Polk County Florida Dems News

Progress Florida to Deliver Petitions to Gov. Scott

Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Florida Politics

The Progress Florida team is heading to the State Capitol next week to deliver petitions to Gov. Rick Scott and the Secretary of the Florida Dept. of Health (DOH). There, we will join allies to call on the Dept. of Health to act on an important reproductive rights issue -

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News from The Florida Democratic Party

Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Florida Politics

Blue News Upcoming FDP Events Rural Tour Visits Palatka Join FDP for the next stop on our Rural Tour in Palatka, Florida. On July 26 from 6pm-8pm, FDP chair Terrie Rizzo will be hosting a "Chatting with the Chair" event in Palatka Price-Martin Center. More information here! Day of Action On July 29, FDP will

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Don't miss these important events!

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Several key opportunities to show your robust support of the Blue Wave and our great Democratic Candidates are just around the corner.  Time to mark your calendars, register and buy your tickets.  Make your plans now!  This election and the future of our democracy depends on all of us participating, educating and engaging. Democratic Women’s

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12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking DNC & Clinton Campaign

Sat, Jul 14, 2018

U.S. Politics

Earlier today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign in 2016.This indictment from Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes it clearer than ever: The Russian government attacked our democracy in 2016, and the DNC

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Polk County Progressives – Candidate Forum to be held on July 16

Thu, Jul 5, 2018

Florida Primary Races

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact James Roche, Candidate Assessment & Voter Awareness Committee Chair Polk County Progressive Democratic Caucus Telephone: +1 (561) 955-0940 Email: jim.roche100@gmail.com Polk County Progressives – Candidate Forum to be held on July 16th in Bartow, Florida Democratic candidates for three US House of Representatives districts and six Florida House and Senate

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Florida Democratic Party Launches Statewide Medicaid Expansion Tour

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Florida Politics

On Tuesday, the Florida Democratic Party launched its statewide “The Time is Now: Medicaid Expansion Tour” in Gainesville. At the event, Mayor Lauren Poe and Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut, amongst other local activists, discussed why Medicaid expansion is one of the most critical issues in the 2018 election — and

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Republican secretary of state in Ohio can purge eligible voters from voter rolls

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

U.S. Politics

You may have heard that the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Republican secretary of state in Ohio can purge eligible voters from voter rolls who haven't voted in two years. Let me explain how this decision affects 2018, 2020, and future elections:This ruling will embolden Republicans

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American Petroleum Institute announced Wednesday a multi-state “Explore Offshore” coalition

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Florida Politics

"TALLAHASSEE --- Proponents of drilling for oil and natural gas haven’t given up on tapping areas closer to Florida’s shoreline despite repeated assurances those waters will be exempt from a White House plan to expand exploration. The Washington, D.C.-based American Petroleum Institute announced Wednesday a multi-state “Explore Offshore” coalition to

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FDP Announces Achievement Grant Program for Counties

Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Florida Politics

We are so excited to announce the launch of the FDP Achievement Grant program for our DEC’s! As part of the program, the Florida Democratic Party is making more than $20,000 in additional grants available to small, medium and large county DEC'sfor the 2018 election cycle. Achievement Grant checks will be cut

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FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

Fri, May 25, 2018

U.S. Politics

Reuters: The FBI warned today that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The agency urged the owners of many brands of routers to turn them off and on again and download updates from

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