Leadership Blue Gubernatorial Forum — Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

Leadership Blue Gubernatorial Forum

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Democratic Progressive Caucus Invites You to the First Gubernatorial Forum

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is proud to host the first Gubernatorial Forum leading up to the 2018 election for Florida Governor! Join us on Saturday, June 17 at 3pm at the Diplomat Beach Resort (3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019), room Ballroom 3.

The Forum will take place during the Florida Democratic Party’s annual Leadership Blue weekend. It is free to attend and open to all Democrats. Space is limited.

Participating candidates are Tallahassee Mayor Andrew GillumChris King, and former Congresswoman Gwen Graham. The forum will be moderated by former State Representative Keith Fitzgerald and will specifically focus on their approaches to state policy.

We are planning to livestream the event on our DPCF Facebook page for those unable to attend. If wifi or cell coverage is not available, we will post a recording as soon as possible.

RSVP via Facebook here. DPCF t-shirts will be available for purchase outside of the Forum. Let’s turn the Governor’s mansion blue!


FDP’s Leadership Blue Weekend

Leadership Blue is the Florida Democratic Party’s premiere fundraising event. The keynote speaker at Saturday night’s dinner is former Vice-President Joe Biden. Tickets are still available here through the party for $300.

Other meetings, panels, and trainings will be held during the weekend (see below). These sessions are open to all Democrats and there is no charge to attend. All events are held at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL.

Tentative Weekend Schedule June 16th – June 18th, 2017


Friday, June 16th, 2017

3PM-4PM – State Officer and DNC Members Meeting, Room 220
3PM-4PM – Affirmative Action Committee Meeting, Room 214

4PM-5PM – State Caucus Presidents Meeting, Room 220

5PM-6PM – Committee on Clubs and Caucuses, Room 214

7PM-9PM Welcome Reception Dance Party, Atlantic Ballroom 1, Hosted by the DCCA

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

9AM-10AM – Rules Training (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 – An introduction to Robert’s Rules of Order and the process and procedures needed to run an effective meeting.

10AM-11AM – Ideas for Action: 2017 Janet Reno Challenge Grant Presentations (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 – A forum on new ideas and best practices presented by our 2017 Janet Reno Challenge Grant recipients.

11AM-4PM – AdHoc Committee on Rules and Bylaws, Diplomat Ballroom 2
11AM- 12:30PM – Our Voice, Our Issues: Panel on Intersectionality (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 A candid panel discussion on the intersections of race, culture, and the issues affecting our state.
11AM-12PM – LGBTA Caucus, Rooms 212 & 213
11AM-12PM – Labor Caucus, Room 216
11AM-12PM – Black Caucus, Room 307
11AM-12PM – Young Dems, Room 214

12PM-1PM – Joint Legislative Liaison Committee & Hispanic Caucus, Rooms 212 & 213
12PM-1PM – Senior Caucus, Room 216
12PM-1PM – VAN Training: Basic and Advanced, Room 307
12PM-1PM – American Muslim Democratic Caucus, Room 214

1PM-2:30PM – The Resistance Panel (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 A discussion on protests, direct action, and coordinating to make change.
1PM-2PM – Small County Coalition, Rooms 212 & 213
1PM-2PM – Disability Caucus, Room 216
1PM-2PM – Women’s Caucus, Room 307
1PM-2PM – Caucus of American Jews, Room 214

2PM-3PM -Veteran’s Caucus, Rooms 212 & 213
2PM-3PM – Haitian American Caucus, Room 216
2PM-3PM – Environmental Caucus, Room 214

3PM-4:30PM Gubernatorial Candidate Forum (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 Hosted by the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida.  

5PM-7PM Dinner Registration & Ticket Pick Up, Diplomat Ballroom 1

6PM-7PM Chair’s Reception, Great Hall Foyer

7PM-9PM – 2017 Leadership Blue Gala Great Hall 3-6 Featuring Keynote Speaker Former Vice President Joe Biden

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

8AM-9AM – State Central Committee Registration, Diplomat Ballroom 3

9AM-11AM – State Central Committee Meeting, Diplomat Ballroom 3

11AM-12PM – Candidate Recruitment Training (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 – A how-to primer on identifying strong candidates and avoiding the pitfalls of campaigns entering the start-up phase.

12PM-1PM – How to Talk to Your Neighbors (RSVP) Diplomat Ballroom 3 Strategies and tips for peer-organizing and developing projects and plans to fully engage your members.
We look forward to seeing you on June 17 at the DPCF Gubernatorial Forum!

Prepared in-house by the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

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