Florida Democratic Party Elects New State Executive Committee Board with Mayor Manny Diaz as Chair

IOn Saturday, January 9th the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee elected new officers as well as new DNC Members. Manny Diaz (M) was selected to lead our party. Our vice-chair is Judy Mount (F), Cashmore Shaw (M) is secretary and Francine García (F) is treasurer. Congratulations to all! The new DNC members are: Sean…

Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress share FDP Chair candidate questionnaire results

As a part of our mission to further connect Florida’s many Democratic groups, the Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress sent the FDP Chair candidates a questionnaire. We asked Democratic organizers around the state what they would like to know about the future Chair of Florida’s Democratic Party, and the responses from four of the candidates…

Introducing our six candidates for FDP Chair

Editor’s Note:  Since Terrie Rizzo announced she will not run for re-election, six candidates have announced their candidacy for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). Below are the announcements by Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut and former Miami-Dade Mayor Mannie Diaz, followed by articles on candidates Dr. Janelle Christensen, President of the Democratic Environmental Caucus…

FL Dems 2019 Convention Defines Electoral Victory Pathway

More than 20 Charlotte County Democrats attended the 2019 Democratic Party Convention in Orlando this past weekend. Grass-roots activists, party leaders, and elected officials convened for intense strategy sessions, adoption of resolutions, and one significant rules change.  The 2019 Convention helped Florida Democrats define our strategy for 2020 electoral victories.     The three-day session…

Florida Democratic Party Delegates Rally in Orlando for State Convention, Fighting for Florida Gala

Orlando, Fl. –– On Saturday, October 12, over 1,500 Democratic Delegates convened for the Florida Democratic Party’s bi-annual state convention in Orlando. Democratic activist held trainings, strategy meeting, and rallied with Democratic leaders from the state and national party. During Saturday’s General session Florida Democrats heard from Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, New Jersey Governor…

Florida Democratic Party Announces Governor Phil Murphy Will Speak at Convention Saturday

Orlando, Fl. –– This weekend, from October 11 to 13, nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention. The Florida Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote…

Florida Democratic Party Slams Trump’s Racist Attack, Questions FL GOP’s Silence

On July 14, Donald Trump tweeted that a group of Democratic congresswomen should go back to the “crime infested places from which they came” and today claimed “AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his racist attacks and demagoguery of Democratic members of Congress:…

Charlotte Dems share their experiences at Leadership Blue

Preparing for 2020 elections, strengthening the Democratic Party, learning new technologies, making new friends, meeting old friends, and building partnerships were some of the highlights for 13 Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee members who traveled to Orlando to attend the Leadership Blue Conference. Five participants reflect on their experiences at Leadership Blue. They are Lucy…

As Trump Prepares Campaign Kick-Off in Orlando, Florida Democrats Launch Grassroots Army

One week before Donald Trump’s Orlando campaign rally, the Florida Democratic Party has launched its Organizing Corps 2020 program. Today, more than 90 new paid Democratic organizers will begin organizing communities across the state, reminding voters what is at stake in 2020, and laying the groundwork to defeat Donald Trump in Florida. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the…

Leadership Blue speakers announced — Dems $90M swing state push

The Florida Democratic Party has its first speakers for Leadership Blue. The list includes Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the House Democratic Caucus chairman, Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Mayor Pete, and Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Sen. Kamala Harris. (Read more in Politico.com) (How to sign up…

Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala

Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala Leadership Blue 2019 convenes over 2,000 grassroots activists, elected officials, and major donors. The weekend is packed with training, meetings, and a highly anticipated Gala. The conference and training are free and cover a range of important topics such as field operations, campaign finance law, and more. The gala dinner…