Florida Democrats, 

Our justice system was put to the test this week. On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court held oral arguments to determine whether or not to allow the abortion ballot initiative to make it onto the November ballot. 

Now, the court has until April 1st to make a decision after over 1.4 million Democrats, Republicans, and Independents came together and signed a petition for this referendum to make it onto the ballot. The Justices also have yet to indicate whether they will uphold the 15-week abortion ban, which will trigger the 6-week ban. 

Florida Democrats – there’s a lot at stake, and we’re going to make sure that we’re ready to organize and fight back for whatever decision is made.

This coming week, we are kicking off our Black History Month tour starting with a press launch and Day of Action on Saturday, February 17 in South Florida. The tour will stop in six counties across the state and focus on re-engaging Black inactive voters.

On Wednesday, we’ll observe the 6th anniversary of the Parkland shooting. On behalf of everyone at the Florida Democratic Party, I send my love to the families and all who lost someone on this terrible day six years ago.

May we continue to honor them with action. 

Thank you.
Nikki Fried
Chair
Florida Democratic Party
Super Bowl Sunday Day of Action!

Whether you’re a Chiefs fan, 49ers fan (or a Swiftie!), watch the Super Bowl with the Florida Dems.

If you’re going to a watch party or heading out to see the game, score a touchdown for democracy by using Reach to register voters and re-enroll Floridians in vote-by-mail. 

Kickoff starts at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night!
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.
We are also excited to announce that we will hold a How to Become a Delegate Training on Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00pm ET.

In this training you will learn everything you need to know about the delegate selection process and helpful ways to campaign for the district level delegate positions.

Don't worry, if you cannot make this training a recording will be posted on our website.
For more information on the process to become a delegate, please visit floridadems.org/2024-national-convention to review the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan. Our website is always where you can find the most up-to-date information. Filing to become a delegate does not guarantee an applicant a delegate position.
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 1
Monday, February 12th, 2024
5:00 PM - BHM Tour Stop BROWARD | Sign Up

Week 2
Tuesday, February 21st, 2024
2:00 PM - BHM Tour Stop ORANGE | Sign Up

Tuesday, February 21st, 2024
5:00 PM - BHM Tour Stop ORANGE | Sign Up

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2024
3:00 PM - BHM Tour Stop SEMINOLE | Sign Up

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2024
4:30 PM - BHM Tour Stop BREVARD - Cocoa, FL | Sign Up
    
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 partyaffairs@floridadems.org.
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 e-mail our VR Director to connect on this. We encourage knowledge sharing across our state, so we welcome your input! E-mail: Kris@floridadems.org.
FDP VOTER REGISTRATION DAY OF ACTION: Feb. 17, 2024
Please use this Mobilize VR Event Template to create your Voter Registration events for 2024. Our next Day of Action will be February 17! Please coordinate in your counties and use the event template on Mobilize to start recruiting volunteers.
FDP VOTER REGISTRATION WEEKLY PHONE BANKS
FEBRUARY: Inactive Democrats

Please join Rep. Anna V. Eskamani, the FDP Team and volunteers from across the state for our monthly VR Phone Bank. We’re focusing on Inactive Democrats for February. We will be calling Democratic voters who are registered but have been placed in the inactive category by their elections office, have voted in the General 2020 election, were enrolled in vote-by-mail previously, and have not re-enrolled. You will be able to call voters in your zip code.
Florida Senate Dems Newsletter

Stay Up to Date on everything that is happening at the Florida Capitol this session by viewing the Florida Senate Democrats Bi-Weekly Newsletter!
Run for Office with the FDP
Are you planning to run in 2024 or thinking about running in the future? Fill out the Run for Office form on the FDP website to receive our candidate updates and get access to our FREE candidate toolkit. 
You can send any questions about running for office to our Director of Candidates and Campaigns at danielle@floridadems.org.
Registering Voters with REACH

NEW REACH Training Video Series: Click Here

REACH 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 kris@floridadems.org 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)
Data/VAN Updates

  • The latest voter file update went live in VAN on January 18th. VAN is now current with the voter file through 11/30/23.
  • Our VBM Update Schedule for the 2024 cycle was released last week. Read more about the breakdown of what data is being tracked via our statewide VBM activist code & the Early Voting bucket/module in VAN.
  • You can now easily pull lists of newly registered democrats, recently inactive voters, and party switchers in VAN. Read our guide about these targets here.
  • Sign up for our monthly VAN Basics/New User Training here!
  • Join Team Data with any questions you may have at our weekly office hours by signing up here.
  • Join the Florida Data Director Council by completing their new member contact form.
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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