I can feel the momentum in our state swinging. Our staff is working around the clock to make sure voters hear from us, and we are amplifying our elected officials while contrasting them with what 20 years of Republican party rule has brought us. Our Communications team is running an aggressive campaign to ensure that we are in the press and receiving coverage. We have put out a few toolkits for our DEC, Clubs, and Caucuses to use, complete with graphics and sample posts in English and Spanish. Thank you to everyone amplifying our message. Our annual Leadership Blue weekend was a huge success, raising over $500,000, with over 1,000 party leaders and activists in attendance. The sold-out Leadership Blue gala, attended by 750 guests, opened with a fiery launch video revealing a new brand for Florida Democrats, reclaiming the red, white, and blue with a fresh look and feel for the party. This year’s Leadership Blue weekend felt different; Democrats have a renewed vision, inspired energy, and a passion that resonates beyond the walls of the gala room. Click here to view a recap video about Leadership Blue. In keeping with a promise to reinvest in the party structure, I created a grant program where our state caucuses and DECs can request funds from FDP to help register voters and sign them up for VBM. We also awarded five bonus grants during Leadership Blue weekend to organizations that submitted by the first review deadline. I am excited to share that the Gilchrist DEC, St. Johns DEC, Santa Rosa DEC, Democratic Women’s Club, and Collier DEC were the recipients of the $1,000 bonus grants. Let’s keep our momentum going by registering voters and talking to them about the issues that are important at the door. Together, we can turn this state Blue!
ChairFlorida Democratic Party
FDP’s New Logo
At the Leadership Blue Gala we launched our New Day for Florida Democrats hype video – revealing FDP’s new logo and brand and reclaiming the red, white, and blue.
Property Insurance Crisis Toolkit
Recent reporting shows that Florida is the inflation capital of the nation and earlier this week, Farmers Insurance Group announced its plans to drop coverage impacting 100,000 policies. In response, Florida Democrats hosted a press conference and prepared a toolkit to drive continued coverage.The toolkit includes: Talking PointsQuotes from democratic leadership Sample Graphics & Posts Roundup of recent coverage
FDP Voter Registration Guidance
Effective July 1, 2023, SB 7050 makes a number of changes to Florida Voter Registration laws. As of July 1, all DECs, Clubs, Caucuses, and affiliated organizations must stop using FDP’s 3P number.No volunteers or party leaders are currently authorized to be agents of the FDP 3P number, and this authorization will not be extended to volunteers. To continue registering voters, FDP recommends use of electronic devices to register voters through the online application – which requires no receipt, protects volunteers from penalties of missing the deadline, and no applicant information is retained.If a DEC, Club, or Caucus continues to operate with a 3P, they must register for their own number with the state Division of Elections. Please review the full guidance at the link below, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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