School Board Candidates Night

Capital Equality is hosting a School Board Candidates Night featuring all Democratic candidates for Leon County School Board. The event will be held at Leon County Library Downtown, Program Room B, Tallahassee, at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Grab a friend and join us for casual conversation and an opportunity to learn more about these candidates.

SUMMER CONFERENCE HOTEL BLOCK NOW AVAILABLE!!

We have a few rooms left in our hotel room block for our exciting Summer Conference, Here’s Where We Win, being held July 27-29 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel in West Palm Beach. We’ll release more info on the conference shortly, but if you plan on attending, please book your room as soon as you can so we can explore other arrangements if necessary. Please use this link:

Summer Conference Hotel Reservation

You can register for the Summer Conference using this link:

Conference Registration

Judicial Candidates Night

Capital Equality and the Leon County Young Democrats, in partnership with The Family Tree LGBT Community Center, will be hosting a non-partisan Judicial Candidates event featuring candidates for Leon County Judge and Circuit Judge.

The event will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Grab a friend, a slice of pizza, and join us for casual conversation and an opportunity to learn more about these candidates and the role of a Leon County’s local judges.

* Due to strict campaign laws regarding judicial candidates, this event is considered non-partisan. All filed candidates have been invited to participate, regardless of party or political affiliation. *

FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR 2018 FEDERAL RACES

Gainesville FL — The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, an arm of the Florida Democratic Party representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democrats, announced its first round of endorsements for federal elections during the primary season.

“Florida’s candidates and elected officials know that the LGBT community can be the margin of victory in their races, and that our members work hard to elect our endorsed candidates,” Caucus President Terry Fleming said. “In such a highly charged political year, our involvement has a definitive impact.”

Candidates receiving the Caucus endorsement in this round include:

US Senate – Senator Bill Nelson

District 3 – Yvonne Hayes Hinson

District 8 – Sanjay Patel

District 9 – Congressman Darren Soto

District 13 – Congressman Charlie Crist

District 15 – Andrew Learned

District 17 – April Freeman

District 18 – Lauren Baer

District 22 – Congressman Ted Deutch

District 23 – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

District 27 – State Representative David Richardson

In addition, the Caucus voted to support Amendment 4, the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative.

Candidates seeking endorsement filled out an extensive questionnaire on a range of issues. Those questionnaires were reviewed by the Campaign Committee, which made its recommendations to the membership. The Caucus’ members then voted to accept or deny the recommendation.

“The Caucus also congratulates Congresswomen Kathy Castor and Lois Frankel for their uncontested victories,” Fleming said. “We look forward to working with them and all our endorsed candidates throughout the campaign season.”

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2018 Summer Conference and Leadership Dinner

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democrats in Florida, presents its 2018 Summer Conference, July 27 through 29, at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel. Caucus conferences bring together a wide range of politically active Democrats to hear from state, local and national elected officials and candidates, party officials, allied activists, and issue experts for an invigorating and productive weekend. Our conferences receive statewide media coverage that underscores the experience and commitment our members bring to Florida politics.

July 27-29, 2018
Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Tentative Schedule
Friday, July 27, 2018
Welcome Reception Hosted by Rusty Gordon LGBTA Democratic Caucus

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Summer Conference with Continental Breakfast – 8:00am
Morning Session with Presentations and Trainings – 9:00am
Sponsored Lunch – 12:00pm
Afternoon Session with Presentations and Trainings – 1:00pm
Membership Meeting – 3:30pm
Adjourn – 5:00pm
Cocktail Reception – 6:30pm
Leadership Dinner – 7:30pm

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Farewell Brunch – 10:00am

Conference Registration
Register for the conference by clicking this link.

Leadership Dinner Tickets
Purchase your individual or table tickets to the Leadership Dinner online.

Hotel Block
We have a block of rooms available at the host hotel, the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, for $109 per night. Use this link to book your hotel room.

Sponsorship Options and Program Advertisements
Click this link to learn more about sponsorship and promotional opportunities during the conference.

Join us as we prepare for victory in 2018! Additional event details will be announced as they become available.

May Membership Meeting with Bob Rackleff

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 6:30pm. Our special guest is Bob Rackleff, Candidate for Congress, District 2.

The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and is open to all Democrats.

Grab a friend and join us for an informative and entertaining session! We hope to see you there!

We hope to see you at our Summer Conference in West Palm Beach, July 27-29!

Bowl-A-Thon FUNdraiser!

STATEMENT OF FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ON RICK SCOTT’S SENATE CAMPAIGN

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, an arm of the Florida Democratic Party representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democrats, issued the following statement from President Terry Fleming on Rick Scott entering the US Senate race against Senator Bill Nelson:
“Despite his disastrous tenure as governor of Florida, Rick Scott wants a promotion to the US Senate. Florida, don’t be fooled again. Wages for Florida workers are near the bottom, but Rick Scott’s wealth while in office has grown by $46 million. He promised to expand health care coverage, then admitted he lied about that promise. He could easily ensure Florida’s LGBT state employees are protected from discrimination with the stroke of a pen, yet refuses to take action. And most importantly for Florida’s LGBT community, Rick Scott has barely acknowledged the devastating and lasting impact the Pulse massacre has had on LGBT Floridians, passing up even the simple gesture of wearing a Pulse ribbon in memory of the 46 victims. In Washington, Rick Scott would be a cheerleader for the Trump administration, instead of being a check on the craziness.”
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April Membership Meeting with Brandon Peters

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 6:30pm. Our special guest is Brandon Peters, Candidate for Congress, District 2.

The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and is open to all Democrats.

Grab a friend and join us for an informative and entertaining session! We hope to see you there!

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