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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Environmental Voter Resolution

Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF) Environmental Voter Resolution Whereas the Florida Democratic Party and its members are dedicated to electing more candidates to all offices at every electoral level, and to increasing the number of Democratic voters in the state; and Whereas, 81 %…

We did it! Or better yet, YOU did it – ACA

Fellow Democrats, We did it! Or better yet, YOU did it: Against all odds, YOU forced the Republicans to withdraw their disastrous, morally bankrupt health-care bill from consideration, rendering a humiliating defeat to the Trump White House and the Ryan-controlled House. Thankfully, your relentless efforts…

SARASOTA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY RESOLUTION ON CELERY FIELDS LAND SALES

SARASOTA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY RESOLUTION ON CELERY FIELDS LAND SALES   Whereas the Celery Fields is an internationally recognized bird sanctuary and wildlife habitat located on Palmer Road due east of Apex Road in Sarasota County, Whereas the Audubon Society has constructed a popular visitors’…

Sarasota County Democratic Party Resolution on President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

Whereas, the Sarasota County Democratic Party unequivocally repudiates the actions of the Trump administration in banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and we call upon President Trump to rescind his January 27 Executive Order immediately. This ban targeting specific Muslim-majority countries is illegal, immoral,…

News from your State Committee Representatives

News from your State Committee Representatives Mike Shlasko, Sarasota Democratic Party State Committeeman Mary Clupper, Sarasota Democratic Party State Committeewoman The holidays were a very busy time for your new State Committee representatives. From the day that we were elected on December 14 to the…

Sarasota County Democratic Party Sides with Neighborhood Residents on Siesta Promenade Concerns

  Sarasota County Democratic Party Sides with Neighborhood Residents on Siesta Promenade Concerns Kevin Griffith, Vice Chairman of the Sarasota County Democratic Party presented a major statement today to the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the Party related to the “Siesta Promenade”…

Keep Guns Out of Public Places The Fort Lauderdale airport shooting should be a wake-up call. We must keep guns out of public places like airports. But Greg Steube - our state senator - is pushing his bill, SB140, to do the opposite. It would…

Florida Medical Marijuana Amendment Passes

Florida Medical Marijuana Amendment Passes: This amendment allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Now, the Legislature must determine the rules on how this process will work. The Florida Department of Health, Office of…