Spotlight on Fracking at Our Feb. 12 Meeting

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Bring a friend to our next General Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Old Longwood Elementary School, 840 Orange Ave., Longwood. We’ll continue to discuss our party’s future and make plans for 2016 elections. Our featured speaker will be Eric Rollings, Soil & Water Supervisor for Orange County, who will discuss proposed House and Senate bills to …

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Watch President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

President Obama gives his 2015 State of the Union address.

If you didn’t see President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address live, make sure you watch the full enhanced version on The White House Blog, here.

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Exposing the Charter School Lie

With the proliferation of charter schools across the state and nation, consider the cost to taxpayers when different standards exist than for public schools. Public money is used for construction, yet charter schools may be run by corporations. Gov. Rick Scott recently stated that he wants $100 million for charter school construction. Will public schools …

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FDP Statement on Marriage Equality in Florida

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Posted Jan. 6, 2015 Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant made the following statement on the end of Florida’s ban on marriage equality: “I want to extend my congratulations to Florida’s gay and lesbian couples who are finally able to enjoy marriage equality. While the fight was not easy, equality and justice have prevailed in the Sunshine …

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The Employment Situation in November

Our economy has created 2.65 million jobs so far this year, higher than any full year since the late 1990s.

Posted by Jason Furman for the White House on Dec. 5, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s. To create an environment in which this progress can continue, it is critical that Congress …

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Let’s Look Forward to 2016

Paul Simmons watches Midterm Election results come in at SemDems Office.

Last week, the Seminole County Democrats faced some very difficult election results.   The progress made in 2012 with the election of Karen Castor Dentel and Mike Clelland to the State House of Representatives was not to be repeated in 2014. And now, we face four more years of Gov. Rick Scott.  In the plus column, …

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Pam Bondi’s Close Ties with Law Firm Under Scrutiny

By Michael Van Sickler, Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau Posted by the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 29, 2014 7:49 p.m. TALLAHASSEE – Partners with a powerful Washington, D.C., law firm aren’t registered as Florida lobbyists, but that hasn’t stopped them from wining and dining Attorney General Pam Bondi the past four years to discuss clients. Bondi dropped suits or …

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Major News Organizations Endorse Crist for Governor

Nearly every major news organization in Florida has officially endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist over Republican Gov. Rick Scott.   That’s good news for SemDems. However, a recent Quinnipiac poll shows the governor and former governor Crist deadlocked with 42 percent of the vote each. Needless to say, every vote in the midterm election on …

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Orlando Sentinel Backs Reps. Clelland and Castor Dentel

Rep. Karen Castor Dentel

Orlando Sentinel endorses Democrats Rep. Mike Clelland, of Lake Mary, for District 29, and Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, of Maitland, for District 30. Read the full Orlando Sentinel article here.

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