, Ed McJobian, Daron Thompson and others. Bill Gorman worked the Palm Beach Gardens post office.

Evening on the Avenues was also a success, with a street booth set up outside Major O'Grady's Steakhouse at 612 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. "The Captain," as the proprietor is known, allowed us to drape our six-foot "Eight is Enough!" banner across his front window for the benefit of cars passing by. This booth was worked by Judi Ake and the Blumel family -- Sandra, Brian, George and Phil.

Also, Bill Hayes, Jack Starr and George and Philip Blumel worked the phones, calling potential supporters and inviting them to the April 17 event.


We are working very hard on the April 17 event with Paul Jacob (for more info, see ). Please attend. We believe that this event will decide whether or not this drive is successful. The volunteer side of this drive is doing great. The paid side is doing great also, but it can stop at any moment if we run out of money. Both have to keep up or even pick up the pace. With the deadline approaching, IF WE STOP FOR A WEEK WE ARE DEAD IN THE WATER. Please send in your RSVPs as soon as you can. Thank you.



The invaluable Frank Kozlowski offers some suggestions based on his Delray Affair experience:

"First, I have the yellow term limit signs on two clipboards, (and also carry two without) so I can be bold or discrete as the situation needs. I hold it the yellow signs facing the crowd.

"Sunday, I found it tougher, so I would engage everyone with 'Are you a Palm Beach voter?' and even before they could pass me by, I would say 'like to sign a term limits petition?' A few that walked by me suddenly came back, either the yellow sign or my saying term limits would cause them to walk back.

"Similarly, people really need big signs on tables. Make it easier for them. We both saw people in Boynton see our sign and come to the table on their own. Also hand outs need the red sticker saying VOTER REGISTRATION # NOT NEEDED!

"Finally, I intend to make a larger yellow sign maybe 14 X 20 that says term limits. The pig-petition people who have that sign that says ANIMAL PETITION do alot better then those who merely have the petitions in hand. I'll try to have some larger signs made up for those that want them."

Thanks, Frank.



This weekend, April 13-14, will be a BIG one for our campaign. First, we will have a booth at the Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade on Saturday, April 13 and also a booth at the Tequesta Fest in Constitution Park in Tequesta Sat-Sun April 13-14. There is also be a booth at the Gun Show at the South Florida fairgrounds Sat-Sun April 13-14. Then, April 15 is Tax Day, and we will be petitioning at post offices around the county. Then, of course, is our April 17 fundraiser.

For Black Gold Jubilee, contact John Earley 793-7451. For Tequesta Fest, contact Philip Blumel at 254-8458. For Gun Show info, call Frank Kozlowski at 714-4453

A schedule is attached for the Tequest Fest. Please let Phil know (254-8458) what shift you want. Thanks!



We have tested the effectiveness of sending out the petition via fax and email to our personal fax and email lists and response is good. Please send out the petition via fax with a short note explaining what we are doing (feel free to cut and paste the one below). Or, send the same explanation with a link to the petition (found on radio-man Dick Farrel's website) at IMPORTANT: Don't send this only to political friends -- they have all already seen it and signed it. Send it clients, family, colleagues, vendors -- any probable voter in Palm Beach County. As any petitioner can attest, nearly everyone signs this friendly, non-partisan petition. Its up to us to put it in front of them.


VOLUNTEER NEEDED TO ORGANIZE TAX DAY petitioning. With so much going on next weekend, our usual coordinators all have their hands full.

Can someone volunteer to 1) find out which post offices in the county will have extended hours on Tax Day (probably two or three); 2) Find a minimum of two volunteers to work each post office that evening (there is always a big rush then); 3) find volunteers to work other post offices that day, if possible.

Call Phil at 254-8458.



THANK YOU to the financial contributors that are keeping our drive going. Most recently, we have received help from Jerry Pendergast, John and Carol Parsons, Rob Hartless,Joe Sussen, Jose Stelle, Dr. Rick Bruns, Randy Nielson, Susan Parbitoo, Rudy Silc, Richard Hellawell, Ray Flow, David Schiltz, Jack Starr, Fred Gielow, Paul Himmelrich, Jim Alsis, Ideal Baldoni, Dr. Gernie Moorhead. THANK YOU!

