Polk County Florida Dems News

Pending FDP Bylaws Changes

Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Bylaws have not been updated in nearly 40 years. Successive chairs have appointed ad hoc committees to bring us into compliance with Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules, and to promote more diversity in our state leadership, but forces within the party have so far blocked those

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OPINION - Parker Resignation Highlights Need for Change in Party Bylaws

Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Florida Politics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      CONTACT:                     April 5, 2018                                

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Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Announces Annual Conference Schedule

Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Florida Politics

DPCF 2018 Conference May 18-20 in Gainesville at the University of Florida - Registration for the 2018 DPCF Conference is now open on Eventbrite! Please note that the business meeting is free; however we must charge for the conference. We've planned some great training sessions, and lunch and a light breakfast

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Brevard Democrats Big Blue Bash - May 11th

Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Florida Politics

WhenFriday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDTAdd to Calendar   Where Eau Gallie Civic Center1551 Highland Ave.Melbourne, FL 32935Driving Directions Dear Ellis, We're having a PARTY! Join us to dine, drink, dance, and donate to support local efforts to get out the vote for Democrats. The Big Blue Bash runs from

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Let Your Schoolboard Know How You Feel about Guns in Schools

Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Florida Politics

Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd and a father of a slain Parkland student were allowed to present their arguments to the Polk School Board on March 13th, in favor of the the Guardian program for placing guns in schools which was a controversial part of the recently passed Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public

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Tags: Guardian, gun safety, Polk County schools

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Greg Williams withdraws from CD15 Race

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Florida Primary Races

Greg Williams said...When I joined the race for US House of Representatives last spring it was because of the need we have had in this district for real representation for every person in our community. Dennis Ross’ refusal to place the people of our district before his party allegiance and

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Tags: Greg Williams, CD15, withdrawal

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Candidates: Want the endorsements Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Dem Caucus of Polk Co.?

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Florida Politics

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee has a requirement that all Democratic candidates who have filed to run for office in their county will have contact information to inquire about applying for an endorsement from the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus. Click here to review Endorsement Policy. Please contact David Jones to

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Students of Polk County, FL say #Enough!

Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Florida Politics

Help us cover the costs of March For Your Life Rally & voter registration drive at Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland on March 24 (2pm-4pm).  The cost of a rally is expected to be at least $1500, and extra funds will be used to further promote student activism against gun violence.     Jan

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Tags: rally, march, #NeverAgain

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Polk Tax Collector faced with long waits, lack of funds

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Florida Politics

Posted Mar 15, 2018 at 9:05 PM Updated at 1:58 PM LAKELAND — It used to be routine for Polk County Tax Collector Joe Tedder to beat his budget and give millions of dollars back to the county following property tax collections. The feel-good moment often came with a photo opportunity of Tedder handing a check to county commissioners. These

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Palm Beach County Tax Collector Gannon: Rick Scott’s Record On Taxes Shows He’s Misleading Floridian

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Florida Politics

March 15, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Caroline Rowland caroline@floridadems.org 630.885.8513 Palm Beach County Tax Collector Gannon: Rick Scott’s Record On Taxes Shows He’s Misleading Floridians   In response to Rick Scott’s event today in Palm Beach where he is attempting to mislead Floridians about his record on taxes and the economy, today Palm Beach County Tax

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Tags: Gov. Scott, Florida taxes, fees

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