Polk County Florida Dems News

Zdravecky to retire as CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florid

Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Dear Planned Parenthood Friends: We write today to let you know that Barbara Zdravecky has decided to retire as CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Barbara’s contributions to this organization over the past twenty four years are too many and momentous to summarize adequately here.  We offer a

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GOP Senate Announces "Better Care Reconciliantion Act" & What You Can Do About It!

Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The Senate GOP released the Better Care Reconciliation Act. As expected, the bill still devastates Medicaid and will likely put coverage into question for millions. You may have also seen how our fellow Americans with disabilities were treated in response to their peaceful protest. Below are some resources to help us

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Seeking Community Organizers, Various Locations

Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Florida Politics

June 13, 2017 Hello Polk County Democrats: Community Organizer, Various Locations Polk County, Alachua County, Hillsborough County,  Pinellas County, & Pasco County Source:  http://www.orgfl.org/employment_opportunities Reports to: Regional Director Background: Organize Florida is a progressive, community-based organization engaged in and committed to building power to effect change in times of injustice, maintain and protect our existing rights in the

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Bob Doyel to Face Kelli Stargel for FL Senate District 22

Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Democrat Bob Doyel, a former circuit judge and candidate in 2016 for Florida House, is running for Florida Senate. Doyel, 71, of Winter Haven, will face Sen. Kelli Stargel in the November 2018 general election. LAKELAND — Democrat Bob Doyel, a former circuit judge and candidate in 2016 for Florida House,

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Gubernatorial Forum June 17 in Hollywood, FL

Sat, Jun 3, 2017

Florida Politics

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is thrilled to host the first candidate forum for the upcoming 2018 race for Florida Governor! Please join us at 3:15 PM on Saturday, June 17th at The Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. The event is being held as part of the Florida Democratic Party's

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Tags: Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

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CBO RELEASES AHCA SCORE

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Florida Politics

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 26, 2017Contact: Sonia Lindell, Florida Policy Institute, 407.459.8658 x 106 or lindell@fpi.institute  ***CBO RELEASES AHCA SCORE, BILL REMAINS CATASTROPHIC IN TERMS OF COVERAGE LOSS***   Congressional Budget Office score shows latest version of American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House would result in massive loss of vital

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Tags: healthcare, insurance

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Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to Convene in July

Sat, May 27, 2017

You are invited to the following event:  FRRC 2017 STATE CONVENING  Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:  Thursday, 20 July 2017 at 7:00 PM - to -Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)  Rosen Centre9840 International DriveOrlando, FL 32819 View Map  Dear FRRC Supporter, Over the last five years we have worked

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Raffles to raise money for Orlando Pulse and Rainbow Ridge Caucus

Tue, May 23, 2017

Our Fundraising Committee has prepared three (3) raffles to raise money for Orlando Pulse and our Caucus. The raffles will take place at Polk Pride and involve the Plinko Game where each contestant or attendant can purchase one play for $1 or 6 plays for $5. Where ever the disc lands

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Reception for Senator Bill Nelson in Lakeland on June 1st

Sat, May 20, 2017

Florida Politics

There will be a reception for Senator Bill Nelson at the home of Diane and Bobby Baum located at 1045 Cumberland Street Lakeland, Florida 33801. The reception will take place on Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. To RSVP for the reception click here. There is a

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Tags: Sen. Bill Nelson, Polk County Florida

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Joe Biden will Headline Leadership Blue Gala in June

Wed, May 3, 2017

The Florida Democratic Party announced that former Vice President Joe Biden will headline the party's annual Leadership Blue Gala in June.  "We are thrilled to announce the former Vice President as our keynote speaker. Joe Biden has spent his life in public service and has fought tirelessly for the Democratic belief that

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