Great Support for Trump and Republican Ticket – Working Together as a Team

Jan Face Glassman Colliere County State Committeewoman

Saturday was a great day for Collier County! If there was ever any doubt that Collier County is Trump County #1, there never will be again! The Boat Parade from Naples to Marco Island demonstrated the unity of ALL Republicans and the strong support of Unaffiliated voters and many Democrats. There can be no question that our President has the support of a very diverse group of people. Some may not fully agree with the President on every single issue or decision, but they understand the 80/20 rule and are with him all the way to his 2nd Term!

All these people are a critical part of our team to re-elect the President, take back the U.S. House and hold the U.S. Senate. Collier County is a community that grows exponentially in the winter months with tourists and those who maintain seasonal homes. When they leave after Easter, we continue to maintain contact with them through our newsletters. They are ambassadors for Collier County, spreading the word on how great it is to live in a truly Republican community. The front page of the Naples Daily News with the photo of the Boat Parade carried our Collier County message far beyond the boundaries of Collier County and far beyond the northern border of Florida. Reaching out to those in our community who have moved here from other states will also help us take back Congress.

I received an email the other day that reinforced our need to recognize our unsung heroes who volunteer to help at our CCREC fundraising events, at our Republican clubs, and during our elections. The email started with ‘you probably don’t know me.’ While I do know each of our CCREC members and many of the various Republican club members, I also worry about their efforts that may seem to go unnoticed.

One of my mantras in building strong teams is ‘There is no I in Team.’ I prefer round tables for team meetings. I refuse to take credit for the work that a team accomplishes and recognize our teams at every event that we hold. Collier County has made the difference in close Republican elections because of a unified team working selflessly toward a common goal. There is never a single person or voice responsible for a candidate winning an election. The Boat Parade on Saturday proved without a doubt that each of 750+ boat captains and crew were strong voices for President Trump. Never let anyone diminish what each of you do to elect our candidates here in Collier County. Each of you was a voice in 2016 for President Trump and in 2018 for Gov. Desantis and Sen. Scott. We need you to keep talking to everyone you meet to help elect our 2020 Republican candidates from the President Trump at the top of the ticket all the way down.

Trump Accomplishments – April 30th

Coronavirus Response

President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force are leading an unprecedented, comprehensive, and aggressive whole of America approach to slow the spread of the virus.

  • The Administration’s response began early. On January 31, President Trump declared the coronavirus a public health emergency and suspended entry into the U. S to help stop the spread.
  • President Trump, the CDC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, headed by Vice President Pence, released guidelines for all Americans to follow.
  • On March 13, President Trump declared a national emergency which granted access to $42 billion to fight the coronavirus.
  • For the first time, President Trump declared that a major disaster exists within all 50 states at once.
  • The White House announced President Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to fight the coronavirus. • U.S. tax filing deadline was moved to July 15.
  • On March 27, President Trump signed the bipartisan $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act is providing much needed relief to our small businesses and workers and helped stabilize the economy. Highlights:
    • Direct assistance to families and workers through recovery checks. Individuals were eligible for checks up to $1,200 and married couples filing jointly are eligible for checks up to $2,400, with an extra $500 for each child.
      • Treasury Department launched a web portal to help Americans who did not file tax returns receive their coronavirus relief payments under the CARES Act.
    • The CARES Act strengthens and expands unemployment insurance for Americans who cannot work due to the coronavirus disaster.
    • Included in the CARES Act was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a billion-dollar program that provides 8 weeks of cash flow assistance to small businesses. The PPP helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the coronavirus pandemic.
      • In the first round of funding, the PPP approved more than 1.6 million loans that amounts to over $340 billion.
        • 14 years of loans were processed in 14 days. • The Joint Economic Committee study concluded more than 30 million jobs were saved in the first round of funding and the new tranche will save an additional 38.6 million jobs.
        • In the second round of funding, 475,000 loans have been approved for a total of $52 billion from more than 51,000 lenders.
      • Additional funding in the CARES Act:
        • 120 million people have received Economic Impact Payments.
        • $17 billion in small business debt relief.
        • $45 billion for the FEMA disaster relief fund.
        • $19 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs to support our veterans.
        • $100 billion for hospitals and health care providers.
        • $16 billion for personal protection equipment (PPE), ventilators, and medical supplies.
        • $4.3 billion for the CDC.
  • Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s pro-growth agenda put the economy in a very strong position and when we defeat the virus the economy will come roaring back.
  • Over 5.8 million tests have been completed in the United States. The FDA approved an antibody test.
    • The President has laid out a testing system that provides additional guidance to states to safely reopen and identify local outbreaks and hot
  • The Army Corps of Engineers built temporary field hospitals including one at the Javits Center in New York City. They also constructed alternative care sites in states across the country.
  • 88 Project Airbridge flights arrived in the U.S. carrying nearly 750 million pieces of PPE and other medical supplies.
  • 10,000 ventilators have been distributed. No American who has needed a ventilator has gone without one.
  • Answering President Trump’s call, private sector companies including Ford Motor Company, Apple, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, 3M, and others stepped up to produce PPE and medical supplies.
  • Cigna Humana waived co-pays for coronavirus treatment.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield waived out of pocket costs for coronavirus patients.
  • President Trump activated over 35,000 National Guard troops to respond to the outbreak.
  • The President quickly issued a travel notice for China and increased airport screening before there was a case in the U.S.
  • The Administration secured the border and issued critical travel restrictions which slowed the spread.
  • President Trump announced the U.S. is putting a 60 day pause on immigration to ensure our workers are protected.
  • The State Department brought home more than 50,000 Americans stranded overseas as a result of coronavirus travel restrictions.
  • President Trump has taken steps to protect our nation’s seniors and the most vulnerable.
    • The Administration raised the infectious disease standards at nursing homes.
    • Supplies and critical assistance continues to be delivered to our seniors.
    • HHS announced nearly $1 billion in grants to assist older adults providing necessary services.
  • The USDA worked to deliver 1 million meals per week to rural kids out of school.
  • President Trump ordered the Department of Energy to purchase oil for the strategic petroleum reserve.
  • The U.S. Navy deployed the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy hospital ships.
  • The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy announced a public-private consortium to advance coronavirus research and provide access to computing technology for researchers.
  • President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force released guidelines for opening America safely.
    • “Opening Up America Again” is a three-phased approach that is based on the advice of public health experts and empowers our local and state officials.
    • Governors across the country are beginning to create roadmaps to reopen their states.


