Exciting Events – Can You Come?

Do you want to:  

Help elect pro-LGBT Democrat for Governor Charlie Crist!

Help elect equality-minded Democrat George Sheldon for Florida Attorney General to replace the current bigotry occupying that office!

Help elect Democrat Terri Wonder to the Manatee County Board of Commissioners, where only one of the seven Commissioners is currently a Democrat!


Here’s what you can do to help:

First, there are several Charlie Crist for Governor events coming up here on the Suncoast on Monday, Sep. 29, 2014.  Meet Charlie Crist at any or all of these!

1)  Manatee Fundraiser with Charlie Crist.  Mon., 9/29, 12:30-2:00 p.m at the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (Anna Maria Island), FL.  Host, $500; General, $100.

2) Phone Bank with Charlie Crist.  Mon., 9/29, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Sarasota Democratic Headquarters, 7358 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL.

3)  Sarasota Fundraiser with Charlie Crist.  Mon., 9/29, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Social Eatery & Bar, 1219 1st St., Sarasota, FL.  Host, $500; General, $50.

Next, there are volunteer opportunities where YOUR help can really make a difference: 

A)  Manatee Phone Bank.  Volunteers are needed now to call prospective voters, using a prepared script, to provide information about early voting and to help draw out every single vote, because this race is going to be very close.

Until November 4th, these special, critically important phone banks will be at the Manatee Democratic Headquarters (6233 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL) every:

  • Tuesday    6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday   6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday    2:00-4:00 p.m., or/and 4:00-6:00 p.m.

B)  Information Table Staffing at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office (across from Desoto Mall).  Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts to staff an information table, hand out literature at the table, and engage people who stop by the SOE office.  The Republicans already have about 6-8 staff at all times.

The shifts are on any day from Monday, October 27 through Saturday, November 1st, from 7:00-10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m., and 4:00-7:00 p.m. To sign up, contact Mary Bass, Manatee Democratic Party, at (941) 748-8536.  Drop-by volunteers are also welcome.

There are just 36 days left before the November 4th election.  Let’s do this!

Please join us at any or all of these events, and if you can, encourage your spouse, partner, roommates, family members, and friends to do the same.

-Manatee GLBTA Democratic Caucus