December 16, 2021
The air is dryer and cooler, houses are decorated with multi-colored lights and the malls are bursting at the seams. We all know what that means: we are in the middle of the Holiday Season!
May you, your family and your friends enjoy this wonderful time of the year, and may the New Year bring every one of you health, prosperity and happiness.
FDP Office Closures
Leadership Blue Roundup
The People’s Rally in Tallahassee
Municipal Victory Project
Voter Protection Department
Complimentary Finance Program Review
Thank you to all our volunteers for making November a record month in Field! We had our largest event in 2021 with the “1 Year Out Weekend of Action”. We reached out to thousands of Democrats who are at risk of being removed from voter rolls to get them active and engaged. We understand that preventing these voters from being removed is of utmost importance as every single vote counts. We are getting fired up for 2022!
The voter registration efforts continue to grow! November produced 71% more registrations than October and was the biggest month yet for the new program. Some new additions to our leadership came with this growth and we are excited to welcome our newest staff!! In Region 03, former Field Organizer Tymaine Coteat has been promoted to Regional Field Director. In Region 05, Daniela Valdes Posada has joined us as Regional Field Director.
We look forward to an exciting election year and working with all of you to flip FL blue in 22!
Office Hours for Data. Cyber Alert?
- The Florida Democratic Party’s Data Department will be holding weekly office hours every Tuesday from 3pm – 5pm EST. Be sure to join us if you have any VAN or data related questions. << Office Hours Link >>
- Outside of these hours, if you have short questions about VAN data, features, and resources, please feel free to schedule a meeting with our Voter File Manager Brady at the following link: << VAN Admin Calendar >>
- If you have questions about VAN pricing or need support after hours, our ticket system is available. You can submit questions and requests: << Data Ticket >>
Chairman Diaz’s Remarks At Leadership Blue Gala
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz delivered inspirational remarks to those attending the Leadership Blue Gala.
To read the full text of his remarks, please click here.
Veterans Caucus Press Conference
FDP convened a virtual press conference featuring members of the veterans caucus to discuss the latest news in Washington around Senator Marco Rubio delaying a vote on the National Defense Authorization Act.
A recap of the press conference can be found here.
State Senator Perry Thurston and Chairman Manny Diaz Blast Supreme Court Decision on Alvin Davis Case
On December 2, 2021, by a 5-2 vote, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Leon County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wheeler’s decision to sentence Alvin Davis to a 15-year prison sentence in a firearms case.
Judge Wheeler mentioned Davis’ failure to take “responsibility” for the crime and show remorse during the sentencing hearing as a rationale for imposing the maximum sentence, despite the fact that Davis was using his Constitutional right to protect himself against self-incrimination.
Read Senator Thurston’s and Chair Diaz’s full statement rejecting that decision here.