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Dear Patriot,

So what exactly does the Clerk of the Court do? 

You’ll find out Tuesday March 29 at Manatee Patriots when you meet Angel Colonneso. 


Come to the “Tuesday night place to be” to hear Angel Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Court, Tuesday March 29 at 6 pm at Mixon’s Fruit Farms. 


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


In this Email

   Angelina Colonneso Bio 

•   From Defend Florida: ACTION ALERT! Call One Day—An opportunity for all to get involved and expand our impact!

•   Visit Mixon’s Craft Fair Saturday, March 26 from 11 am - 3 pm

•   From Jeff Young: Mark your Calendars— 2A Rally April 16

•   From Jarvis Williams: Call Senate Judiciary Committee on SCOTUS Nominee


Who: Angel Colonneso

WhenTuesday, March 29, 6 - 8 pm

Where: Mixon’s Fruit Farms Honeybell Hall

             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 can enjoy our free light refreshments at our snack bar. You’ll meet like-minded patriots, learn about our government and our freedoms, and get encouraged, inspired and informed.


Angelina Colonneso Bio

Angelina (Angel) M. Colonneso is a lifelong resident of Manatee County, Florida. She attended Jessie P. Miller Elementary, is a graduate of St. Joseph’s School and later graduated from Manatee High School in 1986. 


While she was in high school and college, she worked for Bealls Department Store and was the first scholarship recipient of the Robert M. Beall Sr. Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship. 


Angel earned her Associate of Arts degree from Manatee Community College in 1989 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 1991 where she was inducted into the National Criminal Justice Honor Society as well as Alpha Chi National Honor Society. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000. 


While attending New England School of Law, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Criminal Procedure.  Graduating in the top third of her class, Angel was named to the Dean's List during four consecutive semesters of schooling.


Angel has nearly 30 years of public service to Manatee County. She served as an Assistant State Attorney under Earl Moreland for over a decade, prosecuting numerous crimes including gang violence, homicides, and DUIs, with over half of her years of public service being with the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, serving in multiple departments, including serving as General Counsel to her predecessor, R.B. “Chips” Shore.


Angel has been a member of the Manatee County Bar Association since 2000, having served as both a Director and an Officer. She is a member of the Manatee Memorial Hospital Women’s Action Committee, Bradenton Kiwanis Club and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and has served on the board of the Leadership Manatee Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Manatee County Historical Commission. Her other community activities include: Take Stock in Children – Mentor; Project Teach, sponsored by the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce; Manatee County Mock Trial competition panel judge; Trial Judge for Teen Court; Manatee County History Fair judge; she has also volunteered for various community events and projects involving Habitat for Humanity, Dive Into Reading, Bill Galvano One-Stop Center, Speaking of Women's Health and Visible Men Academy; Kids Against Hunger; Christmas in August; and Better Manatee Day. She is a 2012-2013 graduate of Leadership Manatee.


Angel was recently elected by her peers around the state to serve as President on the Executive Board of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptroller’s Association and is active in many of the Association’s committees including the Legislative Committee, Justice Partners Committee; Strategic Planning Committee, and serves as Chair of the Clericus Workgroup as well as the Education Committee. 


She has also served on various Best Practices Committees of the Florida Clerk’s Association and has made presentations at both Clerk’s Conferences and the New Clerk’s Academy. She currently serves on the Access Governance Board, the Criminal Case Initiation Workgroup, and has served on the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee, all subcommittees of the Florida Courts Technology Commission. Angel was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the Florida Courts Technology Commission. Additionally, she was appointed by Senate President Bill Galvano to serve a two-year term on the Executive Council of the Clerk of Court Operations Corporation. Angel was also featured on ABC 7 News - Amazing Woman of the Suncoast and in the Next Gen Magazine April/May 2018 issue.


From Defend Florida

ACTION ALERT! Call One Day—An opportunity for all 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. 


For the Week of March 21-25:


Your ONE call means 100 votes and legislators will pay attention if we all call. Please tell 10 others to do this.


Rep 772-778-5005 

Rep 941-708-5660

Rep  904-242-3495

Sen Debbie Mayfield: 321-409-2025 


“Hi Representative (or Senator)______, my name is _____  and I'm with Defend Florida.

I’m calling to thank you for your support of Election Integrity. As a concerned citizen who cares about the upcoming midterms, I am very pleased that Senate Bill 524 has been passed.


If calling Tommy Gregory mention: “Your calm and collected debate was impressive.”

If calling Cord Byrd mention: “We also want to thank your aide Katherine Woodby for her help and are looking forward to collaborating with you again.”


Defend Florida’s membership notes the role you’ve played with this bill and we are grateful for your support. Have a great day!”



To learn about SB 524:


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. 


From Jeff Young

Mark your Calendars— 2A Rally April 16



From Jarvis Williams

Call Senate Judiciary Committee on SCOTUS Nominee


Please take action NOW to thank Hawley, Cruz, and Blackburn who have questioned this judge. Tell all the Senators we don’t like her soft crime stance on pedophiles/pornography, her desire to help Gitmo detainees, and her belief in radical CRT and white privilege. The hearings will end on Thursday.


Re: SCOTUS NOMINEE Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson

Judge Jackson has some controversial rulings. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has raised the concern that the judge is soft on crime pertaining to child pornography. In seven examples, Hawley stated that the judge sentenced criminals to less than the federal guidelines and what the prosecutors called for. Also, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is concerned about parental rights in schools as the judge serves on the board of a school that teaches kindergarteners about white privilege and that these five year olds can choose their gender. 


CALL the SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE to reject the nomination of Judge Jackson:  


Chair Sen Dick Durbin (D) (202) 224-2152

Charles Grassley (202) 224-3744 

Marsha Blackburn (202) 224-3344

Lindsay Graham (202) 224-5972

John Kennedy (202) 224-4623

Ted Cruz (202) 224-5922 

Josh Hawley (202) 224-6154

John Cornyn (202) 224-2934

Tom Cotton (202) 224-2353

Mike Lee (202) 224-5444 

Ben Sasse (202) 224-4224

Thom Tillis (202) 224-6342


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