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Florida Democrats Travel to Puerto Rico and Deliver Aid

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, DNC Chair Tom Perez and State Senators and Representatives Travel to Puerto Rico and Deliver Aid Florida Democratic Party Chair, Stephen Bittel, DNC Chair Tom Perez, House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz, House Democratic Leader-designate Kionne McGhee, and other Democratic state legislators traveled to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies to the U.S. territory   Fort Lauderdale, FL - Just days ago, Senate and House Democrats asked Governor Rick Scott to establish relief centers for Puerto Rican evacuees.   …

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FDP Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

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FDP Statement on Las Vegas Shooting In response to the Las Vegas shooting, Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown issued the following statement:   "Today America woke up to the worst mass shooting in its history and we are devastated. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families who are suffering unimaginable loss. Thank you to our first repsonders for their courage and swift action. We are heartbroken. Our love, support, and deepest condolences to everyone in the Silver State."

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FDP Statement on Trump Attacking Mayor of San Juan

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FDP Statement on Trump Attacking Mayor of San Juan Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton-Brown issues the following statement in response to Donald Trump attacking the Mayor of San Juan over Twitter:   "It is unconscionable for the President to insinuate that the hardworking people of Puerto Rico are asking for handouts. Their homes and lives have been devastated. Where is the empathy and compassion, and where are the resources to save our people? Do your job, sir, and stand by our fellow Americans."   ###

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When the 'Big One' Hits Florida, Rick Scott's Inexperienced Body Man Will Head Florida's Emergency Management

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When the 'Big One' Hits Florida, Rick Scott's Inexperienced Body Man Will Head Florida's Emergency Management Florida will look to Wes Maul, recent body man for Rick Scott, to lead the state's emergency management operations during its next crisis   Tallahassee, FL - Governor Rick Scott has replaced veteran Emergency Management Chief Bryan Koon with his body man from 2014, Wes Maul.   If the 'Big One' hits Florida, the state will look to Mr. Maul as its Emergency Management Director.   Mr. Maul graduated law s…

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FDP Statement on Major Special Election Victory

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Florida Democratic Party Statement on Major Special Election Victory  In response to the state Senate District 40 election results, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel issued the following statement:   "Congratulations to Annette Taddeo on this major victory for Miami-Dade and our entire state. This is a win for all of Florida. Democrats represent 16 of 40 state Senate seats. Annette will head to Tallahassee ready to fight for higher paying jobs, affordable healthcare and fully funded public schools. Democrats across the state are energized and mobilizing to flip…

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FDP Letter to Governor Rick Scott on Senate District 40 Special Election

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Florida Democratic Party Letter to Governor Rick Scott on Senate District 40 Special Election   Please see the letter below from FDP Chair Stephen Bittel to Governor Rick Scott regarding the special election in Senate District 40.    September 13, 2017 The Honorable Rick Scott Governor The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399 RE: Special Election SD 40   Dear Governor Scott:   Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have endured great challenges with Hurricane Irma, especially those in The Florida Keys and South Miami-Dade County. We are all awar…

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Florida Democratic Party Statement on Donald Trump Rescinding the DACA Program

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Florida Democratic Party Statement on Donald Trump Rescinding the DACA Program   The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's cruel and reckless decision to end the DACA program and deport 800,000 DREAMers:   "Donald Trump's decision to deport 800,000 young people who have done nothing but work hard, study and place their faith in our government is as cruel as it is thoughtless. Ending DACA without an appropriate legislative solution will devastate Florida's economy and tear at the very fabric of our state. Because of the …

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Annette Taddeo Statement on Donald Trump Rescinding DACA Program

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Annette Taddeo Statement on Donald Trump Rescinding DACA Program In response to Donald Trump's decision to rescind the DACA program, candidate for state Senate district 40 Annette Taddeo issued the following statement:   "Ending the DACA program will devastate our economy and throw the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people into chaos. In Florida alone, over 30,000 DREAMers who only know America as home will be forced back into the shadows because of Donald Trump's heartless and dangerous political game. Tearing families apart to appeal to an extremist base is wrong, pl…

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The Florida Democratic Party Go on the Record with Full Support for Mayor Rick Kriseman

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The Florida Democratic Party would like to go on the record with their full support for Mayor Rick Kriseman. Our officers and democratic national committee members are committed to helping to elect progressive democrats throughout the state. We must support and back all democrats regardless of partisan or non-partisan races because we want progressive minded elected officials with a moral compass of compassion leading Floridians.

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Florida Democratic Party Statement on Possible End to DACA

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Florida Democratic Party Statement on Possible End to DACA In response to reports that Donald Trump may terminate DACA, Florida Democratic Party Communications Director Johanna Cervone issued the following statement:    "The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program embodies the best of America. Our country is stronger when hardworking families and young people can make meaningful contributions to our economy and society. America is the only home these young immigrants know. Ending DACA without an appropriate legislative solution would devastate Florida's economy and …

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