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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Join us at our Democratic Women’s Club meeting at the Gulf Gate Library on Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30 pm.
Our Guest Speakers are City Commissioner-At-Large, JEN AHEARN-KOCH and LAUREN KURNOV, Candidate for Sarasota School Board in the upcoming non-partisan August election.
In addition, members of the SCDP Leadership Team will present: VOLUNTEER ROADSHOW- We’re Saving our Democracy!
Join us at our Democratic Women’s Club Luncheon Fundraiser at The Meadows Country Club on Friday, April 29th from 11:30 -1 pm.
We will meet LAUREN KURNOV, Candidate for Sarasota School Board in the August non-partisan election and together, we’ll help her win this School Board seat!!
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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!