Polk County Florida Dems News

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Reacts to Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

Sat, Jan 7, 2017

Enough already. How long will we allow Republican legislators to put the profits of the gun industry ahead of our safety? For every one of us who calls a legislator's office against horrible gun bills, the gun lobby gets five people to call in support. We have to do better.According

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Tags: Gun safety, gun legislation

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland Social Justice Committee to co-sponsor the Fl

Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland Social Justice Committee agreed to co-sponsor the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Biennial Meeting scheduled for March 4, 2017. The Social Justice Committee then brought our request to use their facility before the congregation's board this evening. The UUCL Board approved our request. Moreover, because

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UPDATE: Women’s March on Washington DC

Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Hello my name is Lakey Love.  I am writing as the volunteer state outreach coordinator for the grassroots Women’s March on Washington DC to be held on January 21, 2017.Inside this second follow up email I hope to provide you with UPDATED information about the Women’s March on Washington.  1)

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Understanding of the Democratic Party - A Progressive Viewpoint

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

(The following post was written by DPCF Board Director Mario Piscatella. It was cross-posted at MPA Political and The Florida Squeeze.)  National LandscapeBefore we look at the state of the Florida Democratic Party, we should start with an understanding of the Democratic Party as it stands at the close of

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Polk Co. DEC Elects 2017-18 Leadership

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Congratulations to the newly elected board members!Elections were held Monday, December 12, 2016 in Bartow. The new Polk DEC Leadership: (l-r), Leonard Guminski, Treasurer; Ellis Moose III, Sargeant at Arms; Celestyne Williams, Vice-Chair; Shawn Kinsey, Chair; Karen Welzel, State Committeewoman; David Jones, State Committeeman; Dina Friedman, Secretary.

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Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Winter Conference & Biennial Meeting Schedule Announced

Sun, Dec 4, 2016

MARCH FORTH!Friday March 3rd7-9 p.m. Welcome SocialSaturday March 4th9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks10:30 a.m. Workshop12:00 p.m. Lunch and Guest Speaker1:00 p.m. Membership Meeting3:00 p.m. Workshop4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – on your own8:00 p.m. Social EventSunday March 5th9 a.m. Continental Breakfast10 a.m. Marching Orders11:00 a.m. Adjourn

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Women's March on Washington - January 21, 2017

Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Many people have questions about the Women's March on Washington. Please see the information below to help them. Thank you!Dr. Maureen McKennaPresident Democratic Women's Club of FloridaDear DWCF members,Hello my name is Lakey Love.  I am writing as the volunteer state outreach coordinator for the grassroots Women’s March on Washington

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Note from Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Dear Members and Supporters: I'm still in shock and very angry about the November 8th election. It's difficult to understand how so many of our fellow Americans could affirm Donald Trump's gross and outrageous behavior by giving him their votes. But they did, and now it's time to figure out

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Democratic Progressive Caucus Calls on Republican Party to Denounce Trump Appointment

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

U.S. Politics

"Steve Bannon supports white nationalism and racism," DPCF Chair says Tampa, FL - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement on President-Elect Donald Trump's appointment of Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor:"Do leaders and members of the Republican Party condone

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Tags: Steve Bannon, racist, nationalism, Atl-Right

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Voters Should Vote for Accountability Regardless of Party Affiliation

Wed, Nov 2, 2016

I am a registered Independent. I have no direct affiliation with either the Democratic or Republican political party. By nature I tend to be conservative, coming from a family who wasted nothing, participated in strong family interaction and believed the accumulation of goods and services should be earned and not

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