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Welcome to the Sarasota-Manatee Democratic Party Jewish Caucus!

Are you interested in promoting Jewish voices within Sarasota and Manatee area Democratic Party? Are you looking to discuss critical issues with elected officials and candidates? Do you want to help elect candidates whose values are consistent with yours? 



Important Petition to Sign!

Floridians Protecting Freedom

There is a coalition of organizations working to get an Amendment on the ballot called "Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion."

It's to protect reproductive health care.  Go to their website, click on PETITION, download it, print it, sign it, mail it.  YES, it's a lot of steps.

JUST do it, please.  Nearly 900,000 signatures of registered Florida voters are needed.  From all parts of the state.  Tell your friends.  Make copies for them.



Did you see this news:

We have officially changed our name to embrace and impact Manatee County!!  Look for new logo and Manatee info on our website. soon!!

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 in the Sarasota Herald Tribune.  This guest column was provided by the board of the Sarasota County Democratic Party Jewish Caucus

We must speak out against antisemitism in Sarasota, across Florida 

Students of history know that Adolf Hitler came to power, in part, because of the lie that Jews were responsible for Germany’s defeat in World War I. Sadly, we see a strong similarity with what is happening in America today.

We see parts of America embracing the lies that everything is 'the Jews’ fault' – the demise of Elon Musk’s 'X,' COVID, conspiracies about 'globalists' and George Soros, etc. The Sarasota County Democratic Party Jewish Caucus strongly condemns, denounces and decries all forms of antisemitism. It has no place in our communities.

In Sarasota, the Jewish community has been attacked because of our religion. It was not that long ago that Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai in Sarasota were vandalized with swastikas and other despicable graffiti.

And the year 2022 brought increased incidents of antisemitism across Florida, including 21 in Sarasota County, 26 in Hillsborough County, 28 in Duval County and 21 in Pinellas County.

Nationwide, other disturbing acts of antisemitism in recent memory include:

The hostage situation at Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 Jews were killed. The mass shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego.

What is responsible for this explosion of hate and prejudice? When lies replace reality and white supremacists and other far-right antisemitic fringe groups are encouraged to emerge from the shadows, the consequences are predictable – and it is not only Jewish citizens who are targets. It is time for all Americans to forcefully, loudly and completely reject these lies which foment hatred. It is also time to reject the politicians who spread these lies.

Speak out whenever you are exposed to antisemitism. We cannot and will not allow history to repeat. Hatred can only be extinguished when good people forcefully condemn it.

Statement on the Judicial Reform in Israel from the State Jewish Caucus;

As members of the Florida Democratic Party Jewish Caucus, we wholeheartedly support the recent protests in Israel against the weakening of the judiciary. The government's actions are undemocratic and threaten the very essence of justice and equality that a democratic society upholds.

An independent judiciary is vital to ensure the rule of law prevails and guarantees fairness and impartiality for all individuals, regardless of their political affiliation. We stand in solidarity with the protestors who are raising their voices to protect the principles of democracy and demand a strong, impartial judiciary that can truly hold a government accountable while acting as a check on the legislative branch.

We express our concern about any moves that may be seen as protecting specific political figures, as it could undermine public trust in democratic institutions. Israel must remain a beacon of democracy in the region, and safeguarding the independence of the judiciary is essential to achieving this goal. This occasion also reiterates the importance for the Knesset to do the job it was meant to do 75 years ago, and promulgate a full written constitution for the Israeli people.

We would like to thank civil society leaders, including the opposition, members of the judiciary, millions of protestors and President Isaac Herzog for their opposition to this so-called reform package. They have demonstrated their commitment to democratic values, and we call on the Israeli government to listen to their voices and preserve the integrity of the judiciary.
This is a critical time for Israeli democracy, and with recent indications that the Israeli Defense Forces may be weakened by reservists disenchanted by these reforms, and calls for nationwide strikes, the whole Israeli state is less secure than at any point since 1967.

We encourage leaders in Israel to prioritize the protection of democratic institutions and restore public confidence in the fairness of the judicial system. Together, let us ensure that the spirit of democracy remains vibrant and strong in Israel.

FLDP Jewish Caucus 7/27/23


Coming Up:

League of Women Voters present: 

 “Building Resistance to Mis/Dis Information”

Tuesday, October 17, 7 PM  via Zoom

How do we recognize and build immunity to falsehoods?  What tactics are used in spreading them? What are strategies for responses? 

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

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Sunday, Nov. 5 we will Meet/Greet and Nosh with 

School Board Candidate, Liz Barker.  

Then we will again be a Mench in the Trench with an Hands On Project to help Democrats.

At the Democratic Party Headquarters on US 41,

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

register here, please.



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School Board Elections 2024

The August 2024 school board elections are extremely important for the future of our county's children.  In the age of book banning, conspiracy theories, and attacks by Governor DeSantis on school boards, it is vital to come out strong for the best candidates.  

Antisemitic hate in Sarasota

The Sarasota-Manatee County Democratic Party Jewish Caucus and the Sarasota County Democratic Party strongly condemn and denounce all forms of antisemitism. It has no place in our community.




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