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We are the Palm Coast Democratic Club serving all of Flagler County, Florida. 

Our purpose and objective are to:

  • stimulate active interest in political and governmental affairs;
  • strengthen and further ideals and principles of the Democratic party;
  • provide support for the Flagler County DEC;
  • promote participation among fellow Democrats;
  • support and elect nominees of the Democratic party in national, state, and local campaigns; and
  • foster good fellowship among Democrats.

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At the Palm Coast Democratic Club, we believe in the power of unity and the strength of our community. Join us as we work tirelessly to create positive change and build a brighter future for Florida. With gratitude to our dedicated party leaders, we stand together in the fight for progress, hope, and pride. Together, we can achieve anything. Palm Coast Democrats Club – making a difference, one step at a time.

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9 hours ago

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will step down from the top of the Republican conference this term, he said Wednesday. The Kentucky Republican is the longest-serving leader in Senate history.

The Kentucky Republican, who has served as GOP leader since 2007, made his announcement in a Senate floor speech Wednesday. An election to replace him as leader will occur in November with his successor taking charge in January.
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2 days ago

HEALTH AND SENIORS

Measles outbreak: 2 more children infected; case list increases to 8 in Broward
By Samiar Nefzi
WPLG Miami
Two children are the newest measles patients on Sunday in Broward County. The spread of the highly contagious airborne virus increased the total cases from six to eight in Broward.

Measles is a 'heat-seeking missile' experts warn as Florida outbreak grows
By Erika Edwards
NBC News
The Florida measles outbreak is expanding. On Friday, health officials in Broward County confirmed a seventh case of the virus, a child under age 5.

Patients see savings from Biden’s drug price push, pharma lines up lawyers
By Arthur Allen
KFF Health News
Last year alone, David Mitchell paid $16,525 for 12 little bottles of Pomalyst, one of the pricey medications that treat his multiple myeloma, a blood cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010.

Is Florida’s surgeon general trying to worsen a measles outbreak? Sure seems like it
Editorial
Miami Herald
Is there one mainstream piece of public health advice — no matter how long-standing — that Florida’s top doctor won’t buck?

Declaring fetuses to be people would crush abortion rights in Florida
Editorial
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Floridians are already alarmed about women losing the right to control their own bodies, but what’s happening at the state Capitol is even more terrifying.
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2 days ago

JUSTICE AND THE COURTS

Audit: ‘Urgent need’ to improve state prison system – will FL state budget reflect that?
By Mitch Perry
Florida Phoenix
Concerned about dilapidated buildings in Florida’s statewide prison system, the state Senate has set aside $100 million a year for 30 years to address repairs and new construction, a total of $3 billion.

Florida's prison population has grown since pandemic
By Sommer Brugal
Axios
A sharp decline in Florida's prison population early in the COVID-19 pandemic didn't last long, as new data shows it grew 5.3% between 2021 and 2022.

As Governor mulls new social media ban Supreme Court considers tech clash
By Christine Jordan Sexton
Florida Politics
While Gov. Ron DeSantis mulls over whether to approve some of the nation’s strictest social media restrictions the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide the fate of another social media law championed by the Governor.
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2 days ago

IMMIGRATION, CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL ISSUES

‘A seminal moment.’ Levine Cava unveils historical marker for Arthur McDuffie
By C. Isaiah Smalls II
Miami Herald
It should be a day Miami never forgets. At least six Dade County Public Safety officers savagely beat Arthur McDuffie into a coma near the corner of North Miami Avenue and Northeast 38th Street in the early hours of that Monday morning on Dec. 17, 1979.

How a migrant influx is causing tensions in one of the most Hispanic cities in the U.S.
By Veronica Egui Brito and Syra Ortiz Blanes
Miami Herald
Less than a week after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and catching a flight to Florida, Joseliel Montilla, his wife and their five-year-old daughter waited on a cold February morning outside the Department of Children & Families outpost in Hialeah where their family members had taken turns spending the night — not because they had nowhere else to go, but because they wanted to beat the daily rush on the office where new arrivals apply for refugee benefits with the state.

Rev. R.B. Holmes' task force symposium: Crafting new Black history curriculum
By Alaijah Brown
Tallahassee Democrat
The Rev. R.B. Holmes Jr. is bringing Black History lessons to the sanctuary of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for two days in response to what he perceives as the state's efforts to dilute its importance in Florida's classrooms.

