Democratic Women’s Club of Sarasota

We are a community of like-minded women and men working to protect and promote equality across Florida. As an organization, we are committed to engaging the public in the political process and educating our neighbors on important legislation.

Our Elected Women

17

Democratic Women
in the US Senate

89

Democratic Women
in the US House

6

Democratic Women
in the FL Senate

24

Democratic Women
in the FL House

Upcoming Events

  • January 7

    Monthly Meeting

    Gulf Gate Library | 5:30pm

    7112 Curtiss Ave.
    Sarasota, FL 34231

    Join the Democratic Womens Club of Sarasota for our first monthly meeting of 2020! Our featured speaker for the evening will be Sarasota City Commissioner Liz Alpert. This is an excellent opportunity to spend some time with like-minded people and learn about the local political atmosphere. This November will be the most important election in a generation, we invite you all to join us and help promote our Democratic values!
  • February 3

    Luncheon

    Marina Jacks | 11:30am
    (Note: this meeting is on Monday)

    2 Marina Plaza
    Sarasota, FL 34236

    Florida Studio Theatre will be  performing a Suffragists Play to honor the 100 year anniversary of women earning the right to vote. Wear white and enjoy the delightful actors presenting how women stood up and fought for our rights! Bring a Democratic friend and get to know our members.

    Get your tickets now!

    February 3

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About the Democratic Womens Club of Florida

The Democratic Womens Club of Sarasota is our local chapter of the statewide caucus, which officially began in 1956.  The organizational meeting for a state club took place at the Princess Martha Hotel in St. Petersburg on May 24, 1956, which was the day chosen by Eleanor Roosevelt as Democratic Women’s Day. We received our charter as a corporation in 1972. In 1980 we joined the National Federation of Democratic Women after attending the two previous conventions. From that small beginning in 1956, under the leadership of its first President, Mrs. James Haley of Bradenton, The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. now consists of thirteen regions, representing over 50 clubs.

The spirit of volunteerism is just as alive today as it was in 1956. Members and guests are trained in leadership and campaign skills through a variety of curricula offerings. Members help to recruit women to run for political office and manage campaigns. The Legislative Committee serves as the hub of activities during the Legislative Session as members monitor and lobby for or against legislation that has a dramatic impact on the lives of the citizens of Florida and particularly the women of Florida. Our goal is Equal Representation from the Court House to the White House and no less!