Membership

There are two classes of membership in the Manatee LGBTA Democratic Caucus:  1) Caucus Friends; and, 2) Caucus Members.

Caucus Friends and Caucus Members are Democrats who are supportive of the Caucus’ mission, goals, and ideals.

Caucus Members and Caucus Friends may be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, or two-spirit person, or may be a heterosexual, straight, or other supportive ally.

1)  Caucus Friends (non-voting)

A Manatee LGBTA Democratic Caucus Friend is a natural person who supports the purpose and mission of the Caucus but who does not wish to be — or may be ineligible to be — a full voting member.

A Caucus Friend holds a limited form of membership in, involvement with, and support for the Caucus.  Caucus Friends are encouraged to attend, speak at, participate in, and otherwise assist the Caucus in Caucus meetings, on Caucus Committees, and in Caucus events, actions, and activities.  Caucus Friends may not vote on Caucus or Caucus committee business.

Some examples of Caucus Friends:

  1. You are not a legal resident of Manatee County, Florida (requirements for Caucus Members);
  2. You are not registered to vote in Manatee County, Florida (a requirement for Caucus members);
  3. You are not registered to vote as a Democrat (a requirement for Caucus members);
  4. You are unable to attend most monthly Caucus meetings (your standard membership would count negatively against a quorum for the purposes of conducting Caucus business); or
  5. You are any other Democrat who subscribes to the purpose and mission of the chapter but for whatever reason(s) you do not wish to be a full voting member.

Caucus Friend Dues

Caucus Friend (non-voting) – Annual Dues:  $15 (individual) or $25 (household).  You may also wish to contribute an additional amount by joining at the Booster ($30/$50), Sponsor ($75/125), or Benefactor ($150/200) levels.

Join Now as a Caucus Friend (non-voting)

Join now using PayPal:

Caucus Friend (Non-Voting) Membership options
  • Caucus Friend – Standard level (individual) : $15    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Friend – Standard level (household) : $25   subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Friend – Booster level (individual) : $30    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Friend – Booster level (household) : $50    subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Friend – Sponsor level (individual) : $75   subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Friend – Sponsor level (household) : $125    subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Friend – Benefactor level (individual) : $150    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Friend – Benefactor level (household) : $200    subscribe button - PayPal
Please note: All memberships auto-renew annually.  You may deselect this option in your PayPal account after you have purchased your membership.  

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2) Caucus Members (voting)

Membership in the Manatee LGBTA Democratic Caucus as a voting Caucus Member is open to Democrats registered to vote in Manatee County, Florida.  Caucus Members may be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, or two-spirit person, or may be a heterosexual, straight, or other supportive ally.

Caucus Members hold a voting form of membership in, involvement with, and support for the Caucus.  Caucus Members are encouraged to regularly attend, speak at, participate in, and otherwise assist the Caucus in Caucus meetings, on Caucus Committees, and in Caucus events, actions, and activities.  Caucus Members may vote on Caucus and Caucus committee business.

Please only select this membership type if:

  1. You are a legal resident of both Florida and Manatee County, and
  2. You are currently registered to vote in Manatee County, Florida, and
  3. You are registered to vote as a Democrat, and
  4. You plan to attend nearly all monthly meetings (as a Caucus Member, you will be counted as part of a quorum for the purposes of conducting Caucus business; if you cannot attend nearly all Caucus meetings, please consider a Caucus Friend (non-voting) membership instead).

Caucus Member Dues

Caucus Member (voting) – Annual Dues:  $15 (individual) or $25 (household).   You may also wish to contribute an additional amount by joining at the Booster ($30/$50), Sponsor ($75/125), or Benefactor ($150/200) levels.

A discounted Student rate is available ($5, individual only); you may only select this option if you are a full-time student or your primary current occupation is student.

Join Now as a Voting Caucus Member 

Join the Caucus now using PayPal:

Caucus Member (Voting) Membership options
  • Caucus Member – Standard level (individual) : $15    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Member – Standard level (household) : $25    subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Member – Booster level (individual) : $30    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Member – Booster level (household) : $50    subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Member – Sponsor level (individual) : $75    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Member – Sponsor level (household) : $125    subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Member – Benefactor level (individual) : $150    subscribe button - PayPal
  • Caucus Member – Benefactor level (household) : $200    subscribe button - PayPal

 

  • Caucus Member – Student rate (individual only) : $5  subscribe button - PayPal  (You may only select this option if you are a full-time student or your primary current occupation is student. Please bring proof of your student status to the next meeting).
*Please note: All memberships auto-renew annually.  You may deselect this option in your PayPal account after you have purchased your membership.

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More Information

Please feel free to send an email with any questions about membership, dues, or other Caucus matters.

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