Polk County Florida Dems News

2020 DNC Convention Preview for all Democrats in Congressional Districts 9, 15, and 17.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Election 2020

The Polk County Democratic Executive Committee is pleased to announce they will be hosting a 2020 DNC Convention Preview for all Democrats in Congressional Districts 9, 15, and 17.   Craig T. Smith, who has more than 30 years in the political field will be our speaker.  Craig served with then-Governor

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Tags: delegates, convention, DNC, FDP, Polk DEC

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Nobody Is Above the Law -- Impeach and Remove

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

U.S. Politics

Please RSVP and invite friends to join you at the event! A core principle shared by supporting organizations is a commitment to nonviolent, peaceful actions. All actions that are sponsored or organized on this page are intended to be nonviolent and peaceful. We expect all participants to act lawfully at

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Submit your question for the 5th Debate

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

U.S. Politics

The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta, Georgia is only two weeks away, and I'm reaching out to supporters like you for questions to ask our Democratic candidates on stage. Whether you have burning questions about health care, the environment, the economy, or something else entirely, I wanted to make

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Rudolph Round-Up Toy Drive

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Friends, As we have for many years, Polk County Democrats are again partnering with the Heartland For Children Holiday Toy Drive for 2019. Heartland services the needs of children from infants to 18 years old who are in foster care. Last year, we had a drop box at the holiday party that

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State Democrats achieving registration goals

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Election 2020

Copyright © Lakeland Ledger. All rights reserved. 11/5/19 Party on pace to sign up 200,000 new voters before 2020 election TALLAHASSEE — With a year until the 2020 elections, leaders of the Florida Democratic Party said they are on pace to register 200,000 new Democratic voters, a goal they believe is

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A conversation on what your military service means to you

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Community & Environment

Dear Friends and Neighbors,As the Representative to one of the largest post 9/11 veteran populations and one of the largest Veteran Affairs Medical Centers in the nation, I know just how much our service members have sacrificed for our country. In light of Veteran’s Day, I’m inviting all veterans in

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Former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan dies in North Carolina

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

U.S. Politics

Kay Hagan, a 1971 Lakeland High graduate, died in North Carolina of brain inflammation caused by Powassan virus, a rare, tick-borne disease, said Sadie Weiner, her former Senate spokeswoman. She was 66. LAKELAND — Kay Hagan, a former senator and the niece of the late Lawton Chiles, died Monday morning, nearly

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Emily's List is Bringing "RUN to WIN" Training to Orlando on November 17

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Election 2020

"RUN to WIN" is coming to Orlando! In November, the EMILY's List Training team will be in Florida to train women on the basics of running for office and we want you to join us in either of these two cities. Run to Win 101 is a free, half-day introductory

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Announcements for our Chair

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Community & Environment

The Polk DEC has several important matters we would like you to pass on to your club and caucus members.  Please send out an email to notify those members who don't always attend club meetings.  1) We have a matching grant for donations up to $500 to a maximum amount

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Pave Paradise? Not if we can stop it.

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Florida Politics

Right now, the plan for three new destructive and unnecessary toll roads is being fast-tracked by Florida Senate President Sen. Bill Galvano (R-Sarasota) and Gov. Ron DeSantis, but we’re working hard to stop this environmental tragedy and taxpayer boondoggle in its tracks. Powerful road builders, developers, and other corporate special interests

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Tags: Toll Roads

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