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

  • August 6

    Club Meeting

    Gulf Gate Library | 5:30pm

    Speaker: Keisha Bell

    Come hear Keisha Bell, who ran for Florida House in 2018. She is an Attorney as well as a consultant for a Family Literacy Initiative, whose mission is to increase the literacy rates of struggling youth in Pinellas County, Florida.

    She writes a column for the Weekly Challenger in which she uniquely applies the lives of historical African American women to social challenges women face today, and has also authored a young adult fictional book entitled, “Emerging Free”. Bell lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

  • September 3

    Luncheon & Movie Screening

    Marina Jack’s | 11:30am

    This special luncheon will feature a screening of Heather Booth: Changing The World. This film is the third in my trilogy about activist women and the times they live in and follows ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer.

    From a politically conscious college student who began her career in 1964 registering voters in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement, Heather became the go-to strategist for causes ranging from child care to women’s rights to immigration reform and advisor to leaders including Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

    September 3

Want to stay updated?

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!