FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Florida, May 6, 2010 – You’ve seen the news coverage about “tea parties” now it’s your turn to join the conversation. On Tuesday May 11, 2010 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sun Sentinel and Nova Southeastern University (Nova’s Terry Building 3200 S. University Drive Davie, FL 33328) will host a “Coffee/Tea Summit.” The panelists will also write columns that will appear in Sun Sentinel’s Outlook section on May 9.
The group will discuss whether these “parties” are a fad or fixture in politics. To register to attend the event visit: http://coffeeortea.eventbrite.com/. You must RSVP and bring your ticket to attend.
- Jonathan Abramson, of the Coffee Party, has lived in Broward County for more than three decades. He served domestically in the U.S. Army, stays involved in his community and is a graduate of the Coconut Creek Citizen’s Academy. An independent when it comes to politics, Jonathan’s interest in politics and macro-economic theory peaked in the last several years. He has been a member of the Coffee Party for the last few months, organizing the first of the Coffee Parties in Broward County and helping members get their own groups started.
- Ed Fulop, of the Tea Party, is an organizer with the South Florida 9.12 Project, a personal responsibility group created by American television and radio personality Glenn Beck. Their aim is to get the public active in keeping elected officials accountable to voters and taxpayers. The 9.12 Project also describes 9 principles and 12 values that the group believes represent the principles and values shared by the Founding Fathers of the United States.
- Charles L. Zelden is a professor of history at Nova Southeastern University and editor of About Federal Government: An Encyclopedia of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches.
- Moderator: Antonio Fins is the Sun Sentinel’s editorial page editor. He joined the editorial board in 2002, and specialized in issues dealing with business, economics and Latin America. In July 2006, he was named editor of the opinion pages.
Antonio joined Sun Sentinel in December 1996 as a business reporter. In 1998, he led an investigation into FPL’s accounting that resulted in a change in the way the company was regulated. He later covered white-collar crime and money laundering. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Miami, and his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.