On Tuesday a large group gathered at la Plaza de la Constitucion, to be more exact around the Gazebo. The reason for the gathering was to support the impeachment process going on in Washington DC against President Donald Trump, during the gathering some Trump supporters engaged the crowd.
On location at the Fort Mose State Park and Museum, Derek Boyd Hankerson, a Floridian filmmaker and historian of Gullah Geechee heritage, had the opportunity to sit down with Florida State Representative Mike Hill to discuss Rep Hill’s proposed Veterans Bill H. B. 97, the Monuments and Memorials; Designates act “Soldiers’ and Heroes’ Monuments and Memorials Protection Act”.
The National Historic Landmark of Fort Mose, established in 1738, served as a fitting location for the conversation as the bill “…defines ‘remembrance’; prohibits damage to or removal of certain remembrances; prohibits removal or other specified activities concerning remembrances on public property; grants certain persons standing for enforcement.”
As a Military Academy graduate and direct descendant of Harlem Hellcats, Veteran Rep Mike Hill understands that freedom is not free. He understands that veterans are from all walks of life, backgrounds, families, ethnicities and religions that have contributed to the great state of Florida and to America by putting themselves on the line and serving in the military.
Located two miles north of the city of St. Augustine, Fort Mose is one of the earliest battle sites, pre-Revolutionary War, where the first Black Americans along with Hispanics, and Native Americans fought against the British for freedom and independence. It is also the first free black settlement in North America that was settled by west and Central Africans from various tribes.
Fort Mose would fall under the protection of Rep Hill’s legislation as one of Florida’s 167 State Parks,
The St Johns Democratic Party Holiday Lunch was held at the Milano Room at Amici’s in St Augustine. The full attendance event had several speakers under the theme of “Second Chances and Moving Forward Voting and Other Opportunities for Ex-Felons”.
The speakers were Nancy O’Byrne (Compassion in Action), Gary Farris (Second Chances Voter Registration), Tom Cushman (Criminal Defense Attorney) and Emmett Tatter (Former Felon). The information given was a real eye opener on the things that need to change in the system.
On Sunday October 28th, Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, and candidate for Governor of Florida, stopped in St Augustine, FL on a tour of the state before the election in 9 days on November 6th. A huge crowd waited patiently on a beautiful day. When he got there the crowd went wild and his message was received with thunderous cheers and applause.
This music video is a bipartisan effort to get the vote out in St Johns County. We want to thank the dancers and the “West St Augustine Groove Elite Stars” dancers and their director & coach Felicia Verdell. Lovely cameos by Nancy Shaver, John Reardon, Alexius Fergunson, Diane Scheriff, Marcy Baird, Joseph Naftzinger, and Alberto Colon. Coordination and support by Jeanette Jones, Felicia Proia, Pat & Joe Chiapetta. Thanks to Jorge Rivera and First Coast.TV for filming, editing and audio. Music by DJ Mazik “Kiki Do You Love Me”
This political ad paid by the Adam Morley campaign, conveys in an honest and heartfelt message of why he is running for Florida House district 24.
Born and raised in this area his message is to the point and makes sense. Do not forget to vote on November 6th 2018
Don’t miss your chance to hear from and meet the candidates!
The following candidates have confirmed their spot on our panel:Ges Selmont – US House Representative District 4 (D)
Aaron Bean – State Senate District 4 (R)
Billie Bussard – State Senate District 4 (D)
Cord Byrd – State House Representative District 11 (R)
Nathcelly Rohrbaugh – State House Representative District 11 (D)
Clay Yarborough – State House Representative District 12 (R)
Timothy Yost – State House Representative District 12 (D)
Wyman Duggan – State House Representative District 15 (R)
Tracye Polson – State House Representative District 15 (D)
Jason Fischer – State House Representative District 16 (R)
Ken Organes – State House Representative District 16 (D)
Pastor Ron Rawls and hundreds of people were there to rally against two Confederate statues, and the city of St Augustine’s decision to keep them. Groups from Jacksonville also joined the march, which began at St. Paul A.M.E. Church and ended at the city’s main plaza during the Nights of Lights celebration. The protesters’ main goal was to be heard and impact tourism at perhaps the city’s biggest event of the year.
The SJC Republican Party Hosted Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Ron DeSantis in a Fundraiser in Ponte Vedra, FL.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joins Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL6) as the guest speakers at a fundraising dinner for the St Johns County Republican Party Friday October 6th at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. While Democrats and Republicans on the Hill continue to fight President Trump and his agenda, Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Ron DeSantis stand by the President and keep working to promote his agenda. The Sawgrass Country Club was filled with those in support of Republican Party and its Pro Trump agenda. Great guests, great music, and great food made the event a success.
The St Johns Republican party will host Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL 6th District) as special guest speakers for the SJC REC Texas BBQ Fundraiser on Friday, October 6th 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The event will take place at Sawgrass Country Club, 10034 Golf Club Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Diane Scherff, the present Vice Chairman of the St Johns County Republican Executive Committee, to get a more detail on the event of October 6th.