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Coming Up

June 20 - LGBTA Caucus Meeting

6:00 pm at Democratic HQ

June 21 - Lakewood Ranch Democratic Club

7:00 pm at LWR Town Hall

June 21 - Hispanic Club Meeting

7:00 pm at Democratic HQ

I Will Vote

Democrats will vote in 2018 because . . .

 “What’s chilling is to think that we . . .  live in such morally deranged times.”   

       -  Matthew Schlimm, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary 

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Marco Rubio was interviewed in Sarasota this past weekend.  He defends Trump's policy of taking young children from their parents and warehousing them.   More than ever, Florida needs to ensure that we do not send a second Republican to join Mr Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

Go to the Supervisor of Elections website to verify your registration

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In Case You Missed It

Gubernatorial Debate

Our four Democratic candidates for Governor held a spirited  

debate on June 11 in Miramar. 


Need to Know

Gun control

In the US Congress, Democrats have put forward at least 3 bills on gun control. All are gathering dust in the Republican-led Congress.

H.R.5087 - Assault Weapons Ban - introduced on 02/26/2018 

H.R.4240  - Background checks - introduced on 11/03/2017 

S.1945 - Restrict high-capacity ammunition - introduced 10/05/2017 

Monitor progress  at:   https://www.congress.gov


In the Florida legislature, preemption laws ban local governments from passing rational gun regulations for their own communities. For more information on the NRA strategy of state preemption, read the article at the Everytown for Gun Control website:  https://everytownresearch.org/fact-sheet-preemption-laws/

Amendments on the November Ballot

Florida voters are looking for information on the 13 proposed Amendments to the Florida Constitution that will be on the November ballot.  We can expect to see campaigning on the issues and recommendations in coming months.


In the meantime, a good place to learn more is Ballotpedia:

www.ballotpedia.org/Florida_2018_ballot_measures