Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2022 DELRAY BEACH, FL – The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and turn back the Constitutional guarantee of a right to privacy has galvanized the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. Several of our key leaders provided statements: Robin Witt, Vice President of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus; […]

Apply for a Candidate Endorsement

The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus and its county chapters endorse in all levels of government from President to School Board.  Candidates may submit a request for endorsement after the qualifying period is complete. Candidates for federal and statewide office may apply to the state caucus for endorsement. 2022 Candidate Questionnaire Candidates for state legislature as […]

2022 Summer Conference: Without You We Lose!

The 2022 Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus at The Westin Fort Lauderdale is coming soon! “Without You We Lose!” runs Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. The in-person event with a virtual livestream option brings together activists, allies, advocates, candidates, elected officials and policymakers for a weekend of planning to turn Florida blue in […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on Bans Off Our Bodies Rallies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2022 DELRAY BEACH, FL – Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies happening across Florida and around the country on May 14: “Today, Floridians across the state will make their voices heard in support of the right for women to make their […]

Ron DeSantis’ Shameful Bigotry is on Full Display with Signing of Heinous Don’t Say Gay Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2022 SPRING HILL, FL – Ron DeSantis rushed to sign the heinous Don’t Say Gay bill (HB 1557) today at Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill, even though the Florida legislature had not even sent over the legislation as of last night. Adding insult to injury, DeSantis chose to sign […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Thank the Democratic Party Community for its Commitment to Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2022 Florida Democratic Party Announces New Arrangements for Leadership Blue Weekend ORLANDO, FL – Tonight, the Florida Democratic Party announced that it will seek new arrangements for its annual fundraising gala and organizing event. Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the Leadership Blue announcement: “Thank you to […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Will Skip the 2022 Leadership Blue Weekend

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2022 Florida Democratic Party Schedules Annual Fundraising Event at a Disney Property During Pride Month ORLANDO, FL – Just weeks after the Don’t Say Gay bill passed, the Florida Democratic Party announced yesterday that Leadership Blue, its annual fundraising gala and party organizing event, will be held at Disney’s Coronado […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on Senate Passage of “Don’t Say Gay”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2022 TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a 22-17 vote, the Florida Senate joined the Florida House in passing HB 1557, the dangerous “Don’t Say Gay” bill that blocks teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues or people and undermines existing protections for LGBTQ kids in schools. Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2022 TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a 69-47 vote, the Florida House of Representatives has passed HB 1557, the dangerous “Don’t Say Gay” bill that blocks teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues or people and undermines existing protections for LGBTQ kids in schools. The Senate version (SB 1834) will be heard […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Endorse Tracye Polson for Jacksonville City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2022 JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is announcing its endorsement for the Jacksonville City Council, At-Large, Group 3 special election being held on February 22. After a careful review of the candidates, only one is the trusted voice that Jacksonville needs. The Caucus is proud to […]

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