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Democracy for America Campaign Academy

January 30, 2012
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Democracy for America Campaign Academy

 JOIN us if… - You have ever thought of running for office or working on a campaign. - Know someone who should run for office or manage a campaign. - Want to make a positive difference in your community…. The DFA Campaign Academy brings hundreds of local activists, campaign staff and candidates together for 2 days of intensive campaign training. Click here  and Sign Up today.  Space is Limited…   Fired Up and Ready for VICTORY in 2012!!!

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“Don’t Forget the Soldiers” Sock Drive

January 30, 2012
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“Don’t Forget the Soldiers” Sock Drive

Don’t Forget the Soldiers” Sock Drive in partnership with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc SOCKS – something we all take for granted – are in short supply for our soldiers abroad.  Please drop off a pair of new, “dark” socks at any of the locations below, and we will ship them to our armed services overseas. For more information, please contact Jesus Medina at Mr.Jesus.Medina@gmail.com. Drop Off Locations:    DEC Office: 810 Godfrey Road, Suite 402 A Miami Beach, FL 33140 SEIU Office: 14645 Northwest 77th Avenue Miami Lakes, FL 33014 AFSCME Local 199 Office: 6405 NW 36th St. Suite...

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FDP Chairman Smith and Democratic Party Leadership Rally Activists Against GOP Attempts to Suppress Voting Rights

January 29, 2012
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Tampa, FL – Last week, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith and Democratic Party leadership joined with nearly 500 community activists to rally against the GOP’s voter suppression law. The law, passed last spring by Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-led legislature, is currently under review by the U.S. Department of Justice. The “Our Voice, Our Vote” rally took place outside the courthouse where a congressional hearing, held by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Dick Durbin, examined the impact of the new voting law now taking effect in Florida. “With nearly 1 million Floridians out of work, the Governor...

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First General Meeting of 2012

January 25, 2012
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First General Meeting of 2012

JOIN US TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012! For our first monthly meeting of 2012!Featuring a very special guest speaker! TOPIC: Young voters and what we can do to make 2012 a successful election year!… Arrive early for Complimentary appetizers and FREE PARKING!  Yes, FREE PARKING AVAILABLE! MEET OUR NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM:  Since we last met, we have a lot of new additions to our leadership team. Join us as we introduce nine newly appointed directors! MDYD Gives Back: Thousands of American soldiers are stationed in Afghanistan and all over the world to ensure our freedom and safety. They need our...

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OFA-Florid​a Digital Update (State of the Union)

January 24, 2012
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OFA-Florid​a Digital Update (State of the Union)

In this edition of the Florida Digital Update we’re all about tonight’s State of the Union address at 9:00 p.m. ET!  (1) Share your State of the Union Photos Are you joining a watch party this evening? Or making a night of it at home? Either way, we want to show off all the ways Floridians are showing our support for President Obama. That’s why we’ll be posting our favorite photos to FL.barackobama.com, Twitter, Facebook, and more—make sure yours are included by sharing them at: http://OFA.BO/FLpics And if you’re tweeting tonight, don’t forget to use the hashtag #SOTU2012 in...

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Fired Up Democrats State of the Union Watch Party

January 22, 2012
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Fired Up Democrats State of the Union Watch Party

JOIN us as we gather to listen to President Barack Obama address the nation during his annual State of the Union (SOTU) Address! Attendance is FREE.  Everyone is invited! Also, City Hall Restaurant will be offering Happy Hour Specials during our event! Arrive early for FREE Parking! Ready for VICTORY in 2012!!! RSVP HERE

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Romney stance on Dream Act is magnified in Florida

January 22, 2012
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Romney stance on Dream Act is magnified in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Mitt Romney’s promise to veto a measure that would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants threatens to turn off some Hispanic voters, whose support could be critical in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama. The issue is gaining prominence as the GOP front-runner heads toward the Jan. 31 primary in Florida, even though most of the state’s Hispanics are Puerto Rican or Cuban-American and, thus, aren’t affected by U.S. immigration law, nor view it as a priority. Still, it’s a state where 13 percent of registered voters are Hispanic, where the...

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FLA DEMS Statement on Rick Scott’s FAILED Economic Policies

January 20, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL — Today, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement on Florida’s unemployment numbers and Governor Rick Scott’s failed economic policies. “Governor Rick Scott’s Tea Party agenda is moving our state in the wrong direction and forcing Florida’s economy to lag behind the rest of the nation. Under President Obama’s leadership unemployment continues to decline, but here in Florida Scott has favored an extreme agenda that has rejected jobs and slowed growth. The bottom line: Scott cares more about his extreme agenda than  strengthening our economy and protecting middle class families.” Jobs Killed by Rick...

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Statement from Ambassador Luis Lauredo on Mitt Romney’s Spanish-Language TV AD

January 11, 2012
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Today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a Spanish-language TV ad featuring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, and former Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart. Just hours after releasing his ad, Romney touted his support from the architect of extreme, anti-immigrant laws, Kris Kobach. In response, Ambassador Luis Lauredo, released the following statement: “Mitt Romney’s last-ditch attempt to win over Latinos is a deplorable effort to cover up the assault he has mounted on Hispanic families during his campaign. “Just days ago, Mitt Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act if he were president, and said DREAM Act students are merely...

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Statement from FLA Dems Chairman Smith on Mitt Romney’s Pledge to Veto the DREAM Act

January 6, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL – Mitt Romney recently told a group of voters in Iowa that he would veto the DREAM Act if he were elected and Congress passed the bill. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement: “Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act is a reminder that his far-right positions are dangerous for everyone – not only Hispanics trying to build a life in America, but all Americans trying to stay in the middle class and those still struggling to make it there. It’s shameful he continues to pander to the Tea Party,...

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