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March 2017

March 11th Luncheon Featuring ‘Progress for All’ Activist Tim Canova on Florida’s Sabal Trail Pipeline

March 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at Marina Jack on Saturday, March 11th, as we learn that North Dakota is not the only region with a controversy over oil pipeline construction. Meet Tim Canova, a leader in the campaign against the Sabal Trail Pipeline, that originates in Alabama, extends to Georgia and ends in Central Florida. Spectra Energy Partners, NextEra Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy purport that the “underground pipeline will bring additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies to Florida, while increasing the reliability…

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April 2017

April 4th Wine, Cheese & Politics featuring Futurist David Houle on “The Future of Political Parties”

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bayfront Community Center,
803 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL United States
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Join us at the Bayfront Community Center on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m as we welcome David Houle, a globally recognized futurist, columnist, international speaker and Co-Author of This Spaceship Earth and Co-Founder of ThisSpaceShipEarth.org. David will speak about the future of our two-party system, asking the question, “Was the 2016 election the beginning of the end of the two-party system?” We hear murmurings already of Progressives forming their own party and might there be other emerging parties? If…

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May 20th Meeting Featuring Susan Smith’s Update on the 2017 Florida Legislative Session

April 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Selby Library – Geldbart Auditorium,
1331 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, is back by popular demand for the 4th year in a row to present our annual Florida Legislative update. This year’s event is co-sponsored by our local Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus. The Caucus and its county chapters are dedicated to advancing progressive candidates, promoting progressive legislation, and keeping the progressive community informed about issues. Visit the Democratic Progressive Caucus website to learn more. Susan, who has been a progressive political…

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June 2017

June 10th Meeting featuring Gubernatorial Candidate Chris King

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Selby Library – Geldbart Auditorium,
1331 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Chris King has thrown his hat into the 2018 race for Florida Governor and he’s coming to Sarasota to tell us why he thinks he can successfully lead our state. He describes himself as a husband, father, progressive entrepreneur, Democrat and NOT a professional politician. He is a 38-year-old political newcomer, Orlando businessman, and Harvard graduate. Visit his campaign web site for more details. Join us for this free event at the Selby Library's Geldbart Auditorium on Saturday, June 10th…

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August 2017

Sunset Cruise – August 15

August 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Le Barge,
2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Cruise Sold Out. Join us on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to Cruise Sarasota Bay with Fellow Democrats Funds raised will support our annual September Newtown event and continued Democratic outreach throughout Sarasota County! Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow Democrats, candidates, and Democratic Party leadership while enjoying the beauty of Sarasota Bay. When Sold Out!!!!! Time Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. Boat leaves the dock at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Where Le Barge Tropical Cruises, Bayfront Drive…

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October 2017

October 23rd Meeting – Featuring Keith Fitzgerald and Florida House of Representatives District 72 Candidates

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bayfront Community Center,
803 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL United States
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Join us at the Bayfront Community Center on Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Sarasota County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kevin Griffith, Former Florida House Rep Keith Fitzgerald and the District 72 candidates, Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari. District 72 candidates Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari Sarasota County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kevin Griffith Kevin will provide an update on how the numbers look in this winnable special election,…

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January 2018

January 13th Luncheon Featuring Christian Ulvert, Senior Advisor to Gubernatorial Candidate Philip Levine

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Marina Jack,
2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Join us at Marina Jack on Saturday, January 13th, to hear from political consultant Christian Ulvert. Christian was named by the AAPC as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old. He has served on and managed several successful campaigns across the state of Florida, ranging from municipal, state legislative, state’s attorney, issue advocacy and statewide campaigns. Previously Christian served the Florida House of Representatives Democratic Caucus as communications director and policy advisor to House…

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February 2018

February 10th Luncheon Featuring Molly McCartney – Co-Author America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Francis,
1289 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL United States
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Never doubt that the power of America's political and industrial "war machine" drive U.S. policy no matter who is president! Join us on Saturday, February 10th to hear from Molly Sinclair McCartney, co-author with James McCartney of the book America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, which documents the expansion of the military-industrial complex and provides a history of American warmongering over the past half century. The book is based on the reporting experience of her husband -- James McCartney,…

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March 2018
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March 24th Meeting: Sarasota Herald Tribune Political Editor Zac Anderson

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Selby Library – Geldbart Auditorium,
1331 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Join us on Saturday, March 24th at 1:30 p.m. at the Selby Library to hear from Sarasota Herald Tribune Political Editor, Zac Anderson. Zac will share insights on the latest happenings in Florida politics from the 2018 legislative session to the approaching mid-term elections. Reservations are required to insure we do not surpass the venue’s capacity. Deadline is March 22nd. To make a reservation, e-mail reserve@sarasotadems.com and leave your name and the name of your guests. You can also leave…

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April 2018

Thursday, April 5th Wine, Cheese & Politics with Jerry Springer

April 5 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Southgate Center,
145 Southgate Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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We all know Jerry as the host of the daytime talk show, The Jerry Springer Show. His resume also includes actor, television news anchor, and yes — progressive political activist and former elected official! Making his third appearance at a Democratic Club of Sarasota event, on our Thursday April 5th Wine, Cheese & Politics, Jerry will share his thoughts on The idea of America … Do we still believe? Jerry has been involved in politics since he graduated from Northwestern…

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