Polk County Florida Dems News

Heartfelt condolences to the victims of violence and hate

Sun, Jun 12, 2016

U.S. Politics

The Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all our brothers and sisters in Orlando that have been touched by this act of hatred. Our hearts are broken. We offer thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of those that

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POLK PRIDE ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINEUP FOR PRIDE WEEK, JUNE 15 – 19

Wed, Jun 1, 2016

POLK PRIDE ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINEUP FOR PRIDE WEEK, JUNE 15 – 19Youth/Young Adult Event · Comedy Show · Family-Friendly Festivities · Community Forum · Drag Show · Interfaith Service LAKELAND, Fla. (May 31, 2016) – Join Polk Pride in bringing our community together in unity and understanding during Polk County’s second

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DAYS UNTIL: These significant dates...

Tue, May 31, 2016

DAYS UNTIL: Federal candidate qualifying papers accepted – 6; Federal qualifying closes – 24; State candidate qualifying closes – 24; Domestic absentee ballots go out in primary – 56; Early voting begins in primaries – 112; Primary elections – 91; Deadline to register to vote in Primary Election – 62;

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FDP Announces 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegation

Tue, May 24, 2016

The Florida Democratic Party has announced the finalized 2016 Democratic National Convention delegation. Following the completion of today’s delegate selection process, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant made the following statement:  “We’re thrilled to announce that after record-breaking turnout we have completed our delegate selection process for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. I want to

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Polk County Democrats Announce Candidacy of Debra Wright for State Senate District 22

Mon, May 16, 2016

May 9, 2016, at an Open House at Democratic Headquarters in Haines City, Debra Wright, former member of the Polk County School Board and long-time community advocate, announced that she would oppose incumbent state senator Kelli Stargel for the newly formed district 22 which encompasses approximately the north central third

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Polk County Democrats to Host Open House/Democratic Candidate Forum Monday, May 9th

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Florida Politics

As a celebration of the first year of their year-round office opened in Polk County, Democrats are hosting an open house to thank all of the volunteers that have donated their time to contact voters across the county. This event will replace the normal May DEC meeting in Bartow. The highlight

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LA RAZA TO LAUNCH VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE IN FLORIDA

Thu, Apr 7, 2016

The nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization is launching a major voter registration drive in the battleground state of Florida that will include door-to-door canvassing and an online app designed to reach millions of potential voters. The Washington-based National Council of La Raza will hold a news conference Thursday, april

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April Freeman: Tackling the Lake Okeechobee Water Crisis in South Florida , April 5th

Mon, Apr 4, 2016

April Freeman, will be announcing her first step in tackling the Lake Okeechobee Water Crisis in South Florida this Tuesday the 5th.  April’s solution will be both innovative and practical, taking the politics out of the Lake Okeechobee crisis.  Most importantly, April’s plan will not be a hollow campaign promise

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Polk County Democrats Announce Man & Woman of the Year at Annual Gala March 19

Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Polk County Democrats Announce Man & Woman of the Year at Annual Gala March 19 The Democratic Executive Committee of Polk County hosted their annual fundraising gala last Saturday evening at the Chain of Lakes Complex in Winter Haven. Juanita and Lemuel Geathers, Sr. were honored as “Our Guiding Stars” for their

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April Freeman Transforming The Face of Representation in Florida

Thu, Mar 3, 2016

North Fort Myers, FL: April Freeman, the 2014 Democratic Nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in southwest Florida has announced her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 17th Congressional District. After Florida Congressional Redistricting lines were approved, April filed to run in the newly formed District

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