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Question of the Day for Adam Putnam: Do You Support Donald Trump's Budget?

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Question of the Day for Adam Putnam: Do You Support Donald Trump's Budget? Adam Putnam wants to be governor but continues his silence on the issues that matter most to Florida families.  Donald Trump broke his campaign promises to American workers and released a budget that takes trillions from America's working class to produce tax cuts for the wealthiest 1%. Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam has praised Trump's policies but remains silent on Trump's disastrous and dangerous budget.  "Adam Putnam openly&…

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Florida Voters Deserve an Answer from Putnam on HB7069

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Florida Voters Deserve an Answer from Putnam on HB7069   MIAMI, FL - All across the state, concerned communities are mobilizing against HB7069. Parents, teachers, superintendents, school boards, and community leaders are all speaking out against HB7069. This includes every declared candidate for governor—every candidate besides Adam Putnam, that is. While Mayor Andrew Gillum, Congresswoman Gwen Graham, and businessman Chris King have all pushed back against the state legislature's  278-page disaster of an education bi…

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Parents, Teachers, Superintendents and Grassroots Orgs Resist HB 7069

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ICYMI: Parents, Teachers, Superintendents and Grassroots Organizations Resist HB 7069, Demand a Veto​   Across the state, concerned community members are calling on Rick Scott to veto HB 7069. The Republican sponsored legislation is a massive, 278 page bill written in secret that siphons taxpayer money away from public schools and hands it to privately managed charter schools.    "All children deserve a quality education, no matter where they live. HB 7069 removes local agency, transparency and accountability in our public school system. Our…

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Rick Scott: Veto HB 7069

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Rick Scott: Veto HB 7069   HB 7069 passed the House and Senate and is just a signature away from siphoning our taxpayer dollars away from public schools to appease Republican donors. FDP spokesperson Johanna Cervone issued the following statement:    "Rick Scott must veto HB7069. This bill, which was drafted in secrecy by Republicans in the legislature, creates a slush fund for for-profit charter schools that have given him huge campaign donations while lowering per-student funding for public school students. Instead …

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Trump Supporter and Artiles Apologist Jose Felix Diaz Running for Senate District 40

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Trump Supporter and Artiles Apologist Jose Felix Diaz Running for Senate District 40   Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Johanna Cervone issued the statement below following Jose Felix Diaz's announcement to run in Senate district 40:    "It shouldn't come as a surprise that Jose Felix Díaz is just another Trump wannabe since he was fired from Trump's show "The Apprentice" for failing to get the job done and lead his team. Díaz wasn't even enough of a leader to denounce his friend and roommate Frank …

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FDP Chair Stephen Bittel Embarks on Florida Panhandle Tour

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FDP Chair Stephen Bittel Embarks on Florida Panhandle Tour  ​ Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel and President Sally Boynton Brown embarked on a two day tour of the Florida panhandle to energize the Democratic base and spread the party's message of economic growth and opportunity to all corners of the state.    "I ran for party chair to build permanent progressive infrastructure throughout the state and elect Democrats at every level of office," said FDP Chair Stephen Bittel. "The Florida Panhandle provides a unique opportuni…

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Republicans Sell Out Public Schools, Create Corporate Slush Fund

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Republicans Sell Out Public Schools, Create Corporate Slush Fund  In response to the Florida Legislature passing HB 7069, FDP spokesperson Johanna Cervone issued the following statement:   "Unsurprisingly, Republicans have closed out the 2017 legislative session with a shameless, massive corporate handout. Schools of Hope is simply a slush fund for charter schools and it ensures that Republicans return the favor to their campaign donors. Instead of standing up for public schools and giving all our students a chance at success, Republicans cut per stu…

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Mario Diaz-Balart Plays Guessing Games with Floridians’ Healthcare Coverage

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Mario Diaz-Balart Plays Guessing Games with Floridians’ Healthcare Coverage  Today, South Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart was quoted saying the following about his vote on Trumpcare: "At this stage, I want to keep you guys guessing." FDP spokesperson Johanna Cervone issued the following statement in response: “It's shameful that Mario Diaz-Balart thinks it's acceptable to play guessing games with the lives of millions of Americans. 7.8 million Floridians don't know if their coverage will be in jeopardy when they wake up tomor…

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In First 100 Days as Chair of the Florida Democratic Party...

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In First 100 Days as Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Stephen Bittel Continues Delivering on Campaign Promises, Announces Accomplishments   100 days after his election, FDP Chair Stephen Bittel announced that the Florida Democratic Party has met it’s 100 day goals and continues making major progress towards rebuilding the Florida Democratic Party and turning Florida blue.“During my campaign for Chair, I promised to implement much needed reforms and secure resources that would rebuild the Florida Democratic Party’s grassroots infrastructure," said FDP Chai…

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Former Vice-President Joe Biden is coming to the Leadership Blue Gala

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Florida Democratic Party Announces Former Vice-President Joe Biden as Keynote Speaker for Annual Leadership Blue Gala Former Vice President Biden will join Democrats from across the state as the party gears up for 2018   Today, the Florida Democratic Party announced that former Vice President Joe Biden will headline the party's annual Leadership Blue Gala in June.    "We are thrilled to announce the former Vice President as our keynote speaker. Joe Biden has spent his life in public service and has fought tirelessly for the Democ…

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