Health Care, Ballots Cast And A Passing – Florida Democratic Party Update

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Florida Dems Update

TOMORROW: Ahead of Trump’s Rallies, Congresswoman Castor, Floridians with Pre-Existing Conditions to Discuss Why Health Care is on the Ballot this Election

FLORIDA — Tomorrow, October 16th at 10:00 AM, ahead of Donald Trump’s scheduled events in Ocala and Ft. Myers, the Florida Democratic Party will host a virtual press conference led by Congresswoman Kathy Castor and Floridians with pre-existing conditions to discuss what’s at stake for the health care of Florida families in the upcoming election — especially if Trump’s handpicked judge is confirmed to the Supreme Court as the administration is before the court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. 
WHAT: Virtual press conference ahead of Trump’s events in Ocala and Ft. Myers 
WHO

  • Congresswoman Kathy Castor
  • Floridians with pre-existing conditions 

WHEN: Friday, October 16 at 10:00 AM 
WHERE: Registration available here


Florida Democrats Announce Over 1 Million Democratic Ballots Cast in the General Election 

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. –The Florida Democratic Party announced Thursday that 1,043,514 Democrats have now voted in the general election in Florida. And as of today, only 623,395 Republicans have voted.
In light of this announcement, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo issued the following statement: 
“It is unprecedented and historic that over one million Democrats have already voted in this election here in Florida. This shows the enthusiasm there is to elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and all Democrats on the ballot. Our hard work is far from over.  As in-person early voting begins we will be chasing every ballot, ensuring every Florida Democrat gets to the polls by November 3rd.” 
In 2016 1,049,809 Democrats voted by mail in the whole election. Today with 1,043,514 Democratic votes cast, 19 days out from election day, we are just 6,295 votes away from the 2016 total.


Florida Democratic Party Statement on the Passing of Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt, Candidate for Senate District 5 


TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — In light of the passing of Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 5, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: 
“We at the Florida Democratic Party send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt. She was a trailblazer and a constant advocate for equality. As the legislative director for the National Organization for Women (NOW) Florida and president of Gainesville Area NOW, she always worked to improve the lives of others and ensure equality for women and transgender people. We feel very fortunate that Melina chose to be a part of the Sunshine Slate this election cycle, and are greatly saddened by this loss.”


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Florida Democrats believe in effective and efficient government that prioritizes quality education, affordable health care, and an economy in which anyone who works hard can succeed.

Most importantly, we believe that we are stronger together. We believe the fundamental American promise — that you can go as far as your own hard work will take you — should shine brightest in Florida.

That is why we champion the middle class and cherish the principle that all Floridians should have the opportunity to work hard and succeed. That is why we will never stop fighting for better public schools, because education is the surest path to a better life for millions.

From standing for affordable health care and better schools to fighting for civil rights and access to the ballot box, Florida Democrats are leading every day to move our state forward.

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