Still relevant after all these years

With all the talk of carpet bombing, abortion, anti-abortion, beheadings in foreign countries and what we should do about it as a country, this Bill Moyers’ interview with Sister Chittister in 2004 is still relevant.  Keep in mind this interview took place in 2004.  George Bush was President of the United States at that time.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/archives/chittister_now_flash.html

 

Why Join DWC?

As a DWCF member, you will belong to a community of like-minded women and men working to keep Florida blue. You will have exciting opportunities to make a difference.

  • Participate in legislative advocacy
  • Attend lobbying opportunities in state capitol -“DWCF Tally Days”
  • Attend annual Democratic Women’s Club of Florida conventions
  • Participate in training about political issues and advocacy; local and state speakers, educational teleconferences and workshops
  • Work with your local club members to support your community
  • Enjoy a forum for political discussion
  • Volunteer and contribute in many ways, using and honing your skills and aptitudes
  • Receive Democratic Women’s Club of Florida email updates and newsletters
  • Advocate for causes in which you believe, and help elect qualified Democratic candidates

Our History

The DWCF had its official beginning in 1956 although there had been individual Democratic women’s clubs in our state for many years. The organizational meeting for a state club took place at the Princess Martha Hotel in St. Petersburg on May 24, 1956, which was the day chosen by Eleanor Roosevelt as Democratic Women’s Day. We received our charter as a corporation in 1972. In 1980 we joined the National Federation of Democratic Women after attending the two previous conventions. From that small beginning in 1956, under the leadership of its first President, Mrs. James Haley of Bradenton, The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. now consists of nine regions, representing over 40 clubs.

The spirit of volunteerism is just as alive today as it was in 1956. Members and guests are trained in leadership and campaign skills through a variety of curricula offerings. Members help to recruit women to run for political office and manage campaigns. The Legislative Committee serves as the hub of activities during the Legislative Session as members monitor and lobby for or against legislation that has a dramatic impact on the lives of the citizens of Florida and particularly the women of Florida. Our goal is Equal Representation from the Court House to the White House and no less!

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Redraw Redistricting Maps

SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER ARTHENIA JOYNER: “WASHINGTON HAS COME TO TALLAHASSEE”

TALLAHASSEE – Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) on Friday issued the following statement on the impasse ending the special legislative session called to re-draw the unconstitutional Congressional maps:

“The inability of the legislature to agree on Congressional maps aligned with the Supreme Court’s recommendations was a colossal failure. Thankfully, it now falls to the Court to correct that failure by drawing new maps.

“It appears that Washington has come to Tallahassee. If this legislative dysfunction has shown us anything, it is the critical need for a truly independent, non-partisan, and fully transparent redistricting commission, one which is thoroughly insulated from political influence or domination.

“Throughout this process, eight Congressional districts have been found unconstitutional, and the Republican-led Senate stipulated to and agreed that several of the Senate districts violated the Fair Districts provisions within the state constitution.

“When egos continue to prevail over the oath each of us took to uphold the constitution, it’s time to question the master we’re serving. Given the outcome we’ve seen over this reapportionment process, the answer, sadly, has not always been the people.”