Florida Democrats http://wlrn.org en Democrat: Republicans Waging Class Warfare On Average Floridians http://wlrn.org/post/democrat-republicans-waging-class-warfare-average-floridians <p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:08:26 +0000 Gina Jordan 28382 at http://wlrn.org Democrat: Republicans Waging Class Warfare On Average Floridians Florida Dems Honor Senator And Former Civil-Rights Protester http://wlrn.org/post/florida-dems-honor-senator-and-former-civil-rights-protester <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arthenia Joyner is an African-American, Democratic state senator from Tampa, but 50 years ago she was a college student getting arrested for being a nonviolent protester just minutes from the state capitol in Tallahassee.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Everything was segregated. You couldn’t go anywhere,” Joyner said. That’s why she was protesting outside Tallahassee's Florida Theater, the whites-only theater where she was arrested.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:53:32 +0000 Jordan Michael 23308 at http://wlrn.org Florida Dems Honor Senator And Former Civil-Rights Protester Why The Governor's Race In 2014 Poses A Quandary For Democratic Women http://wlrn.org/post/why-governors-race-2014-poses-quandary-democratic-women <p>Nan Rich often riffs that she has an unfair advantage over Charlie Crist in the quest to oust incumbent Gov. Rick Scott.</p><p>"I'm a woman, a mom and a grandmother. Those are powerful things to be today in this state," Rich told Democrats gathered in Orlando for their state conference over the weekend.</p><p>Rich may have exaggerated her edge over Crist, a former Republican who will formally enter the race on Monday. But she isn't overstating the importance women voters have in determining who wins elections across the country, and especially in Florida.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:13:27 +0000 Dara Kim & News Service of Florida 22914 at http://wlrn.org Why The Governor's Race In 2014 Poses A Quandary For Democratic Women