Florida Democrats, 

Today, we look at the one year anniversary of the *NEW* Florida Democratic Party.

On February 25, 2023, I was elected your Chair, and I promised you all that we would never have another November 2022 again.

What a difference a year has made. I can only imagine what we can accomplish together by November. Watch our anniversary video here.

On Tuesday, we announced the details for Leadership Blue 2024, which will be held from Friday May 3 through Sunday May 4, 2024, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL.

We will be hosting our annual Leadership Blue Gala on Saturday, May 4 (may the 4th be with you) and you can find more details on how to purchase a ticket or serve as a sponsor for the event here. 

Additionally, we continued our Black History Month tour with stops in Central Florida. We spent time in Orange, Seminole, and Brevard – meeting with faith and community leaders, and reminding folks everywhere we go that Black History should be celebrated every day. 

Our team also placed digital ads in Black owned outlets across Florida like Legacy Miami, Legacy South Florida, Hylo News, the Florida Courier, The Westside Gazette, The Jacksonville Free Press, and The Gospel Truth. 

This is a part of our commitment not only to supporting Black owned businesses but doing everything we can to reach folks where they are. 

Next week, we’ll be wrapping up our Black History Month tour in Tampa on Thursday. You can find more details below or RSVP by clicking here.

Thank you all for everything you do. 

As always – one team, one dream!
Nikki Fried
Florida Democratic Party
Leadership Blue

We’re going to Disney!

Leadership Blue will be in sunny Orlando at Disney's Contemporary Resort for this year's event from Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th with our signature Leadership Blue Gala on May the 4th. 

We have so many great ways to get involved with this transformational weekend, and we'd love to have YOU join us and make a real difference in the fight for ALL Floridians.

You can learn more about the exciting weekend HERE or reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions! 

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Duval Dems - The Inaugural Singleton-Hazouri Gala

After one of the most successful years for Democrats in Jacksonville, Duval Dems have shown Jacksonville is worth fighting for and our successes in 2023 have proven that Democrats are here to work. This was the first Democratic gala in nearly a decade!
Democratic National Convention - Delegate Filing

We are excited to share that filing is now open to run for District-Level Delegate positions to the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

146 District-Level Delegates will represent Florida at the DNC Convention in Chicago, IL from August 19-22. File online to begin your campaign to join Florida's delegation! See our National Convention site at floridadems.org/2024-national-convention for more information.

Filing for District Level Delegate ends on March 25th at 12pm EST.
Cyber Security & Email Safe Practices

We have seen an uptick in phishing attempts using FDP staff and officer names. Be sure to avoid sharing sensitive information online and use the tips below to keep your data safe.

Emails often host scams (phishing) and malicious software. To avoid virus infection or data theft, you should: 
  • Avoid opening attachments and clicking on links when the content is not adequately explained. 
  • Be suspicious of clickbait titles (e.g. offering prizes, advice.) 
  • Check emails and names of people they received a message from to ensure they are legitimate. 
  • Look for inconsistencies or give-aways (e.g. grammar mistakes, capital letters, an excessive number of exclamation marks.) 
All Candidates Call

Join the Florida Democratic Party, Chair Nikki Fried, and our special guest speakers for our first monthly All Candidates Call. This is an opportunity for candidates and their teams to stay in the know on important party initiatives and programs, hear from key stakeholders around the state about 2024 elections, and have an opportunity to ask questions. For filed 2024 candidates only, must pre-register to attend.

All Candidates Call
February 26, 2024 @ 7:00pm ET
Virtual Phone Bank for Boca Raton Candidates Andy Thomson & Yvette Drucker

It’s all hands on deck for municipal candidates running on March 19 across our state! Join the FDP and Palm Beach County Democrats for a virtual phonebank to chase vote by mail ballots in Boca Raton. We’ll be joined by two of our Take Back Local Candidates: Councilwoman Yvette Drucker and Andy Thomson!

No experience? No problem! 
Black History Month Tour

In celebration of the Black History Month Tour, FDP will be on Tour! This month, we will take a swing through South and Central Florida. Counties include Broward, Miami, Orange, Seminole, Brevard, and Hillsborough. 

Sign up below to join us! 
Week 3
 Thursday, February 29th, 2024
5:00 PM - BHM Tour Stop HILLSBOROUGH | Sign Up
Annual DEC Compliance
In order to maintain compliance with Florida Statutes and FDP Bylaws, your DEC needs to submit documents to both your county Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office and the Florida Democratic Party.

