Duval County Democratic Party

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  • commented 2016-07-15 09:49:41 -0400

    My name is Sean Declet. I am working with my local Democratic nominee for Florida’s 17th Congressional district April Freeman to propose and  support a coordinated Sit-In/Protest at all office locations of Congressional Republicans around the State of Florida leading up to the next session of Congress September 6th in support of the #NoBillNoBreak and #SitInForThe49. This would be between the August 30th Primary and Labor day exact timing is still open for discussion. If your campaign or Democratic institution would like to be apart of or a co-leader of this effort please contact myself or the Freeman for Congress campaign to join the discussion and planning of this event.

    We Are The Change We Seek
    Sean Declet
  • commented 2016-06-18 20:51:58 -0400
    if you would love to intern for the Florida Democratic Party as a fellow please inbox me for information
  • commented 2016-05-12 10:04:56 -0400
    Is there any information posted anywhere on the events going on at Gateway this Friday and Saturday?
  • commented 2016-05-04 13:19:02 -0400
    Duval Democrats don’t forget to come by IBEW this Saturday, 10-2 to cast your vote in the Delegate Caucus.
  • commented 2016-04-27 13:22:38 -0400
    I would just like to apologize to everyone, I made quite a fuss here a few days ago and then was unable to attend the monthly meeting. I will however do my best to show up and become involved. Those of you who have access to my info are welcome to give me a call. Thanks. In terms of boycotting TN.. I’m all for it, but I think we are probably in the minority here in Jacksonville. He’s a hater & is embraced by many here who value their guns more than human life. I’d be willing to help get a petition signed. Keep us updated.
  • commented 2016-04-27 13:18:19 -0400
    I don’t know if everyone is aware of this but Ted Nugent, who has bashed President Obama over and over again as well as progressive principles in general, is scheduled to perform at the Florida Theatre in July. I sent an email to FT in protest about a month ago but never received a response. It might make a difference if others contacted FT as well. His concerts have been cancelled in other places due to protest.
  • commented 2016-04-22 12:13:00 -0400
    Paula Bartlett, local attorney and former congressional candidate filed as the Democratic candidate in this year’s race for Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts for Duval county. Mrs. Bartlett seeks to restore full services and full access for all. Voters can learn more at https://goo.gl/D6njRA.
  • commented 2016-04-14 16:06:46 -0400
    If no one steps up I might run in District 4 just so Democrats have a choice this November.
  • commented 2016-04-14 15:59:30 -0400
    Well said! The 50 state strategy, which was very successful in 2006, is dead. Now they only want to win easy races. I hate being a Democrat with no one to vote for in many local, state, and congressional races. Having no Democratic candidates is in a sense, another form of disenfranchisement, and the party is the one doing it!
  • commented 2016-04-14 13:05:21 -0400
    What is even more disgraceful is how the national democratic candidates have come into Florida and recruited all the local volunteers to work on behalf of their national candidates and yet we see no effort from National Democratic Leaders to build up, recruit, raise funds or encourage local democrats to run and win in the local races where the outcomes could have a measurable impact on their daily lives.
  • commented 2016-04-14 12:51:02 -0400
    Who is running the Democratic Party here In Duval and in the State of Florida? The progressives have zero visability here, it’s shocking that the local democrats have nothing to say in light of this congressional vacancy. Choices being made within this country by the republicans are hurting people – and if the democrats wish to regain the majority in Congress in November – they can not just pretend that this seat is not worth fighting for. The state of the Democratic Party here is absolutely shameful. Workers here have no protections, wages here are some of the lowest in the country, millions of people without healthcare, they can’t even pass a human rights ordinance. It appears that the Democrats in Florida have impotent leaders who don’t value the citizenry here enough to offer up a quality candidate. In northern Florida Republicans are given free reign to run this state – and it will remain this way until democrats, progressives, LGBT, women, and other underrepresented democratic citizens raise up their voices and demand action from the Democratic Leadership. The people of Florida deserve better.
  • commented 2016-04-14 11:39:41 -0400
    Theresa M Callahan,
    Unfortunately it seems the party isn’t interested in running a candidate in the 4th because it leans Republican. They’d rather let the Republican run unopposed than offer Democrats a choice. It also doesnt help that Florida’s qualification fee is excessive for party affiliated candidates at $10,000. My wife ran in 2014 as a liberal independent because the NPA fee is half that.

    There are plenty of good choices who could run, but won’t because it’s not a “safe” Democratic district like Rep. Brown’s. I suspect the Republicans will end up with some Tea Party nutcase who could be beaten, if the party would actually run a candidate and show some backbone.
  • commented 2016-04-14 04:14:21 -0400
    ATTENTION: Ander Crenshaw, Congressman 4th District, Jacksonville, Just announced he’s retiring.. and will not run for re-election in November, who are the democratic candidates? This is our chance.. lets get started NOW..
  • commented 2016-04-13 13:10:04 -0400
    Ander Crenshaw is not going to run for re-election. Does the party have anyone lined up to run for his seat? All the news about I’ve seen so far is just about the potential Republican field…
  • commented 2016-03-22 10:31:09 -0400
    On election day, I went to my polling place and was told I am not on their list of voters. I couldn’t believe it and was given a provisional ballot and instructed my ballot would count. I did call the Supervisor of Elections to find out why I wasn’t on their list. They asked me if I ever lived at a certain address they had listed for me and I told them I have lived at my same address for 20+ years. They tried to tell me that sometimes the letters get mixed up or numbers get changed but that doesn’t sound legal to me. I was told they would send me a new card etc. I am concerned that because I have a Spanish last name, they were trying to deny me the right to vote as they assumed I was Spanish. My late husband was Spanish but I was born in Pa. Can anyone shed some light on this problem?
  • commented 2016-03-12 14:21:03 -0500
    Jacksonville For Hillary Get Out The Vote Phone Bank! Join us Saturday THRU Tuesday to help us make sure Duval County turns out to vote for Hillary! We will be making calls beginning at 10 am and going up until 9 pm, Saturday-Monday, and from 9 am until 6:30pm on Tuesday, Election Day. Stop in any time – we’ll train you up and provide all of the necessary materials. The Jacksonville For Hillary Regional Office is located at 4830 Atlantic Blvd, 32207
  • commented 2016-03-11 18:10:06 -0500
    !!! Jacksonville for Hillary Primary Election Night Party !!!
    Join us as we watch the results roll in on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:45-to 9:30pm at Cuba Libre, located next to Havana Jax Cafe at 2578 Atlantic Blvd, 32207. Join us as we celebrate all of your hard work for Hillary over the past few months! Please RSVP at hillaryclinton.com/events, or on the calendar here at duvaldems.org, and check back often for more Hillary events.
  • commented 2016-03-09 18:10:09 -0500
    !!! TONIGHT !!! Wednesday, March 9 !!! 6:30-10:pm !!!
    Phone Bank for Hillary & Debate Watch Party! Please RSVP on the calendar here at duvaldems.org or at hillaryclinton.com and join us TONIGHT at our Jacksonville For Hillary Regional HQ to Phone Bank for Hillary, 6:30-8:00pm, and then watch the Democratic Debate with fellow supporters, from 8-10pm. This is the final debate before the Florida Primary voting ends on March 15, so we want to show HRC we’ve got her back! Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share, and of course, invite your friends and family…this is not a private event, and thanks in advance! Please RSVP, and keep checking hillaryclinton.com/events, and the calendar at duvaldems.org, for future events.
  • commented 2016-03-01 14:05:51 -0500
    !!!! TONIGHT !!!! MARCH 1, 2016 !!!! 6:30pm – 8:30pm !!!! TONIGHT !!!!
    Super Tuesday Results Watch Party
    Jacksonville For Hillary Regional Office
    4830 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32207

    Come join fellow Hillary supporters to watch the results of Super Tuesday roll in at our Jacksonville campaign headquarters! Please bring a snack to share and a beverage of your choice. Feel free to bring a friend! Please RSVP at hillaryclinton.com/events
  • commented 2016-01-16 12:49:24 -0500
    When was the last time you came out to work for the Democratic cause? Find out how. Duval Dems will be having an open house on Saturday, January 30 at 9 am, Gateway Shopping Center HQ, 5000 Norwood Avenue suite 9, Jax, FL 32208.
  • commented 2015-11-25 20:38:14 -0500
    I echo Bobbie, Meredith the site is great!

