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Florida Democratic State Committee Approves DNC Delegate Selection Process

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Today, Thursday, June 13, 2019, The Florida Democratic Party announced that the State Executive Committee has approved the 2020 Delegate Selection Plan for Florida. The plan was approved by the committee on Sunday, June 9, 2019, during its annual Leadership Blue weekend. Florida will have 248 delegates and 18 alternate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Florida will be using a proportional representation system based on the results of the primary in apportioning its delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. This is the same process that was used in the 2016 Dele…

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On Anniversary of Calling His Own Health Care Bill "Mean," Trump Still Can't Be Trusted with Floridians Health Care

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On this day in 2017, Donald Trump stood in front of a group of Republican Senators and for once, uttered a truthful fact –– his health care agenda –– was simply just too "mean." To mark this anniversary, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo issued the following statement: "When Donald Trump accidentally told the truth, he made it clear that Floridians can’t trust him with our health care. If Trump had his way, he’d strip away protections for those with preexisting conditions, spike costs and prioritize the interests of big drug and insur…

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DeSantis Can't Erase LGBTQ Community's Pain in Pulse Remembrance Proclamation

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The Florida Democratic Party was shocked and saddened that Governor Ron DeSantis excluded mention of the LGBTQ community in his proclamation for Pulse Remembrance Day. Juan Peñalosa, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, who is also a member of the LGBTQ community, released the following statement: "Governor Ron DeSantis declared June 12 Pulse Remembrance Day, and while he mentioned terrorism and ISIS, he made no mention of the LGBTQ community. I have a message for Governor DeSantis: We won’t be erased. We are here and we demand to be seen and heard. Th…

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As Trump Prepares Campaign Kick-Off in Orlando, Florida Democrats Launch Grassroots Army

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One week before Donald Trump’s Orlando campaign rally, the Florida Democratic Party has launched its Organizing Corps 2020 program. Today, more than 90 new paid Democratic organizers will begin organizing communities across the state, reminding voters what is at stake in 2020, and laying the groundwork to defeat Donald Trump in Florida. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, was overjoyed to welcome the newest members of the FDP staff: "The Florida Organizing Corps is an integral part of the grassroots infrastructure needed to defeat Trump in Florida while inv…

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House Democrats Pass Dream Act, Succeeding Where Miami Republicans Failed

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Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives, under Democratic leadership, passed the American Dream and Promise Act, providing a path to citizenship to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in the United States. The Miami Herald published an article highlighting how Florida Democrats in Congress fulfilled their campaign promises by pushing for this legislation that for years failed to pass under Republican leadership. Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after the passage of the bill: "Thanks to Democratic leadership in the…

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GOP Representative Mike Hill Should Resign After Homophobic, Anti-Christian Hate Speech

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After learning Representative Mike Hill joked about putting gays to death, and cited Christianity as his reference point, Florida Democratic Party's Executive Director Juan Peñalosa issued the following statement: "Representative Mike Hill has reinforced his support of hateful and divisive legislation in the Florida legislature with hateful and divisive speech in every-day life. As a gay man and a Christian, my stomach turns to hear elected leaders who think it’s acceptable to make jokes about putting people like me to death in the name of Jesus. And as a Floridian, I…

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Florida Democrats Condemn House Republicans' Delay of Disaster Funds to Panhandle

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Since May 24, Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) have each blocked votes to move ahead a $19.1 billion disaster aid package for the Florida Panhandle, Puerto Rico, and other areas in the United States hit by natural disasters. Their objections have forced a procedural 10-day delay. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, condemned House Republicans actions to delay funding: "The actions by Donald Trump's henchmen in Congress to delay disaster relief to Florida are unc…

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Chair Rizzo on the Passing of Hernando County Democratic Chair Harvey Martin

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Harvey Martin, chairman of the Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee passed away May 26th. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement: "Florida has lost a bit of sunshine without Harvey Martin. Havery was a wonderful member of the Democratic Party and a dedicated leader of the Hernando County Democrats. We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with Harvey and his family." The Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee is holding a celebration of the life of Harvey Martin, Wednesday, Ju…

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Leadership Blue Gala Speakers Include Trailblazers, Spouses of Presidential Hopefuls

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The Florida Democratic Party announced speakers for the annual Leadership Blue Gala — the list includes the head of the Democratic Party, elected officials from across the country, and the spouses of presidential hopefuls. Party and elected officials include Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York. The spouses for presidential hopefuls already include Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Douglas Emhoff, the husband of …

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Florida Dems Fight Republican Agenda With New Ad Campaign

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The Florida Democratic Party launched a year-long ad campaign in African American newspapers focused on educating voters on the damaging effects President Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans are having on communities of color. The series titled "Don't Fear The Future. Fight For It." began in African American outlets last week and each month will highlight policies implemented by President Trump, Governor DeSantis, and Florida Republicans that marginalize communities of color including defunding public education, placing guns in schools, continued voter suppression, and …

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