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

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB OF SARASOTA NEWS

JUNE 2024

WELCOME ALL!!

We have a lot of very positive news this month!

June 6th:  Meet and Greet at Tamiami Tap – Amazing turnout of both candidates and members of the Democratic Women’s Club, the Black Caucus, the Senior Caucus and interested members of the public.

Candidates speaking included:  School Board Member Tom Edwards, School Board Candidate Liz Barker, Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert, City Commission candidates Ron Kashden , Kyle Battie, Kathy Kelley-Ohlrish ,  and Sequoia Felton.  Florida State House District candidates:  District 75 Tony Dunbar , District 73  Derek Reich, and District 74 Nancy Simpson.  North Port Mayor Alice White, Sarasota County Tax collector Barbara Ford-Coates.  Democratic Primary Congressional Candidates Manny Lopez and Matt Matavon.  Hospital Board Candidates Dr. George Davis and Vickie Nighswander.

We are very fortunate to have such experienced, thoughtful and energetic Democratic candidates – Let’s Support Them!!

Our chairman of the Sarasota Democratic Party Dan Kuether outlined critical ways we can support our highly qualified Democratic candidates:

  • Pick up a yard sign – check with Democratic Party Headquarters
  • Attend the State of the party call June 24th 7-8pm Virtual Call see Mobilize.us
  • Donate to the Sarasota County Democratic Party – funds will be well utilized to Get Out The Vote. In addition to mailers, we are raising billboards, ramping up social media outreach to younger voters, and getting the word out on Hispanic radio.
  • Keep in mind the August 20th election -the final and critical opportunity to vote for our School Board candidates Tom Edwards and Liz Barker. The Last Day to Register To Vote Is 7/22/24.  If you will be out of town in August, be sure to provide the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections your out-of-state address.  Stop by the office at 101 S. Washington Blvd in Sarasota or go online to sarsotavotes.gov  The Post Office will NOT forward ballots in the mail.

June 7th:  Again, a fantastic turnout for the Day of Action:  every seat was filled as we stuffed mailers.  Grand total: almost 8,500 mailers sent out to inactive Democratic Women to encourage them to reengage!   Great conversations, and new friends made!

UPCOMING:   KEEP IN MIND:  check MOBILIZE.US for details of the following events and many others going on in our region:

June 24th:  State of the Party:  VIDEO Call 7-8pm

June 25th:  School Board Strategy Session:  3:30 pm at 615 S. Orange Ave.

June 25th: 6:30 pm Stonewall Democratic Caucus Pride Celebration at Purple Rhino

July 15:  Sarasota Black caucus GRAND OPENING of the Heart of Newtown Resource Center at 1751 Dr. MLK Way, Unit A, Sarasota 34234.  Contact Greg Marshall for questions at 941-231-0231 or go to blackcaucus @sarasotadems.org

No Democratic Women’s meeting in July, but again there will be many fun and informative events going on in Sarasota and surrounding areas.  Resources include MOBILIZE.US and the websites for the Sarasota Democratic Party, Women’s Democratic Party, Longboat Key Democratic Party and Manatee Democratic Party.

In the July Newsletter we will take a deep dive into the upcoming School Board and Hospital Board elections! Stay tuned!

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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