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May Meeting

Due to the  Coronavirus, the May meeting is being held both in-person and using Zoom!  Our featured speaker is: Representative Anna V. Eskamani.

 Speaker Bios below.

Our Mission

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.

Personal Opinions

Hold Trump accountable in order to heal

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Renaming a state prison after Trump is more appropriate

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Upcoming Events

  1. LADC May Meeting

    May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. LADC June Meeting

    June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. LADC July Meeting

    July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The LADC Action Committee is asking for you to please contact your FL state Senators and ask them to vote against SB90.

If passed SB 90 would:
  • Eliminate the use of drop boxes
  • Require individuals to request to vote by mail each election cycle, which would result in an estimated 6 million Floridians being purged from the VBM list. County election officials estimate this will also cost taxpayers an additional $12-$16 million for county outreach
  • Makes it difficult for caregivers to return ballots for individuals that have physical disabilities, as the law would require that they be an immediate family member.
  • Democrats now have a significant Vote By Mail advantage that will be wiped out if this bill passes.
Please call or email your state senator and ask them to oppose Senate Bill SB90! 
 
In Winter Haven, your state senator is Kelli Stargel (R).
    Phone number – 850-487-5022
 
In Lake Wales, your state senator is Ben Albritton (R).
    Phone number – 850-487-5026
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Suggested Script:  
Hi.  My name is _____.  I live in _______, zip code ______.  I am  a senior (vet, disabled, a caregiver, etc.) and one of your constituents.  I strongly oppose SB 90 because I value voting by mail and don’t want additional barriers.  Our voting in Florida was without problems in 2020.  Please put your legislative efforts on the serious problems Floridians are facing.  
 
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You can call as often as daily.  It only takes a minute.  You will be leaving a voicemail rather than talking to a person.  
 
Working together, our efforts can make a difference!
 
Thanks!
 

Of Interest...

Sunshine State dims for Dems amid election losses, cash woes

Democrats may delight in their brightening prospects in Arizona and Georgia, and may even harbor glimmers of hope in Texas, but their angst is growing in Florida, which has a reputation as a swing state but now favors Republicans and could be shifting further out of reach for Democrats.

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Time Persons of the Year

“Hope over fear. Unity over division. Science of fiction. Truth over lies.”
President Joe Biden

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Speaker's Bios

City of Residence:  Orlando
Occupation:  State Strategic Advisor
Education:  University High School, Theatre Troupe 4848, 2004-2008; University of Central Florida, BA, Political Science, International Studies, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Women’s Studies, Certificate in Service Learning, 2008-2012; University of Central Florida, MA, Public Administration, MA, Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, Certified Nonprofit Professional, 2012-2015; University of Central Florida, PhD, Public Affairs, 2016-present
Born:  May 20, 1990, Orlando, FL
Recreational Interest:  feminist research, going to the beach, poetry, running