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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

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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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Judge Denies APV’s Request for Dismissal

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

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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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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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Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Annual Caucus, May 18-20 in Gainesville

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Florida Politics

Save-the-Date Our annual conference will take place over the weekend of May 18-20, 2018 in Gainesville. The DPC Big Bend and Alachua chapters are jointly organizing. Thanks to Paul Stolc, President of Big Bend, and Katy Burnett, President of Alachua for hosting us! More details about the conference will be announced

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Tags: progressive politics, Polk County Democrats,

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What's up with Tom Steyer, a California billionaire and one of the Democratic Party’s most prolific

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Florida Politics

Democratic leaders have pressed Tom Steyer privately, urging him to tone down his campaign calling for President Trump’s impeachment. They have prodded him in public, declaring on television that they consider impeachment an impractical idea. And party strategists have pleaded with Democratic candidates for Congress not to join in. But

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ALERT: CPC Bill on Senate Agenda - January 10th!

Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Florida Politics

Coalition Partners-   The Crisis Pregnancy Center bill has been put on the Senate Appropriations on Health and Human Service Committee for next Wednesday, January 10th  from 4:00pm-5:30pm . This is the second committee stop for the CPC bill in the Senate.   1.       If you are in Tallahassee, we would love to work with you

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Announcements from Democratic Progressive Caucus of Floridathe

Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Florida Politics

Reflecting on 2017The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Officers and Board of Directors are proud of the work our caucus has done in 2017. We have resisted, persisted, and organized for change. We created a home for frustrated Democrats who were ready to give up after the 2016 election, and

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Florida Dems Continue Grassroots Momentum, Elect Terrie Rizzo as FDP Chair

Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Florida Politics

The party has the momentum and grassroots support that it takes to win in 2018   Today, the members of the Florida Democratic Party used their grassroots power to elect Terrie Rizzo as the new chair of the Democratic Party. Chairwoman Rizzo is committed and ready to continue the string of victories

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Tags: FPD Chair, Terrie Rizzo

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