President Trump’s policies have put the economy in a strong position.

  • Since the President was elected 6.5 million new jobs were created.
  • In 2019, 2.1 million new jobs were created.
    • In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for more than 50% of total jobs for the first time ever.
  • Over 492,000 manufacturing jobs and over 807,000 construction jobs have been created since the President was elected.
  • Under President Trump, 5.6 million people have come off food stamps.
  • Since President Trump took office 2.4 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty.
  • 1.4 million American children have been lifted out of poverty.
  • The stock market has reached record highs under President Trump.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed historic tax cuts and relief for hard-working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the first major tax reform signed in 30 years and the largest tax reform package in history.
  • As a result of the historic tax cuts, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created in all 50 states, DC, and 5 territories. Opportunity Zones will spur $100 billion in private capital investment and impact nearly 35 million Americans.
  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the Child Tax Credit.
    • In tax year 2019, nearly 40 million families benefitted from the child tax credit (CTC), receiving an average benefit of $2,200 – totaling credits of $88 billion.
    • In tax year 2019, nearly 6 million families benefitted from the child and dependent care tax credit (CDCTC), receiving an average benefit of $551 – totaling credits of $3 billion.
  • President Trump has rolled back unnecessary job-killing regulations at a historic pace.
    o The Administration has cut nearly 8 regulations for every new rule.
    o This far exceeds the promise made to cut 2 regulations for every 1 regulation added.
    o Regulatory costs have been slashed by nearly $50 billion and have saved taxpayers $220 billion once actions are fully implemented.
    o The deregulation efforts will save American households an estimated $3,100 per year.o President Trump took action to increase transparency in Federal agencies and protect Americans from administration abuse.
    o The Administration formed the Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation which aims to better align state and Federal efforts to cut additional unnecessary regulations and costs.


President Trump is working to secure our border.

  • President Trump is fulfilling his promise to build a border wall, with sizable portions already finished or under construction.
    • It’s expected that 450 miles will be finished by the end of 2020.
    • 100 miles of border wall have already been completed.
  • Under President Trump, the U.S. Border Patrol has arrested hundreds of members of dangerous gangs.
  • The President has strongly enforced our nation’s immigration laws by cracking down on illegal immigration and taken aim at “sanctuary cities.”
  • President Trump has called on Congress to close dangerous loopholes such as “Catch and Release,” end chain migration, and end the visa lottery program which enables illegal immigration.
  • The Administration is looking to close the Flores Settlement Agreement that requires the government to release families into the country after 20 days. This loophole has been exploited by smugglers who use children as pawns to enter our country.
  • We are closing asylum loopholes – recently, the Administration instituted a new rule requiring migrants who come to our border to have previously applied and been denied to a country they passed through.
  • President Trump was successful in his efforts to get Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries to step up and help stop the crisis at the border.
    • President Trump’s successful negotiations led to border apprehensions falling more than 70% from May (the peak of the crisis) to November 2019.
  • In May 2019, President Trump announced a new immigration proposal that would modernize our system and secure the border.
  • The Administration has made it a priority to end human trafficking and is using many resources to do so.
    • Nine pieces of legislation aimed at combatting human trafficking and modern slavery have been signed into law by President Trump.
    • The Administration provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
    • The Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged in ACTeam districts.
    • President Trump became the first ever sitting president to attend the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking.
    • President Trump signed an executive order to establish a position in the White House policy office that is solely devoted to work on combatting human trafficking.

Foreign Policy

President Trump has restored our nation’s standing in the world and is standing up to bad actors.

  • The United States has successfully decimated ISIS.
  • Under President Trump, the number one terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was taken out.
  • President Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and an evil, ruthless, and deadly terrorist.
  • President Trump fulfilled his promise to name Jerusalem Israel’s capital city and moved the U.S. Embassy.
    • The President removed the U.S. from the U.N. Human Rights Council due to the group’s blatant anti-Israel bias.
  • President Trump released a bold vision for peace in the Middle East.
  • President Trump held two historic summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, further demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to a denuclearized Korean peninsula.
    • The Administration has maintained tough sanctions on North Korea while negotiations have taken place.
  • President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign is countering Iran’s influence and pressuring the regime to abandon its malign activities.
    • President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Agreement and instituted the toughest sanctions in history to drive the regime’s oil exports to zero.
    • President Trump authorized crippling sanctions on the Iranian regime.
  • The Trump Administration has imposed sanctions on Russian entities and individuals previously indicted for their roles in Russian interference in our election.
  • To better promote democracy across the globe, President Trump imposed sanctions on regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
  • President Trump reversed the previous administration’s policy on Cuba.
  • President Trump urged NATO members to increase defense spending.


President Trump is delivering on his promise to correct trade imbalances.

