Tallahassee Snubs Voters – Again!

Our Florida legislature can be counted on to overturn the will of the voters. They have done this with class size, medical marijuana, high-speed rail, and land conservation. They’re up to their tricks again when it comes to Amendment 4 — the restoration of voting rights for former felons. You’ll recall that in 2018, this…

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Four Women Journalists to Moderate Debate on Nov. 20th

Four female journalists will moderate the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate to be held in Georgia on November 20, 2019. See the excellent article: All-Female Panel To Moderate Next Presidential Debate (Asking The Questions Women Want Answered) by Avery Blank Senior Contributor for ForbesWomen With men reporting twice as much as women on evening news broadcasts of major…

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Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins Nov 1!

 Marketplace Open Enrollment begins Friday, November 1 and runs through December 15. You can enroll for or change coverage during this time. If you are already enrolled in a plan and want to change it, you can do so any time before December 15. Now is the time to visit HealthCare.gov or 1-800-318-2596, to  review your…

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FDP Requests More Records after Arrested Giuliani Associates Spotted in VIP Section at DeSantis Inauguration

Tallahassee, Fl.- Following a report highlighting Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman’s VIP attendance at Ron DeSantis’ Inauguration celebration in January, the Florida Democratic Party is expanding its public records request to start on November 7th and include any and all correspondence had between the duo and DeSantis when he was Governor-elect and Governor. The Tampa…

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Republicans Pull Impeachment Inquiry Stunt

  About two dozen House Republicans stormed a deposition in secure House Intelligence Committee spaces to rail against the impeachment inquiry of the president. Their political stunt was aimed at throwing the depositions into doubt. Led by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, conservative Republicans  demanded to see the proceedings where members of three committees…

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Matt Gaetz Leads “Phalanx” Of “Wingnuts”

Tallahassee, Fl. ––  On October 23, Rep. Matt Gaetz, along with fellow Florida Rep. Ross Spano and with the blessing of the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, barged into a secure room designed to allow members of Congress to be briefed on classified and sensitive information. Storming the room was widely condemned and has alarmed national security experts.…

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“Living The Dream On A Planet That’s Green” theme for Englewood Dem Club parade float

by Karn Cummingham, Englewood Democratic Club The Englewood Democratic Club had planned to march in the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, originally scheduled for last Labor Day. Those plans and the parade were blown away when Hurricane Dorian threatened our area. Pioneer Day organizers vowed to continue the 63-year-old tradition and have rescheduled festivities and the…

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Judge’s Ruling on Felon Voting Rights a Victory for Florida

On Friday, a federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s state law that imposed significant restrictions on people with  felony convictions who want to register to vote. The preliminary injunction that the judge granted was requested by the ACLU and other organizations and rebuked Gov. DeSantis and the Republican-controlled legislature. The decision only applies to the plaintiffs…

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FL Dems 2019 Convention Defines Electoral Victory Pathway

More than 20 Charlotte County Democrats attended the 2019 Democratic Party Convention in Orlando this past weekend. Grass-roots activists, party leaders, and elected officials convened for intense strategy sessions, adoption of resolutions, and one significant rules change.  The 2019 Convention helped Florida Democrats define our strategy for 2020 electoral victories.     The three-day session…

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Democratic Party seeks any Gov. DeSantis communications with Ukraine scandal figures

  The Florida Democratic Party has delivered a public records request to Gov. Ron DeSantis, seeking any communications between him or his office with Rudy Giuliani and other people involved in alleged campaign finance violations. A letter, sent Wednesday over party chairwoman Terri Rizzo’s signature, seeks documents “evidencing any communications to, from, or between you…

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