Polk County Florida Dems News

Catherine Price Takes on Opponent with Song

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Florida Politics

Florida Senate Candidate Takes on Opponent with SongCatherine Price, Candidate for Senatorial District 26 (Dem), is taking on her political opponent, Ben Albritton (Rep), with song. Catherine says that many voters are despondent about the state of political discourse. “People are stressed out and withdrawing from news and politics. Some

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Quorum to offer Webinar on 2019 State Legislative Session on Oct. 25

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

The Florida Legislature

Hi friend, Did you know that states introduce an average of 23 times more legislation than Congress every year? Amidst this high volume of legislation, state legislative affairs professionals have the challenging task of staying on top of their organization’s issues.Join us for a webinar on how to take a proactive

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FDP Calls on Governor Rick Scott to Extend Voter Registration Deadline

Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Election 2018

October 8, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Caroline Rowland caroline@floridadems.org FDP Calls on Governor Rick Scott to Extend Voter Registration Deadline As 35 counties in North Florida are in a state of emergency preparing for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Democratic Party is asking Governor Scott to extend voter registration past

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Poll Watchers Needed - SIGN UP TODAY!!!

Mon, Oct 8, 2018

Election 2018

The Florida Democratic Party Voter Protection Team needs poll watchers for Early Voting and the General Election. Lawyers and those with a legal background are encouraged to participate, but others who have an interest in being inside the polling sites to monitor the voting process are encouraged to volunteer.   The

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Florida Democrats Choose Replacement for April Freeman in CD-17 Seat

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Florida Politics

Posted October 1, 2018 Following the sudden tragic death of Congressional District 17 candidate April Freeman, Allen Ellison has been chosen to replace her. The Florida Democratic Party followed the process laid out by Florida Statutes, which calls on the county parties of each county in the Congressional District to vote to

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Judge blocks Democrats from picking replacement candidate for April Freeman

Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Florida Politics

Fort Myers News-Press Published 1:18 p.m. ET Sept. 28, 2018 | Updated 4:58 p.m. ET Sept. 29, 2018 A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Florida Democratic Party to hold off picking a new candidate for Congress to replace April Freeman, who died last week. Candidate Pam Keith, who is suing

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OPINION: Florida Needs Uniform Standards for Voting By Mail

Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Election 2018

Published: September 21, 2018 Updated: September 21, 2018 at 03:27 PM Vote by mail has been a stunning success in Florida, increasing turnout and making it easy and convenient to cast a ballot with time to research and reflect. But a new study shows that mail ballots cast by African-American, Hispanic or

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Tags: VBM, Vote By Mail, Election

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Televised Debates in Florida U.S. Senate & Governor Races

Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Florida Politics

Statewide Televised Debates in Florida U.S. Senate & Governor Races Announced by Leadership Florida, Florida Press Association TALLAHASSEE –  Florida’s exciting 2018 election year is headlined by vigorous races for Governor and U.S. Senate – and both will be spotlighted in live, hour-long, statewide televised debates announced today by Leadership

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Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida to host Hispanic-Heritage-Month Gala

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Florida Politics

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida will be hosting its 5th Hispanic Heritage Month Gala – September 29, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Fl. 32821. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and

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FDP is hiring organizers across the state to flip Florida blue!

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Florida Politics

Dear Party Leaders,  In preparation for the general election, FDP is hiring organizers across the state to flip Florida blue! Any help you can provide in distributing this google form as far and wide as possible would be greatly appreciated.  Please encourage any interested applicants to fill out the form and someone from our staff

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