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A Message from our DEC Chair Kathie Sutherland

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Florida Politics

We have had an eventful month marked by both hope and tragedy.  What could be more tragic than 3 mass shootings in a week, and 2 within 24 hours. Enough is enough! Our legislators have failed to act, and now for these victims and their families it is too late. We

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DPFC Announces "Bylaws Changes Coming" at FL Convention

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Florida Politics

Members and Friends, We're getting ready for Convention! The 2019 Florida Democratic Party Convention will be held the weekend of October 11-13 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.We can make delegate appointments for Democrats who want to attend on behalf of the DPCF.  If you're interested, you must submit a signed and dated

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Plaintiffs are needed whose civil rights have been undermined by the FL legislature passage of 7066.

Sat, Aug 3, 2019

Florida Politics

Lawsuits are currently being filed in Florida to oppose SB 7066, the poll tax that has significantly impacted our ability to register felons whose voting rights should have been restored by Amendment 4.  This unnecessary law has scared large numbers of recovering citizens from registering to vote.  If you know

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Tags: Amendment 4

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FDP to Launch Democratic merchandise store

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Florida Politics

Friends -- Exciting news -- FDP is launching our Democratic merchandise store NEXT WEEK. We want this online shop and its merchandise to reflect the passion and creativity of our party members. That includes you. Do you have an idea to put on a T-shirt? Help us design a shirt here >> As

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BE A DELEGATE TO THE 2019 FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Florida Politics

WANT TO BE A DELEGATE TO THE 2019 STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION? All Polk delegates must be registered Democrats in Polk County and must file with the Polk County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC.) Fee - $60 payable to Polk County DEC upon election.  Deadline to file: August 30, 2019. Link to 2019

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Tags: State Convention

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Rubio staff at Lakeland Public Library, Thur, July 18

Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Florida Politics

I want to make sure that you are aware of my staff conducting upcoming mobile office hours in your Polk County.  My staff will be there to offer constituent services on items such as social security payments, issues with the IRS, federal disaster claims, and veterans benefits, as well as

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Help Support Our Social Media!

Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Florida Politics

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP! We are working hard to get a wider awareness of our Social Media. Please be sure you follow and like us and share this information with other Dems.  Clubs & Caucuses please share with your entire membership.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING! We have gone back

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Dear Conservation Voter, Bad news from Tallahassee

Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Florida Politics

Dear Conservation Voter,Bad news from Tallahassee: late on Friday evening, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bad anti-voter initiative bill into law. This bill (HB 5) adds severe restrictions on a fundamental constitutional right of the people - the right to bring questions to our fellow citizens via ballot initiative. Thank you for

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FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS STATEMENT ON PRIDE MONTH

Sun, Jun 2, 2019

Florida Politics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2019 CONTACT: Phil Perry, Communications Director 954.298.5515 FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS STATEMENT ON PRIDE MONTH   FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement regarding Pride Month:   "Since Stonewall in June 1969, the LGBTQ community has remained steadfast in steering toward our goal of full equality. We

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Mobilize to save Amendment 4! (Do it today!)

Wed, May 15, 2019

Florida Politics

Mobilize to save Amendment 4!!! Call or email the governor and ask/demand that he veto Senate Bill 7066 (at the last minute the legislature combined the felon voting bill with another bill under the number SB 7066).This is my letter to the governor, which I emailed and will send by

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