  • The Trump Administration had taken unprecedented steps to modernize and improve trading practices and negotiate freer, fairer, and reciprocal trade agreements with our global allies.
  • President Trump has kept his promise to deliver a modern and rebalanced trade deal to replace NAFTA. The United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA)
  • President Trump negotiated a new United States-Japan trade deal with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Japan is one of our strongest economic partners and this trade deal builds on that partnership. It is a big win for American farmers, ranchers, workers, and businesses.
  • The Administration revised the United States -Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to make it more beneficial to American workers.
  • The President and European Union President Juncker agreed to a new trade deal that strengthens and reforms our trade relationship. The agreement:
    • Works toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, zero subsidies on non-automotive industrial goods.
    • Makes it easier for the EU to purchase liquefied gas.
    • Reduces trade and bureaucratic obstacles between the U.S. and the EU.
    • Addresses unfair trade practices.
  • President Trump signed a historic phase one trade deal with China that includes key commitments from China on stopping unfair trading practices and increasing purchases of U.S. goods.
  • President Trump withdrew the United States from the flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • President Trump has forced our allies to recommit to NATO.


President Trump continues to reshape the Federal judiciary at a record pace and is following through on his promise to appoint judges who will uphold the Constitution and rule of law.

  • President Trump continues to reshape the Federal judiciary at a record pace.
  • President Trump has installed more federal court judges than any president in the past four decades.
  • The President is following through on his promise to appoint judges who will uphold the Constitution and rule of law for generations to come.
  • President Trump has nominated, and the Senate has confirmed a grand total of 193 Article III judges.
    • 2 Supreme Court Justices – Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh.
    • 51 Circuit Court judges.
    • 138 District Court judges.
    • 2 Court of International Trade Judges
  • President Trump’s judicial confirmations have “flipped” 3 – 2nd, 3rd, 11th Circuits – federal appeals courts to Republican.
  • In 2018, President Trump broke the record for the most circuit court of appeals judges (29) confirmed in the first 2 years of a presidency.

Law Enforcement

President Trump’s policies are supporting our brave law enforcement officers and making our communities safer.

  • President Trump has supported our law enforcement officers and their families.
  • A new commission was established to evaluate best practices for recruiting, training, and supporting law enforcement officers.
  • Violent crime fell in 2017 and 2018 after rising each of the two years prior to President Trump taking office.
  • President Trump signed the historic FIRST STEP Act into law, making our communities safer and reformed our criminal justice system fairer.
  • President Trump and his administration have promoted second chance hiring.
  • The administration revived Project Safe Neighborhoods, which brings together prosecutors, police, sheriffs, and citizens groups to put the most dangerous violent crime offenders behind bars.
  • The President signed legislation that permanently funds the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
  • President Trump signed the Fix NICS Act into law in 2018, strengthening the background check system to ensure we keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
  • President Trump signed STOP School Violence Act and created a Commission on School Safety to examine ways to make our schools safer.
  • President Trump and his administration have taken critical steps to end human trafficking.
    • The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act was signed into law. The legislation tightens criteria for whether countries are meeting standards for eliminating trafficking.

Health Care

President Trump led a bold response to COVID-19, reduced the cost of health care, and has taken significant steps to fight the opioid epidemic.

  • Since January, President Trump has led a bold, aggressive, and decisive response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • President Trump has prioritized fixing our broken health care system and worked with Congress to implement a system that works for all Americans.
  • The President has made it clear patients with preexisting conditions will be protected.
  • The individual mandate penalty has been eliminated.
  • Association Health Plans have been expanded.
  • Short-term, limited duration insurance plans have been extended.
  • President Trump is working to implement his plan to lower prescription drugs.
  • Under the Trump Administration, we have seen the first ever decline of average benchmark premiums on the federal health care exchange.
  • The President signed an Executive Order to improve seniors’ health care and improve the fiscal sustainability of Medicare.
  • Reforms to expand Medicare Advantage options and Health Reimbursement Accounts have been expanded.
  • President Trump mobilized his entire Administration to address the drug addiction and opioid abuse by declaring a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.
  • President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • The Administration launched a public resource to help combat substance abuse.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order that increases price and quality transparency.
  • The Administration has committed to ending surprise billing.
  • HHS is finalizing a rule that will require hospitals to make prices publicly available online and in a more consumer-friendly format.
  • The Administration has proposed a rule to require insurance companies and group health plans to provide enrollees with cost estimates.
  • The Trump Administration has promoted innovation and solutions to expand treatment options for Americans living with disease including HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, pediatric cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more.
  • The Administration launched a program to provide the HIV prevention drug PrEP to uninsured patients for free.
  • Signed the bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act to raise the nationwide age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21 years old.
  • Costly Obamacare taxes were repealed including the “Cadillac tax” and the Medical Device Tax.


President Trump is promoting a clean and healthy environment for all Americans.

  • The President and the Administration are continuing to pursue policies that encourage environmental protection while promoting economic growth.
    o Since 2005, our energy related carbon emissions have declined more than any other country. This is expected to decrease in 2019 and 2020.
  • Our nation’s environmental record is one of the strongest in the world.
    • According to the White House, from 1970 to 2018, the combined emissions of the most common air pollutants fell 74% while the economy grew over 275%.
  • We have the cleanest air on record and remain a global leader for access to clean drinking water. The President has taken important steps to restore, preserve, and protect our land, air, and waters.
    • The Save our Seas Act was signed into law in 2018. This law reauthorized the NOAA Marine Debris Program, promoting international action to reduce marine debris and authorizing cleanup and response actions that may be needed.
    • The EPA has taken significant steps to clean up our contaminated sites and hazardous sites.
    • The EPA is more efficiently implementing air quality standards that will better protect the environment and human health.
  • President Trump announced the U.S. will join the 1 trillion trees initiative.
  • The President’s management of our nation’s lands promotes conservation while encouraging good stewardship and expanding recreational opportunities.
    • Just this year, President Trump signed legislation designating 1.3 million new acres of wilderness – the largest public lands legislation in a decade.
    • The Department of the Interior proposed to open more than 1 million acres of land for expanded hunting and fishing access.
    • The President took important action to improve management of forests to help prevent devastating forest fires.
  • President Trump issued changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reduce regulation and allow for infrastructure and transportation projects to move forward.


