June 8, 2020
Dear Democrats,
 
As we are preparing for Victory 2020, I want to share with you how you may become involved, but first let me introduce you to the new Florida Democratic Party Team on the ground in Alachua County!
 
We are a part of Region 13 which includes, Alachua (base), and the counties in the 11th Congressional District: Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, and central Marion, as well as the far northwestern corner of Lake.

 Jelani Coleman, Regional Field Director
Region 13 Field Director is Jelani Coleman from historic Selma, Alabama., where he was a leading community activist.
 Jelani began organizing in 2016 for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign in Jacksonville, Fl. Since then he has worked for several campaigns across the country. Most recently in Virginia where Democrats took the majority, and in Mobile Alabama as a Regional Director for Mike Bloomberg campaign. Jelani has always been a loud voice for a fair and living wage as well as fighting against systemic racism. 
 
Alachua Field Organizers:  Joshua Hanson and Sheryl Eddie.

Joshua (Josh) Hanson is a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando. His involvement in Democratic politics began in 2016, volunteering to register voters. Josh was a student organizer with the Gillum Campaign, a field organizer with “Take the Majority" in Virginia and field organizer with the  Bloomberg Campaign. He is strongly passionate about LGBTQ Equality and Gun Violence Prevention.  Contact Josh at jhanson@floridadems.org.
 
Alachua County’s own, Sheryl Eddie, Precinct 37 is a Field Organizer for this cycle with FDP. Sheryl has been actively involved with the Democratic Party in Alachua County for many years where She served as Communications Chair, a member of the Democratic Executive Committee Steering Committee, and President of the Democratic Women’s Club of Alachua County (DWC). Currently, She serves as the Region 4 Chair for the Democratic Women’s Clubs of Florida.  Contact Sheryl at seddie@floridadems.org.
Virtual Phone banking
 Get involved from the comfort of your own home with virtual phone banking, texting and other ways that are safe and easy.  Help the FDP contact voters in our area for vote by mail. Josh Hanson and Sheryl Eddie will offer training. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sheryl at
seddie@floridadems.org or Josh at jhanson@floridadems.org.
Virtual DEC Candidate Forums Schedule
 
Virtual Candidate Forums
The Democratic Party is offering a candidate forum for each of the Primary Races, prior to the Primary Election on August 18. Sign up through mobilize to attend one or more of the virtual events. If you would like to submit questions for the candidates, please submit by June 12 to: acdecchair@gmail.com, be sure to indicate the Race you are submitting your question(s).

The Events are listed on the Party’s Facebook Page, Alachua County Democrats. Please sign-up for the Forum(s) at Mobilize.
 
June 18         Property Appraiser Candidates 
Mobilize:
https://www.mobilize.us/ourflorida2020/event/277949/
 
June 23         Congressional District 3 & House District 20     
Mobilize:
https://www.mobilize.us/ourflorida2020/event/278182/
 
June 25:        State Attorney
Mobilize: https://www.mobilize.us/urflorida2020/event/279275/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2964797696972871/

June 30:       Sheriff Candidates
Mobilize: https://www.mobilize.us/urflorida2020/event/279257/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599145076927844/
 
July 1          County Commission Candidates
Mobilize: https://www.mobilize.us/ourflorida2020/event/279263/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/589135051732566/
 
July 2         School Board Candidates
Mobilize: https://www.mobilize.us/ourflorida2020/event/279269/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/683920465491739/
Important Dates:
July 20 Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline
 
August 18, Primary Election Day

 November 3, General Election
  Deadline for Voter Registration, October 5, 2020
 
To request Vote by Mail Registration, call 352-374-5252
Register to Vote inline at RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov
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