Archive for the ‘National Issues’ Category

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus today remembers all those in Florida and across the country who were murdered simply because they lived openly and honestly as transgender individuals. With the recent rise is transphobia, we are committed to helping ensure the safety and equality of all Floridians, regardless of gender identity and expression. We urge […]

Leon County Wins Big Despite National Election Disaster

On this day after election day, we still have life in our bodies, and we still have hope. Congratulations to the following Caucus-endorsed candidates who won their races last night: Al Lawson for Representative in Congress, District 5 Bill Montford for State Senator, District 3 * Loranne Ausley for State Representative, District 9 * Akin […]

Capital Equality Announces General Election Candidate Endorsements

On October 12, 2016, members of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus voted to endorse the following candidates appearing on the General Election ballot on November 8th: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Timothy Michael Kaine for President and Vice President Patrick Murphy for United States Senator Walter Dartland for Representative in Congress, District 2 Al Lawson for […]

Why LGBT Floridians MUST Elect Hillary Clinton!

Hillary Clinton today gave a speech highlighting how Donald Trump’s is built upon hatred and bullying. Here is an excerpt. Donald Trump’s campaign is built on prejudice and paranoia. He’s questioned the citizenship of the first African American president, he has a disturbing pattern of courting white supremacists, he’s been sued for housing discrimination against […]

Open Letter From Florida LGBT Leaders Calling on Marco Rubio to Not Attend Anti-LGBT Rally

Dear Senator Rubio, Two months ago, the single largest mass shooting in American history occurred in Orlando, targeting the LGBT and Latinx community. LGBT Americans have overcome unimaginable obstacles in their fight for equal rights in this country, and the immense weight of this tragedy will have a profound impact. In response to the Pulse […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorsements

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is proud to announce the following endorsements: President – Hillary Clinton Congress – Debbie Wasserman Schultz, District 23 Congress – Bob Poe, District 10 State House – Carlos Guillermo Smith, District 49 State House – Beth Tuura, District 47 Hillary Clinton has demonstrated not just support for the LGBT community, […]

2016 LGBT Pride Month

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus wishes all of our members, friends and supporters a happy and safe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month! We take time this month to honor all those who have fought to ensure that we are able to be honest and open about our selves, our lives and our families. […]

Elected LGBT Delegates

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus congratulates the LGBT-identified candidates who won their election as district-level delegates pledged to either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders: Clinton Ronnie Helms – 1 Terry Fleming – 5 Georgia Raines – 6 Antonio Silva – 9 Vivian Rodriguez – 9 Brandon Nelson – 10 Bryan Farris – 14 Susan McGrath […]

DNC Chair Statement on Louisiana’s LGBT Protections

WASHINGTON –  DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement in response to Louisiana Governor JohnBel Edwards’ executive order that protects state workers and contractors from being harassed or fired due to their gender identity or sexual orientation: “I applaud Governor John Bel Edwards for continuing our party’s strong tradition of equality and […]

Delegate Filing Deadline

Become a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention July 25-28, 2016 As a reminder, the Florida Democratic Party has allocated delegates that each candidate has earned based on the results of our recent primary. You can view that document here. The Florida Democratic Party has set a goal for 12% of delegates from the state […]

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