Author Archives: R.S. Pienta

Aug 24

“Democratic Women Celebrate Equality”

Tallahassee, Florida – On Sunday, August 26th, women across Florida will celebrate “Women’s Equality Day”. Democratic Women’s Club of Florida President Janet Goen announced that, “Club members throughout the state are planning community celebrations of the anniversary of women’s suffrage.” … Read More

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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 24

As UNITE Women grows, new names step forward to endorse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2012 Contact: Karen Teegarden: Karen@unitewomen.org Laura Walker: laura@unitewomen.org BIRMINGHAM, MICatholics for Choice and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice have joined UNITE Women, officially endorsing the new organizations April 28 nationwide events. The Religious Coalition … Read More

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Apr 21

Update: “Unite Women” events scheduled in Florida for April 28, 2012

There will be three Florida rallies on April 28th and numerous smaller grassroots demonstrations across the state to commemorate what has become a national effort to “Unite Women”. A rally on the steps of the old Capitol building in Tallahassee … 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 28

Hoping the Supreme Court of the United States Doesn’t Send More Americans to Early Deaths

In 2009, on this blog, I shared with you how I wrote letters to legislators and told a personal story about my younger sister, a 31 year old single mother, who lost her state job and then was unable to … 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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Feb 01

Democratic Women Say “Enough is Enough!”

“The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. Calls on the Florida Legislature to be Fair to Floridians” Tallahassee, Florida – The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. announced today that organization members would renew their call for fairness for all … 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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Sep 18

Is Florida Ready to Pave Over Paradise after Decimating the Department of Community Affairs?

“They took all the trees And put them in a tree museum” (Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi”) The state Department of Community Affairs will no longer exist in Florida after this year. A recent editorial in the Tampa Tribune noted … Read More

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Sep 13

Buffy Wicks to Headline Democratic Women’s Club State Convention

The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. (DWCF) will host Buffy Wicks, National Project Vote Director for the Obama Campaign, as the keynote speaker at the Convention’s Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 7:00pm. The DWCF 55th Annual … Read More

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Aug 19

Sex, Swagger, and Politics…

Much has been made recently of would be GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s “swagger” – sometimes referred to by media pundits as “Texas swagger”. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have both referred to Perry as “Yosemite Sam” and, after the … 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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