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What is the state of civil liberties in Florida following the brutal 2011 Legislative Session?


So far every case of Ebola in this country got it by helping people. So relax, Republicans, you're in the clear.        If your strategy depends on having fewer people show up to vote, that is not a sign of strength. That is a sign of weakness.         Democrats Support Economic Fairness, Social Justice, and Equal Opportunity for All Americans           “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”         The Republicons moan, the Republicons bitch. Our rich are too poor and our poor are too rich.
Martin County Democrats

Coming Events. Save the Dates!

The Martin County Democratic Club Democratic Club Meeting
When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:00–8:00 PM
Where: Best Western Hotel (Hibiscus Room), 1209 SE Highway One in Stuart.
Speaker: Lloyd Jones, President of the newly formed Martin County Chapter of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida.

Democratic Club Holiday Party
When: Sunday, December 7th, 5:00–8:00 PM
Where: Best Western Hotel (Hibiscus Room), 1209 SE Highway One in Stuart.
Program: Holiday Party


Women’s Club Meeting
Next Meeting: Saturday, December 20th, Social: 10:00 am, Program: 10:30 am
Where: Clarion Inn of Stuart, 1200 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL.
Program: Holiday Gathering

If you were a member in 2013 and did not renew for 2014, we have a deal for you. You may renew your membership for the discounted amount of $10.00 for the remainder of 2014. Your club needs your support.

Please do not forget your food items for those less fortunate. We have a continuing community effort and the food pantries we support are so very grateful as are the families they support. See you Saturday!.

For additional information contact: Roberta Virta, Second Vice President Home: 772/692-2792 Cell: 772/284-8418 robertavirta@att.net


Democratic Executive Committee
Next Meeting:
Monday, December 15th, 7:00 pm
Meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Democratic HQ...... More


Rick Scott’s Policies Are Failing Floridians, And They’re Not Happy Story here.

From failing to expand Medicaid and opposing an increase to the minimum wage, to ignoring climate change as a central threat to his state, Scott has hurt the lives and livelihoods of millions of Floridians—many of whom are from communities of color. A new Center for American Progress Action Fund report details Scott’s failure to act on behalf of his state’s residents. Accompanying the report, a new survey shows how Floridians disagree with his harmful positions.
The CAP Action report highlights several ways that Gov. Scott is failing Floridians:

Gov. Scott has opposed raising the minimum wage, even though 55 percent of Floridians support raising it to $10.10 per hour and a whopping 79 percent don’t think they could support their family on the current minimum wage. His opposition to raising the wage to $10.10 means that 1.7 million Floridians—including 357,000 African Americans and 536,000 Hispanics—are being denied fair wages. While Scott says efforts to raise the minimum wage make him “cringe,” workers are losing out on $2.1 billion in wages and Florida forgoes $1.3 billion in economic growth. Additionally, raising the minimum wage would save the state money. By putting more money into the pockets of working Floridians, 195,000 people would no longer need food stamps, saving the state $295.1 million each year.

Gov. Scott also now refuses to expand access to health coverage for Floridians through Medicaid, despite the facts that Florida has the third-highest uninsured rate in the nation. Gov. Scott’s failure to act means 764,000 working Floridians fall into the Medicaid coverage gap, including 214,000 African Americans and 200,000 Hispanics. This failure is costing the state 63,000 jobs, $66 billion in additional federal funds, and $20 billion in Florida taxpayer money that is going to other states to fund their expanded Medicaid programs.

Gov. Scott refuses to address climate change. Initially a climate denier, Gov. Scott now says he is “not a scientist,” a new talking point for conservatives who are trying to skirt the issue. This is despite the fact that Florida is one of the most at-risk states from the damaging effects of climate change and Florida voters are less likely to support a candidate who denies that man-made climate change is real. His failure to act means most of South Florida will be completely washed away by the end of the century, according to current forecasts, and risks $9 billion in lost tourism by 2025 and $40 billion by 2050. Hispanics in particular will feel the effects of climate change, since about half of the state’s Hispanic population lives in South Florida counties.

