96 results for author: Koller 2016

Trump Is Everything We Teach Our Children Not To Be

“When the billionaire Republican activist and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman endorsed Hillary Clinton for president last month, it had almost nothing to do with Clinton or her politics. In an interview with the New York Times, Whitman lashed out against the GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling him 'a dishonest demagogue' who has 'undermined the character of the nation.' A month before, Whitman had spoken with Clinton by phone. While the former secretary of state didn’t offer 'assurances on how she would govern,' Whitman chose to give Clinton her vote. 'I don’t agree with her on very many issues,' Whitman told the newspaper, 'but she’d be a ...

Costs of the EpiPen: When Big Pharma sticks it to patients

The rising cost of prescription drugs is something that can affect every American. That massive pharmaceutical companies can price patients out of the market is shameful. That is what is happening across America. Sick people are put in a position where they cannot fill much needed prescriptions because of the cost. The latest controversy swirls around the drugmaker Mylan. Mylan bought the rights to the EpiPen in 2007. The EpiPen is an auto-injector filled with epinephrine. It is used to prevent anaphylactic shock caused by allergic responses to insect bites, certain foods and other triggers. Anaphylactic shock is life threatening. When they ...

Channel 9 News Highlights Recent Developments with Dave Koller’s Protect Our Water Group

The Zika Virus: Why you won’t see any members of Congress vacationing in Florida

The mosquito is often jokingly called, Florida's state bird, but right now there is nothing funny about mosquitoes and their impact on our citizens. Mosquitoes throughout Florida are being blamed for the transmission of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is normally transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, but it can also be spread by having sex with an infected person and can be transmitted from mother to unborn child. There is no vaccine and there is no specific treatment. In unborn children, the Zika virus can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other brain defects. Researchers are also considering a connection ...

Ari Berman, Author of “Give Us the Ballot” visits The Villages’ Barnes & Noble

Ari Berman,  journalist, MSNBC commentator and author held a book signing at Barnes & Noble this past Saturday. Ari's new Book, "Give Us the Ballot", is a narrative that covers the passing of the Voters Rights Act and how since then lawmakers have worked to dismantle it. A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015 A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2015 An NPR Best Book of 2015  

PROTECT OUR WATER: Join us June 28th! We need you!

PROTECT OUR WATER: Join us June 28th! We need you!                                ******* CALL T0 ACTION*******   As you know, Protect our Water has been working to prevent approval of a permit to withdraw almost a half million gallons of water a day, for the next 20 years, from the upper Floridan Aquifer.  The purpose of the permit request is to drill a well, pump the water, and then sell the water back to the public.   We were notified on June 8th 2016, after the fact, that Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) approved this permit request.   Because the ...

Ocala Veterans Park Memorial Ceremony

Today I witnessed WWII fighter planes perform the missing man flyby. Incredible sight and sound. Ocala Veterans Park Memorial Ceremony. I'm so proud to be a citizen of this great nation. Thank you to our nations bravest for keeping our country safe. Thank a service member, a veteran not just today but everyday you have the opportunity.

Ladies of the Villages DWC Teaparty

I would like to thank the Ladies of The Villages DWC for inviting me to their morning tea party. Next year I will wear my hat. You are all "Sheroes"!

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce supports Dave Koller For Congress

  We are proud to announce that the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce has expressed their support of Dave Koller for Us Congress in Florida's 11th District. As stated on their website the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce  [su_quote]The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce gives voice to the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, we work with and for our members to grow successful businesses and careers.[/su_quote] Please visit the ActBlue page created by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce to help raise funds for the Dave Koller for Congress campaign.

Lake County Democratic Party holds Lake Likes Bernie meeting

Today Dave met with local residents and supporters at the Lake Likes Bernie meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to see how the Lake County Democratic Party could better support the Bernie Sanders campaign. A meet and greet with Bernie delegate candidates was also held.