Weekend Florida campaign activities


 CNN Tweeted it was broadcasting a live event of Newt Gingrich at a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Delray Beach this afternoon, but when I clicked — nothing. Maybe the video will go up later?

The Orthodox Union is hosting two events — one with rick Santorum and one with surrogates for Mitt Romney:


Ahead of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – is collaborating with its member synagogues in South Florida to host community forums with the leading candidates’ campaigns. 

On Sunday evening, a forum will be held at the Young Israel of Hollywood with leading supporters of Gov. Mitt Romney — former U.S. Senators Norm Coleman and Jim Talent. 

On Monday morning, a forum will be held at the Boca Raton Synagogue with candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. 

(An event with former Speaker Gingrich is pending confirmation.)

The Orthodox Union, and its member synagogues are non-partisan charitable organizations that neither endorse candidates for office nor contribute to political campaigns. These forums are an opportunity for members of the Orthodox Jewish community to hear from candidates and to express their views to the candidates. The Orthodox Union has a long history of hosting such forums for incumbents and candidates on a bipartisan basis. 

And the Obama campaign is rolling grassroots meet=-and-greets throughout the state on Saturday and Sunday — a list is below the jump. Some of the events are in Jewish high-concentration areas (Boca, Broward, Miami), and will feature the party’s state Jewish "stars" like Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


From "Organizing for America":

As OFA Florida continues to see growing support across Florida for the re-election of President Obama, grassroots supporters of the President will host a variety of voter outreach events throughout the Sunshine State on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29. Events include opening offices in St. Petersburg and Boca Raton, providing supporters of President Obama a local place to gather and work to organize these communities. Additionally, there will be phone banks, canvases and other outreach activities across Florida. Since the President announced his re-election campaign in April, OFA Florida has committed to a smart, strong and strategic organizing strategy that touches every community in the state in preparation for November 2012. Floridians looking to get involved should connect with us at FL.BarackObama.com, Facebook.com/OFA.FL, and on Twitter @OFA_FL.

Events this weekend include:


Duval Volunteer Organizing Training with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 AM

Duval DEC

4811 Beach Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32207


Boca Raton Office Opening With Congressman Ted Deutch

Saturday, January 28, 6:15 PM

Boca Raton OFA-Florida Office

6020 N Federal Highway, #2

Boca Raton, FL 33487


Pinellas County Office Opening with Democratic National Committee Vice Chair R.T. Rybak

Saturday, January 28, 2:00 PM

Pinellas County OFA-Florida Office

951 Central Avenue, Suite B

Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

Temple Terrace Phone Bank

Sunday, January 29, 1:00 PM

Private Residence

3008 River Grove Drive

Tampa, FL 33610


Gainesville Weekend of Action House Party

Saturday, January 28, 5:00 PM

Private Residence

901 NW 8th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32601


Orlando Weekend of Action Phone Bank

Saturday, January 28, 12:00 PM

Orlando OFA-Florida Office

1516 East Colonial Drive, #203

Orlando, FL 32803


Tallahassee Phone Bank

Saturday, January 28, 11:00 AM

Florida Democratic Party Office

214 S Bronough Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301


Naples Virtual Phone Bank Training and Phone Bank

Saturday, January 28, 1:00 PM

Collier County DEC Office

13040 Livingston Road, Suite 6

Naples, FL 34109


Miami Gardens Phone Bank

Saturday, January 28, 11:00 AM

Miami Gardens OFA-Florida Office

4797 NW 183rd Street

Miami Gardens, FL 33055

Pinecrest Volunteer Team Phone Bank

Saturday, January 28, 2:00 PM

Private Residence

8235 SW 133 Street

Pinecrest, FL 33156 

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