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25th June 2019

Dear Supporter,

Your listing of local Democratic and government meetings plus the news. Event Calender:

April 26: 7PM, Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club, Southwest Complex, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL  33884. For more information contact: Frank Chichetto, President Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club, Phone: 863-604-9203 - Email:

April 26: 6:30PM, Democratic Club of Florence Villa - Organizational Meeting, Neighborhood Service Center, 608 Ave. S, NE, Winter Haven, FL.  Registered Democrats interested in forming a Democratic Club in Florence Villa are invited to this organizational meeting. Contact Earnestine @ 533-4840 or Karen @ 318-1087 for more information.

April 27: 7PM, Solivita Democratic Club, Solivita Community Ballroom, 395 Village Drive, Poinciana, FL  34759.

April 28: 10AM-11:30AM, Tim Heberlein, of FCAN, Florida Consumer Action Network, has asked us to participate in an event to address the 2012 budget cuts and the efforts to cut Social Security benefits. Outside the office of Congressman Dennis Ross – in Lakeland. Come dressed as your favorite Zombie or Republican.

April 28: 7PM, Young Dems, for more information contact: Jessica L. Barrett, President Polk Young Democrats, Phone: 863-207-5330 - Email:

April 25: Davenport Commissioner's Meeting

April 26: Polk County Commissioner's Meeting, Dundee Commissioner's Meeting

April 27: Polk Transit Authority

April 28: Board of Adjustment

Polk County Commissioners Raiding Indigent Health Care Plan

Polk County Commissioners are considering raiding funds from the 1/2 cent sales tax money that was designated for indigent health care.  This referendum was voted on and passed by the citizens of Polk County to help provide health care for the poor and uninsured elderly. Now, they want to use that money to pay their portion of the Federal Medicaid bill. Again, just another way that the Republicans are trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and working class people.

There will be a public hearing on this issue Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room with the Oversight Committee.  Please attend, if you can.  If not, make a call to your commissioner and let them hear your concerns.

PoliticsUSA points out that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), whose 2012 budget proposal (PDF) presents significant cuts and alterations to welfare programs, put himself...

In Four Months, Republicans Introduced 916 Bills Against Women’s Right To Choose

It’s almost an unbe­liev­able fig­ure — 916. That’s the amount of leg­is­la­tion that has been intro­duced so far this year, in an attempt to reg­u­late a woman’s repro­duc­tive sys­tem, and we’re only in April. This infor­ma­tion comes from a report by The Guttmacher Insti­tute.

Work 'til You Die

 Right now, politicians in Washington want to make you work until you are 69 or 70 before you can retire and collect Social Security, which you pay for.

Not only that, but Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a budget recently that would turn Medicare over to insurance companies and give seniors a voucher to buy their own health coverage – costing them $6,000 more a year when fully phased in. And the Republican plan would raise the Medicare eligibility age to 67, from 65 today.


In the Gulf of Mexico just off Florida’s coast, one year to the day, a faulty valve and subsequent explosion caused one of the greatest environmental disasters in our country’s history. To date, the Deepwater tragedy has claimed 11 rig worker’s lives, spilled nearly 5 million gallons of crude oil into our ecosystem, and has caused an untold amount of environmental and financial damage to Florida and the nation - the crisis and cleanup are still ongoing.

I ask where are we today? What have we done to insure this type of environmental catastrophe will not happen again, and what have we done to correct the financial and environmental burdens connected with this disaster?


Help stop an anti-immigrant bill in our community! How could this happen in Florida?  



Your community needs your help! Florida is on the verge of passing an Arizona-style anti-immigrant bill (called Senate Bill 2040, or SB2040).  If our community does not act now, it will be too late (Read in Spanish).


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See the conservative think tanks listed below for more info on who is influencing the Republican agenda and writing their legislation-

Cato Institute's Motto: "Individual liberty, free markets and peace," Site:

Reason Foundation's Motto: "Free minds and free markets," Web Site: 

Heritage Foundation's Motto: "Leadership for America," Web Site:  

FYI: The Heritage Foundation donated a small brass and granite monument to Polk County that sits on the ground floor of the County Building in Bartow.

Americans for Prosperity's Motto: "Advancing every individual's right to economic freedom and opportunity." Web Site:

You might be a Republican if…
By Bruce Lindner – first posted at You believe George W. Bush’s redistribution of middle-class tax cuts to the top 1% of tax-payers...

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