Annual Election Reform Banquet
May 15, 2009
Grant Bly House
842 East New York Ave
Deland, FL 32724
Reception: 5:30 p.m. (cash bar)
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 per person for non-members
$25 per person for members
Membership (optional): $20 per year for individuals;
$15 for seniors;
$35 for families
Guest Speaker: Ohio Civil Rights Attorney Cliff Arnebeck, “The Abuses
of Power” (Click here for details or see below)
Memberships (optional) may be paid or renewed at the door, or in advance by check, payable to FFEC, mailed to: FFEC, 112 W. New York Ave., Suite 211, DeLand, FL 32720
Note: We are asking FFEC members to arrive at 5:15 p.m. for a brief meeting to elect new directors to our board and vote on bylaw changes.
PLEASE RSVP: By May 11 to 386-736-8086 or
5:30 p.m. -- RECEPTION
Conference attendees from around the state, along with FFEC members and local elected officials and activists, will meet on the veranda of this charming restored Victorian mansion for mingling and hors d’oeuvres prior to dinner (cash bar).
6:30 p.m. -- DINNER
Delicious food and good company! Buffet dinner will include a variety of entrees, including choices of beef, chicken and/or vegetarian (Full menu to be announced).
GUEST SPEAKER: Attorney Cliff Arnebeck, Columbus, Ohio
“Abuses of power” – Attorney Cliff Arnebeck, featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary Hacking Democracy and the recent documentary Uncounted, joins us from Ohio to relate a fascinating tale of broken laws, voter suppression, secrecy and intrigue—all part of Arnebeck’s after-dinner talk about documented abuses of power he has encountered in Ohio elections—and how those abuses relate to Florida. Arnebeck filed a lawsuit—still active—against Ohio’s Secretary of State following the contentious 2004 Presidential election. Investigations in connection with the lawsuit have led to a labyrinth of official misconduct, secrecy, and the darker aspects of American elections.
We hope you will join us for an informative and memorable evening!
About our Guest Speaker:
Cliff Arnebeck is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as the chair of the Legal Affairs Committee for Common Cause Ohio. He was formerly a corporate attorney and served as outside general counsel for the Ohio Senate Republican Campaign Committee in the 1980s. Details regarding his lawsuit against the Ohio Secretary of State may be viewed on our website at www.ffec.org.
Florida Fair Elections Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, registered with the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration Number CH19387. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State 1-800-472-9297. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Contributions are not tax deductible.