Manatee County Democratic Party

HQ office will be closed in December except for scheduled meetings. Keep up with us on Facebook and by email.

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21 days

until the new Congress convenes

Campaigns of Disinformation

Washington Post video

Upcoming Meetings

Dec 15 - Manasota Young Democrats Holiday Party

6:30 p.m. in Sarasota

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Dec 17 - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club

11::30 a.m. at IMG Country Club

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Dec 19 - LGBTA Democratic Caucus Holiday Party

6:00 p.m. in Ellenton

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Climate Conference COP24 in Poland

Children’s appeal to the delegates

"We want to grow up and realise our dreams of a safe world where humans respect nature and use its gift in a clever way"



Environmental sacrifice

 “We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability.”  - Special White House adviser Preston Wells Griffith speaking at a U.S. side event outside of the formal COP24 conference, 

And Democracy Now's intrepid Amy Goodman attempts to interview  Mr Griffith.

 On the other hand,  "U.S. cities, states and other actors have set up a separate presence in Katowice to reassure the rest of the world that there are parts of America still keen to tackle climate change."  They have formed the  We Are Still In Coalition.  

"We have separated all economic activity from social cost." - Henry Giroux

Democrats are talking about the Green New Deal:

"The Green New Deal aspires to cut U.S. carbon emissions fast enough to reach the Paris Agreement’s most ambitious climate goal. . .   and remake the country in the process.  It promises to give every American a job in the new economy."

Details from  The Atlantic magazine,  and  politics from  Huffington Post

2018 Mid-term results and looking ahead to 2020

Fla Dems made historic gains, built a strong bench, and improved infrastructure

Florida Democratic Party's summary of the 2018 elections results. 

   (PDF format) 

. . . and our plans for 2019 & 2020

* Florida Democrats will launch rigorous voter registration programs statewide.

* Improve outreach to persuadable voters and expand the rural outreach programs we began in 2018.

* Florida Democrats will continue building on their infrastructure, investing in new data and technology to expand its base in 2019.

* Will prioritize voter education in all 67-counties, with even greater investments in our County Democratic Parties.

* Expand candidate recruitment and investment in municipal races in order to build a bench of strong Democratic elected leaders statewide

Get Involved


Find local Democratic clubs in all areas of Manatee county, and the caucuses for Young Democrats,  and for Hispanic,  Veteran,  Black,  LGBTA, Women,  and Progressive voters.


Work in your community to support and grow the Democratic Party in Manatee County.


Help out at the HQ office, or with Fundraising,  Communications, Travelling Dems.