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Update From Terrie Rizzo, FDP Chair

Sun, May 24, 2020

Florida Politics

Our online DNC Convention District-Level Delegate elections have successfully concluded! Thank you to all of our wonderful candidates for taking part in this delegate election, and congratulations to the winners who are going to represent Florida at the Democratic National Convention in August. We showed our state leaders and the

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Claude Holmes agrees to withdraw in Haines City

Wed, May 13, 2020

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©The Ledger, Lakeland, FL By Suzie Schottelkotte BARTOW – Claude Holmes Jr. conceded Tuesday that his criminal convictions have rendered him ineligible to take the City Commission seat he won five weeks ago in Haines City’s municipal election. In a court hearing Tuesday, Holmes’ lawyer, Roderick Ford in Tampa, said

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Update from Terri Rizzi, FDP Chair

Wed, May 13, 2020

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This week we salute the nurses and front-line workers who are literally risking their lives to take care of COVID-19 patients. They are truly the heroes of this tragic and horrendous pandemic. Without them, the human pain and suffering would be much worse. We also salute another group of heroes,

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Taylor Aguilera Named Regional Field Director for Polk and Osceola Counties

Wed, May 6, 2020

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Thank you to everyone who helped us get the word out about our #ByeDon Weekend of Action. We made over 1,600 calls directly in to Polk and Osceola counties. The data we were able to collect will help us gauge focus on areas to target messaging to. I am excited to

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Election of Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

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To Polk County DemocratsApril 24, 2020RE: Election of Delegates to the Democratic National ConventionIn the interest of public health and safety, the Democratic National Party changed the date of their Democratic National Convention to the week of August 17, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Florida Democratic Party has 248 total delegates,

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The race for the White House will come down to Florida

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

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Happy New Year, Florida Democrats!This is the year we have all been waiting for! As we enter the most important election year of our lifetime, I want to thank each of you for all you are doing in preparation to turn Florida and the White House blue in 2020. The work

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Florida Democrats’ top 10 accomplishments of 2019

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

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   2019 is coming to a close, and this provides a wonderful opportunity for us to take a look back at our accomplishments before heading into 2020. Before I get to that, though, I’d like to announce that to celebrate our 2019 accomplishments, we’re running a donation drive between now and the

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No raises for Polk school workers

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

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School Board voted 6-1 to approve union contract with a pay freeze for district's workers By Kimberly C. Moore The Ledger BARTOW - It's a Christmas without raises for Polk County Public Schools workers. The school board voted 6-1 this week to approve the American Federation of State, County and

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Pave Paradise? Not if we can stop it.

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

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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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Important Florida Democratic Party Convention News

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

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October 1, 2019Hellooo Polk County Democrats –Wow, we have 10 days until Democrats from all over the State of Florida converge at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. I have just a few updates for you since my last newsletter. I hope you are getting excited about attending the

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