President Trump’s policies have begun to unleash our nation’s energy potential.

  • President Trump signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling and open more leases to develop offshore drilling.
  • The U.S. is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • The Administration acted aggressively to increase exports of energy resources to the global market and allowed financing for coal and fossil energy projects.
  • President Trump has approved the infrastructure and provided the resources needed to unleash Oil and gas production in the U.S.
    • The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines were approved, supporting an estimated total of 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages.
    • The New Burgos Pipeline, a cross-border project that will export U.S. gasoline to Mexico, was approved.
    • The Trump Administration reversed President Obama’s moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development on Federal lands.
  • The President rescinded President Obama’s costly Clean Power Plan.
  • The President proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to reduce greenhouse gasses, empower states, promote energy independence, and facilitate economic growth and job creation.
  • The Administration has rescinded many costly Obama-Era regulations including the methane emissions rule that would cost American energy developers an estimated $530 million annually.
  • The President announced his intent to withdrawal the U.S. from the unfair Paris Climate Accord.


President Trump and his Administration continue to help our farmers.

  • In 2018, President Trump signed a sweeping new Farm Bill into law.
    • The Farm Bill provides support and stability to our farmers, expands crop insurance, doubles how much farmers can borrow and helps open new markets for our farmers.
  • The President authorized the year-round sale of E15 gasoline which provided a boost to America’s corn growing communities.
  • Red tape that has harmed American farmers have been rolled back.
    • This includes eliminating the burdensome Obama-era Waters of the United States rule.
  • The historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act protected family farmers from the estate tax.
    • Thanks to the President’s historic tax cuts legislation, the effective tax rate for farmers is expected to fall from 17.2% to 13.9%.
  • President Trump is standing up for America’s farmers by negotiating fairer, freer, and more reciprocal trade deals that remove barriers and open markets for American farmers.
    • President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.
  • The USMCA will increase America’s Agricultural exports by $2.2 billion.
  • The USMCA will eliminates Canada’s discriminatory programs that allow low-priced dairy products to undersell our nation’s dairy producers.
  • USMCA includes expanded market access for dairy products, eggs, and poultry.
    • In a deal with the European Union, American soybean exports will be increased.
    • President Trump reached a new trade agreement with Japan. As a result, Japan will eliminate or reduce tariffs on approximately $7.2 billion in U.S. agricultural exports.
    • President Trump continues to stand up to China and their unfair trade practices which target our farmers.
  • The Trump Administration has authorized a total of $28 billion in aid for farmers who have been subjected to unfair trade practices.
  • The Trump Administration continue to support and expand markets for America’s farmers.
  • Japan’s market has been opened to all American beef.
  • Restrictions have been eliminated on:
    • American pork exports to Argentina.
    • American beef to Brazil.
    • Idaho chipping potatoes to Japan.
    • American poultry to South Korea.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order directing Federal agencies to streamline the agricultural biotechnology regulatory process.
  • The Trump Administration is working to promote connectivity in rural American by investing in rural broadband.
  • President Trump is working to protect our Nation’s forests.
    • In 2018, the President signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing responsible forest management and coordinating Federal, State, tribal, and local assets to prevent and combat wildfires.
    • In order to preserve the health of our forests, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law.
  • President Trump and his administration continue to provide necessary disaster relief to impacted areas.


President Trump and his administration are putting students and families first.

  • The President understands the importance of education and continues to declare the last week in January National School Choice Week.
  • The President signed a historic Executive Order that promotes and protects free speech on college campuses.
  • President Trump and his Administration support the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act.
  • In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.
  • The President continues to work with the Department of Education to expand transparency and give students expanded access to vital information about the career outcomes of the programs they enroll in.
  • President Trump has made Historically Black Colleges and Universities a priority, including appropriating more money to HBCUs in one year than any other president and establishing a
  • Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
    • President Trump signed the FUTURE Act into law. The law permanently funds HBCUs and simplifies the FAFSA application
  • The President is committed to expanding and strengthening education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM).
    • President Trump issued a presidential memorandum encouraging the Department of Education to promote STEM, especially Computer Science.
    • President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers.
    • The President signed the bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This law provides the necessary training for students and workers to succeed in the 21st century economy.
    • The President donated his 2017 second quarter salary to the Department of Education. The funds were used to host a STEM focused camp for students.
    • President Trump signed the INSPIRE Act which encourages NASA to have more women and girls participate in STEM and pursue careers in aerospace.
  • The President signed an Executive Order to expand apprenticeships in America.
  • President Trump has encouraged state and federal lawmakers to expand school choice.
  • The administration lowered regulatory hurdles and restored flexibility to schools with respect to menus in their cafeterias.
  • President Trump is committed to making our schools safer.
    • President Trump encouraged passage of the STOP School Violence Act to provide funding grants to schools to improve security measures.
    • The Administration established a Commission on School Safety to examine ways to make schools safer for all students and teachers.
  • Additionally, the Administration proposed a new $5 billion annual tax credit to promote school choice. This move is supported by 2/3rds of black Americans.

Military and Veterans

President Trump is protecting America and our allies by rebuilding our military and ensuring our veterans receive the care they deserve.

