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Democrats Registering Voters, Engaging with Floridians, for National Voter Registration Day

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On National Voter Registration Day, Florida Democrats participated in voter registration drives, and held events throughout the day to register new voters, with more planned for this evening. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, the Florida Democratic Party committed to registering over 1,000 voters Tuesday. With events still going on, the party has already registered hundreds of Floridians. Juan Peñalosa, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "The Florida Democratic Party has been working for months to put into place the infrastructure needed …

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On National Voter Registration Day, Helpful Tips from FDP Voter Protection Team

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On National Voter Registration Day, the Florida Democrats voter protection team are reminding Floridians of how and what they need in order to register to vote. Today, the Florida Democratic Party is planning to register over 1,000 voters in a day. As part of the day's efforts, the Florida Democratic Party Voter Protection Department offers helpful tips for registering to vote: Someone can register to vote online or by using a paper voter registration form in English or Spanish. The paper voter registration form is a great way for someone to make sure one's legal name, legal res…

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Florida Democrats Train Over 70 Democrats in Fort Walton Beach

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On Saturday, the Florida Democratic Party, in partnership with the National Democratic Training Committee, hosted a first-of-its-kind candidate training in Northwest Florida where over 70 Democrats were trained. Those trained included potential candidates, campaign staff, and party leaders from Bay, Okaloosa, Escambia, Gulf, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. The training, which is a part of FDP's Municipal Victory Program, covered Communications, Fundraising, Digital and Field. "As a previous candidate and a current local party leader, I know how overwhelming it can be to conceptuali…

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How Florida Democrats Will Celebrate National Voter Registration Day: Registering 1,000 New Voters

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The Florida Democratic Party will kick off National Voter Registration Day with an army of hundreds of volunteers and party organizers registering Floridians to vote all across the Sunshine State. National Voter Registration Day is September 24. For the occasion, the Florida Democratic Party is planning to register over 1,000 voters in a day. The Florida Democratic Party has planned dozens of events across the state to achieve this goal. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "For National Voter Registration Day, we are going to be out on the streets talkin…

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Florida's Online Voter Registration Site Must Be Restored

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Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement after Governor DeSantis' administration put Florida's voter registration site back online after calls from the Florida Democratic Party: "Today was proof positive that Florida Democratic Party's voter protection efforts matter. Florida's voter registration site should not have undergone 'maintenance' so close to National Voter Registration Day. Shutting down the site just as Democrats ramp up their efforts to register voters smells like a politically motivated act by Governor DeSantis — and…

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Statement from FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on the Second Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

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Florida Democratic Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement on the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria: "Two years after the devastation of Maria, Puerto Ricans are still dealing with the poor treatment coming from Trump and his administration. Today, we remember those who lost their lives after Hurricane Maria, and we honor them and Puerto Ricans who continue recovering with little help from the Trump administration. Whether it is lying about the funds that the island received or diverting funds to build his wall, Trump treats Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens…

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DeSantis Administration Shutters Online Voter Registration Ahead of National Voter Registration Day

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As Florida Democrats gear up for the largest voter registration week of action to date, Governor Ron DeSantis administration shutters Online Voter Registration for "maintenance." In advance of National Voter Registration Day, Florida Democrats have launched a statewide online ad campaign, scheduled over 1000 volunteer shifts and have committed more than $3 million to registering 200,000 voters before the launch of the 2020 general election. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement in response: "Governor Ron DeSantis knows that the Flo…

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Florida Democrats Stand with the World Climate Strike

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As youth activists called on world leaders — and the leaders of Florida — to address the alarming rise in global temperatures that could threaten humanity in the coming decades, the Florida Democrats stand with them and we hear them. On September 20, youth climate activist, Greta Thunberg, lead a worldwide student strike to raise awareness on climate change. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement: "The Florida Democrats stand with the youth of the Sunshine State and young people around the world in calling for action to …

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Two Years After Hurricane Maria, Congressman Darren Soto Keeps Fighting for the People of Puerto Rico

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This weekend marks the second anniversary of the catastrophic passing of Hurricane Maria through Puerto Rico, causing thousands of deaths and incalculable losses to the island. Two years after the hurricane, Puerto Rico is still waiting for the Trump Administration to release half of the funds that were allocated for the recovery of the island, and that has been held up by the poor response from this administration. U.S. Representative Darren Soto, Puerto Rican descent and a champion for the people of Puerto Rico, has sent the following statement: "On this 2nd-year remembrance of…

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Florida Democratic Party Sends Its Condolences After Passing of Maurice A. Ferré

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo sends her condolences after passing of former Miami Mayor Maurice A. Ferré: "Today, we send our deepest condolences to Mayor Ferré's family and friends. We will always remember Maurice A. Ferré for his trailblazing contributions to the city of Miami, his work for our state and his tireless fight for the people of Puerto Rico."

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