Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.

By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.


Each morning, at about 3:30 a.m., I wake up to put the finishing touches on the latest edition of Sunburn, the definitive morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Along with my colleague Phil Ammann and, more recently, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, I have been doing this for more than four years. I’ve never asked for anything in return, save your readership. That’s because I am grateful that each of you starts your day with us.

Today, however, I have an urgent request.

Can you spare a turkey?

I’m serious. In the coming days, thousands of hurting families will visit Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa for help with food for Thanksgiving. It’s not just about the food. It’s about the HOPE they feel in knowing that somebody cares about them.

Once again, donations for turkeys are down while demand is up. Metropolitan Ministries needs your help!

I am asking each Sunburn reader to help purchase 50 turkeys this Thanksgiving. You don’t even have to go the store and carry out a Butterball. Just click on this link to donate a frozen turkey right now.

If you choose to donate, please email or message me so we can keep track.

For those wearing proverbial Gucci loafers, if you want to lend an extra hand and match these turkey donations, email me and I will get the word out.

Last year, due to the leadership of former House Speaker Will Weatherford, the generous souls in the political process were able to replace thousands of gifts stolen from one of Metropolitan Ministries’ toy drop-off locations. I am hoping some of you who helped last year can help again

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