'Where does it stop?' Moms for Liberty co-founder opposes banning kids from social media
By Douglas Soule
USA Today Network-Florida
Tiffany Justice, co-founder of the conservative Moms for Liberty, thinks the Florida Legislature got it wrong when it passed a bill banning social media for minors younger than 16 years old.
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2 days ago

JOBS, BUDGET, AND ECONOMY

House poised to make it harder to increase property tax rates
By A.G. Gancarski
Florida Politics
Help may be on the way for Florida homeowners, at least in the form of having it become slightly harder to raise their millage rates.

'Devastating to the city budget:' Tax package in FL House could put Curry-era pension reform at risk
By Jake Stofan
Action News Jax
Jacksonville’s state lawmakers and local leaders are worried pension reform approved by voters in 2016 could be at risk, and potentially expose the city to massive budget shortfalls.

Seminoles gambling deal expected to bring $4.43 billion to Florida, report says
Staff Report
News Service of Florida
A gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida is estimated to bring in $4.43 billion for the state through the 2028-2029 fiscal year, according to a report issued this week by state economists.
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2 days ago

LGBTQ

Trans Floridians push back against new ID rule
By Sommer Brugal and Kathryn Varn
Axios
When Steven Rocha received his new driver's license — one that matched his gender expression — he nearly cried.

‘It was the life raft’: Transgender people find a safe haven in Florida’s capital city
By Nada Hassanein
Florida Phoenix
Quandarius “Chanel” Johnson twirled a gold-colored crown that glinted with light streaming in from a nearby window.

EDUCATION

Amid constitutional concerns, Florida House OKs bill allowing chaplains in schools
By Ryan Dailey
News Service of Florida
The Florida House on Thursday passed a measure that would allow school districts to authorize volunteer chaplains to provide “support, services and programs” to students in public schools, amid a debate about whether the bill would be constitutional.

Leon County students, teachers grapple with teaching Black history
By Alaijah Brown
Tallahassee Democrat
During Black History Month, teachers traditionally highlight trailblazers, civil rights leaders and various achievements and experiences from members of the Black community and their impact on today's society.

DCPS clarifies permission slip policy after Black History Month assembly's postponement
By Jake Stofan
Action News Jax
A Black History Month assembly at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts scheduled for Friday morning was postponed over apparent confusion surrounding whether the event required permission slips.

Hernando School Board removes 2 of 3 challenged books
By Vincent F. Safuto
Hernando Today
Two books were removed from Hernando County schools on Feb. 20, amid accusations that all three books challenged should be removed.

Florida Virtual School to appeal judge’s ruling they were a ‘trademark bully’
By Leslie Postal
Orlando Sentinel
Florida’s public online school spent more than $2 million pursuing a trademark infringement case it lost in federal court last month but now plans to appeal to defend the school’s quarter century of “educational services and reputation in Florida.”
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2 days ago

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

A giant mining company gave last-minute checks to a lot of Florida lawmakers
By Jason Garcia
Seeking Rents
In early January, just 24 hours before Florida lawmakers gaveled opened this year’s legislative session, more than two dozen legislators from across the state deposited checks from the Mosaic Co. — the Fortune 500 industrial firm that strip-mines phosphate rock and turns it into fertilizer at chemical factories near Tampa.

Florida black bear attacks are rare, but this new bill wants to loosen rules on killing them
By Brandon Girod
Pensacola News Journal
A bill that would loosen regulations on killing black bears in self-defense has passed the Florida House and will be making its way to the Senate.

Solar power expansion in state heats up as utilities seek energy alternatives
By Dave Berman and Laura Layden
Naples Daily News
A drive deep into the woods along an unpaved road in southern Palm Bay, suddenly and surprisingly leads to row upon row of solar panels.

Permitting 'Chaos': Florida DEP to seek stay of judge's wetlands ruling
By Bruce Ritchie
Politico
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will request a stay of a judge's order that removes federal wetlands permitting authority from the state, a DEP spokesperson said Friday.

Mystery in the Keys: Fish kills rise to 17. Scientists search for clues
By Jenny Staletovich
WLRN Miami
The death toll for endangered sawfish in a mysterious fish kill hitting the Lower Keys now stands at 17 as scientists struggle to determine what’s harming a wide variety of fish in a way they’ve never before encountered.
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2 days ago

POLITICAL RACES

Trump wins South Carolina, easily beating Haley in her home state and closing in on GOP nomination
By Meg Kinnard and Will Weissert
Associated Press
Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination.

