Category: Issues

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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Resolution in Support of Voting Rights Restoration Amendment #14-01

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 rights restoration. Whereas, this policy bars more than 1.7 million Floridians – including…

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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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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 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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How to become and elected/voting member of SCDP

Many of you have expressed interest in becoming an elected/voting member of the Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP).  The way that most people become an elected/voting member is to become a Precinct Committeeman or Committeewoman. To help you decide whether this is something you would like to do, we have put together this brief guide,…

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The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Sarasota County

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Sarasota County held its first meeting January 19th and is up and running! The vision of the Caucus is: We, as a Caucus, want to unite the Democratic Hispanic Community in Sarasota County through education, voter registration, “get out the vote” programs for federal, state and local elections, seeking and…

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