    Thank You,

    Evelyn Coney
  • commented 2015-10-05 18:20:20 -0400
    I am taking up the challenge of the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Allison Tant, to live on minimum wage for the next 5 days.
    I am doing this so that after living in the shoes of 45 percent of Floridians, I will be a better advocate for a fair and living wage. And to open my heart, my eyes and my mind for working families.
    My parents were the first in their families to go to college and were active in their respective unions as teachers, knowing how hard it was for their working class families. My grandfather and grandmother on my dad’s side were both union trade members, and my mom’s dad was a small business owner who worked 24/7 to make ends meet. Back to basics.
  • commented 2015-07-02 01:11:37 -0400
    Hey there! Do you guys plan on mailing any campaign material for Bernie Sanders? Thanks. :)
  • commented 2015-04-21 15:48:48 -0400
    My husband and I recieved the “vote by mail” application from you today. Both of the postage paid envelopes were sealed shut. I can’t imagine many will make it back if they are all sealed. Thought you might want to know.
  • commented 2015-04-11 09:27:02 -0400
    Hi Duval Democrats,

    I forgot to mention in my last posting that the Poll Watcher recruitment drive is an activity lead by the Duval County Democratic Black Caucus in alliance with the DEC. With so many of us wearing so many “hats”, it’s hard to remember which group is leading what….sorry for any miscommunication my last posting may have caused. t’s Interesting however, that most of the Black Caucus members working the Poll Watcher initiative are also members of the DEC, Senior Caucus and DWIN! So, it’s all good. We’re all in the Democratic Party Family! Let’s win this thing in May – a Blue Victory for Duval Democrats!!!
  • commented 2015-04-10 20:53:52 -0400
    Dear Party Faithful:

    While we finalize our county-wide strategy for helping Democrats win in May Elections, we wanted to get a head start on one major need. We need the names and general data on members who would like to serve as Poll Watchers in Early Voting or on Election Day? We will have one/two training sessions for the volunteers.

    Our goal is to protect our voters against any form of voter intimidation, misinformation or any other circumstance that may occur at the Polls. We need to cover at least 18 sites during Early Voting (May 2 – May 17) and 199 on Election Day (May 19). Please volunteer. We need you!

    Our Districts, Democratic Clubs, Caucuses and Organizations are asked to provide data on 7-10 people. Please send the following data to Marcelle Bessman by April 18. The earlier we receive the names and data, the better. Groups may prefer to have their members reply directly. That works for us, too.

    Full name
    Voter Registration # OR DOB
    Home address
    Contact phone #

    Marcelle’s e-mail is Marcelle@duvaldemocrats.org.

    Phillip W. Miner
    Member DEC Communications Team
  • commented 2015-03-18 09:39:06 -0400
    I am amazed of what the Duval County Democrats have done in the last several elections, in my opinion it has been electifying. Voters, Incumbents, and candidates have seen the party step up their game. Duval Democrats are everywhere volunteering, establishing caucuses that support the political interest throughout the city, and changing the paradigm of the local party’s call to action, way to go Duval Dems way!!!!.
  • commented 2015-03-17 14:12:00 -0400
    Duval County Democratic Black Caucus continues to support Party candidates for office so that we can take control of City Council and won the Mayor, Sheriff and Supervisor of Elections Office as well. Thus far, we’re leading voter turnout!
  • commented 2015-03-17 10:46:13 -0400
    Crescimbeni: " I save the taxpayers a lot of money " http://t.co/az8Bs19dUS http://t.co/iWZhaDJnrj http://goo.gl/BpDoAz
  • commented 2014-11-03 21:51:26 -0500
    Election Watch Party Tuesday Night for Paula Moser-Bartlett at Dick’s Wings on University at 7:30!