Category: Archived

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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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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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 % of Floridians think that climate change is occurring, and that…

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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 kept the President and Republican held Congress from passing this…

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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’ center on Celery Fields grounds attracting tens of thousands of…

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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, unconstitutional, un-American, and unacceptable. We must not allow fear, and fear…

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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 day of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Organizational Meeting in…

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