Author Archives: R.S. Pienta

Jul 28

The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida Makes Recommendations for the 2012 DNC Platform Committee

Earlier this month, the DNC named the 2012 Platform Committee. Platform Drafting Committee Former U.S. Rep. Tony Coelho Tino Cuellar, attorney and official in Clinton and Obama administrations Rep. Barney Frank Donna Harris-Aikens, National Education Association’s Education director of policy … Read More

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May 06

Florida Democratic Party Small County Coalition Luncheon to Feature Omar Khan

Crawfordville, Florida – Wakulla County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Rachel Pienta announced today that Omar Khan will be featured as the luncheon keynote on Saturday May 12th during the 2012 Small County Coalition Conference, “We’re very excited to be able … Read More

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Apr 16

“Women ask Floridians to Unite to Support Women at Rally in Tallahassee April 28th on Old Capitol Steps”

Tallahassee, Florida – Wakulla resident Diane Wilson announced today that she has been building a quiet revolution from her rural Forgotten Coast home in Panacea. Wilson said, “After watching close to two years of increased attacks on women’s rights in … Read More

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Mar 21

Tallahassee Event for the “We are Women” National Day of Action will be 12 noon to 2 pm at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee

Wakulla Democratic Women’s Club member Diane Wilson is heading up the Tallahassee event at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee on April 28th from 12 noon to 2 pm. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karen Teegarden – 248-310-8535, Email: info@unitewomen.org “National groups … Read More

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Mar 04

New Group Poised to Challenge “War on Women”

The War on Women, the battle for affordable healthcare, and how we were all offended on behalf of Sandra Fluke this week… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2012 Contact: Karen Teegarden Phone Number: 248-229-8324 Email: info@unitewomen.org New Group Poised to … Read More

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Jan 06

“The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. Calls on Florida Legislature to be Fair to Floridians in 2012”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tallahassee, Florida – In preparation for the opening day of the Florida legislative session, the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc., has released its 2012 legislative agenda, which outlines the organization’s main priority for the year – … Read More

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Oct 09

The Equal Rights Amendment: Why Bill Cotterell needs to be wrong in 2012

Last spring, I addressed a group of Democrats in North Florida as part of a commemorative program to mark National Women’s History Month. The theme for 2011 was “our history is our strength”.   At that point, I still entertained hope … Read More

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Jul 07

Why We’re Worried in Wakulla

Florida governor Rick Scott’s administration has proposed a plan to add camping, including access by recreational vehicles, to more than 50 state parks. The proposed park use changes would allow private contractors to design, build and operate new campsites in … Read More

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May 04

Where Have All the Good Men Gone? Florida Women Hold Out for a Hero in the Final Days of Session.

Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods ? Where’s the street-wise Hercules to fight the rising odds ? – Bonnie Tyler Women in Florida are asking, “where is the leadership on women’s rights?” The … Read More

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Apr 18

Misguided Marti? Why does Representative Coley want to destroy water quality in Wakulla?

As I write this letter in my Crawfordville home, the annual circus of thieves and fools that convenes when the Florida Legislature holds session for 60 days in Tallahassee is nearing its May close. As each day passes, I find … Read More

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