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Documentary on status of women in U.S. to screen at Tampa Theatre on Feb. 20

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The Equal Rights Amendment, an amendment proposed to the U.S. Constitution in the 1970’s designed to guarantee equal rights for women, fell three states short of ratification. A 2016 documentary that makes the case for the ERA, “Equal Means Equal,” will get its first screening in the Tampa Bay area next Monday night, February 20, at the Tampa Theatre, hosted by the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality and We are Women. It will be a full evening, as a panel…

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Democratic Progressive Caucus announces support for Bob Buesing over Joe Redner in SD 18 seat

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With just days to go before the voting ends in the Hillsborough County state Senate District 18 race, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is calling on Hillsborough progressives to back Democrat Bob Buesing over independent Joe Redner in the contest. “While Joe Redner is a strong progressive candidate, I urge Hillsborough County progressives, including Joe, to join me in backing Bob Buesing for Florida Senate,” said Susan Smith, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. “Bob has a proven track record of…

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College-bound bear? Authorities capture bear near FSU campus

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Wildlife officials have tranquilized a black bear that wandered close to the campus of Florida State University. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a release that authorities removed the bear Wednesday morning. It will be relocated to a different area. The release stated that there was “no reason to believe” that there are any other bears nearby. Wildlife officials found the bear about three blocks west of FSU and the school’s football stadium. The bear was also…

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Florida campaign weekender April 29 – May 1

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Election Day is still five months off, but it’s never too early to get your ground game kicked off in today’s nearly permanent campaign seasons. The weekend will be chock full of electioneering activity. Here’s a listing of some of what’s going on this from April 30 – May 1, during the so-called “off-season”: Saturday, April 30 The Democratic Progressive Caucus will hold its annual convention on Saturday, where the left-leaning group led by Tampa-area stalwart Susan Smith will conduct official business, socialize, and participate…

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Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida endorses Bernie Sanders

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After suffering a tough loss over the weekend in Nevada, Bernie Sanders is getting some love from Florida progressives. In advance of the Sunshine State’s presidential primary election on March 15, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) on Monday announced that they are endorsing Sanders in the Democratic Primary. “Throughout his political career as well as his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders has proved to be a bold progressive who is ready to fight for the values that DPCF members hold…

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Alan Grayson calls Harry Reid “human cash register” in Tiger Bay appearance

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U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson blasted U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday, a week after Reid called on him to quit the race for U.S. Senate in Florida. A New York Times report about a Grayson hedge fund moved Reid to make his comment and to further say, “Grayson claims to be a progressive, but it seems like he has no moral compass.” Grayson replied by saying that with Reid himself also under investigation he should hardly be preaching about a moral compass. In the investigation of…

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Alan Grayson to enter race for Marco Rubio’s seat

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U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, an unapologetically outspoken critic of Republicans who calls himself a congressman with guts, will enter the race to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a close friend and major Democratic Party donor said Wednesday. Trial lawyer John Morgan said he exchanged a series of emails with Grayson in which the congressman confirmed he is going to seek the seat Rubio is giving up to run for president and asked for Morgan’s help with the campaign. The…

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