Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Please help me pay off my campaign debt

Dear Supporters:


Throughout my political career, both in the Florida legislature and in Washington, I have been recognized as a fighter on behalf of my constituents.  And my campaign slogan, “Corrine Delivers” remains the most apt description of my style of public service, as I have brought hundreds of millions of federal dollars back to communities throughout my District and the State of Florida.


I’ve brought thousands of jobs to the District, holding yearly job fairs and small and disadvantaged business programs, supporting Job Corps and other training programs, and advocating for job creators like CSX Railroad, Florida Rock, and the Cecil Commerce Center.  


I’ve used my seniority on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to increase Florida’s transportation funding from 77 cents to 95 cents, authorized the JAXPORT dredging project and the Mile Point navigational hazard repair, earmarked millions of dollars for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and the Jacksonville International Airport, and secured funding to restore passenger rail to the Gulf Coast, including a stop in Jacksonville.


Sadly, the Department of Justice has smeared my good name, and in the process has significantly hindered my ability to raise campaign funds.  During the battle for my Congressional seat I incurred considerable debt that still needs to be paid off.  


I am proud of the work I have done on behalf of my District, and I am asking for your help by making a contribution to my campaign account, allowing me to pay off these final debts.  Any contribution would be greatly appreciated.  Contributions can be made online at “CorrineBrownForCongress.com” or mailed to “Friends of Corrine Brown”, PO Box 40087, Jacksonville, FL 32203.


Thank you for your support and assistance.  


Corrine Brown
Corrine Brown

Member of Congress  

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Words of thanks

Friends,

God is good.

All the time!

All of us prayed for an election victory on Tuesday. Just because we didn’t get what we wanted doesn’t mean He didn’t hear us. It just means He didn’t give us the answer we wanted to hear.

I still believe God is good.

All the time!

We have to trust His will and His wisdom.

I must thank all of my supporters for your prayers and good wishes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart -- thank you.

We fought a battle with one arm tied behind our backs. You know they’ve been after me for years. Tuesday they won a battle.

We are a strong people. We’re descendants of people who survived the Middle Passage. We have survived centuries of abuse. We are strong. We are still standing.

Tuesday was a setback, not a defeat.

I’ve been so blessed to have served this community for 24 years in Congress.

I’ve done my best to make our community better for children, families and working people both here and around the country.

I congratulate Al Lawson. I hope he appreciates the trust the community has given him. I hope that he will focus on serving the needs of the people and not the big campaign contributors. I hope that he will build on my record of success and service.

Thank you so much. God bless each and every one of you.



Sincerely,

Congresswoman Corrine Brown




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee urges voters to support Corrine Brown



Greetings,


I am calling on you to push to the polls TODAY for my friend Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Congresswoman Corrine Brown has served this community in the United States Congress for 20 years.  She is a dynamic leader who has stood up and fought for the people. She is a champion on voting rights and civil rights issues and has been a major driving force in bringing federal dollars back to Florida.  

Corrine's colleagues in Congress recognize her solid leadership and honored her with the 2012 Phoenix Award which is presented to an individual who has contributed 
immeasurably to African-American political awareness, empowerment and the advancement of minorities in the electoral process.

It’s now time for us to stand up and fight for Congresswoman Brown and send her back to Washington to continue being the ‘Voice of the People’.  Roll to the polls TODAY for Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

Sincerely,

Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee
Houston, Texas





Monday, August 29, 2016

We need every vote

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Election Day is here!

This has been the most challenging campaign of my career. I’m so grateful to all friends and supporters who helped me campaign from Jacksonville to Tallahassee. I can never thank you enough for your prayers, positive spirit and unlimited energy.

I was amazed to see how many thousands of supporters took advantage of Early Voting. Now we’re in the home stretch and my team and I want to do everything possible to make sure everyone else makes it to the polls on Tuesday.

The voting ends at 7 p.m. If you have any transportation issues, please call us for a ride to the polls. Jacksonville voters should call 904-765-3600. Tallahassee voters should call 850-273-8731. You can also call those numbers if you encounter any difficulties at the polls.

If you have any questions about my positions or track record in office, please visit my website www.CorrineBrownforCongress.com

Please don’t even consider staying home from this election. Make sure your voice is heard. Every vote counts. A vote for me a smart investment in the future of your family and the community.

God bless each and every one of you.

Sincerely,


Congresswoman Corrine Brown

Saturday, August 27, 2016

You can Early Vote Sunday in Leon County

Early Voting will be available in Leon County on Sunday (Aug. 28) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee.

Friends of Corrine Brown will provide free rides to the polls for FAMU students.  Make sure you bring a photo ID and signature ID. Voters will be picked up and dropped off at Lee Hall and Greek Wall. Transportation will be provided between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information, please call 850-273-8731.


The future is yours, please make sure your voice is heard by voting.

