Nadine Smith

Please Help Your Local Community Champions in the Upcoming Elections!

Filed By Nadine Smith | March 03, 2009 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Anne Sallee, Anthony Niedwiecki, City Commission, Coleman Pruitt, endorsed candidates, Equality Florida Action PAC, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, LGBT civil rights, Oakland Park, politics, Suzanne Boisvenue

Broward Municipal Election Endorsements from Equality Florida Action PAC. These are Champions for our Community! Please vote and donate! Support these Trailblazers and Champions!


Equality Florida Action PAC only endorses candidates who meet a combination of our strategic criteria:

- They must be Champions of LGBT equality.
- They must be running strong in competitive races.

In particular, we support qualified, openly LGBT candidates who can bring a vital perspective and much-needed voice to the political debates that impact our lives.

* Broward Municipal Election, March 10th
* General Contribution Limit: $250

Endorsed Candidates are: Coleman Prewitt, Anthony Niedwiecki, Suzanne Boisvenue, & Anne Sallee. Read about each amazing candidate after the jump!

Please Vote and Donate!


Coleman Prewitt

- Openly LGBT

Race: City Commission, Ft. Lauderdale, District 4

Click here for Coleman's Website

Click here to donate to Coleman's Campaign


Coleman received a 100% rating on our candidate questionnaire and is endorsed by the Broward Sun-Sentinel and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.

A seventh-generation Floridian, Coleman Prewitt is a partner in the law firm of Seidman, Prewitt, DiBellos & Lopez. When Mayor Jim Naugle received wide media coverage for disparaging gay people and opposing the Stonewall Library, a gay and lesbian archive to be housed in the library, Coleman helped organize protest rallies that protected Broward's image as a progressive community.

He is also involved in the Dolphin Democrats, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida, Lambda Legal, the Gay, Lesbian Business Exchange, and The Sunshine Community Foundation.

Coleman finished second in the Feb. primary for this seat and this runoff election will come down to a handful of votes.

Coleman has an excellent chance of winning but he needs our immediate support.


Anthony Niedwiecki

- Openly LGBT

Race: City Commission, Oakland Park, District 4

Click here for Anthony's Website

Click here to donate to Anthony's Campaign

Anthony has been an advocate for equality both as a law professor and as a community activist. He has received a 100% rating on our questionnaire and is running a very strong campaign. Anthony has also been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and many other community groups.

Anthony is a professor and administrator at the law center at Nove Southeastern University, where he directs and teaches Lawyering Skills & Values. He also teaches employment discrimination law, labor law and current constitutional issues in the law.

As a longtime community organizer, Anthony will be a powerful voice for Equality on the Oakland Park City Commission.


Suzanne Boisvenue

Race: City Commission, Oakland Park, District 5

Phone: 954-298-8899
Email: [email protected]

Suzanne has received a 100% rating on Equality Florida's candidate questionnaire. As commissioner she has been a strong voice for Equality and was instrumental in adding gender identity to the Oakland Park Human Rights Ordinance.

Suzanne is a champion who deserves our support for another term.


Anne Sallee

Race: City Commission, Oakland Park, District 1

Click here for Anne's Website

Click here to donate to Anne's Campaign

Anne has received a 100% rating on Equality Florida's candidate questionnaire. She is also endorsed by the Broward County AFL-CIO and the President of the LGBT Democratic Caucus.

She is committed to preserving the diversity that is at the heart of Oakland Park and will be a strong ally for Equality.

Please vote and donate!

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