  • President Trump has restored American military strength.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed three historic National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA).
    • The FY2020 NDAA authorized a historic $738 billion in defense spending.
    • The FY2020 NDAA includes a much needed 3.1% pay raise for our troops, the largest in a decade.
    • The FY2020 NDAA establishes the United States Space Force to ensure American dominance in space.
  • President Trump signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
  • The President signed the V.A. Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
  • The President signed the V.A. MISSION Act revolutionizing the VA system, increasing choice, and providing quality care for our nation’s veterans.
  • The Trump Administration created a new White House V.A. Hotline, staffed by veterans and family members.
  • The administration expanded telehealth access for veterans.
  • Veterans Affairs increased transparency and accountability by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool.” This provides veterans a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
  • The VA and DOD are working to seamlessly align electronic health records.
  • President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 to expedite the appeals process.
  • The Administration has secured a record $8.6 billion in funding for mental health services with the goal of ending the tragedy of veteran suicide.
  • The Trump Administration has created the PREVENTS initiative, a task force aimed at unifying the efforts of government, businesses, and nonprofit groups to help our veterans.
  • The President has secured $73.1 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs – the highest funding for the VA in history.
  • In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.
    • The President also called upon all 50 states to ensure that disabled veterans do not pay state tax on their forgiven debts.
  • The unemployment rate among veterans is 3.8%.
    • 8.7 million veterans are employed.
    • The number of unemployed veterans has been reduced by 20% under President Trump.
  • In November 2019, President Trump became the first president to walk in the New York City Veterans Day Parade.


Under President Trump’s administration, women have been empowered to reach their economic potential.


  • Women have experienced record low unemployment under President Trump.
  • Since the President was elected, over 4.3 million new jobs for women have been created.
    • Since the President took office, more than 58% of the jobs created have gone to women.
    • In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for more than 50% of total job gains for the first time ever.
  • During the President’s first year in office, the number of American women in poverty fell by nearly 600,000.
  • Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the child tax credit was doubled to $2,000 per child.
  • President Trump approved the largest paid parental leave program ever, guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid leave for all federal workers.
  • The President has signed into law the largest ever expansion of the Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG) to States – from $3.9 to $5.8 billion.
  • Childcare wait lists have greatly decreased and have been eliminated in dozens of states.
  • The President and his Administration are committed to keeping families and communities safe.
  • The Trump Administration has prioritized empowering women to pursue careers and realize their economic potential.
    • President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers.
    • President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the National Council For The American Worker.
    • Over 300 companies and associations of all size and industry have signed the Administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers, promising to create more than 14 million education, training, and skill-building opportunities over the next 5 years.
    • Ivanka Trump created the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) to help 50 million women in 22 developing countries realize their economic potential by 2025.
  • In the first year, the W-GDP initiative reached 12 million women.
  • Nearly 2 million women participated in United States Government-supported workforce training and development programs.
  • More than 9,000 women-led businesses received more than $1.6 billion in United States Government-backed loans.
  • Additional Trump Administration efforts to empower women globally include:
    • The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi): Aims to mobilize more than $2.6 billion in capital for women entrepreneurs in 26 developing countries.
    • The WomenConnect Challenge: Seeks to growth women’s access to digital technology and bridge the digital gender divide.
    • The 2X Women’s Initiative: Aimed at mobilizing $1 billion in capital to support women living in the developing world. This initiative has already mobilized more than $140 million from the private sector to support women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Black Americans

Black Americans have a true champion in President Trump.

  • 1.6 million new jobs have been created for black Americans since President Trump was elected.
  • Black Americans have experienced record low unemployment under President Trump.
  • The poverty rate among black Americans is at its lowest level in history.
    • Under President Trump, 350,000 fewer black Americans are living in poverty.
  • During the President’s first year in office, the black American poverty rate fell to 21.2% down from 22% the year before.
  • As a result of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created in all 50 states, DC, and 5 territories.
    • Opportunity Zones which will create jobs and spur investment in disadvantaged communities.
    • These Opportunity Zones will spur $100 billion in private capital investment and impact 1.4 million minority households.
  • President Trump signed the historic FIRST STEP Act into law.
    • The FIRST STEP ACT has been widely hailed as the most meaningful criminal justice reform in a generation.
    • This landmark legislation included necessary reforms to our justice system, improves our prison system, and prepares inmates for reentry in our communities.
    • As a result of the First Step Act, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison and 90% of those who have had their sentences reduced are black Americans.
    • The First Step Act shortens mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes and provides judges greater liberty to go around mandatory minimums.
    • The law also allows offenders sentenced under racially motivated mandatory minimums to petition for their cases to be re-evaluated.
    • President Trump was awarded the 2019 Bipartisan Justice award by the nonprofit 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center. The President received this award for his “ability to work across the aisle to achieve meaningful progress in reforming our criminal justice system.”
  • President Trump has committed his Administration to advancing second chance hiring for former prisoners. This includes launching a “Ready to Work Initiative.”
  • The Trump Administration has fought for a federal tax credit on donations that fund scholarships to private schools, a proposal supported by 64% of African Americans.
  • President Trump has made supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) a top priority.
    • In February 2017, President Trump announced the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
    • The President signed an Executive Order on HBCUs in February 2017, the earliest any President has signed an Order on HBCUs.
    • The EO established an Interagency Working Group to advance and coordinate work regarding HBCUs.
    • The federal HBCU initiative office was moved back into the White House, a move that leaders had requested under President Obama.
    • President Trump has appropriated more money than any other president to HBCUs.
    • The President signed legislation to increase federal funding for HBCUs by 13%, the highest level ever.
    • President Trump signed the FUTURE Act into law. The law permanently funds HBCUs and simplifies the FAFSA application.
    • The President worked with Congress to lift the ban on Pell Grants on summer classes.
    • Through the Capital Financing Program, the Administration has provided more than $500 million in loans to HBCUs.
    • The President directed the entire federal government to develop a strategy to support HBCUs. To date, this has been supported by 32 departments and agencies.
    • The Administration has forgiven more than $300 million in outstanding debt for four schools impacted by natural disasters and the budget provided $10 million to defer loan payments for 6 school facing financial difficulties.
    • The Department of Education worked with HBCUs to protect $80 million in Title III carryover funding.
    • President Trump took a big step to end discriminatory restrictions to prevent faith based HBCUs from accessing federal support.
    • The Administration continues to work with HBCUs to expand apprenticeship opportunities, career choices, and ensure they are receiving adequate support.