Please review all of the below information for next year's compliance process. You can also see a breakdown of requirements and due dates here:

If your DEC failed to submit the compliance requirements below you must have them submitted to the Office of Party Affairs ASAP or risk being found out of compliance.

January 31, 2024: Completed Party Leader Template with DEC information, Party officer details, office and mailing addresses, website, and social media links.

January 31, 2024: A complete and updated DEC membership list (names, addresses, and DEC/Precinct positions are required).

January 31, 2024: Your county must complete a Diversity and Inclusion plan for your DEC.

February 28, 2024: Current DEC bylaws showing the date they were approved or amended.
*Note: Counties should also be working on updating their bylaws to reflect the new way we will elect State Committee Members. View FDP Bylaws Here.
Please email your documents to [email protected].
NDTC + Florida Democratic Party

The National Democratic Training Committee is excited to partner with the Florida Democratic Party to provide FREE training to Democratic candidates, campaign staff, and local leaders.

As the largest Democratic campaign training organization in the nation, we have trained more Democrats on how to win elections and build long-term power than any other organization.
Voter Registration

We are rolling out our 2024 VR Toolkit with information on our strategy and organizing framework. This toolkit will provide you with the tools, information, guidance you will need to execute your voter registration programs. This is a document that will be under revision throughout the cycle as we add more guidance and resources for the benefit of our counties. If you would like to have something added to the toolkit, please email our VR Director to connect on this. We encourage knowledge sharing across our state, so we welcome your input! Email: [email protected].
We Need Congressional Candidates!

We are looking for candidates to run in 2024 for congressional seats that cover the following counties: Clay, Nassau, Duval, Putnam, Flagler, St. Johns, Volusia, Lake, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Okeechobee, Glades, Polk, Hendry, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Collier

If you (or someone you know) is interested, please fill out our Run for Office form: https://www.floridadems.org/run-for-office/.

You can send any questions about running for office to our Director of Candidates and Campaigns at [email protected].
Registering Voters with REACH

NEW REACH Training Video Series: Click Here

REACH 101 Monthly Trainings
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm EST

FDP Reach Trainer Group: This group is open to anyone interested in becoming a member of our FDP Reach Trainer Group in the DEC who will be in charge of leading training in their county. This can be the Voter Coordinator, Data Coordinator, Reach Admin/Lead for your county or it could be one or all or another person altogether. Please email [email protected] if interested.

Download Reach: Download the Reach App by going to your App Store/Google Play and searching: "Reach - Progressive Organizing" (OR click here on your phone: https://www.reach.vote/download)
Reach App for Campaigns

Join the FDP Director of Voter Registration, Kris, and the Director of Candidates and Campaigns, Danielle, for an informative virtual workshop on leveraging the Reach relational organizing app for your campaign.

Reach App for Campaigns
February 29, 2024 @ 7:00pm ET
Data/VAN Updates

  • The latest voter file update went live in VAN on February 20th. VAN is now current with the voter file through 1/31/23.
  • As we progress into the 2024 cycle, the FDP data team is working to consolidate and update all of our guidance documents, resources, and tool onboarding processes into 1 data hub. You can view the start of the Data Hub here.
  • Updated 2024 scores & targets are being rolled out in VAN over the next few weeks. You can read more about the FDP’s current targets here.
  • The FDP is excited to announce our texting platform for the 2024 cycle: Movement Labs! In partnership with our statewide partners, we plan to begin rolling out our new texting portal this Wednesday, 2/28. To inquire about self-service texting or the portal once it is launched, please complete this form: https://mlabs.link/onboarding
  • The FDP data team’s weekly VAN Admin Newsletter goes out to all VAN Admins (user levels 1 and 1A) every Tuesday. Please ensure the email associated with your ActionID/VAN account is current as this is where the newsletter is sent!
  • Check out our VBM Update Schedule for the 2024 cycle for a breakdown of what data is being tracked via our statewide VBM activist code & the Early Voting bucket/module in VAN.
  • Please make sure you are submitting any questions, inquiries, and requests to the data team using our Data Support Ticket. This system automatically sends reminders to all parties to ensure timely responses & allows us to triage needs amongst the state.
  • Sign up for our monthly VAN Basics/New User Training here.
  • Sign up for our weekly Data Team Office Hours here if you have questions or screensharing needs!
Job Opportunities & Resume Bank
FDP is now accepting resumes for the positions listed below. If you are interested in working for FDP, but don't yet see a role available that's the right fit - submit your resume through the resume bank, and stay tuned to our hiring page for updates!

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