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”.

Five Reasons to Join

1. To be part of a forum to discuss, compare and act on common concerns and issues affecting Blacks and Black communities

2. To merge ideas, resources, skills and notions to advance Blacks socially, economically and politically

3. To help develop a UNIFIED agenda for Blacks in the local and statewide Democratic party

4. To learn more about the political process, and be a part of sharing knowledge with others; especially those who seek growth in the process

5. To network and build relationships to persons of similar interest in politics, social mobility and/or elected offices

Objectives

  • Sustain, Maintain, Gain Black Power: Economical, Political, Social, Educational

  • STAND UP for the voiceless and bring their issues to the forefront

  • Educate and mobilize voters in the Black Community at large

  • Get Black issues addressed to the Florida Democratic Party

  • Establish LOYALTY amongst active Democrats

  • Get Non-Party Affiliated (NPA) voters converted to Democratic Party

  • Get more Blacks active and vocal with local Democratic Executive Committee (D.E.C.)

  • Groom potential future leaders and influencers – work on succession plans

  • Use latest technology to spread messages and bolster activism

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