Author: Sarasota County Dems

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: https://www.floridiansforafairdemocracy.com/sign-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

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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Sarasota County Democratic Jewish Caucus

President: Jerry Fleischer Sarasota County Democratic Jewish Caucus- Giving a Democratic voice to Jewish values.meeting days and times are variable. Please check the SCDP Calendar or Jewish Caucus Facebook. Website: srqjewishdems.org Phone: 706-593-2104 Email: jafleischer730@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/srqjewishdems

Sarasota County Democratic Veterans Caucus

President: Tony Mowry The Sarasota County Democratic Veterans Caucus is welcoming to all Veterans, Active Military, Military families and Veteran Advocates. The Veterans Caucus meets the 3rd Monday of the month with a social gathering at 6:30pm and the meeting beginning at 7pm. The meetings are held at the SCDP Headquarters at 7358 S. Tamiami…

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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: DeeAnna Dowdle The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.  at the SCDP Headquarters, Check calendar or our website events page for details.   Website: http://sarasotacharlotteprogressives.com/ Email: sarasotacharlotteprogressives@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarasotaCharlotteDemocraticProgressiveCaucus/

Environmental Caucus of Sarasota County Democrats

President: Barbara Klein We are a network & social connection between local political and environmental activists, working together to elect environmentally literate candidates. We meet 3 times monthly in North, Central and South County locations. Check calendar for details. Phone: 941-322-4122 Email:srqdemenvironmentalcaucus@gmail.com Website: www.environmentalcaucusscd.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SRQCountyDemEnvCaucus/

Sarasota Hispanic Caucus

Elvira Sanchez-Blake, President Ana Hanton, Vice President Jackie Vizzi, Secretary We, as a Caucus, want to unite the Democratic Hispanic Community in Sarasota County through education, voter registration, and “get out the vote” programs for federal, state and local elections. We are seeking and supporting candidates to represent our Community and its values. We communicate…

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Sarasota County Democratic Labor Caucus

President: Hal Sutton, executive board member of the SW Florida UAW Retired Workers Council Our meeting locations vary, but we usually meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of EVEN months at Perkins Restaurant on Cattleman Road. There are also meetings for Florida Alliance for Retired Americans that take place at the SC/TA headquarters…

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Democratic Women’s Club of Sarasota

President: Nancy McCauley Women’s issues…not limited to the following: Reproductive rights, Education, Environment, Equal Rights, Poverty/Work/Economic concerns, Marriage Equality/LGBT, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Military, Violence, Gun Violence, Voter Suppression. ALL ISSUES ARE WOMEN’S ISSUES! Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM at Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota. Check calendar or our Facebook page…

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Englewood Democratic Club

Many like-minded people in Englewood, FL are coming together to reinstate the Englewood Democratic Club.  Englewood is not incorporated as a city or town, and spans Sarasota County AND Charlotte County.  We are forming the group to gather people across both counties to come together to locally support environmental stewardship, a sustainable economy to benefit…

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Stonewall Democratic Caucus of Sarasota County

President: Joe Agostine Jr It is the mission of Stonewall to foster goodwill between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We seek to  continue working with other LGBT and like-minded people united with a common purpose. We seek individual freedom in the framework of a…

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Longboat Key Democratic Club

President: Ed Sabol For decades the Longboat Key Democratic Club has provided means for local residents to support Democratic candidates, to hear form knowledgeable and stimulating speakers, to link to other Democratic Party efforts, and to impact government decisions based on our values. Our luncheon meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month,…

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Manasota Young Democrats Caucus

President: Peter Ryan Imhoff Meeting times and locations vary, but are usually the third Tuesday of every month. Join us and get connected with the other young activists in your area! Check calendar or Facebook page for details. Phone: (772) 209-0893 Email: manasotayoungdems@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManasotaYoungDems/ Website: http://manasotayoungdems.com/ The Manasota Young Democrats are the official chartered…

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North Port Democratic Club

President: Belynda Norton Meetings are held on the third Thursday each month 6:30 p.m. at Morgan Family Community Center (6207 West Price Boulevard) unless otherwise noted.  See calendar for details. Email: northportdems@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/northportdems Website: www.northportdemocrats.com PO Box 7751 North Port, FL 34290 Phone: (941) 888-0039

Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus

President: Dee McFarland Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus – Improving the Lives and the Political Power of Black and Brown Citizens in Sarasota Counties. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Check calendar or Facebook page for details. Phone:734-612-0303 Email: dmcfarland@comcast.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sarasota-Democratic-Black-Caucus-376762012909090/

Venice Area Democratic Club

President: Mike Shlasko Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at United Church of Christ Naar Hall (620 Shamrock Boulevard). 10:30 a.m. Social, 11 a.m. meeting begins Email: mike@shlasko.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veniceareademocraticclub/ Website: www.venicedemocrats.org Phone: (941) 275-3244 PO Box 1743 Nokomis, FL 34274-1743