Those who we have not heard from as of late, please help us! The cost of finishing the drive successfully is large and we cannot stop for one day. Thes concerned citizens have made sure we haven't had to.



PLEASE make a financial contribution to the Committee. This project cannot be successful unless ALL of our supporters are out in the streets collecting hundreds or even thousands of petitions OR are contributing similar amounts in the form of dollars. It's now or never.

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: the "PBC Term Limits Committee" and mail to 316 N. Country Club Drive, Atlantis, FL 33462.

If you are considering becoming a voting committee member ($1,000 minimum contribution), please call or email.

Thank you!



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; palmbeachcounty; petition; termlimits
OK, my Fellow Florida Freepers, here is somehting that needs Freepin NOW

This effort has been going on for over a year and the deadline, June 1 is very close.

The folks doing this are known to me and are good conservatives fighting the good fight here in PBC.

Let's help them out! Even if you are not a PBC voter, you probably know someone in PBC. Contact them.

Action Needed:

1. Make sure you and all your family, friends, colleagues & neighbors sign the petition!
2. Call & volunteer for the various activivites coming up. Important: Mention you are a Freeper!
3. Email all your lists this short message below.

Dear fellow Palm Beach County voter,

I am working with other volunteers to put a referndum on the ballot in November 2002 that would limit the terms of Palm Beach County commissioners to eight years in office, as is done in many other Florida counties.

To do this, we need 55,000 signatures from voters like you. So far, we have over 43,500, but the deadline is rapidly approaching. Please help!

Please sign the petition below and mail it in to the address at the bottom. Feel free to make extra copies for friends and family to sign, or pass it around your office for everyone to sign.

You don't need to fill in the Voter Registration or Precinct numbers, but birthdate is important.

Thanks for your help. For more info about this campaign, please call Philip Blumel at (561) 254-8458 or see Thanks!

1 posted on 04/09/2002 7:09:00 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth
The actual Petition is here!

Go to the left frame and scroll down. You will see both a .doc and a .pdf version. Just print it out!

The contact people for this petition are:
George Blumel or Philip Blumel

Remember to identify yourself as a Freeper!

2 posted on 04/09/2002 7:28:55 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: ax
FYI,it wont stop Wexler,but its still a good idea.Whenever I hear of Florida county commissioners,I think of Carl Hiaasens's book "Skin Tight",where many of the little sub-plots had the main character in the story bribing the Dade co.commission to rezone some property he had just purchased.Even paid them in cash in a brown paper bag in a strip mall parking lot!Very funny read.
3 posted on 04/09/2002 7:29:23 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: cardinal4
Thanks for bumping! Who is "ax"?
4 posted on 04/09/2002 7:39:50 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth
Good to see PBC Freepers are doing some good for the much maligned county.
5 posted on 04/09/2002 7:48:21 AM PDT by Clemenza
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To: Seeking the truth; cardinal4
"AX" is the father "Cardinal4." He's also a citizen of Palm Beach County, and a Freeper of almost four years' standing.
6 posted on 04/09/2002 7:50:13 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax
7 posted on 04/09/2002 7:53:02 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Ax
Yes, Sir!

Hey Oldtimer, looks like we both officially joined FR in February 1998!

8 posted on 04/09/2002 8:12:48 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Clemenza
We're trying! You know very well the situation here.

BTW, your parents both live in Boca Raton.

Have you gotten them and their friends, neighbors...etc on board with the petition ?

9 posted on 04/09/2002 8:24:44 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth
I'll let my parents know. Thanks.
10 posted on 04/09/2002 8:29:14 AM PDT by Clemenza
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To: Seeking the truth
I'm forwarding this to a good friend in Palm Beach Gardens.
Y'all be on the lookout for Miss Bonilla!
11 posted on 04/09/2002 10:38:09 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: cardinal4
Cyber nepotism.....not that there's anything wrong with that!
12 posted on 04/09/2002 10:41:10 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Redbob
Thanks for the forwarding!
13 posted on 04/09/2002 10:42:03 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth
Bookmarked so I can follow up with y'all later. At work right now.


14 posted on 04/09/2002 10:50:31 AM PDT by Caipirabob
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To: Yakboy
Bump back atcha!
15 posted on 04/09/2002 2:20:47 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth
Bump for the early evening crowd.
16 posted on 04/09/2002 5:03:09 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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