Friday, June 23, 2006


I have been asked to note here that the 24th annual convention of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is coming up July 14-15 at the Imperial Swan Hotel & Suites (formerly the Sheraton Inn Lakeland), 4141 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The theme for the Friday/Saturday event is No Vote Left Behind, A Democratic Call To Action.

There will be a number of workshops dealing with issues from Running to Win to Restoration of Civil/Voting Rights to Campaign Funding. There will also be a candidate forum featuring state and federal candidates.

Registration is $125 for caucus members, $150 for non-members, and $50.00 for full time students. The registration fee includes all meals, workshops, and materials. Contact the hotel at (863) 647-3000 to reserve a room until July 2 at the convention rate of $79.00 plus tax; just ask for the Polk County Democratic Caucus rate. I will have more here soon regarding the awards banquet and Saturday breakfast.

The event is open to all registered Democrats. Click here to download the registration form (Please disregard the reference to's in Lakeland this year!)

To find out more, contact DBCF President Daisy Black at (305) 754-6141, or Rev. Alex Harper, Polk County Caucus President, at (863) 660-7100.


Blogger Ron Mills said...

Our Summer Conference is just around the corner...July 14 & 15 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tallahassee.

As a member, we need your full support to make this a successful event. We need you to be there and to bring other motivated Democrats.

You may get conference information and register for the conference at our web site,

This is a major leap of faith of the Board to go into the heart of "red" Florida, where we have a fledgling GLBT chapter. Our expenses are greater because we don't have the advantages of a well established chapter to draw upon, so we need all of you to encourage your people to attend and participate fully. The advantage to this is that we can help push our new Capital GLBT Democratic Caucus chapter to new heights. Our conference in the Tampa Bay area earlier this year showed how much of an impact our meeting can have on a local chapter!

Barney Frank is coming down as our featured guest and we're expecting a couple of other congressmen to be announced shortly. In addition, statewide and local Leon County candidates will be joining us Saturday evening at our cocktail reception.

For those of us in South Florida, this is a long trek to Tallahassee. So we're relying upon you in the central and northern part of the state to turn out for this event.

I'd ask each of you to RSVP to this message so we know your attendance plans and also, please let us know about other people in your areas who may be attending.

We look forward to seeing each of you in Tallahassee.

Michael Albetta


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