Our Membership

History

Black delegates attending the Florida State Democratic Party Convention in 1981 in Hollywood, Florida were alerted to the need for increasing the power and influence of Black Democrats within the party.

A decision was made at the Convention to unite Black Democrats throughout the State. That resulted in the organization of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida.

History was made on September 24, 1983, when the Florida Democratic Party recognized the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida as an official affiliate organization.

All registered Black Democrats in the State of Florida are automatic GENERAL members. However, to become an ACTIVE voting member and enjoy the privileges of full participation in programming and decision-making, a thirty-five dollar ($35.00) annual assessment is required to be paid each February.

The DEMOCRATIC BLACK CAUCUS OF FLORIDA is, by no means, exclusionary. All registered Democrats who subscribe to the Caucus objectives are invited to join.

The founder and first president, Morris W. Milton, Sr., often stated that, “There is no time for complacency in the lives of the members of this Caucus who are dedicated as I am to the continuing fight for equal rights”.

Reasons For Joining

The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is an integral part of the Florida Democratic Party’s structure. In this way, we are able to achieve our goals and objectives on issues that impact Black Floridians in particular and all Floridians in general. Become the link of an influential political network to lobby County, State and National bodies for progressive change. Join in the impact to effectively mobilize the resources and individuals to support the election of viable candidates.

Objectives

  • To stimulate a participating interest in public affairs that will foster a better and more representative government.

  • To increase the political power and influence of Black Democrats within the Democratic Party of Florida.

  • To unite Black Democrats throughout the State of Florida.

  • To promote the principles of the Democratic Party at all levels.

  • To support and solicit support for legislation and governmental action on a County, State and National level which reflect the best interest of the people.

  • To take such action as may deemed necessary to effect the above objectives.

State Chapters

The goal of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is to establish active chapters from Pensacola to Key West and have at least one Caucus Chapter in each county in the State of Florida.

Primary Focus

  • Active Lobbying and Participation

  • Voter Registration / Education

  • Sponsored Car Pools to Polls

  • Up-to-date Legislative Issues

  • GOTV Workshops

  • Economic Development / Education /

  • Employment / Housing

  • Membership Drives

  • Quarterly Newsletter

  • Candidate Forums

  • Annual Conference

  • Community Involvement and

  • Recognition