Polk County Florida Dems News

FDP Statement: Ross Spano Broke the Law to Win Congressional Seat

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after the latest revelations about Ross Spano's alleged FEC Violations:"Ross Spano knew exactly what he was doing when he took personal loans and used them as campaign funds, which is against the law. This should disqualify Spano from serving in Congress. This

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Farewell address from Bill Nelson

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

U.S. Congressional Offices

Dear Friends, I took to the Senate floor for the final time today to deliver my farewell address and to thank the people of Florida for the honor they've given me to serve as their voice in the United States Senate.Grace and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support

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CNN: Republicans, don't break our democracy

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Democrats won big in this year's midterm elections. We put hope on the ballot and voters across the country embraced our message, turning out in droves to elect the most diverse slate of candidates in history. It was a powerful repudiation of Donald Trump and the Republican politicians who march

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Heartland for Children Annual Round-Up Holiday Toy Drive

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

The Polk DEC is continuing our tradition of donating to the Heartland for Children Annual Round-Up Holiday Toy Drive.  This drive benefits local children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are in the foster care system. Children between the ages of newborn to 17 years old benefit from the services of Heartland for

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Our friends and fellow Americans in California need our help.

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

They are facing unprecedented destruction in the wake of multiple horrific wildfires. These fires have left tens of thousands displaced and hundreds missing. We know this time of year brings out the best of people -- and that Americans never fail to step up when they’re needed. And as we enter into

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NOTICE! DHCF Gala, Scheduled for Nov. 17, has been postponed

Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Florida Politics

Due to the recount taking place in Florida the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida has postponed this Saturday's DHCF Gala.   If you have already pruchased tickets please refer to information on their Facebook page.  If you have any questions please contact José Garcia at topcop2070@gmail.com or phone (516)319-4118.  

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Florida Recount Update - Tues., Nov. 13th

Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Election 2018

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo and Executive Director Juan Penalosa led a call last night with an update on the recount. RECAP (Thanks to Vicki Roush, Jeff Greene, and various press accounts): Machine recounts must be completed by Thursday, November 15th, then manual counts will be ordered, depending on the number of

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Campaign Announcement from Victor Sims

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Florida Politics

Hi, My name is Victor Sims! I am reintroducing myself from the 2016 election. I have been spending the last two years  advocating for our children in foster care. I have been traveling the state and the country to try to find ways to advance our child welfare system. One

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Update on Florida Recount Situation from FDP

Fri, Nov 9, 2018

Election 2018

UPDATE: As most of you probably know by now, Nikki Fried has now taken the lead for Ag Commissioner and as of 7:30PM, Nov. 8, is up by about +3800 votes! This will still go to recount but now with Nikki in the lead -- likely a manual recount if

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It's hard to believe that so many Floridians want to continue the divisive and dishonest politics

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

Election 2018

This is a difficult time for Florida. Despite significant efforts from campaigns and volunteers all over the state, we came up short. After the lessons of the 2016 election, it's hard to believe that so many Floridians want to continue the divisive and dishonest politics of Rick Scott and Ron

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