Eileen Fleming's Biography
I was born on 27 January 1954 and lived the
first three years of my life in Greenwich Village, N.Y.C. in a neighborhood
where Dorothy Day, Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan passed
I came of age in Levittown, Long Island but
have been a creature of the Deep South for over thirty years.
I worked in the ghettos and low-income projects of Orlando as a Visiting Nurse
for ten years before marrying Dr. John S. Fleming, Internist/Geriatrician/Teacher
in 1990. We moved to 10 acres of environmentally protected land in South Lake
County in 1998.
Since moving to South Lake County, I have donated over 1,000 hours at the
Westminster Care Center, mostly in the Alzheimer's Unit. I was a weekly volunteer
and founder of the Reading Pals Program at Groveland Elementary School from
2000-2005. In 2011 I began volunteering with a non-profit that ministers to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Lake County, Fl.
I began to dream of serving in the US House of Representative shortly after founding this site.
On 7 January 2012, I founded:
Long story short:
I want to serve my state and nation because I believe the well being of every
resident in Florida is connected to the well being of every American.
The well being of every American is
connected to the well being of every human being and every form of life on our
One must not just act locally and think globally, for to whom much is
given, much more is required.
I have been to the Occupied Palestinian
Territories seven times since June 2005 and am convinced the 'war on terror'
must be fought at the root-and all roads lead US to Jerusalem.
I will work to protect the environment, the
nurturing of children, the building of Habitat for Humanity homes for single parent families.
If elected I will donate ALL my take home
pay after expenses to travel, live and work in D.C. to finance Habitat for Humanity
homes for qualifying single parent families and veterans in the district I serve.
I will have an open door for my
constituents; but lobbyists will have to make an appointment.
I will seek to reconcile and mend foreign
relationships and uphold the spirit and intention of the Constitution of
America that successfully separated and balanced governmental powers to
safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality,
and of the central and state governments.
One's religion; faith, ethics and values
should guide them; and NOT be used to control another.
People I admire most:
Brigid of Ireland: who had a fire in her
belly for the poor and oppressed.
Terese of Liseux, who did little things with
The eccentric Francis of Assisi: who talked
to birds and mooned his father and a Bishop in the same moment.
Thomas Paine, Reverend Martin Luther King,
Jr., Mordechai Vanunu, Mairead Maguire, Thomas Merton, the Berrigan Brothers, the Jesuit John
Dear, the radical Matthew Fox, who is a former Roman and now Episcopal priest.
The very right, Palestinian Anglican Reverend Naim Ateek, American Israeli Jeff
Halper who co-founded and is coordinator of Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions and anyone who has ever stood up for the underdog's human rights
and all who seek peace through justice.
But most especially, my role model and the 'patron saint' of my website:
Dorothy Day, who a century ago agitated church, state and mainstream media most
eloquently through her periodical The Catholic Worker, which persists
Favorite Bible Verse:
"What does God require? He has told you
o'man! Be just, be merciful, and walk humbly with your Lord." -Micah 6:8
Favorite Fiction: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Movies: Field of Dreams, A Hard Days Night, The Concert for Bangladesh,
Little Shop of Horrors, The Blues Brothers with John Belushi, Good
Night and Good Luck and V for Vendetta.
Musicians: Bob Dylan, U2, the Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon,
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Stevie Ray
Vaughn, Jeff Healy, Bob Marley and vintage ZZ TOP.
Favorite Fun: Rollerblading, hiking, white water rafting, swimming, agitating church, state and limp MSM.
Favorite Founding Father: Tom Paine
after I had published the pamphlet "Common Sense" [on Feb. 14, 1776] in
America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the
system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of
religion... The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to
do good is my religion."-Tom Paine
In solidarity Yes We Can begin the world again!