Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Peñalosa released the following statement after the Democratic amendment to ban assault rifle’s failed to pass the House Rules committee: “Today, House Republicans had an opportunity to show they stand with Parkland Students, instead of the gun lobby. But, once again, they have decided that protecting our children isn’t…
“It is appalling that our lawmakers in Tallahassee lacked the courage and conviction to even have a debate on automatic weapons — with the student survivors of the Parkland shooting looking on from the gallery,” said David Holden, Democratic candidate for Congress in Florida’s 19th Congressional District.
“This is an indication of what’s wrong in our legislatures, both state and national,” he continued. “I’m running for election to break this deadlock! Once in Congress, I’ll pursue common sense legislative measures to reduce gun violence while continuing to respect and uphold the Second Amendment.”
By Terrie Rizzo, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman
Like so many Floridians, my own thoughts since the Parkland tragedy have been filled with a rush of emotions. Shock, anger, and a fresh resolve that our leaders in Tallahassee must finally take action to make us safer from gun violence. Sadly, we’ve felt this succession of emotions too many times before.
But this time, it’s different, because of the brave Stoneman Douglas students: thank God for their voices, because we know what Governor Rick Scott and the GOP in Tallahassee would do on their own: absolutely nothing.
In December, the Republican-led FCC voted to repeal net neutrality, ending the free and open internet as we know it.
Without net neutrality, internet service providers would be able to censor, block, slow down or slap a fee on any site of their choosing. Thanks to this decision, you now may have to pay extra to access your email or read your favorite news outlet, and it could take longer to stream shows. This repeal hurts everyday Americans and stifles small businesses’ ability to grow.
Now, the Senate has just a few weeks to overturn this decision before it’s too late. Please, add your name right now to tell the Senate: Save net neutrality!
Republican lawmakers have turned their backs on our children. As student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School watched on, every member of the Republican House of Representatives voted against opening discussion on a bill that proposed bans on the assault rifles used in the Parkland shooting.
Parkland students are speaking out against Rick Scott’s long record of opposing common sense gun safety measures, and why they don’t trust him to look out for anyone but himself when it comes to this critical issue.
Collier County Democrats will be hosting a Collier County high schools-led march on March 24th in coordination with the national “March 4 Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C. and other cities around the country. This march was initiated by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in the wake of the mass shooting there that claimed 17 lives. Marjory Stoneman Douglas students are demanding action on gun control.
Kids in Immokalee, Florida are getting help from the Collier County Democratic Party as, once again, the Democrats partner with the Immokalee Soccer School and Academy. The Academy seeks to encourage academic and athletic success as reflected in their motto – ‘Discipline, Respect, Love, Learning.”
From MPower Change We did it! This morning, news broke that the FCC’s Office of the Inspector General is opening an investigation into Ajit Pai’s collusion with Sinclair Broadcasting Group. The announcement comes after 40,000 of us signed the petition opposing the Sinclair-Tribune merger and hundreds of us drove calls to Congress asking them to…
We are truly saddened by the murder of so many young Americans at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday afternoon, and that sadness is only deepened by the feeling that it could have been prevented. We are, however, no longer shocked by the tragic gun violence that has become pervasive in our country.
Maryanne Troy, Family Counselor for the Alzheimer’s Support Network, will explain the services available to and the challenges facing caregivers of persons afflicted with dementia at the next meeting of the Collier County Democratic Club on Monday, February 19.
Come to network and enjoy refreshments from 10 – 10:30 a.m (bring something breakfasty to share). Then from 10:30 to noon, participate in a brainstorming session led by Ginger Robinson, First Vice President in charge of programs. Share your ideas that will help DWC Collier to increase our visibility in the community and define actions for our…