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30.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress explores the current role of women-of-color voters, a bloc that turned out in record numbers in the 2008 presidential election. The brief looks at the national demographic trends turning this emerging voting bloc into an increasingly powerful electoral player. This new political landscape points to a reality in which these voters will wield great influence in 2014 and beyond.

30.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by


Last month, candidates were asked for positions related to policy that has shut approx. 1.5 million Floridians out of the democratic process; Gov. Scott, A.G. Bondi, and all other incumbent Clemency Board members refused to respond

23.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join with students and business leaders on Thursday, October 23, to announce the launch of the City’s new anti-bullying initiative. This community-wide campaign will partner with local organizations to provide year-round education to students, an outreach coordinator and increase awareness throughout the entire community.  
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13.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

October 9, 2014 - Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit granted the extension requested by the Governor and Attorney General of Florida, delaying the deadline of important briefs until after Election Day. Appellant briefs are now due November 14, 2014. [link to brief : ]

09.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

The Orange County Voters League, in association with the League of Women Voters and Commissioner Samuel B. Ings (Orl-Dist 6), presents its final candidate forum of the year, featuring the Candidates for Orange County Clerk of the Court, County Commission District 2 and County Commission District 6, in a town-hall-inspired forum.

October 18, 2014
Dr. J.R. Smith Neighborhood Center
1723 Bruton Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32805
10AM - 1PM
(in the gymnasium)
final forum flyer
25.Sep.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

TALLAHASSEE-- Voting rights groups say Floridians face persistent barriers to vote that could result in more ballots not counting in November.

15.Sep.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

(Orlando, FL) – Carlos Smith, Orange County DEC Chair, Stephanie Porta, Executive Director of Organize Now, Anna Eskamani, Regional Manager at FL Planned Parenthood PAC, and local Orlando residents without Earned Sick Time benefits, held a press conference to demand an overturn of the “kill shot” legislation that Rick Scott signed, which preempted local communities from being able to provide Earned Sick Time benefits to working families.

15.Sep.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014) – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives – 233 members – have signed a letter urging the House leadership to preserve the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, writing that proposals requiring a transition to the accrual method “will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts.”

14.Sep.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

An open letter from the Thaddeus Thad Hamilton C.A.R.E. Campaign: 


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