We meet on the First Thursday of each month at 4pm. We are currently conducting our meetings in person with a 1/2 hour social gathering time prior to the formal meeting. For those persons who choose to not come in person we will be also broadcasting via Zoom.
This month’s featured event is a meet and greet with the candidates for school board seats. Speaker Bios below.
The Lake Ashton Democratic Club (LADC) of Polk County, Florida is an active political organization that serves as a common meeting ground for all Democrats. Dedicated to furthering the ideals of the Democratic Party, we also welcome non-party affiliated kindred spirits.
Snowflakes Are Back!
Get Involved with a great group of like minded individuals to help prepare for the 2022 Elections. We meet every Tuesday evening at the HFC Community Ctr in the basketball court room from 6-8pm.
Snowflakes at Work!
This is important work that helps your fellow Democrats to be (re)Elected!
Our Democratic Way of Life Is At Risk!
If you want to save our Democracy, you have to VOTE!
That means vote in local and county elections. That means vote in State elections. That means vote in National elections.
That means vote in EVERY election!
DON’T LET DEMOCRACTY DIE FROM APATHY
DON’T LET DEMOCRACY DIE FOR YOUR CHILDREN
We have added an exciting new Podcast!
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The GOP proposals sweeping the country that restrict the teaching of race have an obvious purpose: to make teachers feel perpetually on thin ice, so they shy away from difficult discussions about our national past rather than risk breaking laws in ways they cannot themselves anticipate.
Our Democracy is in serious risk of failing! It’s easy to see how it happened, why vote when it seems like nothing ever changes. So, twenty percent of the population isn’t even registered to vote! Our voting system is based upon one person, one vote. And of the voting population, only sixty-seven percent of those eligible voters voted in the 2020 election! That was the highest voter turnout in the 21st century. Many third world countries have voting participation approaching 90%. The largest number of people who didn’t participate in the voting population was our youth.
These were a couple of opinions recently published in the Palm Beach Post.
The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves. The warning signs may be obscured by the distractions of politics, the pandemic, the economy and global crises, and by wishful thinking and denial. But about these things there should be no doubt:
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In helping the Polk County Democratic committee have sufficient money to do their JOB and turn Polk County Blue. How is that possible? After all, we are very busy and our time is worth a lot!
Simply sign up for a small monthly re-occurring donation. Polk County DEC supports ongoing monthly contributions automatically charged to your credit card. It’s simple and painless. For less than the price of lunch out, you can help support our candidates. Just go to Polk County Democrats/contribute!
“Hope over fear. Unity over division. Science of fiction. Truth over lies.”
President Joe Biden
Sarah Fortney – District 3
Sarah Fortney was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She is a product of the Florida education system, having attended public school in Brevard County, Florida. She continued her education at the University of South Florida and began teaching shortly afterwards, beginning her 33.5 years experience in the classroom.
Not only is she an experienced teacher, but she is also a sponsor and mentor to many, an informed union representative and a community leader.
Her current goal is to be re-elected to the School Board of Polk County so that she may serve her community that she has called her home for more than 30 years.
Kay Fields – District 5
Sara Jones – District 6
Lisa Miller – District 7