Who We Are
The Charlotte County Democratic Party is made up of volunteers from our community who work tirelessly to help their neighbors. We value the dignity of work, service, and humanity.
We have some hard work ahead of us as a county, state, and nation. We know that America can achieve greatness again, but we will never get there if we embrace hatred and ignore scientific facts.
Together we will prevail as the United States of America; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Democrats across the state strive to ensure all Floridians have a fair and equal chance at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, what they’re worth, their religion, their ethnicity, their skin color, or who they love.
Several organizations work together to support and address the goals of the Democratic Party in Charlotte County. We invite you to join one or more of our groups and help us expand the Democratic Party presence in Charlotte County.
Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee
The DEC is composed primarily of elected Charlotte County Precinct Captains. The objectives of the DEC are to assist Democratic candidates, register Democrats to vote, and get out the Democratic vote during elections. Activities include door-to-door canvassing and literature drops, phone banks, mailings, and voter registration. The DEC also hosts speakers on topics of interest to its members. Follow the DEC on Facebook!
There are 67 precincts in Charlotte County: please consider becoming a Precinct Captain. We always have a need for precinct captains. (Associate memberships are also available to those not able to act as Precinct Captains. Associate members are not allowed to vote on DEC proposals or in DEC elections.)
Vice Chair of Operations
Dr. Lucy Huyke Garner
Vice Chair of Outreach
Standing Committees and Caucuses
The Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) includes many standing committees. Any Democrat who resides in Charlotte County is eligible to serve in an advisory capacity on these committees, and all CCDEC members may serve on any committee.
The Candidate & Campaign Committee identifies, recruits, trains, and provides support for candidates for federal, state, county, and local/municipal office.
Candidate & Campaign Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Communications Committee is responsible for editing, publishing, and expanding the audience for CharlotteDems communications.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee ensures the CharlotteDems organization truly represents, includes, and serves disenfranchised and oppressed communities, including people of color, immigrants, the disabled, and the poor. Register voters and increase voter turnout in these communities.
This caucus supports and encourages Florida lawmakers and legislation as well as candidates and businesses to preserve, protect and enhance Florida’s natural resources, including air and water quality, shorelines and coasts, aquifers, waterways, wetlands, wildlife, natural areas and publicly owned wild lands and parks.
You can join or renew via ActBlue at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/charlotte-decf-dues
Environmental Caucus Chair: email@example.com
The Finance Committee ensures compliance with Charlotte Democrats financial reporting requirements.
The Fundraising Committee raises funds to support our work, including by cultivating monthly supporters and major donors, and by hosting fundraising events.
The Membership Committee recruits and recognizes members and volunteers, greets members and guests at monthly meetings, tracks attendance, and ensures accuracy of our membership directory.
Membership Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Precinct Coordinating Committee hosts monthly district meetings and leads the Precinct Captains’ work in your district to meet quarterly and monthly goals.
Precinct Coordinating Committee Chair: email@example.com
The Young Democrats Committee ensures the Charlotte County Democrats truly represents, includes, and serves young people. The Committee helps recruit interns, register voters, and increase voter turnout among voters (and future voters) ages 14-40.
Young Democrats Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more by clicking the name of the club in the directory below.
The Charlotte County Democratic Club (CCDC) meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00-12 noon. The CCDC is for people who want to be part of a liberal community. The Club sponsors fun activities and provides a social outlet in a safe environment with like-minded people. The Club also supports local charities and hosts educational speakers. Our members are encouraged to be activists for Democratic values and to enhance the face of the Democratic experience through outreach in a relaxed atmosphere. Join the club, you’ll be glad you did! Like us on Facebook.
Club address: 24123 Peachland Blvd C4 #227, Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Club phone: 941-258-3542
The Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 4:00 PM. The DWC is an organization of diverse individuals who work to support the values, platforms, and endorsed candidates of the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida and the Florida Democratic Party. Our action efforts include supporting young scholars, getting out the vote, and joining in local, statewide, and national initiatives and events, especially those that primarily affect women. Visit us at https://dwccharlotte.com/ and like us on Facebook. Men are allowed to join the DWC.
The Englewood Democratic Club (EDC) meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm. Englewood is not incorporated as a city or town; it spans Sarasota County and Charlotte County. The EDC, chartered under the Sarasota Democratic Party, was formed to gather people across both counties to locally support environmental stewardship, accessible education, affordable healthcare, voting equity/good government policies, and a sustainable economy. We support Democratic Party principles and work to educated and inspire like-minded individuals to make a difference. For more information, please call: (941) 270-3441 or email: email@example.com. Like us on Facebook.