Polk County Florida Dems News

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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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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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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Florida voters will have a chance to restore voting rights to former felons

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Florida voters will have a chance to restore voting rights to more than 1 million former felons through a ballot initiative this November. The proposed constitutional amendment on Tuesday reached the 766,200 petition signatures required to go on the ballot. The Voting Restoration Amendment, which the state is expected to certify

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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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DWC of Lakeland Announces January Meeting

Wed, Jan 17, 2018

We are fired up and ready to see you at 2018’s First Members Meeting on Monday, January 22 at 1515 Williamsburg Square.The board will be there at 6 pm sharp to welcome all back from the holiday break and ready to roll up our sleeves to begin the hard work it will take to turn Polk

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DWCF: Outraged over actions and speech of Donald Trump

Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Contact: Patricia Farley President, Democratic Women's Club pfarley_101@hotmail.com 321-794-1955 The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida Outraged over actions and speech of Donald Trump Therefore, calls for his censure, and demand Congress initiate impeachment proceedings. The crude remarks made by Donald Trump regarding Haitian and African immigrants of color have been verified and publicly condemned. “#WETOO” condemn Donald Trump’s toxic

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Legislative Alerts

Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Senate Bill 444 - Vote NO!   We sent an alert out on this bill last week. Unfortunately it passed favorably from that committee on a 4-2 vote. We can try to stop it again this week in the Appropriations Committee, its last stop before a floor vote.   Please call Republican members of

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Blue Wave Begins Now!

Mon, Jan 15, 2018

First, a belated happy new year! We are excited to be back and working toward a blue wave in 2018! Below are some party updates.   Message from Senator Nelson ICYMI, Senator Nelson recorded this message from Washington and wanted to share it with all of you. Click here to view the video.Upcoming Events January 20:

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