Hispanic Americans

Under President Trump’s leadership the Hispanic American community has thrived.

  • Under President Trump, Hispanic Americans have experienced record low unemployment.
  • The Hispanic American unemployment rate hit several record lows in 2019, including falling below 4% for the first time in history.
  • More than 3.1 million jobs have been created for Latino Americans since the President was elected.
  • The median Hispanic American income rose by $1,786 during President Trump’s first year in office.
    • In 2017, the median Hispanic American income hit its highest ever recorded level ($50,486).
  • Since taking office, the Hispanic American homeownership rose by more than a percentage point (46.3% to 47.4%).
  • President Trump renegotiated freer and fairer trade deals such as the USMCA.
  • President Trump has stood up to socialism and communism in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
    • Thanks to pressure from President Trump, over 50 countries followed President Trump’s leadership in recognizing Juan Guaidó as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.
    • The Trump administration has rolled back President Obama’s disastrous rapprochement with Cuba, which only benefited the country’s dictatorship instead of its people.
    • At the direction of President Trump, the Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against senior officials in the Nicaraguan regime for their role in human rights abuses and undermining democracy.
  • The President has made it clear that American interests do not align with failed socialist policies.

Asian Americans

Under President Trump’s leadership Asian American unemployment has reached record lows.

  • Asian American unemployment has hit record lows under President Trump.
    • The lowest ever record unemployment rate for Asian Americans (2.1%) came in June 2019.

Working Families

President Trump is committed to supporting working families.

  • The President’s historic tax reforms doubled the child tax credit benefitting nearly 40 million American families with an average of over $2,200 dollars in 2019.
  • Millions of workers gained bonuses, wage increases and increased job benefits thanks to the historic legislation.
    • In tax year 2019, nearly 40 million families benefitted from the child tax credit (CTC), receiving an average benefit of $2,200 – totaling credits of $88 billion.
    • In tax year 2019, nearly 6 million families benefitted from the child and dependent care tax credit (CDCTC), receiving an average benefit of $551 – totaling credits of $3 billion.
  • President Trump approved the largest paid parental leave program ever, guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid leave for all federal workers.
  • The President has signed into law the largest ever expansion of the Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG) to States – from $3.9 to $5.8 billion.
    • This funding helps low-income families.
    • Childcare wait lists have greatly decreased and have been eliminated in dozens of states.
  • President Trump was the first President to include paid family leave in his budget
  • President Trump’s pro-growth economy has led to more opportunity and bigger paychecks.

Message from Joseph Albergo – Trump Victory Team Field Coordinator for Collier

Joseph Albergo
Collier County Field Director
Trump Victory Campaign

From Joe Albergo at the Monthly CCREC Meeting on May 4th

Returning to Work (Administration)

  • Last night, President Trump held a virtual town hall at the Lincoln Memorial.
  • President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force have led an unprecedented, comprehensive, and aggressive whole of America and data-driven approach to slow the spread of the virus. This early and decisive response started in January.
  • We are seeing signs of progress and it is now time to reopen the countryand get America back to work.
  • The President and the White House Coronavirus Task Force have expanded testing. Soon, over 2 million tests could be conducted per week.
    • 5 million tests have been conducted, far more than any other country.
  • President Trump has led the largest national mobilization since World War II to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies.
    • 75 million N95 masks have been delivered.
    • 100,000 ventilators by the end of this year. No one who has needed a ventilator has gone without one.
    • Project Airbridge has completed 100 flights airlifted nearly 750 million pieces of PPE.
    • Vaccine candidates and therapeutics are rapidly being developed.
  • President Trump has helped secure economic relief for small businesses, workers, and hospitals that were hardest hit.
    • Close to 120 million Americans have received Economic Impact Payment checks.
    • In the second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), 2.2 million loans worth over $175 billion have been processed since April 27.
    • The SBA has processed over 3.8 million loans in less than a month.
    • The Trump Administration will distribute $12 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments to 395 hospitals across the country.
  • The President built the strongest economy in the world and he will do so again.
  • President Trump was the right leader at the right time to get us through this pandemic.
    • A recent Gallup pollshowed the President’s approval rating at an all-time high, 49%.
  • Together, we will emerge from this pandemic stronger and more united than before.

