club and other events events are listed on the events calendar

Polk County regular club and caucus meetings can be found by clicking the "Find Events" button that looks like this:


Please address any concerns and updates to Beacon@SolivitaDemocrats.org

2018 Florida Legislative Session begins in September

The 2018 Legislative Session begins early this year. Here's the Committee Week Schedule for the 2018 Session:

Tuesday, September 12 - Friday, September 15 (Meetings will begin on Tuesday, September 12 on or after 1:00 p.m.)
Monday, October 9 -Friday, October 13
Monday, October 23 -Friday, October 27
Monday, November 6 -Thursday, November 9 (Meetings will conclude prior to the observance of the Veterans' Day holiday on Friday, November 10)
Monday, November 13 -Friday, November 17
Monday, December 4 -Friday, December 8

The Regular Session will convene on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Please contact one of your local legislators to find out the date of your delegation meeting. We need to prepare speakers to address our priorities at these county meetings.

GOP Draws Up Their "Healthcare" Plan Behind Closed Doors

Trump (And The GOP) Don't Care About Your Healthcare

Don't Agonize! Let's get organized!!!!

This is important! Really easy action...

SENATE "HEALTHCARE" BILL ACTION ALERT!!!

The Senate Finance Committee Office (202 224 4515) is keeping count of Americans requesting public hearings on Senate 'healthcare" bill.
Please call & request that Public Hearings be held.
We need more callers. The phone is answered 8:30am - 6:30pm (EST)
Copy / Paste / SHARE Widely -- and Please Call!!

More ways to stop the Senate "Healthcare" Bill

Mitch McConnell has exposed his latest "healthcare" bill to sunlight.

The delay of the Senate vote shows that the efforts of the resistance movement are working and now is the time to turn up the heat. Republicans are running away from Trumpcare. And if a vote were held today, Trumpcare would lose.

Republicans will keep trying to pass a bill . Republicans, anxious at the prospect of facing the righteous anger from their constituents during the long August recess, will want to pass the bill as soon as possible. The good news is that if we can make it until August without a vote, then there's a good chance that Trumpcare really will be dead for the foreseeable future.

We can stop this bill, if we turn up the heat and keep it on. Here are five things that you can do to help stop Trumpcare:

  1. Call your Republican Senator Marco Rubio at 855-912-2982. Call every day. Tell him to vote NO on Trumpcare, which would take health care away from 22 million Americans. If you have trouble getting through, you can also find your senator's website (with district office phone numbers that you can call) here.

  2. Urge your friends and family across America to call their senators at 855-912-2982. You can also write personal notes to friends and family, especially those who live in Alaska, West Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, Maine, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Arkansas. Be sure to include the phone number 855-912-2982.

If not for the uprising of millions of Americans, Trumpcare would have been signed into law months ago. Now, thanks to the voices of grassroots activists fighting for their lives, its end could be within reach ... If we keep going at full throttle.

The key thing here is that the whole country has to know what's going on—that this isn't yet a victory. It's a setback for the Republican agenda overall (since Trumpcare's slowdown delays other priorities), a sign that our resistance is working, and an opportunity to double down and stop this zombie bill from returning yet again.

We rallied to organize a three-state tour with Bernie Sanders; we had huge Washington, D.C., rallies this week with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, and many others; we're buying an unprecedented amount of ads; and we're completely maxing out the capacity of our new technology to reach progressive activists whom we can't reach by email. Concerned peoplee are hitting the phones, sharing stories, attending local events, and driving for hours to make your voices heard.

Because the truth is: If folks know what's really happening and take action, we will win. Everyone hates this bill. When people understand that this bill really is on the verge of being passed, they get off the sidelines. And we need everyone to stand up and take action—the roar of the American people against this bill has to be deafening.

Bowling FUN-raiser brings in $800+ for the DEC!



More than 40 Democrats took part of this fun event on Wednesday at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales. We celebrated our State Committeewoman Karen Welzel's birthday and generally had a ball! You can still contribute to our efforts,  send your donation to Polk County Democrats, 630 E. Main St. Suite 10, Haines City, FL 33844. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Keeping track of the 2018 Florida Candidates?

