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.

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Upcoming Events

  • May 5

    Monthly Meeting

    Virtual Meeting | 5:30pm

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    Join the Democratic Womens Club of Sarasota for our monthly meeting! Our featured speaker for the evening will be Carol Rescigno who works with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The Brady Campaign works nationwide to educate constituents and promote sensible gun reform legislation. Their 12 step plan to address this epidemic includes steps like expanded background checks, restricting bump stock sales, and funding CDC research on gun violence.
  • June 2

    Monthly Meeting and Virtual Fundraiser

    Virtual Meeting  | 11:30 am

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    Join your favorite group of Democratic women for our next monthly meeting! We’ll be discussing issues that matter most to our members as well as hearing from some spectacular candidates! We will be joined Representative Margaret Good, who currently represents  State House District 72 and is running for US Congress in District 16, and Drake Buckman running for District 72. This is an excellent opportunity to interact directly with candidates and get your questions answered!

    Help us support our wonderful candidates when they need it the most! RSVP for meeting details by emailing us at

    June 2

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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!