Campaign update:

  • Historical campaign
  • In the process of building the largest ground game in campaign History
  • Created the largest digital campaign in History in 24 hours
  • 4 million calls were made over the recent National Weekend of Action
  • 5 million calls on National day of action in March
  • Historical candidate
  • Most accomplishments of any administration (com)
  • Epic response to the Cornoavirus pandemic (despite #fakenews)
  • The only candidate that has proven he can deliver on America’s top two issues:
  1. Who will hold China accountable?
  2. Who will rejoice this economy?
  • Florida stats since 3/13
  • 770,000 calls made last week
  • 7 million since we started (our goal was 4 million so we will blow that away this week, maybe already have)
  • 450 volunteers activated in FL for National Weekend of Action
  • Region 9 stats  since 3/13
  • 200,000 calls since we started
  • 0ver 42,000 calls last week
  • 39 volunteers active over the National Weekend of Action
  • Phases of any campaign
  • Voter Registration > Persuasion > Get Out the Vote (usually after labor day)
  • Phase of campaign determines types of lists we are reaching out to
  • Expect persuasion mode to go longer than in previous elections
  • TV commercials getting ready to start (saw 1st on last night during town hall)
  • New Trump app for devices
  • Local website/calendar of events
  • Upcoming National Week of Action, 11th – 17th
  • President Trump sent us a message on one of our calls with Brad Parscale. He said he is very proud of the campaign team. He will not let us down. He will continue to fight for this country and our people.
  • Call to Action – we had 39 volunteers on the phones for one or more shifts each over the NWOA. We need 100 on phones for one or more shifts over the upcoming 11th-17th(National Week of Action)
Fill out my online form.

Winning and Winning for Trump

Hello Trump Victory Team SWFL!

I  hope this email finds you and your families well. Please pray for a speedy recovery for one of our volunteers, Georgette Serenko, who had a serious accident last week.

And we just keep WINNING! The Florida Trump Victory team just passed 4,000,0000 phone calls yesterday! And we continue to lead the country in our connection rate, which means we are engaging with voters on behalf of our President, the only way we can during these challenging times. Your Region 9 (Collier/Lee Counties) has surpassed 200,000 phone calls. But the Biden campaign is getting started. They are trying to get their socialist message out.

Therefore, Trump Victory is asking for massive ACTION during the National Week of Action (NWOA). We need every volunteer from 5/11-5/17 to take at least one shift or more to continue our Winning streak. We will be making phone calls from the comfort of our homes on either our smart phone or computer. We will be “Setting the Record Straight” and delivering the “Real News vs the Fake News”.  Starting Monday, Trump Victory is asking for commitments from volunteers to call and engage with voters for the re-election of our President, Donald J Trump! To be ‘activated’ into the Army for Trump please select a mission, shift day/time.

Monday 5/11 – Sunday 5/17





*If you can do a different time frame just let us know, these are the suggested shifts.

If you need training please login in to our calendar of events and register for the upcoming training that works for you,

For any questions please contact your Field Organizer or reply to this email.

Collier County – Joseph Albergo,, 732-338-8780

Lee County – Cape Coral – Cindy Holliday,, 239-839-6203

Fort Myers/Surrounding areas, Bryan Reber,,. 646-385-050

I look forward to your show of support for President Trump.


Yours in Victory,

Missi Lastra

Regional Field Director

RPOF/Trump Victory



Keep America Great!”

Governor Ron DeSantis’ COVID Response: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Governor Ron DeSantis’ COVID Response:
Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. 
Plan for Florida’s Recovery

May 4, 2020

Gov. DeSantis meets with President Trump
Last Monday kicked off a very busy week for  Governor Ron DeSantis who met with the President of the United States to  discuss Florida’s methodical and data-driven approach to the COVID 19 pandemic.  He shared data points, and best practices that have helped the state flatten the curve.  The Governor also took the time to applaud Floridians, healthcare workers and all those who played an important role in keeping Floridians safe.  The Governor visited the White House for a discussion about how states can reopen their economies after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step
On Wednesday, in a televised news conference, at the Florida Capitol, Governor DeSantis, announced his phased, methodical and data-driven approach to re-opening Florida on May 4.  During his address Gov. DeSantis said it has been a tough two months for our state and country and that despite the coronavirus being a formidable enemy, especially for our elderly and medically vulnerable populations, that Floridians are resilient.

Gov. DeSantis shared, “… we’ve lost Floridians, which is never an easy thing, but it’s been made all the more difficult by the fact that due to visitor restrictions at hospitals, they were not even able to say goodbye to their loved ones.”


PHASE I Re-Opening

During this week’s address he also outlined his Re-Opening Florida plan and stressed that it allows Florida to take a step; small, deliberate, methodical, and based on consultation with some of the state’s greatest physicians, towards a more hopeful future. Phase I, will for the time being, exclude Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm beach counties until the data shows otherwise. We all agree with the Governor that there is light at the end of the tunnel. One of his top priorities is protecting Floridians, while also focusing on a Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step plan to economic recovery.

The Plan has seven guiding principles: (1) Public Health and Safety, (2) Health Care System readiness, (3) Protection of the Vulnerable, (4) Economic Recovery, (5) Protection of Civil Liberties & Maintaining Individual Rights, (6) Public Confidence, (7) Partnership with Local Communities.

To read the Governor’s Executive Order on Phase I click here.

Graphic from @FLGOPMajority

Governor DeSantis launched a new drive-through testing site in Escambia County.

Governor DeSantis held a press conference Friday with Congressman Matt Gaetz and Florida National Guard Adjutant General James Eifert to announce a new drive-through testing site in Escambia County. The drive-thru site is able to test up to 400 individuals a day for individuals over the age of 18 regardless of symptoms.

Governor DeSantis announces limited re-opening of state parks for active recreation.

Also on Friday, Governor DeSantis held a press conference at Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville and was joined by Mayor Lenny Curry where he announced that as of today, 80 Florida State Parks will open access to trails, and some day use areas, including some beach access with limited facilities. For list of parks please click here.

