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!

DWC membership applicarion



Redraw Redistricting Maps


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.”

Make a Difference. Donate.

Would you like to make a donation to help Democratic Women in Charlotte County make a difference?

To make a much-appreciated-donation to support the Democratic Women’s Club of  Charlotte County, please send your check made out to CCDWC  to:

Riguey Valencia, CCDWC Treasurer                                                                                                              c/o Democratic Party Headquarters                                                                                                        4300 Kings Highway,  #402                                                                                                                            Port Charlotte,  FL  33980

Please indicate that your check is a donation to CCDWC
Donations to the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County are NOT tax deductible.

If you would like your donation to go specifically to our scholarship fund, please indicate scholarship fund in the memo portion of your check.

We thank you in advance for your generous support!

Are Democrats Environmentalists?

Democrats are usually recognized as the party who’s concerned with global warming and other environmental concerns.   We, as individuals, make up the Democratic Party and we, as individuals, must take better care of Mother Earth.

There are small things we can do to help.  Check out the list below .  Also, two changes we can make, as individuals,  will make a real impact on the environment.

  1.  Take your cloth bag to the grocery story.  Single use plastic bags cannot be recycled!  That recycling bin for plastic bags you see at your local Publix is just to make you feel good.  Those bags are too flimsy to be recycled.  They jam the recycling machines.  Below, you’ll see the difference of decomposition of plastic bags vs. paper bags.  If you absolutely refuse to take your own bag, ask for a paper bag.  Mother Earth will thank you.
  2.  Stop buying single serve bottled water.  Eighty percent of single serve bottles ARE NOT recycled.   It takes a million years for one to decompose — if they ever do decompose.

Check out how long each of these products take to decompose in the environment.
· Banana Peel: 3-4 weeks
· Paper Bag: 1 month
· Cardboard: 2 months
· Wool Sock : 1 year
· Tinned Steel Can: 50 years
· Aluminum Can: 200-500 years (But if recycled, it can be reused within 6 weeks!)
· Disposable Diapers: 550 years
· Plastic Bags : 20-1000 years
· Plastic Jug/Water bottle: 1 million years
· Glass : 1-2 million years
· Styrofoam: 1+ million years

Recycle items that can be recycled!