United Citizens in Action show support for Obamacare

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01_JerolineMcCarthy01Loyce Nottage Allen, Florida Friends for Obama founder, related that the association’s recent rally enjoyed success.

Allen conveyed that it was an awesome day in which the Lord blessed. It started to rain at 4 p.m. when they were packing to leave. They had participation from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Everyone was excited and grateful! They rallied long; they rallied strong. They gathered as “United Citizens in Action,” representing a day of action.

AACS president Edmund G. Pinto, Jr., treasurer\travel coordinator Lynda H. Baten, and director Rob Whiting are shown aboard the Allure of the Seas in November 2012. In the background are AACS members John Pearson and Kurt Bottoms. (FILE PHOTO)

AACS president Edmund G. Pinto, Jr., treasurer\travel coordinator Lynda H. Baten, and director Rob Whiting are shown aboard the Allure of the Seas in November 2012. In the background are AACS members John Pearson and Kurt Bottoms.
(FILE PHOTO)

Advocates arrived with food donations for the local food pantry. They could not stop talking about being grateful for the support to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Health Care Act. They informed those discrediting the president – and his long-awaited Obamacare – to be aware that they, who elected him, are still standing behind him and supporting him.

Allen spoke of Lynn Hogenson as a blessing with the valuable information on the Affordable Health Care Act. Hogenson is one of three navigators for all of Volusia and Flagler counties.

Leaders and members rallied, representing the Flagler and Volusia County Democrats.

It was indeed a day of unity and action on account of the food drive, voter registration, the Affordable Health Care Act, answering questions, and togetherness of folks appreciative of President Obama.

December rally in the works
Florida Friends for Obama was founded in 2008 by Allen in support of electing the president.

They gained momentum in 2012 for President Obama’s re-election. And, they are getting ready for election year 2014.

Allen broached the willingness to have another rally this month, and other monthly gatherings until election year 2014. She signaled not to go backward, but to go forward – of not growing weary, but continuing to run on. She will forward the date, time, and location of the December rally.

Allen voiced thanks to all backers for supporting the cause. She says it is indeed people that make a difference.

Another cruise for AACS
The latest buzz is a tourist destination to the Southern Caribbean for members and friends of the African American Cultural Society (AACS). It’s nine nights aboard the Explorer of the Seas, owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International.

AACS treasurer/travel coordinator Lynda Baten announced that the cruise will run through the Travel Leaders network at 386-445-0007.

There will be plenty of dining, entertainment with on-board and onshore excitement in Port Canaveral, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and Labadee.

The AACS travelogue shows that an exhilarating cruise was arranged in November 2012 to Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico. Seventy-five members and friends cruised aboard the Allure of the Seas. Meanwhile, they’ve gallivanted to places for a combination of cultural tours and casinos.

Buses will be available for takeoff to Port Canaveral for a minimum of 24 passengers at an extra cost to the rates of a large balcony beginning at $1,249, as well as a balcony beginning at $1,199, an oceanview cabin starting at $899, and an inside cabin from $779. Rates are based on double occupancy. A deposit of $450 per person will reserve a spot.

Government taxes, administrative and cancellation fees are extra. The cruise will be steeped in treasures and amenities. For specific details, call Baten at 386-586-7672.

Celebrations
Birthday wishes to: Teirra May, David Freckleton, Ernestine Logan, Bill Day, Dec. 5; Larry Wettlin, Dec. 6; Alexis Luckett, Dec. 9; Erica Malloy, Sunny Delaney, Dec. 10.

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