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BIENVENIDO A LA HOJA PRINCIPAL DE LOS DEMOCRATAS DEL CONDADO JEFFERSON, ESTADO DE FLORIDA

We pledge allegiance to the flag of the Unites States of Amirica, and to the Republic for which it stands!

 

 

What Kind of "Man" is Donald Trump

 

"The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it's more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life." Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly

 

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LIST OF DEC MEMBERS AND OFFICERS

NEXT DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING 

 

The regular meeting of the Jefferson County DEC at 6 PM on the second Tuesday of each month has been suspended,  pending further developments with the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Click here for the agenda (when available).  THESE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS.

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 NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?  It's still possible to get it through the Affordable Care Act!

  • November 1, 2020: Open Enrollment will begin — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2021 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

  • December 15, 2020: Last day to enroll in or change plans for 2021 coverage. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

  • January 1, 2021: 2021 coverage starts, if you've paid your first premium.

Buscando seguros medicales por Obamacare? Hay cuatro maneras para obtener informacion y conseguir seguros. Vayase a este sitio Internet y sigua las instrucciones.

 When the Republicans target Obamacare, they are targeting the people of Florida.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of Dec. 15, at the end of open enrollment for 2019, the total for all states was 8.5 million enrollments through the Affordable Care Act.  Of those, 1,786,679 Floridians signed up for health insurance under the ACA, more than any other state!    And this does not include those who previously bought policies which continued automatically.  Nor does it include those of us who purchased insurance through our employers, but benefit from Obamacare coverage of pre-existing conditions, covering our children until age 26, and other ACA insurance improvements.  

 And, we could have added health insurance coverage for another 800,000 Floridians, excluded by the Republicans from the Medicaid expansion, included in the ACA with 90% Federal funding, but rejected by Florida's Republican administration.  

 

When the Republicans target Obamacare, they are targeting the people of Florida.

 

This fight is NOT over!

From CNN:

"8.8 million sign up for Obamacare in strong showing

Some 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 coverage on the federal exchange during an open enrollment season that was half the length of prior years and far less promoted, the Trump administration said Thursday. That's only 400,000 fewer than signed up on healthcare.gov during open enrollment a year before.

The Trump administration made several changes to this year's open enrollment period that supporters of the Affordable Care Act said sabotaged the program. In addition to shortening the enrollment period, it reduced the advertising budget by 90%, eliminating television spots, which advocates said was the most effective way to get people to sign up. Also, the administration cut funding for navigators, who help people enroll, by more than 40%." (editor's note: emphasis added)

The Republicans sued to end the Affordable Care Act after they eliminated the Federal tax authority behind it, and found a judge in Texas to rule their way.  However, the policies already purchased for 2019 are legal and in effect, and the ruling is being appealed.

Necesita Ud. Seguros Medicales?  Lea abajo.cial Enrollment Period: March 15 - April The open enrollment period for 2020  ended Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (shortened by the Trump administration from Jan. 31, where Barack Obama had it).  

 

What if you missed the deadline (oops):

 

From Healthcare.gov on July 6, 2015:

 

 

Did you know that life changes, like moving, having a child, turning 26, losing your coverage, or getting married may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period? 

Even though the open enrollment period for 2020 coverage ended on December 15, 2019, you may still be able to get 2020 coverage if you’ve experienced a life change recently.

 

Important: If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you’ll have 60 days from the time the life event occurs to enroll

We care about your health. Take time today to see if you can still get Marketplace coverage.

The HealthCare.gov Team

 

Likewise, persons who become qualified for Medicaid or Medicare may apply anytime. Telephone the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, or visit the website www.healthcare.gov .

 

 

You can now see what insurance plans are offered, and their costs in your area by clicking www.healthcare.gov.  Haga un clic aqui para buscar seguros medicales.  

 

You can also see how much subsidy or tax credit you can use to reduce your health insurance costs.  The plans offered are from private for-profit insurance companies, but thanks to Obamacare all must meet certain legal requirements: Pay for prescription drugs, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, and preventative care.  Also, children can remain on the parents' policy until age 26, and "pre-existing conditions" are no longer excluded.  There are no longer maximum expenses after which insurers can drop you, either.

 

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT ELECT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT ELECT KAMALA HARRIS

 

This is a wonderful victory over the lying, injustice, bigotry, profiteering, poverty, disease and failure of the Trump years.  We should be proud of America, and breathe a sigh of relief.  But, we'll have a fight  on our hands to fulfill the needs of the American people, making health insurance a universal right, supporting good jobs and higher wages, fighting Covid, fighting global warming, making taxation more fair, more progressive, regulating banks, monopolies and polluters, making higher education more accessible, overcoming systemic racism in law enforcement and the  justice system generally, as well as the impacts of racism in jobs, wages, housing, education, politics and culture. All this will be extra difficult if the Republicans control the Senate.

