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Republican secretary of state in Ohio can purge eligible voters from voter rolls

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

U.S. Politics

You may have heard that the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Republican secretary of state in Ohio can purge eligible voters from voter rolls who haven't voted in two years. Let me explain how this decision affects 2018, 2020, and future elections:This ruling will embolden Republicans

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FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

Fri, May 25, 2018

U.S. Politics

Reuters: The FBI warned today that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The agency urged the owners of many brands of routers to turn them off and on again and download updates from

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DNC Addresses Diversity

Fri, May 18, 2018

U.S. Politics

As Democrats, we value inclusion not simply because a diverse coalition is a strong coalition, but because we know that in order to expand opportunities for all Americans, all Americans must have a seat at the table. That's why we're building a team that knows what it takes to win

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Rep.Darren Soto gets 100% on defending the enviornment

Mon, Mar 5, 2018

U.S. Politics

The League of Conservation Voters released their scorecard recently and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL9) scored 100% -- the only Florida Member of Congress to get a PERFECT SCORE on defending the environment.   He is honored and proud to have the support of Americans who want clean air and water, who enjoy

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Tags: environment, polluters, conservation

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International Women’s Day, March 7

Thu, Feb 1, 2018

U.S. Politics

As the International Women’s Day approaches, there is not a better time for democratic women to come together in our nation’s capitol to continue the work that you have started and participate in our inaugural NFDW Women in Blue Lobby Day on the Hill. Please make your plans to join

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Rep. Darren Soto joins Sens. Sanders & Warren with Rebuild Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Now Bill.

Wed, Nov 29, 2017

U.S. Politics

Rep. Darren Soto is proud to join Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others in presenting their "Rebuild Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Now Bill." This is a comprehensive Marshall Plan style proposal to rebuild the grid, promote renewables, protect environment, deal with the debt and put locals back

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Tags: Soto, Warren Sanders, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Federal Tax Bills 2017 Update November 20, 2017

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

U.S. Politics

Federal Tax Bills 2017UpdateNovember 20, 2017On November 16, 2017, the Republican led U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax bill that will increase taxation on low and middle income Americans and will provide a large tax cut for corporations. The Republican led U.S. Senate plans to vote on their version

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Tags: Federal Tax Bills, Tax Scam, cut-cut-cut, GOP Tax Plan

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Positive Legislative Progress Being Made

Thu, Nov 2, 2017

U.S. Politics

We have good news to report. When I saw Dianne Krumel at the FDP this past weekend, she excitedly reported that Senator Nelson had pulled his co-sponsorship of the bill she and her group were fighting against in order to "save the beaches" - Read on - http://www.pnj.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/10/gaetz-nelson-adjust-senate-beach-ownership-bill/750625001/ While Senator Nelson said he was withdrawing support

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Bipartisan Health Care Bill May Have the Votes

Fri, Oct 27, 2017

U.S. Politics

This Week in Congress: Bipartisan Health Care Bill May Have the Votes for Passage, House to Consider the Budget, Senate Will Vote on Disaster Aid Health Care. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Meet the Press Sunday that the Alexander-Murray bill, a bipartisan effort to shore up the Affordable Care

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Oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

U.S. Politics

This bill is yet another version of TrumpCare that defunds Planned Parenthood, cuts health care to an estimated 32 million and makes massive cuts to Medicaid. How do you oppose it?  Call Senator Marco Rubio at (202) 224-3041.  Yes, I know we haven't much faith in him but the Medicaid cuts should make him

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Tags: Healthcare, Graham-Cassidy Bill, Trumpcare

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