Polk County Florida Dems News : Florida Politics

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

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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Important Florida Democratic Party Convention News

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Florida Politics

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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A Message from our DEC Chair Kathie Sutherland

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

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We have had an eventful month marked by both hope and tragedy.  What could be more tragic than 3 mass shootings in a week, and 2 within 24 hours. Enough is enough! Our legislators have failed to act, and now for these victims and their families it is too late. We

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DPFC Announces "Bylaws Changes Coming" at FL Convention

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Florida Politics

Members and Friends, We're getting ready for Convention! The 2019 Florida Democratic Party Convention will be held the weekend of October 11-13 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.We can make delegate appointments for Democrats who want to attend on behalf of the DPCF.  If you're interested, you must submit a signed and dated

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Plaintiffs are needed whose civil rights have been undermined by the FL legislature passage of 7066.

Sat, Aug 3, 2019

Florida Politics

Lawsuits are currently being filed in Florida to oppose SB 7066, the poll tax that has significantly impacted our ability to register felons whose voting rights should have been restored by Amendment 4.  This unnecessary law has scared large numbers of recovering citizens from registering to vote.  If you know

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Tags: Amendment 4

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FDP to Launch Democratic merchandise store

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Florida Politics

Friends -- Exciting news -- FDP is launching our Democratic merchandise store NEXT WEEK. We want this online shop and its merchandise to reflect the passion and creativity of our party members. That includes you. Do you have an idea to put on a T-shirt? Help us design a shirt here >> As

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BE A DELEGATE TO THE 2019 FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

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WANT TO BE A DELEGATE TO THE 2019 STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION? All Polk delegates must be registered Democrats in Polk County and must file with the Polk County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC.) Fee - $60 payable to Polk County DEC upon election.  Deadline to file: August 30, 2019. Link to 2019

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Tags: State Convention

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