Polk County Florida Dems News

Official DNC Official Candidates List Announced

Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The official DNC Official Candidate to be used at the DNC Meeting in Atlanta February 23-25. The primary purpose of this meeting is to elect new national officers.Candidates were required to submit 20 DNC member signatures to the DNC in order to qualify for the ballot. All officers will be

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Progressive Caucus Endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Mon, Feb 6, 2017

CONTACT: Susan Smith, 813-390-3616                   February 5, 2017                                                          Democratic Progressive Caucus EndorsesKeith Ellison for DNC Chair     "Ellison will inspire and motivate Democrats to seize this moment in history." DPCF Chair says   Tampa, FL - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement on the DNC chair's

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Congresswoman Gwen Graham to Keynote DEC Gala

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Congresswoman Gwen Graham will be the keynote speaker for the Polk County Democratic Executive Committee’s Gala on February 11, 2017 , at the Chain of Lakes Complex, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, Fl., 33881.  Graham, is the daughter of former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham, and has

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Join the Women's March on St. Pete, Saturday, January 21

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Women’s March on St Petersburg Participant Weekly Update as of January 12, 2017 Timeline for Saturday, January 2112:00   Program begins, Music & Entertainment12:30   Speakers, Music, March Instructions provided13:00   March Begins from Palm Tree Portal14:00   Marchers return            Music and entertainment continue14:30    Speakers            Music & Entertainment15:00   Wrap-upMany thanks to the 100+ people who

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Cabinet selections and other administration positions, latest schedule

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate committees are set to holding hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet selections and other administration positions.Here's the latest schedule:Tuesday, January 10Jeff Sessions, attorney general -- hearings at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, January 11Rex Tillerson, secretary of state -- hearings in the morning and afternoonElaine Chao, transportation secretary -- hearing at

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WH NAACP Installation of Officers and Emancipation Day Program

Mon, Jan 9, 2017

The Winter Haven Branch of the NAACP invites the public to attend its’ installation of officers ceremony and Emancipation Day program on Sunday January 29, 2017 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2500 Lucerne Park Rd, Winter Haven, Fl., 33881. The event will begin at 4:00pm. The NAACP officers and executive

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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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