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Florida Dems Slam Rick Scott's Disgusting Attempt to Justify Trump's Tweets

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On July 15, Rick Scott defended Trump's comments as "not racist" and claimed that Democrats are "the anti-Semitic party." Florida Democrats won't stand by quietly while we are slandered. State Senator Lori Berman released the following statement: "As a proud Jewish-American and strong supporter of the state of Israel I find Rick Scott's comments to be deeply offensive, and his refusal to call Trump's tweets racist equally as offensive. Rick Scott is trying to use the fallacy that the Democratic Party is anti-Semitic to not have to acknowledge Trump's racist comments." Terrie R…

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Florida Democratic Party Slams Trump's Racist Attack, Questions FL GOP's Silence

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On July 14, Donald Trump tweeted that a group of Democratic congresswomen should go back to the "crime infested places from which they came" and today claimed "AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists." Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his racist attacks and demagoguery of Democratic members of Congress: "Donald Trump's attacks on Democratic members of Congress are shameful cries for attention. Trump might think such racist attacks and attempts to demonize Democratic members of Congress will help him win in 2020, but Florida doesn't want …

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Florida Democratic Party Condemns Trump Administration's Raids Against Immigrants

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Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair, Terrie Rizzo, released the following statement slamming Trump for launching a series of raids targeting immigrant families in Miami and across the country. "This is another ugly stain on America's morals. Florida is a state of immigrants who work hard to make our communities better, and these xenophobic raids only serve to create fear and chaos, with the sole purpose of pleasing Trump's base. We are united against these raids. Immigrants have rights and we are committed to protecting our communities."

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What to Do if ICE Comes to Your Home

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The following has been adapted from the American Civil Liberties Union "Know Your Rights" toolkit. How to Reduce Risk to Yourself Stay calm and keep the door closed. Opening the door does not give them permission to come inside, but it is safer to speak to ICE through the door. Your Rights You have the right to remain silent, even if officer has a warrant. You do not have to let police or immigration agents into your home unless they have certain kinds of warrants. If police have an arrest warrant, they are legally allowed to enter the home of the person on the warrant if…

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Florida Democrats Condemn Trump's Continued Attacks on Immigrants

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Today, Congressman Darren Soto, State Senator Bobby Powell and State Representative Cindy Polo held a press call to denounce Trump's attacks on the immigrant community, after the announcement of expected raids targeting migrant families to begin on Sunday in 10 cities across the United States, including Miami. In the last week, President Trump has embarked on a new set of attacks to immigrant communities, including renewing the call for raids and his failed attempt to include the citizenship question on the 2020 census. Congressman Darren Soto "Florida is a state of immigrants, …

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Florida Democrats Slam Trump's Latest Attempt to Roll Back the Affordable Care Act

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On July 9, Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo held a press call to denounce the Trump administration's attempt to have the courts declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and place the health care of millions of Americans at risk. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz "I think that it's important for us to say at the outset that this president is one of the cruelest politicians that I've ever come across. But his attempts to destroy the Affordable Care Act, with no real plans to replace it, i…

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Swamp Dweller Marco Rubio Won't Call on Friend Acosta to Resign

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Acosta Faces New Calls for his Resignation in Light of his handling of Epstein's Case in the Past As Jefferey Epstein faces new Federal charges of sex trafficking underage girls in New York, Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is facing renewed criticism over his handling of Epstein's case in Florida in 2008 — but Marco Rubio won't call on his friend, who he called "a brilliant legal mind," to resign. Rubio's longtime friend Acosta helped Epstein secure a plea deal that kept him out of federal prison and prevented a further FBI probe in Florida - despite evidence he comm…

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Florida Democratic Party Congratulates Our Presidential Hopefuls for Two Great Nights of Ideas

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The Florida Democratic Party congratulates all of the presidential hopefuls that took part in the DNC's first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate and show Florida all the wonderful and diverse ideas the Democratic Party has to offer. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "It was wonderful listening to all of our candidates discuss their ideas, their stories, and how they would handle being the leader of the free world. They reminded the American people of what being presidential looks like. Whomever our nominee may be, I know the party and the United Sta…

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Florida Democratic Party Welcomes Our Presidential Hopefuls to the Second Night of the Miami Debate

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On the second day of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on NBC, the Florida Democratic Party welcomes the second group of presidential hopefuls to our beautiful city to discuss the issues that matter to Floridians. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "Today is the second night of the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate and I welcome tonight's presidential hopefuls Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang. Florida and…

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Florida Democratic Party Congratulates Our Presidential Hopefuls Finishing the First Debate Night

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The Florida Democratic Party congratulates all of the presidential hopefuls that took part in the DNC's first night of the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "Our party's first night's slate talked about their ideas and shared their visions for the future with Floridians. They reminded the American people that Democrats are the party of ideas and the party for the people. Thank you to all of tonight's candidates, and onward to the second night of the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate tomorrow eveni…

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