Wine, Cheese, & Politics – May 22 Ellis Robinson of Ruth’s List

Ellis Robinson of Ruth’s List – “Florida Politics by the Numbers”

Ellis-Robinson-2014Join us as we welcome Ellis Robinson Executive Director of Ruth’s List.

Ruth’s List was formed in 2008 with the goal to build a progressive Florida by recruiting, supporting, and electing pro-choice Democratic women to state and local office. To date, Ruth’s List has trained more than 500 candidates, and provided coaching for and actively endorsed dozens of candidates for statewide office, the State Legislature, County Commissions, and key City Council races.

Did you know that…

  • Although 53% of Florida registered voters are women, they represent less than 25% of our office-holders.
  • Once elected, Democratic women are the most progressive voters on policy. Elect a pro-choice, Democratic women and you also elect a pro-environment, pro-labor, pro-children, pro-education, pro-equality, and overall progressive champion.
  • Ruth’s List has done the numbers and has a plan to reach 40%+1 in one house of the legislature by 2016 and tie or take-back one house by 2020. Come learn more about these numbers and most importantly how we can help achieve them!

Cost / Reservations

Wine, beer, soft beverages, and light bites will be provided.

Cost is $20 per person and can be paid at the door by cash, credit card, or check. Make checks payable to the DCS and please fill them out ahead of time.

Because the number of attendees is limited to 50, reservations are required and no shows will be billed. Reservation and cancellation deadline is Tuesday evening, May 20th.

  • E-mail your reservation to or leave a message at (941) 404-4678.
  • Include names of all guests attending.
  • Cancellations can be made the same way.


Doors open at 6 p.m. and program begins at 6:30


1350 Main Street – 6th floor

Parking is available on the street and in the Palm Avenue garage.