Medicaid expansion


Petitions Needed for the 2020 Ballot

Medicaid expansion is long overdue in Florida.  Over 700,000 Floridians would gain health coverage if we joined the 35 other states that have adopted this common sense option.  

A constitutional ballot amendment will give people in Florida a say.  700K+ signatures are needed from all counties by January 1, 2020 and the campaign goal is to get 100K by the end of February.  To learn more and download the petition form:

Medicaid expansion petition

Ban Assault Weapons



The Ban Assault Weapons NOW campaign will place an amendment on the 2020 Florida ballot. 800,000 signatures are needed so that Florida citizens can vote for a common-sense law that our elected leaders won’t support. A poll from Florida Atlantic University reports that 70 percent of Florida voters favor an assault weapons ban.

Download the petition, print two-sided and mail per instructions.  Or pick up petitions at Manatee County Democratic headquarters.

Voting Rights - Amendment 4


 "This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis."   -  Florida Association of Counties

Questions and guidance:  

A hotline has been established by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to assist anyone who encounters roadblocks registering to vote, or has questions about the process.  Call 877-MY-VOTE-0  or  (877-698-6830). 

And contact the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office at  (941) 741-3823,

Elected Officials


Senator Marco Rubio  

 (202) 224-3041   or   (813) 853-1099

Senator Rick Scott 

 (202) 224-5274

Representative Vern Buchanan 

 (202) 225-5015  or   (941) 747-9081  

1051 Manatee Ave West,       Suite 305  Bradenton, FL 34205 


Governor Ron DeSantis

The Capitol     400 S. Monroe St. 

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

(850) 488-7146

Senator Bill Galvano (District 21)

(850) 487-5021

(941) 741-3401

Florida House

Rep Wengay Newton (District 70)  email

 (850) 717-5070  or  (941) 727-2042 

Rep Will Robinson (District 71)  email

(850) 717-5071  

Rep Tommy Gregory (District 73)   email 

(850) 717-5073  or  (941) 708-5660

Manatee County Commission

 P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000 

Phone: (941) 745-3700

Contact Your Commissioner

Manatee County School Board

215 Manatee Ave West  

Bradenton, FL 34205