News from The Florida Democratic Party

Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Florida Politics

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Upcoming FDP Events
Rural Tour Visits Palatka
  • Join FDP for the next stop on our Rural Tour in Palatka, Florida. On July 26 from 6pm-8pm, FDP chair Terrie Rizzo will be hosting a "Chatting with the Chair" event in Palatka Price-Martin Center. More information here!
Day of Action
  • On July 29, FDP will be hosting another Day of Action! Join us as we continue the fight for Florida's future. More details coming soon.
Latest News from FDP
It's been another successful month for FDP! Here are some highlights:
  • Earlier this month, the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee overwhelmingly passed a resolution to refuse donations from private prison systems. We are taking a stand and sticking by our convictions!
  • Florida Democrats have launched a statewide tour with our local elected and community leaders, pushing for Medicaid expansion to cover the more than 800,000 of people who would gain access to health care.
  • This month we are expanding our rural, Puerto Rican and African American outreach with events happening across the state.  Stay tuned for emails or check Mobilize for events near you.
  • A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! We have now passed the Rs in Vote By Mail requests, thanks to everyone’s work all across the state! Here are the latest Vote By Mail numbers as of 7/16 - D 1.013,779 - R 959,685 - O 517,749
  • Remember: When Democrats Vote By Mail, Democrats vote! And when Democrats vote, Democrats win!
FDP chair Terrie Rizzo speaks on the importance of this election for the sake of Florida's future.
Record Number of Democratic Candidates in 2018
As the deadline for candidate qualifying came and went, one thing became clear. 2018 will be different. This year, there are a record-breaking number of Democratic candidates in Florida. In many districts across Florida, voters will have a choice for the first time. Making this news even more exciting is the fact that a large number of the candidates are first time candidates. This is how our democracy is supposed to function and FDP could not be more proud of the brave and passionate people running as Democrats. Read more here!
Voting in the August 28 Primary?
Make sure you're registered by July 30!
Senator Bill Nelson has been a tireless advocate for Floridians throughout his three terms in the Senate.
Florida Democrats in the News
It was another busy month for Florida Democrats both in Tallahassee and in D.C.! Here's some of the things they're working on right now:
  • U.S. Senator Bill Nelson filed a bill that would allow businesses affected by the Lake Okeechobee discharges to receive a tax break. Read more here!
  • U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz took it upon themselves to find out exactly what was happening in a facility holding immigrant children. Read more here!
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