next meeting - thursday, January 16, 6 pm



Don Croce, a pharmacist and activist with both the Manatee Clean Energy Alliance and the Manatee-Sarasota Group of the Sierra Club, will address the Manatee Democrats’ Environmental Caucus on Thursday about the vast local impact of climate change.

Mr. Croce will discuss change’s effect on the region’s economic, health and agricultural systems and what is being done, and can be done, to  address it. 

 The meeting is Thursday, Jan 16 at 6 p.m. at the Manatee Democratic headquarters at 435 Cortez Avenue West in Bradenton.

 Climate change is an important issue in the 2020 national, state and local elections and a chance for Democrats and others interested in the environment to learn and understand the issue. Mr. Croce believes both local and state leadership is evolving positively regarding the effects and need to address climate change.

 The Manatee Clean Energy Alliance is a grassroots organization working to persuade elected officials to adopt a plan that embraces clean, renewable energy by 2035.

 Mr. Croce has spent more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in sales and marketing capacities. He is a cofounder of a medical communications agency that provided marketing and educational services to major pharmaceutical companies.



MDEC is a newly-forming chapter of the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida. We support local and state candidates, lawmakers, legislation, issues and businesses that preserve, protect and enhance Manatee County and Florida natural resources.

We are organized to

· Help elect environmentally responsible Democrats

· Monitor local and state environmental legislation

· Be a resource for information and technical/scientific expertise

· Encourage environmental stewardship at all levels of government

Become a Member

Beautiful Manatee County. We have much to lose. Join us in our efforts to elect leaders who will protect it.

We meet monthly on the third Thursday at 6 pm at Manatee County Democratic headquarters (check to confirm). 

Hope to see you!

Manatee Democratic Environmental Caucus


Bob McCaa, President

Jane Sellick, Vice President

Read this full article from the Manatee Matters Newsletter

The Truth About Representative Vern Buchanan's Environmental Record (docx)


Become a Member

Please download the Manatee Democratic Environmental Caucus membership form and bring it to our next meeting.  We look forward to seeing you!