Grassroots Initiatives

Join a Precinct Team

"The most important job I ever held was Precinct Captain."  - Harry Truman

Want to help get the Democratic Party message out and help get Democrats elected?  Volunteer in your precinct or adopt a precinct.  All are welcome!

Contact Randi Sathan, Precinct Development Chair

Clubs and Caucuses

Manatee Democratic Clubs and Caucuses meet monthly and take on a wide range of initiatives, events and fundraisers.  Check meeting times and places in our Events Calendar.

Run for Office

Manatee County needs Democratic Party candidates at all levels of government.  Local and down-ballot offices such as Board of County Comissioners, city councils and school board, matter to our communities.

For more information, contact our Chair, Sheryl Wilson at

Other Ways to Help


Our fundraising efforts allow us to have a presence in Manatee County and support local Democratic candidates.  Help with our successful, established fundraising events or start one of your own.

Contact Lucy Lapides, DEC Fundraising Chair 

Traveling Dems

Our on-the-road Democratic booth goes to fairs, community events and anywhere we can get out our Democratic message, and show we are an active, involved group.  It's a great way to promote voter registration, too.

Contact Randi Sathan, DEC Precinct Development Chair

Headquarters Office

At 435 Cortez Road East in the Orange Blossom Plaza we have volunteer staff weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to assist visitors and answer questions.  Help is also needed for phone banking and general office assistance.

Contact Gloria Carme, DEC Office Manager