We Made Great
Strides in 2019;
Now Onward to
Victory in 2020
By Annisa Karim
Collier County Democratic Party Chair
I hope this newsletter finds you well. I know that watching the news and seeing what’s happening in this country that we love so much can be difficult. What I’ve learned is that we can’t let the bad news overwhelm us to the point where we feel like we can’t do anything.
EACH OF US HAS A ROLE TO PLAY
. Where do we start? We start right here at home--in Collier County. Many of you have taken this message to heart and have helped 2019 be a tremendous year for the Collier County Democratic Party.
We’ve had so many accomplishments that I can’t list them all but I’d like to highlight the steps we’ve taken to build a strong party.
* Created a Leadership Team, composed of all the Collier Democratic Party officers, the chairs of all committees, and the presidents of all of the official Democratic clubs and caucuses. This group meets once a month and discusses strategic planning.
* We’ve registered HUNDREDS of new voters and increased Vote By Mail Requests.
* Training Opportunities Offered: multiple voter registration trainings, multiple volunteer orientation trainings, multiple precinct trainings, and donor research training.
* Community Outreach and Special Events – Ciclovia in Immokalee (every month), Immokalee Community Baby Shower, Women’s March, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Festival, Fourth of July Parade, Naples Pride, Immokalee Back Pack Giveaway, Golden Gate City Back to School Fest & Backpack Giveaway.
* Organized a candidate forum in River Park for the Naples City Council Special Election.
* Coordination with adjacent counties (Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades) on training, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, etc.
* Formed productive committees with a focus: Voter Protection, Communications, Public Policy, Headquarters Operations, Volunteer Coordination, Data and Technology, Campaign, and Fundraising.
* Working on Increasing physical and cyber security at headquarters.
* Initiated regular office hours with the chair at headquarters (the next one is on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.).
* And, of course, we launched this newsletter that you get in your inbox each month.
As we move into 2020, we'll need all hands on deck. No one can stay on the sidelines.
Our goal is to contact EVERY DEMOCRAT in Collier County and engage them in this process. We have phone calls to make, doors to knock, communities to engage and DEMOCRATS TO ELECT.
Click the link below to volunteer: