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Mixon Fruit Farms 2525 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208


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Dear Patriot,


Raj Doraisamy, Co-founder of Defend Florida, featured speaker

Manatee Patriots’ fabulous potluck

MC Cap’t Matt Bruce

Vendors, Book Raffle, Candidates, and MORE


Come celebrate with us! It’s Manatee Patriots’ 13th Anniversary Event at Mixon’s beautiful covered Pavilion Tuesday, April 19 from 6 - 8 pm at Mixon’s Fruit Farms. You’ll hear the latest news from Co-founder Raj Doraisamy about what Defend Florida is doing, and get to enjoy Cap’t Matt Bruce of AM 860 WGUL in Tampa. Bring a dish to share and come hungry—our potlucks are famous.


Mixon’s Pavilion is located north of the Honeybell, our regular meeting place. You’ll park in the same parking lot as usual. Enter the Pavilion from the circular drive. 

Thank you to those who brought cold drink cups Tuesday April 12. We appreciate you!


Read on to be informed about important events and simple actions you can take to make a difference. 

We had the pleasure of hearing Amanda Ballard speak during our April 12 meeting.  Everyone present agreed that she is a Rock Star!  You can view Amanda's presentation by visiting the "Past Meetings Video" page on our website.  To go there now, simply click this link.

In this Email


•   Raj Doraisamy Bio 

•   From Defend Florida: ACTION ALERT! Call One Day—New opportunity Each Week to get involved and expand our impact!

•   Support Jason Bearden— SIGN UP for the Conservative Classic Golf Tournament April 16


What: Manatee Patriots’ 13th Anniversary Event 

When: Tuesday, April 19, 6 - 8 pm

Where: Mixon’s Fruit Farms Pavilion

             2525 27th St. E.

             Bradenton, FL 34208


Questions? Contact Manatee Patriots at 941-301-4636 or Email:


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Our meetings are free, informal and fun, and you’ll meet like-minded patriots, learn about our government and our freedoms, and get encouraged, inspired and informed.


Raj Doraisamy Bio


Raj Doraisamy is a CPA and a first generation American who came to this country from Africa. He has seen first-hand that where he came from is where America is heading towards right now. He believes the ONLY way to alter this predictable trajectory is for everyday Americans to take an informed stand. 


He founded Defend Florida and co-founded Defend Our Union to train and mobilize Americans who, like him, have “been too busy” and “uninformed” to take coordinated effective actions. 

Please see his talk at Clay Clark’s Re-Open America here


From Defend Florida: 

ACTION ALERT! Call One Day—New opportunity Each Week to get involved and expand our impact!


Here is a new initiative by Defend Florida that will give everyone a chance to participate in our fight for freedom.


Hi, my name is Debbie Faris and I'm with Defend Florida. 


I am spearheading the Call One Day initiative (see below) and I'm reaching out to ask for your direct involvement. (it's easy but important). Thank you so much beforehand for your time and support, I look forward to your response. 


One Call = 100 Voices #5 April 11-16:

We continue to voice our opinion to Disney. Let them know you are upset:


Contact: or 407 824 2222

My name is _____ and I am calling to register a complaint. As a Floridian, I am appalled at Disney's stand against Governor DeSantis. The bill he signed is not anti-gay, its all about parental rights. I am opposed to any agenda or curriculum that seeks to groom grade school children or sexualize them.


Disney's stance speaks volumes so I am discouraging my family and friends from engaging with a company that is contrary to our morals and values. Your company is showing contempt towards the traditional family and I don't appreciate the insertion of a woke agenda into the movies and other products. Thank you for taking note and I am so sorry your workplace is no longer the happiest place on earth. 850-717-9337

Hi Governor DeSantis, my name is _____  and I'm with Defend Florida.

I'm calling to thank you for signing HB 1557. I know this bill was about our parental rights and not woke Disney's soundbite. Your stance to protect our children is greatly appreciated. God bless you and your family.


To quickly learn more about this situation:


Get informed on HB1557:


Women Impacting the Nation (WIN) is affiliated with Defend Florida in support of Parental Rights.


Best regards, 



About Call One Day________________________

When those who govern fear the people, they will govern wisely.


The Goal

For Defend Florida to become a politicians worst nightmare or their best ally. Ultimately, for Defend Florida's leadership to be granted a golden pass to any elected or government official so our message and solutions will be enacted with expediency.


The Premise

Save for the few exceptions, most elected officials only care about the voters when it is election time. If we develop the reputation that Defend Florida can summon/activate the voters at a statewide level, they will understand we are a force that can alter (or aid) their political aspirations.


The Opportunity

The "Call One Day" initiative (COD): designates one day a week for Defend Florida’s membership and affiliates to flood the politicians with phone calls. This approach accomplishes the following goals:


1) Legislators will understand we are active and our reach is state wide.

2) Voters will become used to making the phone calls regularly. When we actually need to mobilize our base to influence legislation, the action is familiar and easy.

3) Defend Florida becomes a brand.

4) Voters are engaged and informed via the call script.


You can all join by texting SPEAK to 91776 and you’ll receive your first instruction. Keep in mind that one phone call translates into 100 votes. This is something everyone can do that is relevant but easy. 


Support Jason Bearden— SIGN UP for the Conservative Classic Golf Tournament April 16


Do you want to keep Manatee county a great place to live? Do you want to support a local, patriot candidate who’ll defend your rights? OF COURSE YOU DO! 


Have a fun time and SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by SIGNING UP for the Conservative Classic golf tournament Saturday, April 16 at 2 pm. 


Follow these steps to sign up:

1.  Visit

2.  Click “click to attend” (this will take them to the eventbrite page)

3.  Click “tickets”

4.  Select package (people will sign up individually and be placed within a team prior to the event - a coordinator will reach out individually to confirm teams)

5.  After checking out, those who already have other individuals they’d like to have on their team should email and include team member names


Let’s KEEP MANATEE GREAT and do our part! 


An Informed Citizenry is the best weapon against tyranny!

Now more than ever, Conservatives need to be organized and informed.  There still remains a number of Manatee Patriots subscribers missing vital information. So we are providing a link so that you can update your information in order for us to keep you informed on important issues, meetings, and events.  To do so, simply click this link.