Polk County Florida Dems News

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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Representative Daisy Baez Announces Her Candidacy for State Senate District 40

Mon, May 1, 2017

Representative Daisy Baez Announces Her Candidacy for State Senate District 40 Miami, FL – Today, decorated Army veteran, healthcare executive, and current Florida State Representative Daisy Baez filed paperwork to run for the recently vacated State Senate District 40 seat.  In announcing her candidacy, Representative Daisy Baez issued the following statement: "As a veteran and an

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State Democratic Party Leaders call on Democratic State Legislators to oppose SB 1238 and HB 1043

Mon, May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1 2017 Party Officials Ask House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz and Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon to Uphold Democratic Party Principles As elected Democratic Party Leaders, we call on our elected state Representatives and Senators to uphold Democratic principles to both protect consumers, public health and our natural environment. Senate Bill

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Bills to oppose - numbers to call.

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Before the action alerts, we want to send a message of support to caucus member Carmen Torres and her husband State Senator Victor Torres who were injured in a car accident yesterday morning in Tallahassee. The accident was caused by a distracted driver. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to

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NAACP Lake Wales Branch dinner, scheduled for Saturday, April 29, postponed

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The NAACP Lake Wales Branch dinner, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 29, with guest speaker Rep. John Lewis has been postponed due to his schedule in Congress.Plans are being made for him to attend sometime in June or July and notice will be given when those plans are confirmed.Please hold

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DWCF endorses Anne Huffman, candidate for Haines City Commission, Seat 5

Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Congratulations to Anne Huffman, candidate for Haines City Commission, Seat 5, for receiving endorsement by the DWCF Candidate Screening Committee and the DWCF Board. Ms. Huffman will also be the recipient of a donation by the DWCF Political Committee.      Ms. Huffman will be in a run-off against the incumbent in May, and

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Soto to attend Winter Haven City Commission Meeting

Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Florida Politics

Congressman Darren Soto will be attending the Winter Haven City Commission meeting on Monday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Winter Haven City Hall, 451 Third St., NW.  He will be hearing the vote by the City Commissioners to approve a satellite location for CD 9 office in Winter Haven. All

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Florida Constitutional Revision Commission

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Dear Florida Democratic Leaders, This year the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) will begin the process of revising and proposing changes to our state Constitution. This happens just once every 20 years. This time around, Rick Scott has made sure that the 37 member CRC serves as a special interest group that

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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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