Margaret Good Campaign – 2 CRITICAL Needs!

There are TWO things that we need now more than anything else.

 

 

Canvassing and Phonebanking.  

Nothing moves the needle in an election more. 

 

 

This race will be won likely with 1% margin–likely under 1,000 votes. Needless to say, we’re all counting on each other’s vote and nothing reminds us of that more than a personal interaction.  Canvassing​ door-to-door​ is The. Most. Effective. Way. to turn out the vote.  Coming in second is Phone Banking

Help us #Turn72Blue.

Sign up for our PRIORITY Volunteer positions here:


https://www.volunteersignup.org/FT4TM

 

Canvassers –  The Campaign Team will train all canvassers on an easy-to-use system using your smart phones, or paper canvassing if you prefer.

Phone Bankers – The Campaign Team will train you on Virtual Phone Banks, which allows you to make calls from wherever you prefer. Join us at the SCDP Headquarters or from the comfort of your own home!

 

For questions contact Tricia McMullen at:
field@margaretgood.com or call 941-900-4832.

To learn more about Margaret Good, this election and voting: https://www.sarasotadems.org/2017/12/15/hd72-special-election-february-13-2018/

***We have plenty of other volunteer positions that need to be filled as well.  Various roles with shifts available between 9am-8pm through Election Day, February 13th.***

 

  • Hosting Space – Would you be willing to offer your home or business space to serve as a canvassing launch point? Could you host an afternoon of phone-banking? We will work with you to find the best fit and provide all materials, people and any training necessary.
    Sign up to host space here:
    https://www.volunteersignup.org/B78FW

 

  • Phonebank Captains/Data Support- Assist with tech support for phonebanks with the Margaret Good campaign. (Much easier than it sounds and we can train you in about 5-10 minutes).
    Sign up for Phone Banking from home here:
    https://www.volunteersignup.org/HCWLC

 

 

  • Meet​ & Greets – Gatherings increase networking​ and enthusiasm. Margaret Good (or Campaign staff) would be glad to speak at these, primarily in H.D. 72 at this time. Please contact Kevin​ Lata,  Margaret’s campaign manager​,​ to arrange this (manager@margaretgood.com).

 

Big Push for Saturday Door Knocking for Margaret Good Campaign!

Calling all CANVASSERS!

Do you want Margaret Good to win in HD72?   

Do you enjoy long walks on a cool day?

Was your New Year’s resolution a commitment to get healthy?

…All of the above?  

 

Then  boy do we have just the thing for you!
This is going to be fun!!

 

Canvassing​ door-to-door​ is the most effective way to turn out the vote. This race will be won likely with 1% margin–likely under 1,000 votes. Needless to say, doors will win the day. 

Last time we went out, we received phenomenal reception.  Let’s keep it going! We have excellent momentum with Virginia win, New Jersey win, St. Pete Mayor, State Senate in Miami special election, and Doug Jones. Let’s add Margaret Good to that list!

GOAL: 20 Packets (40 people needed for 600 doors in critical precincts) Meet-up time/location TBD, but tentatively around 10am on Saturday, January 6th around Webber St.
For more information, contact Gabriel Hament at gabrielhament@gmail.com

 

To learn more about Margaret Good, this election and voting, click here: https://www.sarasotadems.org/2017/12/15/hd72-special-election-february-13-2018/

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for HD72 Election of Margaret Good Through 2/13!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for various roles with shifts available between 9am-8pm through Election Day, February 13th. Help us #Turn72Blue!  Please see the volunteer opportunities below to find the best fits for you:

  • Hosting Space – Nothing moves the needle in an election as much as word of mouth, whether by canvassing or phone-banking. Could you offer your home or business space to serve as a canvassing launch point? Could you host an afternoon of phone-banking? We will work with you to find the best fit and provide all materials, people and any training necessary.
    Sign up to host space here:
    https://www.volunteersignup.org/B78FW

 

  • Canvassers – Canvassing​ door-to-door​ is the most effective way to turn out the vote.  The Campaign Team will train all canvassers on an easy-to-use system using your smart phones, or paper canvassing if you prefer.
    Sign up for Canvassing here:
     https://www.volunteersignup.org/93L7F

 

  • Phone Banks – Phone banks will be set​ ​up to call Democratic and ​No-Party-Affiliated (NPA) ​voters in District 72, ​to ​follow up ​and to remind people to send in their ballots and to vote ​during Early Voting and ​on ​Election ​D​ay.  The Campaign Team will train you on Virtual Phone Banks, which allows you to make calls from wherever you prefer. Join us at the SCDP Headquarters or from the comfort of your own home!
    Sign up for Phone Banking from home here:  
    https://www.volunteersignup.org/3CQXA  
    Sign up for Phone Banking from Headquarters here:
     https://www.volunteersignup.org/T9PYR

 

 

  • Meet​ & Greets – Gatherings increase networking​ and enthusiasm. Margaret Good (or Campaign staff) would be glad to speak at these, primarily in H.D. 72 at this time. Please contact Kevin​ Lata,  Margaret’s campaign manager​,​ to arrange this (manager@margaretgood.com).

 

For questions or futher information, contact Tricia McMullen at: field@margaretgood.com or call 941-900-4832.

To learn more about Margaret Good, this election and voting, click here: https://www.sarasotadems.org/2017/12/15/hd72-special-election-february-13-2018/

 

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Special Election will be held February 13th, 2018

Margaret Good will face Republican James Buchanan (son of Vern Buchanan) and Libertarian Alison Foxall in February’s Special Election for HD72.

