Democratic Women’s Club of Sarasota County

We are Democrats working to protect & promote equality. We are a chapter of the Democratic Women’s Club Florida and the National Federation of Democratic Women.

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Upcoming Events

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month.  Meetings feature speakers on a variety of topics and usually include the introduction of a local candidate or presentation by a leader of the Sarasota Democratic Party.

During the Even numbered months, we meet at 5:30; these meetings are free and open to all.

During the odd numbered months, we meet at 11:30 for a luncheon; these meetings are by reservation only at a local venue.

We host candidate forums and events to raise money for candidates throughout the year.

AUCTION DAY – FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH

Join us on Friday, June 7 for our Action Day! We are mailing letters and a surprise to inactive Dem women voters in Sarasota County. It’s a a big job and we need your help! We have two shifts; it’s a great way to meet other interested Dems and know you are reaching women who can help our candidates!

Democratic Primary & School Board Candidate Meet & Greet – June 6th RSVP!

The Democratic Primary & School Board Candidate Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at the Tamiami Tap 711 S. Osprey Ave. in Sarasota. Invited speakers include School Board member Tom Edwards, School Board candidate Liz Barker, Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert, Sarasota City Commission candidate Ron Kashden, Kyle Battie Sarasota City Commissioner District 1, Sequoia Felton Sarasota City Commission candidate, District 17 Congressional candidates Manny Lopez, and Matt Montavon. Meet many of our great candidates for the November 5th General Election who will also be there! Below is the Mobilize link for this event.

Join or Renew your membership here!

NEWSLETTER

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF SARASOTA NEWS

Welcome All!!

Our local school board elections are August 20th.  We have two stellar Democratic candidates: Tom Edwards and Liz Barker.  If will be out of town in August, you must provide the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections your correct out-of-town address for your Vote By Mail Ballot. Remember that the post office does NOT forward ballots. Check to ensure you’re registered to Vote By Mail.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE DWCS

Membership is now on a calendar year basis. We need your support more than ever – help us support Democratic candidates and get out the vote. Renew today!

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 4:  Sarasota County School Board meeting:  6-8 pm at 1980 Landings Blvd. Let’s support Tom Edwards!   Please arrive at 5:30 to have an opportunity to sign up to speak if desired.

***June 6:   The Democratic Primary & School Board Candidate Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm at the Tamiami Tap 711 S. Osprey Ave.  in Sarasota.   Invited speakers include School Board member Tom Edwards, School Board candidate Liz Barker, Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert, Sarasota City Commission candidate Ron Kashden, Kyle Battie Sarasota City Commissioner District 1, Sequoia Felton  Sarasota City Commission candidate, District 17 Congressional candidates Manny Lopez, and Matt Montavon.   Meet many of our great candidates for the Nov. 5 General Will be there, too!  This event is sponsored by the Democratic Women’s Club, the Senior Caucus and the Black Caucus.  Below is the Mobilize link for this event.  https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/627452/

***June 7:  10 AM *** ACTION DAY at HQ!!  Join friends to GOTV!!  We will reach out to inactive women voters; we need to stuff 8,500 letters, VBM applications and a magnet listing upcoming voting dates.  Sign up for either the morning or the afternoon shifts on Mobilize.

Hospital Board: 

 As you are aware, some of the hospital board members who were elected in 2022 are science deniers and some are seeking to privatize Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  While Democratic voters cannot vote in August, we can and should be active in supporting our four Democratic candidates in November.   We have very well qualified candidates each with decades of healthcare experience!  All voters can vote for all four candidates! 

Vicki Nighswander  MPH has extensive expertise in community health and safety.  Candidate for Central District seat 1

Alan Sprintz has long standing hospital administrative experience.    At Large candidate seat 1

John Lutz was vice president of the nonprofit Capital District Physicians Health Plan with over 40 years of experience in healthcare.  At Large candidate seat 2

George Davis, MD is a physician with 37 years of experience.   At Large candidate seat 3

Our candidates have collectively over 130 years of experience in the healthcare field during their careers! 

We will not have a meeting in July, but stay in touch via MOBILIZE for ways you can stay active and work to GET OUT THE VOTE!

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About the Democratic Womens Club of Florida

We are Democratic women working to protect & promote equality.

We support women’s right to choose their health care and we support reproductive choice.

We are a chapter of the Democratic Women’s Club Florida and

the National Federation of Democratic Women.

Our Goals

Register Voters

Increase Participation

Collaborate with Partners

Support Candidates

Raise Awareness