Chiles Gala Deadline Extended, New T-Shirts, New YouTube Channel 

ACDEC Newsletter - September 17, 2019 
Cynthia Moore Chestnut, Chair

Democratic Party Center
901 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A-3, Gainesville, FL
Tel: (352) 373-1730

Deadline to register for Chiles Gala is now September 30th
Due to a malfunction on the website that said registration was closed, we will be extending the registration deadline to September 30th. 
Register at the link below

The Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee invites YOU to the 21st Annual Lawton Chiles Gala and Silent Auction slated for October 27th. This event puts the “fun” in fundraising; prepare for an evening of excellent food, auction items- some luxurious, some practical-, and a thrilling line-up of speakers composed of prominent local, state, and national Democrats!

If you are considering joining us, time is of the essence. In order to cement our preparations with the venue, caterer, and our donors, it is important that you purchase your ticket on or before SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2019. Do not wait! You won’t want to miss out on our Gala this year- we are planning an unrivaled evening of regale, revelry, and relaxation for you, our loyal Democrats.

Now that last part, “relaxation,” is an imperative. We need you all well-rested as we head into 2020. I cannot remember an election, besides maybe 2016, where the stakes are as high as they will be next year. And have we got our work cut out for us!

Already, several Democrats have announced their intention to seek local offices. Friends of the party, names you would recognize. Though we are not ready to make any endorsements, especially before the primary, we are committed to these hopefuls. Our 2020 Democratic candidates need your help. They need you to support their campaign coffers by purchasing a ticket to the upcoming Gala. The funds we raise this October are the same funds we will use to compete in the 2020 election, so your attendance is crucial!

Help us start the election season boldly and confidently. We need to keep Democrats in our local offices and send Democrats to represent us in Tallahassee and Washington. We need better and bigger voter outreach efforts. Your attendance at the Gala enables us to translate our vision into reality.

Won't you join us for the Gala October 27th? 

Alachua County Democratic Party Shirt!

We're now offering shirts for you to show your Democratic pride! We will be accepting donations of $20 for a T-shirt. The donation may be made via debit or check, no cash donations accepted. To reserve one, simply email your size and name to

New YouTube Channel

The interns have been hard at work and are ready to unveil their new ACDEC YouTube Channel. The purpose of this channel is to help educate, interact, and inspire new, hesitant voters. They will offer educational videos that help to explain things like Open and Closed primaries, Voting by Mail, and Provisional Ballots. 

You can access the channel at the link below
Please Like and Subscribe.
You can share ideas that you have for future programs. 

Celebrating the 62nd Convention of the Democratic Women's Clubs of Florida 
This is the year of the Woman. Believe it and Vote it!

Cynthia Moore Chestnut DWC member and DEC Chair, Vivian Filler (DWC Keynote Luncheon Speaker) Linda Williams, (DWC Alachua County President) Sheryl Sheppers Eddie (DWC Region 4 Chair) and Lizzie Robinson Jenkins (DWC Member and 2019 Recipient of Florida Women's Club Diversity and Culture History Award) Celebrate a fun night. 

Members of the DWC including Linda Williams, President of the Democratic Women's Club of Alachua County, keynote speaker Anna Fierst, Eleanor Roosevelt's great-granddaughter, Cynthia Moore Chestnut ACDEC chair, and Yvonne Hinson, former candidate for Congressional District 3. 

Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC Political Commentator and former Watergate prosecutor was one of the keynote speakers.
Upcoming Voter Registration Training  

Voter Registration Training

When: September 18, 3 p.m. 
Where: ACDEC Office, 901 NW 8th Ave Suite A 

Data Digital & Voter Registration Training

When:September 28th, 10:30 a.m. 
Where: Santa Fe College CIED 
Sign up at the link below

Spook Out the Vote

Due to other events on National Voter Registration Day, we've decided to instead hold a "Spook Out the Vote" event on October 31st in Turlington Plaza. If you'd like to table with us, please email to volunteer.

Join us for these Upcoming Events 

September 20, 2019:
Green Dot "Fading Out Violence Expo"
9 AM - 2 PM 
Bo Diddley Plaza
*Tabling Event* 

September 20, 2019:
Gainesville Youth Climate Strike
5 PM - 6:30 PM
Gainesville City Hall
*Tabling Event* 

September 21, 2019:
Event: Dance of Perú
(Latino Film Festival Gainesville)
10 AM-12 PM
Bo Diddley Plaza
Volunteer Sign up: 

September 21, 2019:
Event: Day of Peace

12 PM - 4 PM
Depot Park
Volunteer Sign Up: 
*Tabling Event* 

October 2, 2019: Hispanic Heritage Month
Event: Health and Legal Fair

Reitz North Lawn
12:30-3:30 PM
Team Leader: Marcie Stefan / M: 786.271.9503
Volunteer Sign up:
*Tabling Event* 

October 4, 2019:
Event: University of Florida Homecoming After Jam (Gospel Rally)
2 PM (After Parade) 
Citizen Field Park

October 9, 2019:
Event: Alachua County Democratic Party General Body Meeting
6 PM - 8 PM
Alachua County School Board, 620 East University Avenue

October 12, 2019
Event: Downtown Latino Festival
10 AM - 6 PM
Bo Diddley Plaza

October 12, 2019
Event: Butterfly Festival

10 AM - 4 PM
Florida Museum of Natural History 

October 12 - 13th, 2019
Event: Thornebrook Art Festival

10 AM - 5 PM
Thornebrook Village Shopping

Get Involved - Turn Florida Blue 
Help the Democrats in 2020 and Join the "Blue Wave" 

Interested in volunteering with the Alachua County Democratic Party? Want to participate in canvassing, registering voters, text banking or tabling? Fill out the form at the link below! Upon filling out this form, you will be contacted by the Alachua County Democrats for scheduling. Help us engage with voters in your community and help us win in 2020. Join the team.
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