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Florida Democratic Party

Joint statement of solidarity from Florida Democratic leaders

Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried, House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell and Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book have released the following joint statement: “As leaders within the Florida Democratic Party, we feel a responsibility to make our voices heard and position clear. In the wake of Hamas’s horrific attacks on Israeli civilians, we unequivocally stand

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Florida Democratic Party

Nikki Fried is the new chair of the FL Democratic Party

By DIANE RADO, FLORIDA PHOENIX, Feb 25, 2023. Former Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat who had hoped to become the first woman governor of Florida but didn’t win in the 2022 gubernatorial primary race, has been elected as the new chair of the Florida Democratic Party. The FDP tweeted: “The Florida Democratic Party congratulates @NikkiFried

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Elections

Who will we elect to lead the Florida Democratic Party?

With thanks to Roxy Moore & Politico Florida Playbook , we offer the following synopsis of the 5 candidates.  Also see https://www.floridadems.org/our-party/fdp-chair-candidates/ Please advise Dr. Lucy Huke Garner and Tom Garner of your prefered leader at lucyhuykegarner@gmail.com  and tomgarner1@gmail.com before Feb 25th, when this election will take place. Feb 17th update:  Alex Berrios, one of

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Florida Democratic Party

A message from Manny Diaz

Dear Democrats: I hope each of you had a happy holiday season. I wish you and your family Blessings in ’23 and always. After much reflection, I regret to inform you that I have chosen to retire as Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Chair, effective immediately. It has been a pleasure and honor to work with

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Florida Democratic Party

Florida Democratic Party holds sold-out Leadership Blue weekend

Tampa, FL – More than 2,000 Florida Democrats gathered in Tampa over the weekend for organizing sessions, caucus forums, campaign trainings, and strategy meetings at the Florida Democratic Party’s annual Leadership Blue weekend. The sold-out event brought a rally-like atmosphere to the Bay area as Democrats from every corner of Florida came together to focus on shifting Florida

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Florida Democratic Party

A message from Manny Diaz, Chair of the Florida Democratic Party

I’m writing today with an exciting update about the work Florida Democrats are doing to prepare for November. Earlier this week, the FDP announced a historic partnership with our friends in the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and the Florida Alliance to make an initial investment of $2.5 million to ramp

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Coronavirus

Florida Democratic Party condemns DeSantis for inaction as COVID cases surge again

Florida is once again suffering one of the worst COVID outbreaks in the country, with the largest single-day increase of new cases in state history occurring recently. And yet again, as tens of thousands of Floridians fall sick every day, Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans are refusing to back measures that will prevent infections and save lives. Florida Democratic

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Florida Democratic Party

Florida Democratic Party statement as Hanukkah begins

At sunset on Sunday November 28, 2021, Jewish communities across our nation and the world began celebrating Hanukkah. In recognition of this important religious observance, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz issued the following statement: “The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an observance that holds important lessons for

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Florida Democratic Party

To bring Florida’s justice system into the 21st century, a Safety & Justice Task Force is established by the FDP

TALLAHASSEE, FL (September 15, 2021) – The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is proud to announce the creation of the Safety & Justice Task Force, chaired by State Attorney Andrew Warren of Hillsborough County. The mission of the Task Force is to develop common sense solutions around criminal justice and police reform that improve safety for

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Coronavirus

A record-breaking day for new Covid cases and hospitalizations in Florida

On August 6th, Florida recorded 22,783 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day figure since the pandemic began. The state also broke its hospitalization record for the fifth consecutive day. In reaction to these disturbing numbers, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz released the following statement: “Watching a slow-moving catastrophe unfolding with no one to stop

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Florida Democratic Party

Who will lead the Florida Democratic Party?

Following the 2020 election, it is clear that Florida Democrats must plot our political comeback. We are facing a tough reality: The Sunshine State voted for Trump. He carried the state by more than 370,000 votes; more than he did in 2016. Florida Republicans successfully swayed Latino voters, boosted support in the state’s rural heartland,

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Campaigning

Introducing our six candidates for FDP Chair

Editor’s Note:  Since Terrie Rizzo announced she will not run for re-election, six candidates have announced their candidacy for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). Below are the announcements by Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut and former Miami-Dade Mayor Mannie Diaz, followed by articles on candidates Dr. Janelle Christensen, President of the Democratic Environmental Caucus

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Florida Democratic Party

Sign up for the FDP Leadership Blue Virtual Convention, July 17-19

Image Credits : Florida Democratic Party Submitted by: Francis Dance Our Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is hosting its first ever Leadership Blue Virtual Convention!  The weekend will be filled with free training sessions, updates on the good work being done across the state, round tables with our elected leaders and activists, and much more! Whether

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Florida Democratic Party

Be our Delegate at Dem’s 2020 National Convention

To All Congressional District (CD) #17 Registered Democrats: If you would like to be elected as a Florida Delegate to the 2020 National Democratic Convention you must complete a 2020 “District Level Delegate Filing Form” and return it to the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Headquarters in Tallahassee no later than Saturday, March 7, 2020 by

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