Category: Political Alert

Again, Ziegler Permits Homophobic Slurs to be Thrown at a Fellow School Board Member

Only two weeks after Melissa Bakondy was permitted to imply that Sarasota School Board member Tom Edwards was a threat to the safety of children, citing his sexual orientation. The…

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Ziegler is Silent as Sarasota Public Schools Could Be Defunded to the Tune of Around $60 Million

HB-1 is the most radical school privatization measure in Florida’s history. Although the bill is a boondoggle, which, according to the Florida Policy Institute, will cost $4 billion in the…

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Sarasota Democrats Call on County’s Republican Legislators to Vote Against ‘Chilling’ Legislation

The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) today urged the county’s Republican representatives in Tallahassee to vote against legislation designed to bankrupt public school education and destroy academic freedom in public…

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Sarasota Democrats Point To Personal Connections As Ziegler Employs New Role in Latest Attacks

The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) “call foul” as Christian Ziegler uses his new role to orchestrate personal vendettas. On Tuesday, February 21st, Gov. Ron DeSantis, with newly elected Florida…

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Sarasota Democrats Attack Gruters for Supporting Bill Doubling Interest Rates For The Low Income

The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) attacked today as “appalling” state Sen. Joe Gruters’ (R-District 22) bill to double interest rates on consumer finance loans for low and middle-income borrowers….

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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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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.