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

  • March 9

    Monthly Meeting

    Virtual Meeting | 11:30 am

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    Join the Democratic Women’s Club of Sarasota for our next monthly meeting! Lucy Sedgwick has dedicated her career to building movements and training the next generation of Democratic leadership. In 2020, she led Colorado’s Abortion Access for All campaign, a state-wide coalition that defeated a high-profile initiative to ban abortion later in pregnancies.

    Through her work, Sedgwick has trained hundreds of organizers, campaign staff and candidates, including serving as National Training Director for Warren for President and Training Director for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, where she taught progressive candidates at all levels to run and win campaigns.

    Ruth’s List of Florida’s Mission Statement:  Ruth’s List is dedicated to building a better Florida by helping women run inspiring, local campaigns that win. We are the only organization in Florida that strategically recruits, trains, and supports Democratic, pro-choice women to serve in elected office.

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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!