Month: November 2018

The Florida Democratic Party is Hiring!

WORK WITH US WE’RE HIRING Deputy Finance Director, North and Central Florida Statewide Press Secretary Hispanic Press Secretary Deputy Finance Director, South Florida Finance Assistant The Florida Democratic Party is committed to hiring an inclusive, diverse staff. The FDP is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and …

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Federal report says what Florida already knows — climate change is affecting us now

The message of the most comprehensive climate change report the United States has ever released is clear: climate change is already impacting Americans, and if nothing is done it will devastate the economy and disrupt millions of lives. For South Florida, among the most vulnerable regions in the country, the report also underlines that spiraling effects are …

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The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

Wait, isn’t depravity too strong a term? Aren’t people allowed to disagree with conventional wisdom, even if that wisdom is supported by overwhelming scientific consensus? Yes, they are — as long as their arguments are made in good faith. But there are almost no good-faith climate-change deniers. And denying science for profit, political advantage or …

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Florida ballot measure on assault weapons ban proposed

A Miami-based political committee has proposed a constitutional amendment that would ban possession of “assault” weapons in Florida if approved by voters. The proposal, backed by the committee Ban Assault Weapons Now, was posted on the state Division of Elections website this month.   (Read more in TampaBay.com)  

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Charlotte Dems will march in Holiday Parade

Charlotte Dems will march in style alongside our float in the Holiday Parade. The parade departs Charlotte Center for Performing Arts (CCPA) at noon, Sat. Dec. 8, and marches on Carmelita and Taylor streets to the Charlotte Harbor Events Center. We need marchers to accompany the float. Please arrive Performing Arts Center before 11:00 AM. …

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Sand wars: Beach access fight re-emerges in Legislature

A Senate Democrat this week filed a proposal that could refuel a debate about beach access in Florida. But Senate President Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican, says he doesn’t want to revisit the controversial law that critics say can help private landowners prevent public access to some beach areas. (Read more in FloridaPolitics.com)

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Democrats won House popular vote by largest midterm margin since Watergate

Not since the Watergate scandal have Democrats run up such a large margin of victory in midterm House races, NBC News data showed. With votes continuing to be tallied more than two weeks after Election Day, Democrats hold a lead over Republicans in the House popular vote by more than 8.6 million votes. (Read more …

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Florida Democrats eye climate change, gun legislation, infrastructure bill with new House majority

Florida Democrats in Washington could only watch when the Republican Congress decided against new gun legislation after a shooter killed 17 students and staff at a Parkland high school last year. Nor could they force action to combat rising sea levels off Florida’s coastlines. That will change come January. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Gun safety advocates claim victory with Nikki Fried win

It was my honor to add support @nikkifried and to campaign for her. This is a victory for those of us who believe we can do more for gun safety. I am honored to now have the opportunity to be part of her transition. Nikki, thank you for running. https://t.co/INmpuX36yc — Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) November …

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