Lake County Democrats
From Nancy Hurlbert, Chair of LCDP It is incredibly important that Democrats here in Lake County are active and participatory so we demonstrate to the “other side” that we are here and have a voice.
Being A Democrat
Why are you a Democrat? What values do you share with other Democrats? How has being a Democrat impacted your life? It’s stories like yours that shape the Democratic Party.
You Can Help
We need you! The Lake County Democratic Executive Committee, (DEC), meets at 6 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St., Tavares, Fl .
Days Until 2020 General Election
Building a strong Democratic base of voters
This strong base is accomplished through individual Precinct Committeemen/women who are responsible for contacting Democratic voters in their precinct for the purpose of recruiting volunteers, keeping them informed about current issues and turning out the vote for each election.
It is with a heavy heart that we learned the news of Elijah Cummings passing, a warrior for peace, justice, and equality. We will continue to strive to live up demand that ,”We can do better.”
The following story appeared in the Washington Post. Elijah Cummings was a man of conviction. We will miss him.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader and regular Trump target, dies at 68
His office cites ‘complications concerning longstanding health challenges’
Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland who gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House, his calming effect on anti-police riots in Baltimore, and his forceful opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump, died early Thursday morning at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate in Baltimore. He was 68.
After undergoing an unspecified medical procedure, the Democratic leader did not return to his office this week, the Baltimore Sun reported. A statement from his office said that he had passed away due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”
Born to a family of Southern sharecroppers and Baptist preachers, Mr. Cummings grew up in the racially fractured Baltimore of the 1950s and 1960s. At 11, he helped integrate a local swimming pool while being attacked with bottles and rocks. “Perry Mason,” the popular TV series about a fictional defense lawyer, inspired him to enter the legal profession.
“Many young men in my neighborhood were going to reform school,” he told the East Texas Review. “Though I didn’t completely know what reform school was, I knew that Perry Mason won a lot of cases. I also thought that these young men probably needed lawyers.”
Read the rest of the article on Diane Ravitch’s blog. This was originally posted by the Washington Post.
Lake County Florida Confederate Statue Awareness
The Lake County Historical Society and Lake County Commission have decided to import and install a Confederate Monument in our county.
We believe that this Jim Crow era monument created by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1922 is not representative of the current values of our community. In August of 2019, over 400 Lake County citizens gathered in a peaceful protest march to let our officials know that they are not acting in our best interest but our officials are not listening to the voices of the people and are moving forward with their plans.
Please help us spread the word to our community – we do not want this monument in our county! It belongs to the State of Florida and should continue to represent the entire state at either in Olustee at the Civil Ward Battlefield State Park or the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee.
We plan to purchase newspaper advertising, Facebook posts, or billboards in the community as our budget allows.
You can visit our web page at https://lcvor.net/.
Lake County Democratic Party Blue Gala 2019
- Strengthening not weakening Social Security & Medicare for our kids & grandkids.
- Uniting, not destroying, immigrant families who contribute to our economy.
- Preserving our environment for the future, not exploiting it for profit today.
- Expanding, not crippling, public education & affordable health care.
- Fighting for wage fairness, not helping “Wall Street” gouge our economy.
- Protecting, not denying civil & voting rights for ALL Americans.
Sign Up To Volunteer
Volunteers are the life blood of the Lake Democrats. We have different volunteer opportunities that can fit your schedual and skill set.
Sign Up For Events
Use Mobilize America to sign up for local events and volunteer opportunities. Join us in making a difference today!
Register To Vote
Click here to register to vote or update your voter information. You can also make sure that your voter information is correct.
Check out the Lake County Democratic Party store. We offer unique items that you will be proud to own.
Run For Something
Do you know what it takes to be a good public servant? Do you care about your community? Do you have a passion for democracy ?
Find Your Precinct
Are you unsure of your voting precinct? Check now! Don’t forget if you have moved to update your voter information.
Lake County Democratic Party Operational Fund
This fund is used for a variety of purposes that allow us to build our presence throughout Lake County and encourage community participation in the democratic process. Your donation will go towards operating costs such as the rent and maintenance of our headquarters in Mount Dora, supporting our Get Out The Vote efforts, canvassing and more. Your donations make all the difference. Stop by our office and see how we've put your donation to work!
Donate today to support your Lake County Candidates
This fund is devoted entirely to the support of the campaigns of your local Democratic candidates. Lake County Democratic candidates fill out an application with the Lake County Democratic Party to be considered. Then our steering committee considers each application and awards the funds to the candidates to encourage their success. Often these funds give our local candidates the extra dollars they need for that final push to get elected.
What People Are Saying
The world always moves to the left on social and human rights issues. On women’s rights, minority rights, voting rights, capital punishment, health care and gay rights.
I choose to be a part of the Democratic Party to help make sure that my grandchildren and future generations have access to affordable healthcare, live in a cleaner environment and have the benefit of a good and affordable education.