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25th June 2019

Dear Supporter,

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

May 4: 6PM,Auburndale Democratic Club, Auburndale VFW, 231 E Lake Avenue, Auburndale, FL  33823. For more information contact: Gene Huckabay, President Auburndale Democratic Club - Email:

May 5: 7PM, Lakeland Democratic Club, The MacArthur Center, 811 S. Lakeside Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33803. We will hold an Education Forum to discuss solutions to the area's challenges brought about by decreasing funds and increasing needs of our students and teachers. In attendance will be Marianne Capoziello, president of Polk Education Association who will lead a discussion on the recent actions in Tallahassee impacting education. For more information contact: Andy Crossfield, President Lakeland Democratic Club, Phone: 863 640-6641 - Email:

May 9: 7PM, Polk County D.E.C., County Commissioner's Chamber, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL  33830. Special Guest Speaker Susannah Randolph, Executive Director of Florida Watch. For more information contact: Karen Welz, Polk D.E.C. Chairwoman, Email:

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May 2: Auburndale Commissioner's Meeting, Bartow Commissioner's Meeting, Eagle Lake Commissioner's Meeting, Frostproof Commissioner's Meeting, Lake Alfred Commissioner's Meeting, Lakeland Commissioner's Meeting.

May 3: Lake Hamilton Commissioner's Meeting, Mulberry Commissioner's Meeting.

May 4: Planning Commission

May 5: Haines City Commissioner's Meeting.

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Fundraiser for Bill Nelson May 13th

Florida's most powerful Democrat, Senator Bill Nelson, is up for re-election next year and it is imperative that he be re-elected! Money contributed now is so very important to show that he has the deep pockets and full support it will take to win. If you were planning on making a contribution to Sen. Nelson, this is your best opportunity!
This is a Gala Event, hosted in the prestigious Mountain Lake area of Lake Wales!   

Friday, May 13th, 20115:30 PM, Contact Sue

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BREAKING: Anonymous Hits Chamber

As we speak I'm sitting on a mile high pile of, I guess, unauthorized data released about the US Chamber of Commerce. Thousands and thousands of docs released a few hours ago. Wanna help read through the docs and see what horrific secret things the Chamber is up to? There's thousands of these docs.

Poor Jane's Almanac

The latest budget reduces financing for Planned Parenthood, for public education and even for the study of history. At one point in the budget discussion, all money for Teaching American History, a federal program offering training to K-12 history teachers, was eliminated.

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries

WHEN we don’t get the results we want in our military endeavors, we don’t blame the soldiers. We blame the generals, the secretary of defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. No one contemplates blaming the men and women fighting every day in the trenches for little pay and scant recognition.

And yet in education we do just that. When we don’t like the way our students score on international standardized tests, we blame the teachers. When we don’t like the way particular schools perform, we blame the teachers and restrict their resources.

Undercover At a Florida Pain Clinic: Scenes From Vanguard

In this scene from Vanguard's award-winning documentary "The OxyContin Express," correspondent Mariana van Zeller goes undercover at a pain management clinic in Florida to learn more about how readily available narcotic prescriptions can be obtained.

UPDATED: Florida GOP Legalizes Voter Suppression, Including a Return to Jim Crow

The GOP completely dominates Florida government.  Through a sick combination of financial corruption, massive gerrymandering, a very lame state Dem party, and (until very recently) a low information voter epidemic.

They not only have a right-wing felon in the governor's mansion, but hold every statewide office sans one Senate seat.

Don't Forget, Rick Scott Knows Fraud!

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