FEMA Disaster Relief

FEMA disaster relief funds are available for individuals in Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties. You can register with FEMA by applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Hillsborough County Democratic Party

Today’s Democratic Party is the party of Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt,  John Fitzgerald Kennedy,  and Barack Obama. Americans from all walks of life believe in the values shared by our great Democratic leaders – past, present and future. Our party stands for the core principles of justice, fairness and opportunity such that all Americans have the right to their American Dream: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Our Party leads the fight for civil rights, voting rights, health care, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, workers' rights, women's rights, LGBTA rights, equal pay for equal work, job creation and the middle class.  We continue to fight for and protect these and other great achievements currently under assault.

We believe in:

  • Raising the minimum wage to $15
  • Health care for all
  • Affordable college education
  • Immigration reform with a path to citizenship
  • A woman’s right to choose and make her own health care decisions
  • Keeping jobs in America
  • Ending institutional racism in our county
  • Expanding the middle class

The Democratic Party believes there is a time, place and need for good but not excessive government. Our policies give every American a fair shot at the American Dream.  We do not stand for policies that only work for the 1% but instead we advocate policies that work for all Americans regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, religion, educational level or income bracket. We are truly THE BIG TENT party and champions of the middle class.

Join us! 

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Protest and Activist Best Practices:

  1. Contact your local elected officials at the federal level. If in Miami-Dade County, call every County Commissioner and the County Mayor.
    1. Phone calls are the most effective method of communication
      1. Senator Marco Rubio: (202) 224-3041
    2. Call, tell your story, and demand your voice be heard!
  2. Demonstrate and Protest
    1. Stand with fellow democrats against this ban! Mobilize at places like international airports, ports, city halls, offices of elected officials, and regional US Customs offices.
    2. Bring visibility, signs, and friends to demand the repeal of this unconstitutional ban.
    3. DEC members should bring pens, paper, and clipboards to these protests and encourage activists to sign up and volunteer.
    4. ThinkProgress has compiled a list of all known and organized protests to Trump’s Ban. Click HERE to see them. Tips for safe and peaceful protest can be seen HERE.
  3. Spread the Word
    1. Be sure to post your plans on social media, like Facebook and Twitter, in order to recruit more like-minded participants.
    2. Be sure to reach out to your local press outlets to ensure that the events are being widely covered. This can also help build for the event.
  4. Get Educated



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Meet the new team!


Chair - Ione Townsend
VP of Operations - Jeff Zampitella
VP of Out Reach - Bryce Bowden
Treasurer - Julie Ford
Secretary - Dave Cutler
State Committeewoman - Alma Gonzalez
State Committeeman - Russ Patterson

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