Florida Democratic Party Delegates Rally in Orlando for State Convention, Fighting for Florida Gala

Orlando, Fl. –– On Saturday, October 12, over 1,500 Democratic Delegates convened for the Florida Democratic Party’s bi-annual state convention in Orlando. Democratic activist held trainings, strategy meeting, and rallied with Democratic leaders from the state and national party. During Saturday’s General session Florida Democrats heard from Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, New Jersey Governor…

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Ron DeSantis’ Should Return Money from Shady Fundraisers Arrested in Connection to Ukrainian Peddling

Miami, Fl. –– On October 10, the Miami Herald reported that two Republican fundraisers with connections to Governor Ron DeSantis, Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman, have been arrested on campaign finance charges. According to the Miami Herald, DeSantis received $50,000 from the pair by way of a company called Global Energy Producers. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the…

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Charlotte County Democrats applaud impeachment inquiry

Teresa Jenkins, vice-chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, released the following statement in response to the US House’s formal impeachment inquiry and the release of transcripts from Trump’s call with Ukraine : “Charlotte County Democrats stand by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats in their efforts to safeguard our democracy. Speaker Pelosi and House…

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Florida Democratic Party Announces Governor Phil Murphy Will Speak at Convention Saturday

Orlando, Fl. –– This weekend, from October 11 to 13, nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention. The Florida Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote…

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Support young people on climate change

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor by CCDEC Secretary Jane Merriam was published in the Charlotte Sun on Friday, Oct. 4. Editor:   The concentration levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have risen from 339 parts per million in 1980 to 408 parts per million in 2018. Global sea levels have…

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New Tool Helps Grassroots Donors Sponsor Voter Registration in Neighborhood of their Choice

Tallahassee, Fl. – The Florida Democratic Party announced a new online tool for 2020 that allows grassroots donors to apply small-dollar donations to send voter registration forms to unregistered voters in any neighborhood across the state. The Florida Democratic Party Voter Registration Map (powered by partner Civitech) allows people to donate money and sponsor their precinct or any…

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Mosaic, state questioned

About 100 people from five counties near Mosaic phosphate mining and fertilizer operations showed up at an open house Monday for a final chance to ask questions from state regulators and company representatives. Many people at the meeting noted hazardous waste has spilled into rivers and streams in the hundred-plus years of the phosphate industry…

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Florida, Florida, Florida

  by Larry Kuranowicz, Voter Outreach Looking back at the fateful words of the late Tim Russert, on a night in 2000 when many of us went to bed thinking Al Gore was going to be the next President, only to wake and find out it was not to be. Once again in 2020, Florida…

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Nikki Fried seeks meeting on rules for restoring rights

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the lone Democrat on the state Executive Board of Clemency, called Friday for Gov. Ron DeSantis to schedule a meeting next month to discuss changing rules that govern the state’s process of restoring felons’ civil rights. “There are more than 100,000 disenfranchised Floridians with open, pending application for full restoration of civil rights,” Fried…

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In Light of News that the NRA was a “Russian Foreign Asset” in 2016 Elections, FDP Calls on Trump and FL Republicans to Donate NRA Money to Charity

President Trump and Florida Republicans must return the money or be seen as complicit in supporting Russian agents interfering with US Democratic elections. Tallahassee, Fl. –– In a detailed report presented by Senator Ron Wyden and the Senate Finance Committee, the National Rifle Association acted as a foreign asset of Russia during the 2016 election. In light…

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