Polk County Florida Dems News

Democratic Progressive Caucus Passes Resolution in Support of State Attorney Ayala

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Florida Politics

Tampa, FL - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement: At the annual conference in Tampa this past weekend, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida passed the following resolution in support of Orange/Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala. "State's Attorney Ayala was duly elected by

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Act Now to Stop Medicaid Changes

Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Florida Politics

On February 22, 2017, the Florida House Subcommittee on Healthcare Innovation passed this Memorial calling on the White House to change the current Medicaid system to a Capitulated Block Grant system.  Among other things, this Memorial calls Medicaid a “stigmatizing welfare program” and asks for more (unspecified) freedom to make

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Greg Pilkington Announces for Congressional District 15

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Florida Primary Races

I am happy to announce that I am running as a Democrat for the US House of Representatives in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. I need your help! Like Dr. Kathryn Allen, Candidate for UT, 3rd Congressional District, primary (2018), I am running against a 4-term Republican Congressman that also sits

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Lake Ashton Forms New Democratic Club!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Florida Politics

Congratulations to our Democratic friends in Lake Ashton. They are in the process of getting their club certified by the Florida Democratic Party. After several organizational meetings, with help of the Polk County DEC Chair Shawn Kinsey and Polk Statecommitteeman David Jones, the following are the elected officers of the

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Mayor Andrew Gillum Candidate for Florida Governor

Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Friends -Growing up, my grandmother always told us to go to school, mind our teachers, get our lesson, and bring that education home – for our brothers, our baby sister, and the kids in our neighborhood.She wanted us to know we were responsible for more than ourselves -- we are

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Freeman To Go Another Round With Rooney in CD17

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

U.S. Congressional Offices

North Fort Myers, FL: April Freeman the 2014 and 2016 Democratic Nominee for Congress in Southwest Florida has officially announced, she will go another round against Rep. Tom Rooney for the District 17 seat in 2018.Freeman officially announced her plans to run again during a keynote address she gave Saturday

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Tags: Polk Congressional Disctrics, congress, April Freeman, Tom Rooney

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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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