Category: Current Issues

Sarasota Democrats: Elected Officials Continue to Disrespect Voters on Single-Member Districts

State Sen. Joe Gruters — who also chairs the Florida Republican Party — last week floated the idea to present a bill to the state legislature urging Sarasota County residents…

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Will Sarasota County Commissioners Let Lakewood Ranch Developers Kill Rural Life and Agriculture in the County?

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Gruters/Johnson, Florida Senate District 22 Candidate Information

A face-off between incumbent State Senator Joe Gruters and out-of-town challenger Michael Johnson is on every voter’s August 23rd ballot. The Sarasota Democratic Party does not support or endorse either candidate; neither represents Democratic values.

Sarasota County Democratic Party Statement on the SHT Proud Boy Guest Editorial

The Sarasota County Democratic Party strongly condemns any efforts to normalize the Proud Boys, their affiliates, and their supporters. The Proud Boys are a neo-fascist, white supremacist organization that promotes and engages in political violence. Five of their leaders have been charged with “seditious conspiracy” for their role in the January 6th insurrection.

Sarasota County Democratic Party’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Roe vs Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade has made women in America second-class citizens. The repercussions of the ruling will be life-threatening, putting women at risk of resorting to back-alley abortions, infections, and even death.