Archive for the ‘National Issues’ Category

Today is ELECTION DAY! Get out and vote!

According to the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office, voter turnout in Leon County has already surpassed 60%! But the fight isn’t over until pro-equality Democratic candidates win! If you haven’t already voted, make sure you get out today and VOTE! Polling locations in Leon County will remain open until 7pm. If you are in line by 7pm, […]

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LGBTQ+ Democrats Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Decision on Employment Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled in Bostock v Clayton County that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII.” Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the ruling: “Our community just took […]

Call with Rep. Wasserman Schultz on COVID-19 Economic Relief

You’re invited to join the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus for a Caucus conference call with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tomorrow, Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Rep. Wasserman Schultz will outline economic relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the stimulus bills passed by Congress, the CARES Act, SBA assistance, and additional unemployment […]

Watch Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Tallahassee

The fifth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election will be held on Wednesday, November 20, in Atlanta, GA! You can join fellow Democrats for a DEBATE WATCH PARTY in Tallahassee at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1208 Capital Circle SE, beginning at 8:30pm. The ten candidates appearing at the debate include: Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey Rep. Tulsi Gabbard […]

Capital Equality Democratic Caucus Condemns President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

The Capital Equality Democratic Caucus condemns today’s announcement via Twitter by President Trump that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” We applaud the strong, bipartisan condemnation from members of both sides of the aisle in Congress and from our Democratic gubernatorial […]

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 […]

State of the Union Watch Party for Leon County Democrats

The Leon County Democratic Party will host a State of the Union Watch Party at The Edison Restaurant in Cascades Park on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. A cocktail social will take place in the Power Plant Room beginning at 7:30pm, followed by the Watch Party in Innovation Hall beginning at 8:30pm. The State of the […]

Marriage equality wins!

In a 5-4 ruling today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all Americans have a constitutional right to marry. Tonight, marriage equality supporters in Leon County will gather at 101 Restaurant, 215 West College Avenue, #101, for a reception and social to celebrate this historic ruling! Friday, June 26, 2015 6:00 to 8:00pm 101 […]

DNC Chair Statement on National Equal Pay Day

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on National Equal Pay Day:

“As the party that puts the middle class first, Democrats are proud to fight for equal pay every single day. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the very first bill signed into law by President Obama, setting the tone for an administration that would recognize the contributions women make to our nation’s economy. But we know that our work isn’t finished.

“The Paycheck Fairness Act would help level the playing field for women, but unfortunately, Congressional Republicans and Republican candidates for president have opposed it at every turn.

“Not content to merely vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, Marco Rubio said it was “wasting time,” Rand Paul compared it to the Soviet Union’s Politburo and Ted Cruz derided it as a “show vote.” Chris Christie and Rick Perry vetoed equal pay legislation in their states, and Scott Walker repealed equal pay enforcement in Wisconsin. But the most out-of-touch GOP hopeful may be Jeb Bush, who didn’t even know what the Paycheck Fairness Act was.

“Unlike members of the Republican party, Democrats are proud to support policies that open the door to more opportunities for the middle class and help working families’ paychecks go farther. Democrats and the American people understand that equal pay is a necessity to ensure that hardworking Americans can get ahead in a 21st century economy. We won’t stop fighting for women and the middle class and we have one question for the GOP, ‘Whose side are they on?'”

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