 

Runoffs between Democrats the Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and their Republican pro-Trump opponents are coming (Jan. 5) in Georgia.  We need these Democrats in the US Senate.  If you'd like to donate  a few dollars or help in other ways, here are links to the websites of these Democratic candidates: Raphael Warnock https://warnockforgeorgia.com/, Jon Ossoff https://electjon.com/

 

Republicans are spending millions on negative promotional materials and negative propaganda to defeat these Democrats and put two more Trumpers in the US Senate.  Georgia voted against Trump/Pence, for Biden/Harris. Special thanks to Stacey Abrams!  Please consider doing what you can to help our Democratic neighbors fight for these two Democratic candidates for the US Senate.

 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Democratic Party of Jefferson County, Florida



The mission of the Democratic Executive Committee of Jefferson County is to foster and advance the goals and ideals of our American democratic society through education and community involvement. The Democratic Executive Committee will actively seek out and encourage local citizens who exemplify the goals and ideals of our democratic society to enter the public arena by pursuing public service, including elective office.

  

 

MANY ARE STILL UNEMPLOYED DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC AND OTHER CAUSES

 

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (now called Reemployment Assistance)

 

Visit the Department of Economic Opportunity's "Reemployment Assistance" website at https://careersourcenorthflorida.com/reemployment-assistance/

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION?

CLICK HERE

Do you want us to email you a scholarship application?  Email us at democratsofjeffersoncounty.com, and we'll attach an application form to our reply.  Application deadline second Tuesday in April for the Fall semester.

What is the Green New Deal so many Democrats are talking about?

It's an update of the Democratic New Deal of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration, which brought us more jobs, higher pay and Social Security, among other things.  It adds to the ongoing fight for economic democracy, the fight for sustainable energy, to fight the global warming that threatens our climate, our health, and our environment generally.

Click here for an analysis by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Columbia University Center for Sustainable Development, published February 23, 2019, on cnn.com.

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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS NOW GOING BEFORE THEIR STACKED SUPREME COURT TO OVERTURN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

 

Trump Administration attacking the Affordable Care Act CNN 3/26/2019

"....Trump and the administration repeatedly promised -- particularly leading up to the midterm election -- to protect people with less-than-perfect medical histories.

But this shift in the Justice Department's stance doubles down on stripping away all the protections that were a hallmark of the landmark heath reform law....

​House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the administration's stance amounted to "all-out war on the health care of the American people."

"On the very first day that the Democratic Majority held the gavel, the House of Representatives voted to intervene against Republicans' monstrous health care lawsuit to defend people with pre-existing conditions and the health care of all Americans," Pelosi said in a statement. "While the Trump Administration broadens its monstrous ambitions from destroying protections for pre-existing conditions to tearing down every last benefit and protection the Affordable Care Act provides, Democrats are fiercely defending the law of the land and protecting all Americans' health care."

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WHO HEADS UP THE "BILLIONAIRE CLASS:"

 Click here for a list of the world's billionaires.  The first 85 own half of all wealth in the world.  If you don't see your name among them, you're among more than seven billion four hundred million people who own the other half.  Most own approximately... nothing.  Or have debts that exceed the value of what they own.

 

Think of it like a large pie.  One half will be eaten by 85 billionaires.  The other half will be shared by more than 7,400,000,000 people, representing the  rest of humanity.   We'd list the names, but that's a lot of typing, and, what with births and deaths every second, you can see the problem with that...

 

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Global Warming

From cnn.com 8/10/17

 

"The records highlighted in the "State of the Climate in 2016" report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sound ominous.

• Global land surface temperatures last year were highest in 137 years of record keeping.

• Sea surface temperatures were also at their highest.

• Sea levels were at record highs in the 24 years that satellite record keeping has been used.

• Greenhouse gas marks rose faster than any year and carbon dioxide readings were above a 400 parts per million average for the year for the first time."

 

 

From the New York Times Oct. 10, 2017

 

"As of early 2017, the Earth had warmed by roughly 2 degrees Fahrenheit (more than 1 degree Celsius) since 1880, when records began at a global scale. The number may sound low, but as an average over the surface of an entire planet, it is actually high, which explains why much of the world’s land ice is starting to melt and the oceans are rising at an accelerating pace. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, scientists say, the global warming could ultimately exceed 8 degrees Fahrenheit, which would undermine the planet’s capacity to support a large human population." 

 

Want to know a little more about who, what, when and how?  And what to do about it?

Click here for the NYT article.

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to participate in the efforts of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, please email us at democratsofjeffersoncounty@gmail.com

 

Si Ud. quiere comunicar o participar con nosotros, haga nos el favor de mandar un correo electronico a democratsofjeffersoncounty@gmail.com 

 

You may also contact us by U.S. mail/Se puede ponerse en contacto por correo:

 

Jefferson County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 1074

Monticello, FL 32345