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The Manatee LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  

See our Meetings page for more information, and our Events page for other current events and announcements!

The Manatee LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is pleased to endorse Harold E. Byrd, Jr. for election to the Manatee County School Board-District 2!  

We’re proud to offer our name to the growing list of individuals and organizations who support Mr. Byrd’s efforts to improve education for all, including those within our LGBTQ+ community.

We’re also pleased to note that we’ve updated our organization’s name from LGBTA to LGBTQ+.

October 21, 2022, Manatee LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus – Our Caucus held our regular monthly board meeting on October 10th and our membership meeting on Wednesday, October 19th. Our featured speaker was Adam Hattersley, Democratic candidate for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. His presentation and subsequent discussion with our members were highly informative and well received.

We held a special membership meeting on October 6th and endorsed Harold E. Byrd, a candidate for the position of School Board representative for District 2 in Manatee County. We were pleased to have endorsed a candidate so well deserving of our support. This was our first endorsement ever. Hopefully, there will be many more in the future.

During the past month, our members have continued efforts to get out the vote, including participation in canvassing, phoning, texting, and email campaigns. Members have signed up for poll watching and poll worker opportunities. We held another well attended 1st Sunday social gathering at a local brewery. We will hold our next social on Sunday, November 6th.

We will host a table at the Sarasota Pride festival on Saturday, October 21st.

We look forward to next month’s membership meeting on Wednesday, November 16th when we’ll have a discussion on the results of the recently completed election and will prepare for our December holiday party.

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