Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus, a Chapter of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida and Chartered by the Florida Democratic Party
The Caucus meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. For the convenience of our geographically diverse membership, meetings are rotated among the Sarasota DEC, Charlotte DEC, and locations in Venice & North Port. Please check our Events page for meeting location.
Membership in the Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus is available to all Registered Democrats in the State of Florida. The Sarasota-Charlotte Chapter Dues automatically include your enrollment as a member of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. There are four dues categories as follows:
Regular Membership - Provides membership with voting privileges in both the local Chapter and the State Caucus: $50/year
Regular/Non-Voting - Provides voting local Chapter Membership and Non-Voting State Caucus Membership: $40/year
Student - Provides voting membership in both local Chapter and State Caucus, proof of student status may be requested: $20/year
Sustaining - Includes recognition on our web site and local Chapter and State Caucus voting privileges: $125/year
If you separately pay your State Caucus dues you may pay only your local dues on this web site as well.
Dues are payable January 1 for the Calendar Year. New members joining starting November 1 are considered paid through the end of the following year
For additional membership information please fill out the form below. To join now go to Pay Dues Now.
Pay Dues Now
Payment is due in January. Dues paid starting on November 1 are credited through the end of the following calendar year. To pay by mail of for payment questions contact our Treasurer, Heather Forte firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Meetings are on the First Thursday of the Month - Locations vary
Board Meeting, Last Thursday of the Month - Via Conference Call
June Membership Meeting
Growing our Caucus
Thursday, June 6, arrive at 6:30pm to socialize, meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Sarasota County Democratic Party headquarters, 7358 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Please join us for the June meeting of the Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus. We hope to have a rousing discussion of how to attract members AND get feedback on our (proposed) exciting new meeting plan! We will start gathering at 6:30 but the meeting starts at 7pm.
Vote By Mail
We encourage all Democrats to Vote By Mail because it is easy, it is Secure, it Guarantees that last minute unforeseen events do not prevent you from voting, it makes the Party's Get Out the Vote efforts more efficient. It is easy to Register to Vote by Mail. Simply click on the seal below for your local Supervisor of Elections Office.
Formulario Para Votar Por Correo
Petitions to Sign
You can effect change even when your government refuses to act by supporting ballot initiatives via Citizens Petitions. Please download, sign and mail these petitions.
Raise the Florida Minimum Wage to $15/hr
Download the Bylaws of the Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus
Download the Platform of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida
Officers & Directors
President - Claire Snyder-Hall, Sarasota
Vice-President - DeAnna Dowdle, Sarasota
Treasurer - Heather Forte, Sarasota
Secretary - Theresa Haas, Sarasota
Director - Paul Anarumo, Port Charlotte
Director - Don Diddams, Sarasota
Director - Doreen Dupont, Longboat Key
Director - Susan Kelly, Sarasota
Director - Alisa Lannon, Venice
Director - Pam McFadden, Sarasota
Director - Mike Shlasko, Venice
Thank you to our 2019 Sustaining Members!