Florida Democratic Party: GOP Puts Guns Ahead of Students

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…

David Holden FL House District 19

David Holden Stands With Students Against Gun Violence

“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.”


The Triumph of Parkland Students in the Face of GOP’s Failure

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.

Net Neutrality

Now Is Your Chance to Save Net Neutrality

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!


Collier Democrats to Host Local Students at Gun Reform Rally

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.