Floridians are recognizing these failures. By a 12-point margin in the latest survey, voters are less likely to vote to for Scott because of his position opposing a minimum wage increase. Voters are less likely to support Scott by an 11-point margin based on his refusal to expand Medicaid to cover the state’s 1 million low- and moderate-income Floridians. And by a 16-point margin, Florida voters are less likely to vote for a candidate — like Scott — who denies that man-made climate change is real.

BOTTOM LINE: Florida Governor Rick Scott’s policies on the minimum wage, Medicaid expansion, and climate change are failing to create an economy that works for every Floridian, not just the wealthiest. Voters in the state disagree with these positions, and they are taking notice.

Rick Scott In His Own Words


MARTIN COUNTY DEMOCRATS TAKE A STAND AGAINST SUGAR MONEY!   Story here.

The Martin County Democratic Executive Committee herewith resolve that, in coming elections for Florida State Representative, State Senator, Martin County Commission and other local elections, we will not support or endorse any candidate who takes money or in-kind donations indirectly from PACs’ who support “Big Sugar” or directly from the following “Big Sugar” companies or their associates and affiliates.









Public Meetings and Clubs

The Martin County Democratic Club

Democratic Club Meeting
Next Meeting: Sunday, December 3rd, 5–8:00 PM
Where: Best Western Hotel (Hibiscus Room), 1209 SE Highway One in Stuart.
Speaker: Lloyd Jones, President of the newly formed Martin County Chapter of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida.
Program: Holiday Party

Meetings are free and open to the public.
Everyone is encourage to participate.

For information please contact Jackie Williams at (772) 286-1450 or jackiew@bellsouth.net

Join Here: Democratic Club Membership Application

SNOWBIRDS WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US


Democratic Women’s Club

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Next Meeting: Saturday, December 20th,
Social: 10:00 am, Program: 10:30 am
Where: Clarion Inn of Stuart, 1200 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL.

Speaker:

Program: Holiday Gathering
Bring bring canned goods, for our community.
For more info, call #772-692-2792

Please remember to be generous and share your non-perishable food items with those less fortunate.

Join: Democratic Women’s Club Application
Our mailing address is:
Post Office Box 592
Stuart, FL 34995.

Democratic Women’s Club of Martin County June 2012 Newsletter
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF WOMEN’S ISSUES FORUM

For information contact Carmen Zopf Riedel at (561) 389-8048 or CZopf@aol.com.
Or contact Headquarters, 772-221-0405 for further information.


Democratic Club of Jupiter, Juno Beach, Tequesta & Hobe Sound
(PB North County Democratic Club)

The North County Democratic Club (of Palm Beach County) meets monthly on the third Thursday, 7:00pm, at the PALM BEACH GARDENS LIBRARY, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens 33410 ~ (561) 626-6133.

Club goals are to help stimulate active interest in political & governmental affairs, promote Democratic candidates, plus promote community service programs.

For more information contact Roxanne Harris, Pres, roxipower63@yahoo.com.


Democratic Executive Committee

Next Meeting:
Monday,December 15th, 7:00 pm
Meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Democratic HQ......More


Martin County

Martin County Commission
Every Tuesday, 9:00 am at the County Commission Building
All County Commission Meetings are Open to the Public: County Public Meetings Search

Messages and Opinions

Our Mission

To operate and maintain a grassroots network of people that is open, inclusive and accessible to all; a community organization that reaches out to all races, sexes, minorities and youth, increasing participation by Democrats in local issues and elections and serving as the focus for election of Democrats to local, state and national offices.

Application For Precinct Captain

SNOWBIRDS WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US


The Martin County Democrats are dedicated to building the party, communicating core democratic principles to the public, and the recruitment and support of local candidates.
Your support is vital to our success as we prepare for the challenges of the next elections. Please consider donating to support our efforts.
For donation by check, please make payable to the “Martin County DEC” and mail to PO Box 159, Stuart, FL 34995.