Al Lawson Knock! Knock! joke

Knock! Knock!

Who’s there?

Al "DINO" Lawson
Al.

Al who?

Al Lawson. I’m running for U.S. Congress.

Are you a Democrat, or a Republican?

I’m registered as a Democrat but I play footsie with Republicans. The Republicans like me, that’s why buddies of Donald Trump, Gov. Rick Scott and Big Sugar contributed to my political campaign.

So you’re a Democrat in Name Only (DINO)?

Yeah, I guess you could say that.

I’m not going to waste my vote on a wimpy DINO because I support Congresswoman Corrine Brown, a REAL Democrat who has been working to improve the lives of North Florida families for 3 decades. Now, get out of my yard!



Early Voting ends today in Tallahassee and Jacksonville

Early Voting in Duval County ends today (Aug. 28).


Here is where you can vote:

Tallahassee


  • Elections Office, 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Now that's a hat!

Duval County

  • ·         Argyle Branch Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Road, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •       Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Bradham & Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. W, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Gateway Town Center, 910 44th St. W, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Legends Community Center, 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Murray Hill Brank Library, 918 Edgewood Ave. S, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Ave. W, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         San Marco Branch Library, 1513 LaSalle St., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Elections Office, 105 E. Monroe St., Jacksonville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ·         South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd. N, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Webb-Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         West Branch Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Time and money are running short

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We’re almost out of time and money.

This Saturday (Aug. 27th) is the last day for Early Voting in most of Florida’s 5th Congressional District.

Voters in Jacksonville have until Sunday (Aug. 28th) to Early Vote.

Election Day is Tuesday (Aug. 30).

Please don’t put off until Election Day. I strongly encourage you to Early Vote because you never know what family emergency or other problem might happen that could keep you away from the polls next Tuesday.

For early Voting information, please click here.

We’re still badly in need of money to help us get out the vote. Please click here if you can contribute $20 or more to help me win the Democratic Primary so I can continue to serve you.

Thanks for your attention and support.

Sincerely,


Congresswoman Corrine Brown







Sunday, August 21, 2016

I need your help

Hello Friends,

Running a re-election campaign is a lot like driving a car on the interstate. Everything is fine until the gas starts running low.

Political contributions are the gas that fuels political campaigns and our gauge light is flashing red. I’ve never liked asking for campaign contributions, but to keep my campaign moving forward I’m respectfully asking you to make a contribution by clicking here.

The campaign funds are used to pay for office space, events, equipment, material and travel. Unlike many other candidates, we’ve avoided paying for six-figure consultants and expensive TV ads.

This year’s campaign has been particularly challenging and expensive because the redistricting vastly expanded the district that now stretches from Jacksonville to Tallahassee.

To make matters worse, a recent report in the Florida Politics blog shows that the same same Big Money Republican groups backing Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott have poured thousands of dollars into the campaign of my "Democratic" challenger Al Lawson. It's easy to understand who Al Lawson would work for in Congress. It won't be you.

My team and I are spending a great deal of time traveling across the district renewing friendships and making new friends that I would be honored to represent in Congress. I’ve learned so much meeting with residents and hearing their concerns that include jobs, health-care costs, veterans’ issues, Social Security, transportation and so much more.

My campaign team has worked hard to make it easy for voters to learn more about my platform and history of service and accomplishment through my website www.CorrineBrownforCongress.com and my Facebook and Twitter social media channels. If you haven’t already visited the website or social-media channels, I encourage you to do so.

Making a contribution to my campaign is an investment in the future of your family, community and the state of Florida. A contribution of $20 or more can make a major difference.

Thanks for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Congresswoman Corrine Brown


People want to help

Friends,

On the campaign trail people keep asking what they can do to keep me in the fight.

That’s easy to answer.

In addition to voting for me and urging your friends to go out and vote early, you can:




  • Share my Facebook and Twitter posts on your Facebook and Twitter channels


  • Make a financial contribution to my campaign, by clicking here.

In addition, I want you to know how grateful I am for all the prayers and well wishes I’ve received while visiting communities throughout the district.

Sincerely,

Congresswoman Corrine Brown



We dropped the ball

Friends,

This weekend I let down a special supporter and I’m very sorry.

I promised Virgie Coleman – a wonderful volunteer at the Lake Wiley Senior Center -- I would have a driver pick her up on Saturday to attend a special campaign breakfast event in Jacksonville.

Sad to say that we had a miscommunication within the campaign and dropped the ball.

I’m extremely sorry that we disappointed Ms. Coleman. I’m also very grateful that Ms. Coleman graciously accepted our apology.

No way are we perfect, but every day we work to do better.

Sincerely,


Congresswoman Corrine Brown

Friday, August 19, 2016

Why Republicans love Al Lawson

Dear Friends,

If you like Donald Trump and Rick Scott, then you’ll love Al Lawson. That’s because Al Lawson is in the financial hip pocket of the Republican Party.

