Polk County Florida Dems News

Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at Lakeland’s Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, November 9

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Community & Environment

“Polk County Veterans and Friends of Veterans:  This year’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Lakeland’s Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  Thanks to the efforts  of the Harry R. Alexander Chapter 535 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Society, the existing Polk County Purple

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Sen. Bill Nelson Announces Initiative on Ethics and Leadership

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

U.S. Politics

Dear Friends — Recently I let you know that I was starting the “Nelson Initiative on Ethics and Leadership” at the University of Florida in order for me to give back to the next generation some of the things I have learned over four decades of public service. We just had our

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Progressive Caucus Calls Out Elected Officials' Silence

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

U.S. Politics

Coral Springs - Michael Calderin, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, has released the following statement: The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) is calling on every elected official in Florida to immediately denounce the Trump administration's border detention policies and do everything within their power to end the

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Free VA bus service announced for Polk County veterans

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Community & Environment

The Ledger June 10, 2019 Commander Jack Shoults, Disabled Vets of Polk County Chapter 160: “We worked diligently to obtain a transportation van to take people to James A. Haley in Tampa.” Veterans in Polk County now have a new way to reach appointments at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa. And

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Help Support Our Social Media!

Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Florida Politics

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP! We are working hard to get a wider awareness of our Social Media. Please be sure you follow and like us and share this information with other Dems.  Clubs & Caucuses please share with your entire membership.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING! We have gone back

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kick-off in Florida

Sat, Jun 22, 2019

U.S. Politics

President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Fla., a key state in the path to victory. Trump offered a long list of accomplishments, many centered on the economy. But he also revisited old criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, and warned the

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Dear Conservation Voter, Bad news from Tallahassee

Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Florida Politics

Dear Conservation Voter,Bad news from Tallahassee: late on Friday evening, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bad anti-voter initiative bill into law. This bill (HB 5) adds severe restrictions on a fundamental constitutional right of the people - the right to bring questions to our fellow citizens via ballot initiative. Thank you for

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Formtion of Mueller Book Club Announced

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

U.S. Politics

Just 3% of the country say they’ve read Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. That’s why we’re partnering with local and national groups in organizing the Mueller Book Club. For four weeks you’ll join people from across the country in reading a section from the report.You’ll

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FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS STATEMENT ON PRIDE MONTH

Sun, Jun 2, 2019

Florida Politics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2019 CONTACT: Phil Perry, Communications Director 954.298.5515 FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS STATEMENT ON PRIDE MONTH   FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement regarding Pride Month:   "Since Stonewall in June 1969, the LGBTQ community has remained steadfast in steering toward our goal of full equality. We

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TOXIC COAL ASH DUMPED IN OSCEOLA COUNTY

Fri, May 17, 2019

Community & Environment

’’Residents packed the Osceola County chambers Monday afternoon demanding local officials halt incoming shipments of coal ash from Puerto Rico to a private landfill. This coal ash controversy united dozens of people from around the Central Florida region who delivered more than an hour of public comment. Speakers spanned racial

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