This last week the Republican majority in the Florida legislature has managed to astound the entire United States. Once again they have put their own special interests above the desires and interests of Florida’s citizens and produced a piece of legislation on gun reform that makes clear they are not listening to the citizens of Florida, but instead to the NRA.Details
The Florida Democratic Party is having a DAY OF ACTION on Saturday, March 10. The purpose of this event is to make a visible and widespread show of support, as Florida Democrats, that the Republicans have not created the real reforms we need for gun safety. Our goal is to educate likely voters on how Governor Rick Scott and Florida Republicans once again sold out Florida families in order to appease the gun lobby and their donors.Details
The Florida Legislature’s bill in response to the Parkland massacre does not go far enough to protect the people of Florida from gun violence. Democrats have fought throughout this process, and for the past few decades, for common sense gun legislation. SB 7026 was missing the key components of that – including banning assault weapons, universal background checks, and closing the gun show loop hole.Details
A group of college students at Florida SouthWEstern State College has organized a College Democrats Club and they need our support and advice. They’ve established a GoFundMe site to raise money to attend a convention in Washington D.C. and could use mentors.Details
David Holden will be holding a community town hall meeting to hear about your concerns, answer questions, and exchange ideas.
WHO: David Holden, Democratic candidate, 19th Congressional District, Florida
WHAT: Town Hall meeting
WHERE: River Park Community Center, 301 11th St N, Naples, FL 34102
WHEN: Friday, March 16, 6:30 pm
WHY: To share your concerns and ideas, ask questions, and learn about David’s platformDetails
“Rick Scott’s long record of opposing common sense gun safety measures shows exactly who he is: a self-serving politician who says one thing and does the opposite — while Floridians pay the price,” said Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Penalosa. Two new billboards spread that message.Details
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…Details
“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.”Details
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.Details
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!Details
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.Details
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.Details