Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorses Annette Taddeo

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus has announced their endorsement of Annette Taddeo for State Senate, District 40. The endorsement letters can be viewed at the following link: Annette Taddeo for State Senate, District 40

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorses St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and Council Member Darden Rice

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus has announced their endorsement of Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg and Darden Rice for St. Petersburg City Council, District 4. The endorsement letters can be viewed at the following link: Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg Darden Rice for St. Petersburg City Council, District 4

Call Governor Rick Scott: Add LGBT Protections NOW!

As we mourn the Pulse 49 on this date, we also demand both action and recognition from our elected officials in memory of the victims. Governor Rick Scott proclaimed today as “Pulse Remembrance Day” and while that symbolic gesture is appreciated, more concrete action is required.  His staff has stated that an executive order protecting […]

Caucus Statement on the 1st Commemoration of the Pulse Shooting

Orlando – The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus joins with LGBTA Floridians from Pensacola to Key West this morning as we remember the victims of the Pulse tragedy one year later.  We thank all those who have come together these past few days leading up to June 12 to remember the Pulse 49, to comfort one […]

May Membership Meeting with Special Guest Brian Lee

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:30pm. Leon County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Brian Lee will be discussing environmental issues impacting North Florida and our state. The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and […]

Capital Equality Opposes Anti-LGBTQ Appointment to Constitution Revision Commission

Last night, the Republican Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives announced his appointments to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission. His appointments included radical extremist John Stemberger, president of the anti-family group: the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC). Despite claiming a long history of service to Florida’s families, Stemberger has done just the opposite. He led […]

Silenced No More: Felon Rights Restoration

In lieu of our standard membership meeting, this month you’re invited to join the Big Bend Democratic Progressive Caucus, Capital Equality Democratic Caucus, Leon County Democratic Black Caucus, and the Leon County Democratic Party for a discussion on the status of civil rights restoration for felons in Florida. This event is free and open to the […]

FDP Statement on Trump’s Attack on Transgender Students

Today, following Donald Trump’s rollback of the Obama administration’s protections of transgender students, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus President Terry Fleming issued the following statement: “Democrats believe that everyone should be treated fairly with the respect and dignity they deserve — especially our students. Every child deserves to be able go to school without fear of being bullied […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Denounces Trump Title IX Decision

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus condemns the disgraceful decision by the current Administration to exclude transgender students from protective guidance under Title IX put in place by the Obama Administration.  This completely contradicts the Jan 30 statement from the White House that it would “be respectful and supportive of LGBT rights.” Along with the National […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Lauds the City of Jacksonville

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus celebrates the passage of a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance by the Jacksonville City Council that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity & expression.  We congratulate those who worked to secure this victory! A half a decade in the making, successful passage was secured by a […]

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