Orlando Small Business Roundtable — Salons, Barber Shops

The Governor also had a very busy weekend and made his way to Orlando on Saturday where he hosted a roundtable discussion with small business owners at the OhSoooJazzy Hair Salon in Orlando. The business leaders and community leaders discussed the steps that would need to be taken to safely reopen barber shops, hair salons and nail salons. To watch the roundtable discussion please click here. After the roundtable discussion, the Governor and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings held a press conference where the Governor discussed latest testing data, and highlighted the state’s and Orange County’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Video of the press conference can be found here.

Elective Surgeries

And just yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis made his way to Daytona to talk about Phase I of his Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. The Governor met with doctors and health care professionals regarding elective surgeries resuming in hospitals on May 4, 2020.


Quotes of the Week

President Donald Trump: 
“But this is a good example of a partnership between the federal government and a state government. Ron has been great and some of your friends, some of the other governors have done a good job, and some haven’t done a very good job. I’ll be honest with you, some have not.”

Congressman Dan Bishop:
“I think it’s time to get North Carolina back to work. We’ve had 700,000 jobs lost. I think one of the better models are those like Governor DeSantis in Florida, Governor of Texas, are getting started now. It’s time to do that in North Carolina.

Dr. Deborah Birx:
“The Governor described a really important insight, he went where the virus could cause the most damage to human beings. And so he went into the nursing homes to really proactively test.” 

Governor Ron DeSantis:
“Fear is our enemy… Now we’re resourceful people with a can-do spirit. We can do what we need to do to protect our vulnerable populations from the coronavirus while taking safe, smart steps toward rebuilding Florida.”

Dr. Janette Nesheiwat:
“Governor DeSantis is doing what every state in every Governor should do. Planning and preparation guided by data, slowly phasing the reopening of the economy. He’s focusing on… African-Americans, Hispanic Latinos, ensuring contact tracing and testing is available. I think he’s doing all the right things, moving in the right direction overall.”

Bill Bennett — Former United States Secretary of Education under President Reagan:
“The tale of these two states, New York and Florida, illustrates that perhaps the media should have been less adulatory of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and given Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis more attention. Instead, the facts and statistics reveal the media got this backward.”



Gov. Ron DeSantis on how Florida effectively handled coronavirus pandemic without draconian lockdown orders:

Governor DeSantis tailored and measured approach:

Mayor Curry Thanks Governor DeSantis for his Leadership:

What They Are Saying

Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Plan for Florida’s Recovery

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez said
, “The health and well-being of Florida’s residents continues to be our highest priority, but we also recognize that Florida’s economy has been negatively impacted as a result of this pandemic. Today, under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, we are taking a strong step in the right direction towards prudently re-opening our state. I’m grateful to be a part of such an incredible undertaking and look forward to seeing Floridians thrive once again.”

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “I want to thank Governor DeSantis for his commitment to Florida’s law enforcement community and for keeping the needs of our first responders in mind while making difficult decisions regarding public safety and the COVID-19 pandemic. This health crisis will continue to present unprecedented challenges, but no matter what is thrown at them, Florida’s brave law enforcement officers always answer the call of duty to protect the communities they love.”

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said, “As we move forward with COVID-19 recovery efforts and the re-opening of Florida’s economy, I look forward to ramping up our hospitality, retail, and tourism industries and ensuring Floridians can get back to work safely. As we re-open, it is vital that we work to protect our Triple-A bond rating and safeguard our state’s overall fiscal health. I thank Governor DeSantis for his leadership in protecting the health and safety of our communities while working to ensure we safely reopen our great state. Floridians are resilient and we are in this together.”

Senate President Bill Galvano said, “The Safe, Smart, Step-By-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery announced today by Governor DeSantis represents a fact-based, strategic and measured approach that responsibly balances the resilient spirit of hardworking Floridians across our state who are eager to return to work with sensible and science-based public health guidelines developed in conjunction with medical professionals. While no function of government is more important than the safety of the people we serve, it is also imperative that we protect the rights of Floridians to exercise their liberties and earn a living. I was honored to serve on Governor DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force and appreciate the critical work the Governor and his team undertook to develop strategies that will help our fellow Floridians and our economy recover as quickly as possible, while maintaining a focus on public safety as our number one priority.”

House Speaker Jose Oliva said, “This is a strong first step on our path back to normalcy. I commend Governor DeSantis for his continued efforts in returning our great state to prosperity through thoughtful and deliberate methods. The Governor has guided us through this crisis with results that far outperformed the models as well as other states. I am confident his leadership will return us to a thriving Florida.”



Graphics to Share


State of Florida Resources 

News Roundup

DeSantis announces Florida will start opening businesses Monday with restrictions

Joe Gruters praises Ron DeSantis’ phased approach for reopening Florida

Bennett & Leibsohn: Coronavirus response — compare Florida with New York, and look at the results so far.

We are ready to open: Health experts join Ron DeSantis as reopening nears

DeSantis: Florida’s positive corona virus test rate drops in half in less than two weeks

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Welcomes Sports Back to Florida, Fan Attendance Possible in June

Poll: Floridians largely approve of Ron DeSantis’ reopening plan, share cautious approach

Re-Open Florida Task Force recommendations would ramp up economy

Small business group praises Gov. DeSantis for plan to begin reopening state

DeSantis fires back at coronavirus critics, says Florida didn’t have issues other states did

Ron DeSantis encourages Floridians to go to hospitals without fear

State opens 10th COVID-19 drive-thru test site in Pensacola

DeSantis announces reopening of state parks beginning Monday

Gov. DeSantis works toward reopening Florida hair salon after roundtable discussion

Gov. DeSantis: Antibody kits have arrived and testing is coming

Governor vows to work toward reopening Florida hair salons soon

Walk-up COVID-19 testing to be held in Pensacola

Coronavirus: DeSantis says hospitals ready for return of elective surgeries during Daytona visit