Don’t take my word for it, click here to read this article published recently in the Florida Politics blog.

Now ask yourself, why are the Republicans giving Al Lawson so much money? To be nice?

You and I know better. Republicans want to replace me with Al Lawson as a Republican “yes man” fronting as a Democrat.

Hard-working working families in North Florida deserve reliable Congressional representation they can count on.

There are 2 things you can do to stop this Republican takeover.

Vote for me in the Democratic Primary (early voting is now underway throughout our Congressional district) and click here to make a contribution to my campaign war chest that is almost empty.

Thanks for your prayers and support.

Sincerely,


Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Proud & Loyal Democrat


Early Voting locations throughout the district

Please support Congresswoman Corrine Brown in Early Voting for the Democratic Primary that is now underway throughout Congressional District 5. Early Voting continues through August 27 everywhere in the district with the exception of Duval County. Early Voting in Duval ends on August 28.

Here are the early voting locations:

Duval County
  • ·         Argyle Branch Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Road, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •       Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Bradham & Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. W, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Gateway Town Center, 910 44th St. W, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Legends Community Center, 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Murray Hill Brank Library, 918 Edgewood Ave. S, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Ave. W, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         San Marco Branch Library, 1513 LaSalle St., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Elections Office, 105 E. Monroe St., Jacksonville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ·         South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd. N, Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Webb-Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         West Branch Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S., Jacksonville, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Leon County

  • ·         Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Eastside Branch Library, 1583 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Fort Braden Branch Library, 16327 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • ·         Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road., Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ·         Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Road, Tallahassee, Tallahassee, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Columbia County

  • ·         Fort White Office, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • ·         Elections Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Gadsden County

  • ·         Elections Office, 16 Madison St., Quincy, Aug. 20-21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 22-26 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug 27 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ·         Midway City Hall, 60 MLK Blvd, Midway, Aug. 20-21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 22-26 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug 27 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ·         Havana Library, 203 E. 5th Ave., Havana, Aug. 20-21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 22-26 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug 27 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ·         Chattahoochee Library, 300 Maple St., Chattahoochee, Aug. 20-21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 22-26 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug 27 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Madison County

  • ·         Greenville Senior Citizens Building, 166 S.W. Onslow St., Greenville, Aug. 20-27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug 22-26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug. 27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • ·         Lee City Hall, 286 N.E. CR 255, Lee, Aug. 20-27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug 22-26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug. 27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • ·         Madison County Board Room, 229 SW Pinckney St., Madison; Aug. 20-27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug 22-26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug. 27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • ·         Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department, 509 NE Persimmon Drive, Pinetta, Aug. 20-27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug 22-26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aug. 27 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Baker County

  • ·         Elections Office, 32 N. 5th St., Macclenny, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jefferson County

  • ·         Elections Office, 380 W. Dogwood St., Monticello, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hamilton

  • ·         Elections Office, 1153 US Highway 41, Jasper, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note to the Florida Press Corps

Dear Journalists,

The court case is the only thing you reporters want to ask me about.

Once and for all: I AM INNOCENT.

Let me ask you folks a question: What if I accused you guys of being pedophiles?

I bet that didn’t feel too good, did it?

Well that’s how I feel, especially because I’m innocent.

Despite this, you guys come at me like a lynch mob demanding that I prove my innocence in a 20-second sound bite.

Maybe you were goofing off in your middle-school civics class but in the United States of America accused people are innocent unless proven otherwise.

An indictment is an accusation. It is NOT a conviction.

You worship the Constitution’s First Amendment so maybe you never got to the Fifth Amendment that says it’s the prosecution’s job to prove guilt.

I don’t have to prove my innocence to the court or to the news media.

When I’m on the campaign trail voters greet me enthusiastically. Voters never ask about the court case. They want to discuss jobs, health care, veterans’ issues, Social Security, transportation, homeland security, the environment and other important issues. Mayors and other local elected officials want the same personal service I’ve provided for more than 20 years to Orlando, Eatonville, Gainesville, Palatka, Ocala and other communities.

North Florida voters will judge me by my track record of service and accomplishments. They know and appreciate what I’ve done to make this state and country better.

You guys in the press corps don’t seem to be familiar with my record. I suggest you visit my website www.CorrineBrownforCongress.com and educate yourselves.


Sincerely,


Congresswoman Corrine Brown

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saturday with Martin Luther King III

Join Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Martin Luther King III, son of the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for a campaign fundraiser breakfast at Congresswoman Brown’s campaign headquarters on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. The office is located at 1410 Edgewood Ave. W. in Jacksonville. The suggested donation is $100.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Join the Congresswoman and Mr. King at the Tallahassee campaign headquarters, 1617 S. Adams St., across the street from FAMU where there will be a meet and great fish fry.


For more information, call 904-765-3600.