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Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo Supports Holocaust Education Act of 2020

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Sen. Kevin Rader and Rep. Tina Polsky held a press conference this morning to discuss SB 184/HB 91 the Holocaust Education Act of 2020. The Florida Democratic Party commends Rader and Polsky for standing up to fight anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and fascism and ensure the world never again commits the atrocities perpetrated during the Holocaust. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released a statement yesterday on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Rizzo released the following statement today on the importance of the Holocaust Education Act of 2020: &ld…

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Slams Republican Power Grab Of Office of Energy

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Today the Florida House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee voted on House Committee bill PCB ANR 20-01 to move the Office of Energy out of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and into the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The move would centralize more power under the Governor’s office stripping authority from the duly elected Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried. In response, Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party made the following statement: “This bill is nothing more than a ridiculous partis…

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Florida Democrats Respond To Forced Vote By GOP To Back E-Verify Despite Widespread Opposition

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GOP back half-baked E-Verify plan with many stating they oppose it but will give the governor the “benefit of the doubt.” Juan Peñalosa, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement in response to Florida Republican vote to support E-Verify despite widespread opposition: “Last night, the Florida GOP put their party over Florida’s economy and they sold out Florida businesses, immigrant communities, and their own values — all so they can pledge loyalty to the Republican Party of DeSantis and Trump. The Flor…

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo on the Supreme Court's decision to allow the Trump Administration to impose the “public charge” rule

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 to allow the Trump Administration to make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status. The Trump’s Administration’s “public charge” rule penalizes immigrants who are determined likely to need public benefits.  FDP Chair Rizzo released the following statement after the decision: “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision does not reflect our American values but instead reinforces the xenophobic and anti-immigrant agenda pursued by this administration. Florida has offered refuge to many immigrant…

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo Calls Out Hate and Anti-Semitism

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust. Anti-semitic terrorist acts are on the rise once again and hate crimes against Jews have shocked the country. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, issued the following statement in somber remembrance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and as a call to action to all Floridians: “Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we see anti-Semitism rising, we see politicians across the world scapegoating outsiders as the cause of their country’s problems, and w…

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo’s Response to Trump’s False Promises on Medicare: “Actions Speak Louder than Tweets”

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Trump is desperately trying to backtrack comments he made earlier this week that he would consider cutting entitlement programs “toward the end of the year.” Twenty-one percent of Florida’s population relies on Medicare and funding cuts to the program would have devastating consequences to millions of Floridians. Trump frantically tweeted the same false promises he made to Florida voters in 2016: that he would “save” Medicare and Social Security. Trump already broke his promises by proposing a 2020 budget that would cut billions from these critical entitl…

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RECAP: Corrupt Carlos Ineptitude On Full Display With Bungled And Delayed Congressional Rollout

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Corrupt Carlos has second thoughts, invites new ethics investigation, and enthusiastically embraces Trump’s Miami arrival within hours of campaign launch in district Trump lost by 16 points. Within hours of announcing his campaign for Congress, newly declared Trump lap-dog Corrupt Carlos Giménez dutifully waited in the rain on a Miami tarmac for President Trump’s arrival. Eager to be the first embraced by Trump in a district the president lost by 16 points in 2016, Corrupt Carlos excitedly recounted to a reporter that Trump remembered him from their previous golf ou…

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Statement by FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on Sen. Perry Thurston, Jr.

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Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, issued the following statement on Sen. Perry Thurston’s (District 33) designation as Leader-Designate of the Senate Democratic Caucus starting in 2022: “We congratulate Sen. Perry Thurston, Jr. on his election as the Leader-Designate of the Senate Democratic Caucus for 2022. Sen. Thurston has been a tireless fighter for working families, seniors and people of color his entire career and throughout his term as House Democratic Leader. We are excited about continuing to work with him and look forward to him continuing h…

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Rep. Shalala, State Sen Rodríguez Condemn Trump’s Unprecedented Deportation and Detention of Cuban and Venezuelan Asylum Seekers

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Sign the Petition to Support Venezuelan Refugees hereHours before Trump returns to Miami for a Republican National Committee (RNC) meeting, Florida Democrats held a news conference condemning Trump for his cruel policies to detain and deport immigrants fleeing brutal dictatorships. Trump’s actions to block thousands of asylum seekers fleeing brutal regimes adds up to another broken promise from the president. The Trump administration said it would deport any immigrant in the country without documentation, including thousands of Cubans and Venezuelans seeking asylum. The spe…

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After Mayor Giménez used official staff for political purposes, concerned Miami-Dade citizens demand administration’s official records

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After the release of shocking text messages, new requests will shed light on Giménez’s use of taxpayer-funded staff for political gain Last week, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust opened an investigation into Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez, after evidence surfaced that Giménez asked his county staff to do political work supporting his upcoming run for Congress. Public records requests that led to the investigation turned up text messages between Miami-Dade County Communications Director Myriam Marquez, Chief of Staff Alex Ferro, and Assi…

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