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February Meeting

We will be conducting this meeting in person at the HFC main ballroom and for those who choose not to come in person we will offer Zoom attendance.

We will be offering a social 1/2 hour prior to the start of the meeting. The social part will begin at 4pm with the formal part of the meeting starting at 4:30pm. 

The speaker this month will be Paul Ritz or David Jones of the Rainbow Ridge LGBTQ caucus.

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.

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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 from 6-8pm.

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Our Democracy Is at Risk!

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.

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The Year that Was – 2022

2022 is the year THAT WAS.  It was the year that we retained our democracy; or, it was the year that we lost our democracy.  The words of Thomas Paine, the famous pamphleteer during the American Revolution, ring true today:

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Our constitutional crisis is already here

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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