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Capital Equality Democratic Caucus Statement on Leon County Schools Handling of a Teacher Requesting to be Addressed with Gender-Neutral Title

The Capital Equality Democratic Caucus is disappointed in how Leon County Schools and Superintendent Rocky Hanna have handled the issue of a teacher’s request to be addressed by a gender-neutral title and pronouns. The school district had an opportunity to demonstrate one of their core values – compassion and respect – and failed to do […]

May Membership Meeting with Special Guest Brian Lee

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:30pm. Leon County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Brian Lee will be discussing environmental issues impacting North Florida and our state. The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and […]

April Membership Meeting with Guest Speakers

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 6:30pm. Nicole Soza of the Tallahassee Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and Lakey Love of Women’s March Florida Tallahassee/Panhandle Chapter will be providing information about their organizations and priorities. Additionally, attorney Desmond Meade will be discussing […]

Mayor Gillum Announces Campaign for Governor

This Saturday in Kleman Plaza, you have an opportunity to help kick off Mayor Gillum’s campaign. The festivities begin at 11am. Don’t miss this chance to get the 2018 election cycle off to a positive start!

Leon County Wins Big Despite National Election Disaster

On this day after election day, we still have life in our bodies, and we still have hope. Congratulations to the following Caucus-endorsed candidates who won their races last night: Al Lawson for Representative in Congress, District 5 Bill Montford for State Senator, District 3 * Loranne Ausley for State Representative, District 9 * Akin […]

Capital Equality Announces General Election Candidate Endorsements

On October 12, 2016, members of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus voted to endorse the following candidates appearing on the General Election ballot on November 8th: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Timothy Michael Kaine for President and Vice President Patrick Murphy for United States Senator Walter Dartland for Representative in Congress, District 2 Al Lawson for […]

Vigil Tonight at the Capitol for Pulse Tragedy

UPDATE: Due to a possible weather threat, the venue has changed to First Presbyterian Church, 110 N Adams St. Please join us as we come together with all those in the Tallahassee LGBT community this evening for a vigil to honor victims and all those impacted by the tragic shooting this weekend at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Participating […]

Response to Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

Andy Janecek, President of Capital Equality, a chartered chapter of the Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Democratic Caucus, has released the following statement in response to the horrific acts of terror that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier this morning: “The thoughts and prayers of our members are with the Orlando […]

Today is Voting Day for Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary Election!

From now until 7pm tonight, you can make sure your voice is heard in Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary Election by exercising your right to vote! This is contentious race and it’s important that every voice, and every vote, is heard! In Leon County, visit the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office to find your polling […]

Join Capital Equality for Relay for Life Leon/Havana on May 14th!

For the second year in a row, Capital Equality will participate in this year’s Relay for Life Leon/Havana! At Relay for Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This year’s event will take place […]

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