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Tallahassee Attacks our Rivers. Read Here

What is A.L.E.C? A Threat To Democracy! Read Here

The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations Read Here


Patrick Murphy: First Year In Office Demonstrates Accomplishments, Independent-Thinking, and Keeping His Promises Read Here


GOP Fallacies on Obamacare: The greatest hits

Republicans have enjoyed themselves immensely during the Affordable Care Act’s bungled rollout, but most of the claims they’re making are preposterous and phony. Since anyone able to take a longer view knows we’ll one day be well past Obamacare’s self-inflicted wounds, I’d like as a public service to catalog the GOP’s shabbiest arguments, so we’ll all have a handy reference once the worm fully turns.
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ACA - FLORIDA DEMOCRATS SUPPORT OBAMACARE

The Affordable Care Act is popular here. Florida has the second-highest rate of signups in the nation--only behind California. This is freaking amazing, considering that Rick Scott, the legislature, and our attorney general are working as hard as they can to make it as difficult as possible. People in this state are getting healthcare who never had it before.
The benefits of ACA for seniors are real: A $250M investment to fight fraud, the requirement that insurance companies offer free preventive care (like colorectal cancer) and the fact that the ACA finally CLOSES the medication donut hole!
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The Real Numbers On 'The Obamacare Effect' Are In

After years of negative speculation on the part of the opponents of Obamacare, hard data is finally coming in with respect to the anticipated negative side-effects of the law.

While most all would agree that there are some repairs that need to be made to the Affordable Care Act, workable fixes designed to benefit the public and improve American healthcare cannot happen so long as politicians, pundits and special interests are devoted to lying about what Obamacare means and what it does not mean to the American public.

The results are guaranteed to both surprise and depress those who have built their narrative around the effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act.
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Just How Low Can the Republican Party Go?

Never before in American history have we seen a political party so completely dominated and controlled by its extremist wing; and never before have we seen a political party that brings together the attributes of nihilism, heartlessness, radicalism and naked partisanship quite like the modern GOP. In a two-party system like America’s, the result is unprecedented dysfunction.
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What’s It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida!

Kids locked up in nursing homes. Leaky sewers. Mosquitoes unleashed. The Sunshine State has buyer’s remorse. Florida is where the rhetoric becomes the reality. It’s kind of the tea party on steroids. Support for Scott and the GOP is plummeting as Floridians see anti-government governance at work. But it may be too late for buyer’s remorse. After two years at the helm, the tea party’s legacy is likely to far outlast the movement. More


End The Violence with Common-sense Changes in Gun Policies

President Obama has announced his plan to better protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence in America.

Take a look at the President’s plan to reduce gun violence, and stand with him in support:
Stand With The President


The Case for Obama: Why He Is a Great President.

What can be said without equivocation is that Obama has proven himself morally, intellectually, temperamentally, and strategically. In our lifetime, or our parents’, he is easily the best president. On his own terms, and not merely as a contrast to an unacceptable alternative, he overwhelmingly deserves reelection... This is Why


Washington Post Editorial: The Republicans are the Problem


A Strong Middle-class Society Requires a Strong Union Movement

Unions make the middle class strong by ensuring workers have a strong voice in both the market and in our democracy.
But as unions became weaker over the past four decades, they are less and less able to perform these functions–and the middle class withered.
Union Membership
When unions are strong they are able to ensure that workers are paid fair wages, receive the training they need to advance to the middle class, and are considered in corporate decision-making processes. Unions also promote political participation among all Americans, and help workers secure government policies that support the middle class, such as Social Security, family leave, and the minimum wage.


So, you’re a Republican that hates taxes?
102 Things NOT To Do If You Hate Taxes


Top 10 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Attacks on Women’s Rights

The Right Wing decided it wanted to play Monday Morning Quarterback with lady parts this year.
Here are our Top 10 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Attacks on Women’s Rights (just in the last 6 months!)


After Over a Decade in Charge, What Have Rickpublicans Done for Florida? Click to find out.


GOP Voter Suppression Bills

Bill Clinton on Republican Efforts to Suppress Voter Rights:
“There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.”

Bill Clinton likens GOP effort to Jim Crow laws
With Voter Suppression, the Right Wing Rolls Out a Dubious, Nationwide Attack on Americans
Voter Suppression Bills Sweep the Country
Voting Rights Act
Voter suppression
Through ALEC, Global Corporations Are Scheming to Rewrite YOUR Rights and Boost THEIR Revenue

"If your strategy depends on having fewer people show up to vote, that is not a sign of strength. That is a sign of weakness." President Obama


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