Please help us in supporting her by visiting her WEBSITE and learning about the many ways you can contribute to the success of her campaign!

#GoodforFlorida #Turn72Blue

 

Kennedy King Dinner 2018

Join us for our annual KENNEDY- KING Dinner

We will be honoring Barbara Zdravecky with our SCDP Champion Award.

 

*Click here for details

 

Sponsorships Available $500 – $10,000.  Benefits vary but include Sponsor Reception and photo with our Speaker (TBA).  Questions about sponsorship should be directed to: kennedyking@sarasotadems.org

*Sponsorship and Ticket info, click here

 

Three Ways to Register:

  • Online – CLICK HERE
  • Phone – Call 941.330.9400
  • Mail – Send check (payable to SCDP)
    along with completed registration form (click image below)
    to: SCDP P.O. Box 5833, Sarasota, FL
    34237, Attn: KK Dinner
*Click here for fillable registration form

**If you will be placing an ad individually or as part of your sponsorship, click here for the printable form to provide your information:  KK Dinner Ad w-specs 2018 

If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate to SCDP, we welcome and appreciate your contributions.  Please visit our secure donation page where you can donate by PayPal or credit card by clicking here:     

 

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 CALENDARS! The General Election will be held February 13th, 2018.

Please help us in supporting her by visiting her WEBSITE and learning about the many ways you can contribute to the success of her campaign!

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 built on a 16-acre land parcel near the Celery Fields, an internationally known bird sanctuary and wildlife habitat.

“This facility should never have been proposed for that location,” said JoAnne DeVries, Chair of the SCDP. “We should be protecting and nurturing our precious natural habitats, not destroying them.” The SCDP is on record as opposing the proposed rezoning of the nearby property.

DeVries noted that not only would the proposed rezoning be harmful to the Celery Fields, a popular tourist attraction and recreation area where the Audubon Society has created a visitors center, but to residents near the land parcel at Palmer and Apex Roads. Dump trucks would travel through the adjoining neighborhoods daily, carrying toxic waste, and the noise and contaminated dust particles from the waste processing facility itself would endanger neighborhoods and schools in the area.

“We urge the Sarasota County Commission to deny this short-sighted proposal and to designate what have long been public lands adjacent to Celery Fields as parkland and wildlife habitat, not as industrial use,” DeVries said.

The County Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to deny the application for the construction of a toxic waste facility on the property, but the full county commission is not bound by that decision and can approve the proposal.

DeVries urged county residents to attend the August 23rd hearing, which will be held at the County Administration Building, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The SCDP represents more than 94,000 Democrats in Sarasota County. To learn more about the Sarasota County Democratic Party, visit www.sarasotadems.org

For additional information, contact
JoAnne DeVries, Chair
Sarasota County Democratic Party
joanne.devries@sarasotadems.org

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 deny that application for a recycling center near Celery Fields just east of Interstate 75 after a months-long campaign by community residents and local organizations, including the SCDP.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170601/planning-commission-sides-with-protesters-against-recycling-facility (Photo Credit: Herald Tribune Staff/Zach Murdock)

“This facility should never have been proposed for that location,” said SCDP Chair JoAnne DeVries. “The rezoning or sale of public lands for light or heavy industrial use near an internationally recognized wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary was a terrible idea from the very beginning. And it would not only be harmful to the Celery Fields, but also to the residents of nearby neighborhoods, what with the increased truck traffic and toxic pollution that would result.”

DeVries noted that the matter is not yet fully resolved, since the application now goes to the full Sarasota County Commission, which is not bound by the decision of the planning board. “The SCDP will continue to oppose the application,” DeVries said, “and I hope our fellow citizens continue their opposition as well.”

The SCDP passed a resolution in March opposing any rezoning or sale of public lands for light or heavy industrial use at the proposed recycling facility’s location at Palmer and Apex Roads.

The SCDP represents more than 94,000 Democrats in Sarasota County. To learn more about the Sarasota County Democratic Party visit www.sarasotadems.org

For Additional Information, contact
JoAnne DeVries, Chair
Sarasota County Democratic Party
joanne.devries@sarasotadems.org

 

Single Member District Petitions

Sign TWO Petitions for SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS Today!

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 Establishment at that!  The Party Establishment that gave Donald Trump their Statesman of the Year Award not once, but twice!!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY!   Please download the petitions being circulated by the non-partisan PAC Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, print a few copies, sign them, have your neighbors regardless of party affiliation sign them, and return them to the address on the petition or to your Democratic Party Precinct Captain, your local Democratic Party Club or Caucus, or the Sarasota County Democratic Party Headquarters at 7358 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota 34231 .

Click on this link to download the petitions:

http://www.keepdemocracysafe.org/downloads/Sarasota-County-Single-Member-District-Petitions.pdf

As soon as 15,000 of each petition are validated by the Supervisor of Elections a vote will be scheduled and we will be one step closer to restoring democracy to Sarasota County Government.  DON’T WAIT, DOWNLOAD, PRINT, SIGN and RETURN THESE PETITIONS TODAY!

These petitions put changes to our County Charter on the ballot for all voters to decide.  Changes that make our process for electing County Commissioners and Charter Review Board Members more local, more open to more candidates and less subject to manipulation by large corporate donors.

IF YOU WANT DEMOCRATS TO HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE TO WIN SEATS ON THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE CHARTER REVIEW BOARD DON’T WAIT, DOWNLOAD, PRINT, SIGN and RETURN THESE PETITIONS TODAY!

Thank you,

THE SARASOTA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

   JoAnne DeVries, Chair
   Sarasota County Democratic Party