This year, I am thankful for our democracy. I was always told growing up that in order to have a functioning democracy, we needed two strong political parties — that’s why I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead the Florida Democratic Party at a time when democracy and so much more are on the ballot. Thanks to our staff, volunteers and Dems from Key West to Pensacola for staying in the fight. Today and every day, I am proud to be a Floridian.
Florida Democratic Party
Last Week in FDP
- On Monday and Tuesday, Chair Fried took the Take Back Florida tour to the Panhandle with stops in: Santa Rosa, Bay, Escambia, and Jefferson.
- The Florida Democratic Party celebrated the 2-year anniversary of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- Link to Social amplification toolkit kit here
FDP offices will close November 20-24 and December 21-Jan 2. Weekly Talking Points will resume on Monday, November 27.
CALL TO ACTION – GOTV – Open Virtual Phone Banks
We are Getting Out The Vote for Michael Gongora for Mayor of Miami Beach by calling and/or texting registered Democrats. The phone bank will be open daily from 9 AM to 8 PM. RSVP to receive an email with instructions on accessing the virtual phone bank.
GOTV Phone Bank for HD 118 – Johnny G. Farias for Florida
The phone bank to Get Out The Vote for HD 118 will be open daily 9AM to 8PM ET. RSVP to receive an email with instructions on accessing the virtual phone bank.
FDP 12 Days of Service – December 1-December 12
“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” -Michelle Obama.
FDP staff will close the 2023 year with 12 days of service, engaging in community service projects throughout the state from December 1 to December 12. We encourage you to join our campaign by volunteering in community service during 12 Days. Share your photos for a shout out, and to encourage others to give back!
FDP Communications will uplift photos of Dems giving back to their communities and encouraging others to join us in service. Submit your photos to join our campaign with a brief description, including your name or group name to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “12 Days of Service.”
Abortion Ballot Initiative – 41 days left!
We have until December 31, 2023 to collect petitions for the abortion ballot initiative! Download Reach to join the Floridians for Reproductive Freedom’s Neighbor to Neighbor program and start canvassing your neighborhood immediately!
No need to wait for someone to give you a walk list when you join our organizing app Reach. Just type in your street name in the Search screen of the Reach App and you will see all of the voters on your street.
This is a great feature for Precinct Organizers!
You can knock on doors and record whether they have signed the petition and all of the responses will be immediately synced to VAN. Click here to review the step by step process and start collecting petitions in your neighborhood!
Unregistered Voter Data: We are working with vendors as well as the DNC in preparation for launching our Voter Registration program on January 2024. We will be obtaining updated unregistered voter data that contains addresses, emails, and phone numbers for each county in Florida. The geocoded data will be available in VAN for canvassing as well as phone banking and texting via activist codes. If you are interested in collaborating, coordinating, and supporting our data acquisition efforts for unregistered voter data, please email Kris at email@example.com.
Voter Registration Legal Guidance & FAQ’s
REACH – UPDATE ON LEGAL GUIDANCE: Regarding the use of personal and organizational devices to register voters. We are glad to have worked out a policy to ensure we are empowering Democrats on the ground to register voters. Please see updated policy here.
Voter Registration Program Goals by 2024
Looking for Reach Trainers
Would you like to join our FDP Reach Trainers Group? We are meeting every Friday during lunchtime to discuss the implementation and rollout of Reach throughout Florida in preparation for our full launch in 2024. Interested in joining? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get plugged in.
1 Voter Registration Coordinator per County
In order to achieve our goal to reduce the voter registration gap by 35% in 2024, we need to work together. We are asking all DEC’s to appoint a Voter Registration Coordinator for your county.
This individual will work directly with our Voter Registration Director to execute the voter registration plan for their county. Please fill out the VAN Training Survey to let us know who your Voter Registration Coordinator will be.
1 Data Coordinator per County
We are working with the FL Data Director Council to form an integrated and unified data infrastructure and we need to ensure we have at least 1 Data Coordinator per county so that our DEC’s have the support they need with all things data. Please fill out the VAN Training Survey to let us know who your Data Coordinator(s) will be.
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