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P.O. Box 2754, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549
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Election 2020

DBCFlorida Chapters Work for a Biden/Harris Presidency

Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus (SDBC) has been very busy getting voters out for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Led by Dee McFarland, SDBC President, members have conducted voter registration with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and at neighborhood barbershops and personally connected with voters by Robo calls, text messaging and mailings to Sarasota voters.

Okaloosa County Democratic Black Caucus's Community Coalition held a voter registration and Vote By Mail Drive at Crestview and Fort Walton Beach, Florida Saturday, September 26th, 2020. Members registered voters and encouraged them to vote by mail from 10 am to 3 pm.

When we vote, we win!

200 Car “Ridin With Biden” Caravan Rally Inspires Lake County Democrats

BY LOUIS C. WARD

LAKE COUNTY -
More than 200 cars supporting a Joe Biden Presidency in 2020 and displaying placards reading: “Joe Biden President 2020” drove from Leesburg to Spanish Springs in The Villages, Florida, in a “Ridin with Biden Caravan” campaign in Lake County Sunday, September 20th, 2020. The motorcade of cars and pick-up trucks with advocates for Biden and Harris in 2020 hailed from Clermont, Mt. Dora, Eustis and Leesburg, all cities located in Lake County. The participants convened at Venetian Gardens on Dixie avenue in Leesburg and continued to US Hwy 441/27 north to Spanish Spring in The Villages where they were welcomed and encouraged by a large crowd of wellwishers waving signs, showing hand gestures with their thumbs up and shouting Biden in 2020. 

Although most people along the route honked their car horns,  waved and shouted “Go Biden”, there was a small contingent of R e p u b l i c a n s who received word that the Ridin with Biden Caravan was scheduled for Sunday and they were out there with their thumbs down, calling caravan participants “losers”.  Overall, the event proceeded peacefully without incident. “We were thrilled by all the many, many supporters passing by, honking, waving thumbs up, windows down and yelling,  “thank you for being here. Go Biden”. It was very encouraging!” Rose Fitzpatrick, President of the Greater Leesburg Democratic Club and one of the coordinators for the caravan event, said. “It was a great day and we are so grateful to everyone that came out to make it a success.” Lillian Lockette, Secretary of the Lake County Democratic Party, said, “With what’s going on with the U.S. Supreme Court, the pandemic, and the protests against systemic racism, to see all those cars with signs for Biden 2020 and the overall enthusiasm from the people at The Villages, it was like a muchneeded shot in the arm. It was exciting to see.” “It was a great, great day. Lake County showed out, coming from all corners of the city,” commented P h y l l i s Archibald, who drove the lead car from Clermont. “It all impressed me. Wonderful, wonderful, it came off well.” “The Ridin with Biden Car Caravan,” Dennis Hamm said, “showed everyone that the Democrats in Florida are here, strong, eager, and ready for victory!” 

When the motorcade of vehicles arrived at Spanish Springs around 4:30 pm, they were joined by more Biden supporters with their golf carts. For about an hour, they all continued to drive around the Square, while Democrats were very appreciative of the support, Rose Fitzpatrick said Republicans were shocked. Despite the rain, we had a great turnout with lots of support for Biden and Harris in 2020,” said Ornetta Slaughter, Vice President of the Lake County Democratic Black Caucus. “I believe folks are energized to get a new president.” The caravan was supported by the Lake County Democratic Black Caucus, Legacy Democratic Club, Greater Leesburg Democratic Club, Plantation Democratic Club, South Lake Democratic Club and the Plantation Democratic Club.

Lake County Democratic Black Caucus partners with All About the Ballot, an organization geared to engaging 18 to 30 year olds to register to vote, vote and impact others to get involved in 2020 election.

Join us for our 37th Democratic Black Caucus Annual Conference

June 21st - 23rd, 2019

Theme: "Preparing to Win: 2020 and Beyond!

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Our Mission

To raise overall social, economic and political awareness and education, support the elected and appointed Democratic officials in FL, and offer advocacy & outreach to all demographics and classifications of Blacks across the State of Florida

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The Democratic Black Caucus was established in 1983, to unite and increase the political power for Black Democrats who went unnoticed. The Caucus is an integral part of the Florida Democratic Party's infrastructure, which unites talent with opportunity to facilitate voter building through educational forums effecting voter registration drives (EVRD), get out the vote (GOTV), voter action network (VAN), vote by mail (VBM), and support qualified candidates approved by the Black Caucus.The Democratic Black Caucus was established in 1983, to unite and increase the political power for Black Democrats who went unnoticed...

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The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF), under the leadership of President Lydia Hudson, finished the 36th annual conference with the theme: “Elevating Black Voices for Equity and a Better Florida”. Member chapters from across the state of Florida gathered at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando from April 20th - 22nd for events that included: workshops on mobilization education and empowerment, a Millennial Round Table and a forum and interview for Gubernatorial Democratic candidates Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum, Chris King, and Phillip Levine, and the Soul of the Party Gala, with Keynote Speaker Orange-Osceola County District Attorney Aramis Ayala.

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