PORT CHARLOTTE – Charlotte County Democrats gathered at Party Headquarters Sunday to cheer on their candidates in the upcoming election and to campaign in neighborhoods across the county.
The event was kicked off with a combination pep rally and canvassing boot camp set up byJake Burbach, community organizer for the Florida Democratic Party. Participants were schooled in the use of mobile software which assists the canvassers make their visits to local voters.
Before hitting the road, the teams heard from Joan Fischer, candidate for Charlotte County Commissioner, and from Catherine Price, candidate for Florida State Senate, District 26. The candidates thanked the teams for getting out the vote and cheered the effort to turn Charlotte County “Blue” in November.
Only a few short weeks remain before Voting by Mail and Early Voting begin. So the participants know they will have to reach thousands of prospective voters in the days leading up to the election.
The Charlotte County action was among over 127 events happening in every corner of Florida. Thousands of volunteers knocked on doors and participated in phone-banking in support of their Winning Ticket.
“From Hendry to Madison, to Escambia and Palm Beach, in every area of Florida we are seeing engagement at an all-time high,” said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo, “it’s an exciting time to be a Democrat in Florida and it shows.”
This weekend also officially kicks-off the “Winning Ticket” coordinated campaign between U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Gubernatorial Nominee Andrew Gillum, cabinet nominees and Democrats up-and-down the ballot.
“Democrats are fired-up and ready to do the hard work it will take to end nearly 20 years of Republican rule in Florida,” Rizzo said.
This weekend of action follows record Democratic turnout in the primary election and a summer of action, where Democrats knocked over 1.4 million doors.