Polk County Florida Dems News

Rep.Darren Soto gets 100% on defending the enviornment

Mon, Mar 5, 2018

U.S. Politics

The League of Conservation Voters released their scorecard recently and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL9) scored 100% -- the only Florida Member of Congress to get a PERFECT SCORE on defending the environment.   He is honored and proud to have the support of Americans who want clean air and water, who enjoy

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Tags: environment, polluters, conservation

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Polk lawmakers seek gun law changes, but differ on details

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Florida Politics

Florida’s Legislature is considering a packet of measures that previously might have had little chance of passing. LAKELAND — School shootings have been occurring for decades, and even the slaughter of first-graders six years ago in Newtown, Connecticut, did not spur major legislative changes. The Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Tags: gun safety, gun regulations, bump stocks, AR-15

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Democratic Progressive Caucus Calls on Florida Senate to Put Children First

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Florida Politics

Democratic Progressive Caucus Calls on Florida Senate to Put Children First      Tampa - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, has released the following statement: Even though students, teachers, and parents spoke with passion and purpose to the Senate Rules Committee today, the vote on the gun bill

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Reception for Rep. Darren Soto March 2nd in Orlando

Mon, Feb 26, 2018

U.S. Congressional Offices

Please attend Congressman Darren Soto’s upcoming event on Friday, March 2nd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cyber Cafe at The Vue, 150 E. Robinson St., 7th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801. If you could please forward this invitation and contribution link (see below) to other members in your organization, we would really appreciate

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Judge Denies APV’s Request for Dismissal

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Florida Politics

An article in the February 19th Lakeland Ledger (http://www.theledger.com/news/20180218/judge-denies-apvs-request-for-dismissal) describes a ruling made last week by Judge Catherine L. Combee denying motions made by APV and Avatar for the dismissal of the Breach of Contract Civil Complaint filed by three Poinciana homeowners against the Poinciana Developer and Homeowners association. As

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Tags: APV, Friends of Poinciana, Avatar, AV Homes, APV HOA, FOPV

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Summary of Florida Legislative priorities and actions items

Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Florida Politics

Below is a summary of the Legislative priorities and actions items. Please review and take appropriate action including calling, writing to, emailing or posting Facebook messages to our senators and representative. Gun Bills It's too late for HB 219 (Smith-D), and SB 196 (Stewart-D) that ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines

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DPCF to sponsor Nina Turner dinner at the PDA Florida Healthcare Summit in West Palm Beach

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

The DPCF is a sponsor of the Nina Turner dinner at the PDA Florida Healthcare Summit in West Palm Beach on February 16-17. We have 10 seats available on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up only if you are SURE you will be able to attend the

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Tags: Florida Healthcare Summit

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Florida Constitution Revision Commission Meeting Dates Announced

Tue, Feb 6, 2018

The 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is in the process of deciding which proposed amendments to our state’s constitution will be put on the November 2018 ballot. The CRC’s decisions over the coming weeks could substantially transform Florida – for better or for worse. The CRC is holding hearings across

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Tags: constitution revision

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PCPDC Candidate Evaluation Website Now Online

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Florida Politics

Questionnaires were sent by Progressives in Polk County (Polk County Progressive Democratic Caucus) to all Democratic candidates who have filed for national or state offices that touch on Polk county. The PCPDC Candidate Evaluation Website has recently gone live with candidate ratings and promotional information based on the candidates’

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International Women’s Day, March 7

Thu, Feb 1, 2018

U.S. Politics

As the International Women’s Day approaches, there is not a better time for democratic women to come together in our nation’s capitol to continue the work that you have started and participate in our inaugural NFDW Women in Blue Lobby Day on the Hill. Please make your plans to join

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