Help ring in Gay Pride Month early this year and join the candidates and Collier County Democrats for dinner and a screening of the documentary “The Freedom to Marry.” Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a “preposterous notion” to the national law.
“Florida Congressman Francis Rooney has introduced legislation in Congress that is sneaky, underhanded, anti-democratic, anti-constitutional and subversive of core American values,” Democratic candidate David Holden says. Holden is running for the Democratic Party nomination for the 196h Congressional District, where Rooney is the current incumbent in his first term. Rooney’s bill “would impose a permanent class of ultra-wealthy Representatives and Senators on the nation. All Americans should unite to denounce, oppose, and defeat this hurtful, harmful and dangerous bill and the way it’s being pursued.”
Let’s help Jennifer Boddicker get elected to Florida House District 80. She is running against incumbent Republican Byron Donalds and she needs volunteers to help her with Phone Banking. If you are available to help, please contact Janet Hoffman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three scandals are already engulfing Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign for U.S. Senate: New reports are shedding light on Scott’s secret financial account, which he used as governor to hide his conflicts of interest and enrich himself. Now that he’s a Senate candidate, when will Scott comply with federal rules that require him to reveal the details of his account?
It’s time to fight back against Republican gerrymandering. For years, the GOP has been using rigged maps to silence the voices of millions of Americans. Gerrymandering has given Republicans an unfair and undemocratic advantage in Congress and state legislatures across the country, in states from Texas to Wisconsin to North Carolina to Pennsylvania. It’s allowed the GOP to push an extreme agenda and pass radical laws that go against the will of the people.
Local and state leaders including educators, state workers, mayors, state lawmakers, a Pulse survivor and political observers have not forgotten how Rick Scott’s self-serving tenure as governor has hurt the people of this state. They are chastising him for his willingness to say anything to get elected, for looking out for himself and misleading Floridians.
Elliott Broidy, a member of Ron DeSantis’ national finance team, used Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to pay off a former Playboy Model who he impregnated. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cohen “negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by” Broidy. The woman decided to end the pregnancy. In response to the disclosure, Broidy announced he would resign as RNC deputy finance chair.
Collier County high school students have an opportunity to help organize a local chapter of the High School Democrats of America and Florida High School Democrats. Help turn the Blue Wave into a Blue Tsunami. How can high school students make a difference? Find out at an organizing meeting.
A massive burst of pressure from constituents right after the FCC rules enter the Federal Register is exactly what we need to push those undecided senators over the edge and get them to vote to restore net neutrality. Sign the petition, make calls and share!
House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election this fall, according to the New York Times. This is a strong signal that the Republican control of the House of Representatives is teetering. Now is the time to push them over the edge. How? By supporting local Democrats who are running for Congress.
Florida Democrats saw the largest vote share for any Democrat in the state in over a decade this week with the victory of Senator-elect Lori Berman in the SD 31 Special Election. Following her victory, GOP Congressman Dennis Ross announced his retirement, giving Democrats new hope to win another open congressional seat, while a new poll shows Senator Bill Nelson with a six-point lead over Rick Scott. In the same week, yet another Democrat, Annisa Karim of Collier County, announced her candidacy for Congress.
Autumn Crosely and Kai Williams of Florida SouthWestern State College will be the guest speakers at this month’s meeting of the Collier County Democratic Club. Autumn and Kai will be discussing the FSW Democrats including the club’s goals. They also will report on their recent trip to Washington, D.C. The meeting is April 16. It begins at 6 p.m.