Polk County Florida Dems News

Polk Co. DEC Elects 2017-18 Leadership

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Congratulations to the newly elected board members!Elections were held Monday, December 12, 2016 in Bartow. The new Polk DEC Leadership: (l-r), Leonard Guminski, Treasurer; Ellis Moose III, Sargeant at Arms; Celestyne Williams, Vice-Chair; Shawn Kinsey, Chair; Karen Welzel, State Committeewoman; David Jones, State Committeeman; Dina Friedman, Secretary.

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Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Winter Conference & Biennial Meeting Schedule Announced

Sun, Dec 4, 2016

MARCH FORTH!Friday March 3rd7-9 p.m. Welcome SocialSaturday March 4th9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks10:30 a.m. Workshop12:00 p.m. Lunch and Guest Speaker1:00 p.m. Membership Meeting3:00 p.m. Workshop4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – on your own8:00 p.m. Social EventSunday March 5th9 a.m. Continental Breakfast10 a.m. Marching Orders11:00 a.m. Adjourn

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Women's March on Washington - January 21, 2017

Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Many people have questions about the Women's March on Washington. Please see the information below to help them. Thank you!Dr. Maureen McKennaPresident Democratic Women's Club of FloridaDear DWCF members,Hello my name is Lakey Love.  I am writing as the volunteer state outreach coordinator for the grassroots Women’s March on Washington

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Note from Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Dear Members and Supporters: I'm still in shock and very angry about the November 8th election. It's difficult to understand how so many of our fellow Americans could affirm Donald Trump's gross and outrageous behavior by giving him their votes. But they did, and now it's time to figure out

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Democratic Progressive Caucus Calls on Republican Party to Denounce Trump Appointment

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

U.S. Politics

"Steve Bannon supports white nationalism and racism," DPCF Chair says Tampa, FL - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement on President-Elect Donald Trump's appointment of Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor:"Do leaders and members of the Republican Party condone

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Tags: Steve Bannon, racist, nationalism, Atl-Right

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Voters Should Vote for Accountability Regardless of Party Affiliation

Wed, Nov 2, 2016

I am a registered Independent. I have no direct affiliation with either the Democratic or Republican political party. By nature I tend to be conservative, coming from a family who wasted nothing, participated in strong family interaction and believed the accumulation of goods and services should be earned and not

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New computer applications to check your polling location

Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Historically the Poinciana Community Center, which houses precinct 412, and Tuscany Preserve (419) have been among our busiest precincts on Election Day. One of the contributing factors is Osceola County voters who are in the wrong line. That not only increases the line length, but takes the time and attention

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Tags: voting, polls, voting location, polling location, Polk County

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GOP Lead In VBM Requests and Returns Down to 1%

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Florida Democrats Successfully Eliminate Historic Republican Vote-By-Mail Advantage — GOP Lead In Requests and Returns Down to 1% Tallahassee, FL — In 2016, the Florida Democratic Party has successfully eliminated the GOP’s longstanding advantage in request and returns of vote-by-mail ballots. Traditionally, Republicans in Florida have held a significant advantage over

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So much for the Florida GOP advantage in mail ballots!

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

October 17, 2016For decades, Florida Republicans have pulled in far more mail-in votes than Democrats. Since 2008, Democrats have overcome that Republican, mail-in lead through early, in-person voting. Today, however, is likely to mark the first time that Democrats have surpassed Republicans in mail-ballots cast before election day.As of this

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Trump Effect could swing Florida Rooney/Freeman race

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney is defending safe turf — a newly redrawn district stretching from Lakeland and Sarasota to Lake Okeechobee that Mitt Romney won with 58 percent of the vote in 2012. And yet Rooney has been under siege since he announced last week he could no longer support Trump.

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