‘Cheaper than therapy’: Why DeSantis keeps bickering with Trump
By Gary Fineout and Kimberly Leonard
Politico
Gov. Ron DeSantis sure seems to be acting like a candidate again — and he’s picking new fights with the most powerful Republican in America.

Federal Judge Ominously Warns That Trump Won’t Accept Defeat In 2024
By Matt Shuham
HuffPost
A federal judge on Thursday said the United States was “in trouble” if Americans don’t accept the results of legitimate elections, as was the case with Donald Trump and many of his supporters following the 2020 election.

Who should Republicans believe about safety of mail-in voting: Donald Trump … or Donald Trump?
By Anthony Man
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Donald Trump, the nation’s most outspoken critic of mail voting, continued his assault on the practice this past week, trashing it as rife with fraud — even as Republicans who want to see him elected president again tell his supporters to sign and participate in voting-by-mail.

Byron Donalds says he’s not offended by Donald Trump’s remarks on Black voters
By Christine Jordan Sexton
Florida Politics
U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, the Southwest Florida Republican who has been mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate, said he was not offended by recent comments made by former President Donald Trump that suggested Black people like him because he has been criminally charged.

How Johnson wooed Trump to back a GOP congressman targeted by Gaetz
By Manu Raju and Melanie Zanona
CNN
Speaker Mike Johnson and his top lieutenants had a mission last week when they made a trek to Mar-a-Lago: Secure a Donald Trump endorsement for an incumbent House Republican over an insurgent primary rival boosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz.
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2 days ago

FLORIDA POLITICS

House Dems tap Christine Hunschofsky as leader for 2026-28 term
By Gray Rohrer
Florida Politics
Rep. Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland will be the next leader of the House Democrats, after caucus members elected her as Leader designate.

Is his grip loosening? How DeSantis’ and Florida lawmakers’ priorities have clashed
By Ana Ceballos
Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
As Florida lawmakers reach the tail-end of the annual legislative session, Republican legislative leaders are increasingly backing proposals that Gov. Ron DeSantis has expressed skepticism about, signaling a possible shift in the state’s political dynamics following the Republican governor’s failed presidential bid.

Florida elections bill reviving runoffs sparked firestorm, then fizzled
By John Kennedy
Capital Bureau USA Today Network-Florida
After briefly sparking a political firestorm at the Florida Capitol, legislation that could have brought back the state’s primary runoffs and imposed new limits on ballot drop boxes has quietly died.

Gov. DeSantis to seek input on left lane crackdown bill
Staff Report
News Service of Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he will talk with law-enforcement officials before deciding whether to sign a bill that would bar motorists from cruising in the left lanes of highways.
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BUILDING BACK BETTER IN

 Palm Coast

We serve the city of Palm Coast in Flagler County in the State of Florida with information and support to the Democratic Party.

PLATFORM

 Quality Public Education

Every child, no matter who they are, how much their families earn, or where they live, should have access to a high-quality public education.

Common Sense Gun Legislation

We are NOT championing confiscating all guns.   There are common-sense solutions to decrease gun violence including closing loopholes in the current gun laws to achieve universal background checks.  We also support banning assault rifles.

Universal Health Care

 We are proud to be the party that passed Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  We believe health care should be a basic right of every American.

Protect the Environment

  Clean air and clean water are basic rights of all Americans.

Support for a Living Wage

 Our country depends on a thriving middle class to drive economic growth.  We support a living wage for Floridians and all Americans.

Justice and Equality for All

We believe all men and women deserve respect and should be treated equally under the law regardless of age, sex, race, religion or sexual preference.

Maximize Voter Participation

 The right to vote is at the heart of our national vision. It is our core principle to maximize voter participation for all Americans and to work against voter suppression.

Protect Social Security/Medicare

 We believe every American deserves a secure, healthy, and dignified retirement. America should honor the promise of Social Security and Medicare.

Combat Climate Change

 Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time.   We support participation in and the objectives of  the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

Dear PCDC members and supporters,

We need your help. Our club must grow and continue to be active, involved and engaged to strengthen and further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, and to support Democratic candidates. To this end, we are asking that everyone please pay their 2023 dues, join our club and attend our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month,  unless specified different, at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, FL 32164. It will be a social evening from 6pm-8pm with a cash bar and complimentary snacks.

Existing PCDC members can easily pay dues online Just click here Become a Member! 

 

 

New members can print the form there and mail it with a check for $45 (payable to PCDC) to P.O. Box 351752 Palm Coast, FL 32135-1752.

 

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