Click this link to see who has qualified for each seat in Florida's 2018 Election
http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/candidates/CanList.asp

Watch the first Forum of Florida Democratic Governor Candidates on YouTube!

On June 17, 2017 hundreds of Democrats came to Hollywood, FL to see the first meeting for the three candidates for Florida Governor: Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, and Chris King. DPCF members and voters from across the state submitted questions, asked by moderator Keith Fitzgerald. Watch the full Forum here and be sure to get involved in the 2018 Gubernatorial election!

Here is the link to watch to forum on YouTube:
https://t.co/8lBnve9X9b

Sign the petition to see the president's income tax returns!

Click the link and demand to see the President's income tax returns
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

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Polk DEC - Next meeting August 14, 2017 in Bartow

Next DEC Meeting:
Monday, August 14th, at 6:15p.m.

Polk County Commissioners' Bldg., Commissioners' Chambers on the First Floor
330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL

Our speaker will be Ryan Torrens, Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General.
Contact Chairman Shawn Kinsey at 863-651-1402

or Kinsey_819@yahoo.com for more information.

Rep. Darren Soto held the Grand Opening of his Winter Haven office on June 19th

A large crowd braved inclement weather to attend the grand opening of Rep. Darren Soto's Winter Haven Field Office. The Congressman took time to address his constituents and meet with the various groups and individuals that were on hand to celebrate the event with him.

Our US Rep. Darren Soto held a Town Hall in Winter Haven on Sat., June 3rd

Rep. Soto Town Hall June 3, 2017
The Winter Haven City Commissoners' Chambers were filled to standing room only when US Rep. Darren Soto (FL CD9) addressed his constituents on Saturday, June 3rd. The crowd in attendance appreciated being represented by this honest, knowledgeable, articulate and dedicated individual.
Read The Lakeland Ledger's report on the Town Hall event here.

Polk County Democratic Headquarters – Haines City, FL

PolkDECOffices2017

We have returned to our original
office space and we are seeking
volunteers to help us register
new voters and sign them up to
Vote By Mail!


Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Please donate or volunteer today.


Polk County
Democratic Office

Hours:
11am to 3pm
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday through Monday by appointment

Inside the OK Arcade,
Across from City Hall
651 East Main Street, Suite 10-C,
Haines City, FL 33844

(863) 668-7199


PolkCountyDemocrats@Gmail.com


Office Manager:
TBA

D.E.C. Chairman:
Shawn W. Kinsey
Kinsey_819@yahoo.com

Precinct leaders' party on May 27th was a hit!


Precicnt committee leaders from across Polk County met at the Lake Ashton Club House on Saturday, May 27th to organize their efforts to increase voter turn out and elect Democrats. Many thanks to the Lake Ashton Democratic Club, Kathie & Richard Sutherland, Keith Merritt and the Precinct Recruiting Committee for host the succesful event!

Watch this site for announcement of our next Precicnt Leaders Get-Together!

Building More Effective Clubs - Training Session!

This event was held on Saturday, March 25

Club Training March 25, 2017
Wonderful training on building strong Democratic clubs in Polk County.
Thank you, Karen Cooper Welzel and Democratic Women's Club of East Polk Ridge for hosting this informative training and to all the energetic attendees. A special thanks to Velma Lumpkin and Nancy Hurlbert for sharing your expertise.
— with Nancy Hurlbert, Karen Cooper Welzel, Velma Lumpkin, Audrey Asciutto and Ilse Buzzanca.

Precinct Committee Person Training

This event was held on Saturday, March 25
Precinct Training March  2017

We've taken the first step in turning Polk County blue!

Polk County Democratic Executive Committee held a training session on what it means to be a Precinct Committee Person, how to organize precincts, strategies for talking to our neighbors, and much more. The training was be conducted by Marti Kara, Brevard County DEC , Precinct 429 Committeewoman and Precinct Organization Committee Chair.Many thanks to Glenda Jones for the use of the Neighborhood Community Center facility...and for serving lunch!

That's Absolutely Absurd!

Stephanopoulos GRILLS Kellyanne Conway


Trump Will Win Again?