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Florida Democrats Hold Day of Action to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Over 30 Events Planned Across the State In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this Monday, January 20, the Florida Democratic Party will hold a voter registration day of action. The party has planned over 30 events across the state. Trained organizers and volunteers will be out registering new voters and enrolling voters in vote-by-mail. The goal is to complete 500 volunteer shifts by the end of the weekend. "In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, we need to stand up and take action to participate in our democracy. On the most basic level, that means exercising our right to vote. The…

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RECAP: Pence and Trump’s Broken Promises Are Not Welcome in FL

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This week, Mike Pence was met with a barrage of backlash ahead of his trip to Florida. The Florida Democratic Party executed a week-long campaign to hold Pence accountable for hawking Trump’s broken promises to Floridians, especially to Florida’s Latino community. Take a look: Orlando Sentinel: Vice President Mike Pence will be greeted in Kissimmee by a billboard slamming President Donald Trump over his response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The Florida Democratic Party unveiled the billboard Monday along Florida’s Turnpike in advance of Pence’s Thursday v…

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Trump Continues To Block Desperately Needed Puerto Rico Aid

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The Trump administration announced it would continue to block desperately needed aid for Puerto Rico’s electric grid repair and other necessities while claiming they are releasing $16 billion in funds allocated by Congress. The Trump administration says it will release the aid, but the administration has created “severe” new restrictions on the funding. According to The New York Times, Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development had up until this point only released $1.5 billion of $20 billion approved by Congress, and of that, only $5 million had been …

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Miami-Dade Workers Rally Against a Corrupt Carlos Giménez Congressional Run

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“El Corruptito” has spent decades enriching himself, his family and his wealthy donors at Miami-Dade taxpayers’ expense Today, Miami-Dade County workers and South Florida residents gathered outside County Hall to speak out against Carlos Giménez’s rumored run for Congress. As the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Giménez has repeatedly cut funding for wages and needed services all while enriching himself, his family, and his wealthy donors. The crowd was there to deliver a check from Miami-Dade taxpayers to “Corrupt Carlos Giménez,” …

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Representative Castor, Chair Rizzo, Health Care Advocate Denounce Trump’s Efforts to Dismantle the ACA Ahead of Pence’s Visit

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U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, the Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo, and a Hillsborough mother of children with pre-existing conditions spoke to reporters this morning about Trump’s dangerous efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before Pence arrived in Florida to campaign for Trump. The Trump administration has challenged the ACA in court seeking to overturn it, and just last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay its decision until after the election. Trump continues to lie about protecting people with pre-existing conditions, but his actions to o…

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“Presidente Incompetente:” On Eve of Pence Visit, Latino Leaders Knock Trump for Broken Promises

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One day before Vice President Pence is to arrive in Osceola County, the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) held a news conference slamming Trump for his broken promises to the Latino community and ineffective management of crises in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Florida. The speakers included Juan Peñalosa, Executive Director of the FDP; Jose Alvarez, Mayor of Kissimmee; Cristina Robinson, Communications Manager for Alianza for Progress; and Krizia Ivelisse Lopez Arce, who migrated to Florida following Hurricane Maria, like many Puerto Rican refugees escaping the devastation. You can …

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The Republican Assault on Women’s Privacy Has To Stop

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Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 404, a new parental consent bill designed to thwart the will of the people in protecting privacy rights. In 1980, Florida voters created a state constitutional right to privacy. Nine years later, the Supreme Court of Florida ruled the state’s newly enacted parental consent law on abortion was unconstitutional — it violated our state constitution’s privacy rights. In 2012, voters were asked to weaken their own rights on privacy and, unsurprisingly, flatly rejected the idea. Now the State Senate continues to m…

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Corrupt Carlos Countdown: Today is the Day

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Giménez faced ethics probe for meeting with Trump - Trump gave him $15,000, plus deep family ties With Corrupt Carlos Giménez poised to enter the race for Florida’s 26th Congressional district today, we are counting down his greatest hits of grift and corruption. Today: ethics probes for shady golf meetings with Donald Trump. FDP spokesperson Luisana Pérez Fernández released the following statement: “Facing a competitive GOP primary featuring Trump’s biggest fan in South Florida, there’s no doubt Corrupt Carlos is hoping for Don…

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Florida Democratic Party Response To DeSantis State Of The State

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Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released a statement in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’s State of the State address: “Governor Ron DeSantis could have worked to start this new decade off on a plan that helps all Floridians, but instead he continues to push an agenda that creates haves and have-nots. He heaps praise on charter schools while forcing public schools to compete with for-profit charters for public funds. He talks about raising pay in our schools but offers a plan that leaves senior teachers behind along with so many workers in our scho…

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Corrupt Carlos Countdown: Day 1

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With Corrupt Carlos Giménez poised to enter the race for Florida’s 26th Congressional district on Wednesday, we are counting down his greatest hits of grift and corruption. Today: slashing money for Miami-Dade residents while paying himself. FDP spokesperson Luisana Pérez Fernández released the following statement: “Corrupt Carlos has shown over and over who he looks out for: himself. As Miami-Dade Mayor, he slashed spending on our jobs. One thing he chose not to slash? His taxpayer subsidized Mercedes Benz. He then gave himself a 67 percent pay ra…

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