Polk County Florida Dems News

Florida Democratic Party Launches Statewide Medicaid Expansion Tour

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Florida Politics

On Tuesday, the Florida Democratic Party launched its statewide “The Time is Now: Medicaid Expansion Tour” in Gainesville. At the event, Mayor Lauren Poe and Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut, amongst other local activists, discussed why Medicaid expansion is one of the most critical issues in the 2018 election — and

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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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American Petroleum Institute announced Wednesday a multi-state “Explore Offshore” coalition

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Florida Politics

"TALLAHASSEE --- Proponents of drilling for oil and natural gas haven’t given up on tapping areas closer to Florida’s shoreline despite repeated assurances those waters will be exempt from a White House plan to expand exploration. The Washington, D.C.-based American Petroleum Institute announced Wednesday a multi-state “Explore Offshore” coalition to

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FDP Announces Achievement Grant Program for Counties

Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Florida Politics

We are so excited to announce the launch of the FDP Achievement Grant program for our DEC’s! As part of the program, the Florida Democratic Party is making more than $20,000 in additional grants available to small, medium and large county DEC'sfor the 2018 election cycle. Achievement Grant checks will be cut

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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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Florida Democratic Party Announces "I Will Vote" Day of Action - May 26

Sun, May 20, 2018

Florida Politics

  Good ​Afternoon,     The primary election is fast approaching, nearly 100 days away.   We want to get our volunteers fired up for a busy summer with a summer kick-off on May 26th.   We are asking all of our DEC's and Clubs to participate in an "I Will Vote" Day of Action to get people registered,

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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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2018 Democratic Prrogressive Caucus Conference - UPDATE

Wed, May 2, 2018

Florida Politics

Progressive Democrats throughout Florida have asked for training and that's exactly what we'll be doing at the 2018 DPCF Conference! Do you need a digital strategy for your local chapter? A GOTV plan for your DEC? Good security protocols for your website? Are you ready to go on offense and

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ICYMI: Tampa Bay Times: Homeowners have a question for Adam Putnam: Where’s our money?

Wed, May 2, 2018

May 1, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Donohoe kevin@floridadems.org 603-531-3998 ICYMI: Tampa Bay Times: Homeowners have a question for Adam Putnam: Where’s our money? HIGHLIGHTS: A circuit judge in February ordered the state to pay up and spend about $17 million to compensate Stroh and the owners of nearly 12,000 parcels in Lee County. But

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FDP Leadership Blue Weekend - June 29-July 1, 2018

Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Florida Politics

FDP Leadership Blue in Hollywood at The Diplomat Beach Resort. This is the state party's largest fundraising event. Again, there will be committee and caucus meetings, training sessions and parties during the weekend. The FDP rate at the hotel is $229 per night, plus a resort fee of $30 and

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