Author: Sarasota County Dems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SCDP Chair JoAnne DeVries Files Election Law Complaint Against Rick Scott

  “Rick Scott is not above the law,” DeVries said in a statement. “He coordinated illegally with his Super PAC, has refused to disclose his secret financial account that would show the extent of his conflicts of interest and now, he is skirting more laws to keep Floridians in the dark on what he’s done…

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2018 Annual Kennedy King Dinner Fundraiser – Congressman Joaquin Castro, Special Guest Speaker

Join us for our Annual Fundraiser KENNEDY- KING Dinner   Special Guest Speaker – Congressman Joaquin Castro! 3rd Term Democratic Congressman Member, House Select Committee on Intelligence Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee Co-Chair, bipartisan U.S – Japan Caucus Chief Deputy Whip for House Democrats Rising star, U.S. Congressman Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) will be the…

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HD72 Election – Vote Margaret Good! – February 13, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Special Election will be held February 13th, 2018 CLICK HERE for Early Voting Locations and Info (February 3rd – 10th)   Created by Codegena. Created by Codegena. ….This is what is on the line.   Margaret Good will face Republican James Buchanan (son of Vern Buchanan) and Libertarian Alison Foxall in…

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Breaking News – Margaret Good Wins HD72 Primary

Congratulations to Margaret Good, winner of the Special Democratic Primary Election for FL HD72! Sarasota County Democratic Party is excited to announce that Margaret Good will move on to face Republican James Buchanan (son of Vern Buchanan) and Libertarian Alison Foxall in February’s Special Election for HD72. Read the Herald Tribune’s article HERE MARK YOUR…

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Ruta Jouniari and Margaret Good Running in Special Election for House District 72

Sarasota County Democratic Party is pleased to announce that we have two great Democratic candidates! To learn more about Margaret’s campaign, visit her website HERE. To learn more about Ruta’s campaign, visit her website HERE. See what the Herald Tribune has to say about Ruta and Margaret.  

For Immediate Release – Critical Hearing on Celery Fields August 23rd

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) is encouraging local residents to attend a critical hearing being held by the Sarasota County Commission on August 23rd on the future of the endangered Celery Fields. The county commission has scheduled the hearing to determine whether to permit an industrial waste processing facility to be…

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For Immediate Release – SCDP Applauds Community Activists

SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) applauds the community activists who successfully lobbied the County Planning Commission to deny an application on Thursday for a recycling facility near Celery Fields. “The Party stands along the side of its community citizens and all voters on this issue.” The planning commission voted unanimously to…

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Single Member District Petition

SIGN THIS PETITION for SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS Today!   8,000 more are needed by March 16 to put this on the ballot June 12, 2018.   IT HAS BEEN OVER 50 YEARS SINCE A DEMOCRAT HAS SERVED ON THE SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION!  Or for that matter anyone other than a Republican and one blessed by the Party…

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Voting Rights Restoration Petition

Resolution in Support of Voting Rights Restoration Amendment #14-01 Petition   Please click here to be directed to the petition:  Whereas, Florida has one of the most punitive disenfranchisement policies in the country, permanently barring all citizens with felony convictions from voting unless they individually apply to the state Office of Executive Clemency for…

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For Immediate Release – BUCHANAN & ROONEY GUT HEALTHCARE TO GIVE THEMSELVES TAX CUTS SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota County Democratic Party is deeply disappointed, but not surprised, that Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives — including our own congressmen, Vern Buchanan and Tom Rooney –have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. …

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Press Release – Sarasota County Democratic Party Supports Hagen Brody and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch for City Commission

The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) is proud to support Hagen Brody and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch for Sarasota City Commission. SCDP Chair JoAnne DeVries stated “they have both proven themselves to be strong candidates with exceptional insight into the issues important to voters in the city. They are, without a doubt, the best and most qualified…

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For Immediate Release – Sarasota County Democrats support efforts to protect wildlife sanctuary at Celery Fields

  The Sarasota County Democratic Party joins local environmental efforts and members of the community in opposition to the rezoning or sale of public lands near Celery Fields in Sarasota County. We do so for the following reasons: The Celery Fields is an internationally recognized bird preserve and wildlife habitat. Among the top reasons people…

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Democratic Club of Sarasota

The officers of the Democratic Club of Sarasota: To contact one of our board members, please call 941-379-9233, press # and leave a message after the tone. President: Mary Clupper Vice-President: Dee McFarland Treasurer: Monica Streacker Recording Secretary: Pat Coville Corresponding Secretary: Tom Cook Board Members: Deanie Berbgreiter Mary Dailey Lorraine Livingston Krista Lohr Barb…

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Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus

President: Mike Shlasko The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.  Locations vary due to large geography that we cover.  Check calendar or our website events page for details.   Website: Email: Facebook:

Democratic Environmental Caucus of Sarasota

President: Barbara Klein We are a network & social connection between local political and environmental activists, working together to elect environmentally literate candidates. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at SCDP Headquarters, unless otherwise noted.  Check calendar for details. Phone: 941-322-4122 Website: Facebook: