- To advocate for the ideals and values of the Democratic Party
- To improve participation in the election process among Democrats
- To support and elect Democratic candidates in all elections
Democrats believe in Freedom:
ECONOMIC FREEDOM - Fair Wages, Quality Education and Affordable Housing.
SOCIAL FREEDOM – Equal Rights, Affordable Health Care and Protectiing Social Security.
ENVIRONMENTAL FREEDOM – Clean Water, Safe Food and Clean Air.
ELECTORAL FREEDOM – Simplified Voting, Fair Elections and no Excuse Early Voting.
Please take time to attend YOUR
Lakeland Democrat Club Monthly Meeting
(First Thursday of the Month) May 5th @ 7:00 PM
In Person - 5600 US 98 NORTH OR Virtual VIA ZOOM
Lakeland Democratic Club will continue our in person Monthly Meeting while also providing a ZOOM Format for our members that may have concerns with in person for personal reasons. We welcomed all to attend and appreciated your input at our meeting in the format you feel most comfortable.
We strive to have interesting meetings bringing in speakers to educate and inform our members of current issues which affect our city, state and country. And, while doing this, still have fun and enjoy the company of like minded diverse individuals. We were pleased to welcome our guest speaker:
When some Polk County Public Schools students go “home” at the end of the day, they go to a budget motel, a car, a mobile home divided by shower curtains, or even a shed.
It’s Ben Ruch’s job to help them graduate from high school, despite the litany of challenges their housing situations create.
“I’m passionate about serving this population, and about keeping these kiddos in school,” said Ruch, PCPS’ coordinator of homeless services.
For each of the last several years, PCPS has consistently identified more than 3,000 students experiencing homelessness. Federal law defines homelessness as the lack of a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence.
In his position, Ruch helps to ensure these students are able to enroll in school and remain at their school even if their residence changes. He also connects families with resources available from the school district, and within the community.
The Democratic state senator Mallory McMorrow captured national attention as she forcefully called out Republican colleague Lana Theis’s suggestion that McMorrow supports sexualizing children
School Board Elections August 23, 2022
Names in bold are supporters of public education.
Sarah Fortney D
Pamela Livingston Luce R (CCDF)
Richard E Nolte R (CCDF)
Sara Estelle Jones D
Justin Sharpless R
Kay Fields D
Terry Lee Clark R (CCDF)
Dell Quary D
Lisa Miller NPA
Robin Jill Sessions R (CCDF)
Jack Achenbach was at our March meeting and asked us to sign his candidate petition. Anyone in the state can sign these. So, if you haven't already, please sign and let's get another Dem on the ballot for Congress.
2022 Democratic Senate Candidates - Invest in a bright future for working class & rural Americans with the "No Dem Left Behind." Video Please click
Let's talk about homelessness - Lakeland's knowledgeable panelists discussed homelessness with attendees (including our own club members: Brian Jorgesen and Cyndi Wolfe) on Thursday March 31st. Please watch the very interesting and thought provoking video.
Inside the "dangerous" math textbooks DeSantis claims would "indoctrinate students"
Lakeland Democratic Club First Friday event! May 6th.
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late.
LAKELAND FIRST FRIDAY May 6, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm FIRST FRIDAY IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR RECURRING EVENTS AT HISTORIC MUNN PARK IN DOWNTOWN LAKELAND. Join us for an evening of FREE family..
Come out and visit your fellow Democrats
Be sure to stop by the Lakeland Democratic Club and Polk County Democrats tent for our raffle prizes.
You can also volunteer to register people to vote or register to vote yourself if needed.
Hope to see you there.