Posts Tagged ‘ Florida Democratic Party ’

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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Teachers: a target of the new GOP-backed voter law

November 2, 2011
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Teachers: a target of the new GOP-backed voter law

A new voter law, backed by Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-led Legislature, is stopping the worst kind of atrocity a Republican controlled state government can imagine: young people registering to vote. And who might you ask is undertaking the outrageous, egregious act of registering students? Florida schoolteachers, merely hoping to relay the importance of student’s doing their civic duty. The horror. Folks, nobody is fooled by the real goal of Republicans in passing this voter suppression law. They know that when young people go to the polls in large numbers Democrats win. They know one of the reasons President...

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick To Deliver Keynote Address At Florida Democratic Party 2011 JJ Dinner

May 3, 2011
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick To Deliver Keynote Address At Florida Democratic Party 2011 JJ Dinner

  Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith announced today that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will deliver the keynote address at the party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Saturday, June 11th in Hollywood, FL. “I look forward to joining Chairman Rod Smith and the Florida Democratic Party for their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, as Florida Democrats fight back against the Republicans’ extreme agenda and prepare for the 2012 elections,“ said Gov. Patrick. “As Governor, Deval Patrick has focused on common sense solutions to bring jobs to his state. His leadership in implementing Massachusetts’ landmark health care reform law now serves as the...

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Fed health officials prohibit Republican attempt to expand Medicaid Privatization

April 28, 2011
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Fed health officials prohibit Republican attempt to expand Medicaid Privatization

FEDS: FLORIDA CAN’T EXPAND MEDICAID PRIVATIZATION Statement from Rep. Elaine Schwartz Democratic Ranking Member, House Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Florida House of Representatives    Republican legislative attempts to privatize Medicaid statewide have been dealt a serious blow. The Associated Press is reporting tonight that federal health officials informed Florida leaders today that they presently cannot approve an expansion of the current five-county pilot program. In response to the news, Representative Elaine Schwartz (D-Hollywood), the Democratic ranking member on the House Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee, issued the following statement: “Today’s announcement by The Centers for Medicare...

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Do you know why the privitization of government hurts our state?

March 12, 2011
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House Republicans Go On Record Against Fairness

January 24, 2011
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NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, For Immediate Release: January 24, 2011, Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411    Chairman Smith: House Republicans Go On Record Against Fairness Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement reacting to House Speaker Dean Cannon and the House Republicans move to intervene in the lawsuits against the Fair Districts Constitutional amendments:   “Today, Speaker Dean Cannon and House Republicans went on the record opposing fairness as they seek to overturn the will of the people, who enshrined in Florida’s Constitution standards of fairness for the redistricting process.   “With over one million Floridians...

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