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February 2019

DPCTB’s February Meeting – Come Stump Our Endorsed Candidates

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33603 United States
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Come join the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay for our February meeting and learn about voter suppression and Amendment 4. Also, come get all the information you'll need regarding the eighteen proposed City of Tampa charter amendments. And finally, come and get to know our endorsed candidates and see if you can stump them, before they stump you! In honor of Black History Month Devan Cheaves from ACLU will discussing voter suppression through the lenses of black history, Amendment 4, and intersectionality. Also, Lynn Hurtak will be discussing the eighteen proposed City of Tampa charter amendments coming up on…

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March 2019

March Meeting: Seeking Shelter – Exploring the Affordable Housing Crisis, DPCTB elections

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33603 United States
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Students, young professionals, families, and seniors alike are increasingly facing the same reality that finding an affordable place to live is becoming harder and harder. Please join us at our next monthly meeting to explore information on affordable housing and how it effects our local communities. The meeting will feature a panel discussion with a variety of speakers who are experts, community leaders, and individuals impacted by the growing affordable housing crisis in Tampa Bay. There are many contributing factors to the affordable housing issue occurring in our neighborhoods that we will discuss with our speakers through question and answer…

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April 2019

April Meeting: Energy and the Environment

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33603 United States
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We’ve got 12 YEARS to prevent global climate catastrophe…what are YOU going to do about it? Join us at the next Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay meeting on energy and the environment to learn more about what WE ALL can do to save our planet! A panel of experts from organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy will discuss the pertinent issues that we as citizens and progressives can address with our elected representatives to ensure we lessen the negative impacts on our environment and start fostering clean energy and environmental sustenance. Be…

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May 2019

Puerto Rico Pa’lante: Moving Forward after Hurricane Maria

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Tampa Library, 2312 W Union St
Tampa, FL 33607 United States
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Our May meeting will be focused on the diaspora that occurred from Puerto Rico following the devastation that occurred after Hurricane Maria. This meeting is centered around education of our membership to allow for more engagement of the Puerto Rican community, understanding their issues, and the larger context of inclusion within the Democratic party and our caucus. We are very excited to have Director Kristian Mercado Figueroa, whose narrative music video "Hurray for the Riff Raff - Pa'lante" was winner of the Jury Award (music video) at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and details life in Puerto…

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June 2019

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party/ DPCTB June Meeting

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Glory Days Grill Florida (Brandon, FL), 11310 Causeway Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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Please come to the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay June meeting which will be a DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY!!! The first Democratic Presidential Debate of 2020 is set to span two nights. June 26 and June 27th. Each debate will feature 10 Democratic presidential candidates. Our June meeting date falls on the second night of the two-night Democratic Presidential Debates, so please join us for a night of lively discussion, enthusiastic cheering, adult beverages, tasty snacks, a few hearty belly laughs and the comradery of fellow progressives intent on changing the world for the better! Please come out…

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July 2019

July Meeting: Fixing A Broken System

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33618 United States
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Attention: LOCATION CHANGE. This meeting will be held at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library in north Tampa. The address is: 2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618 Come join the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay for our July meeting, which will be focused all around criminal justice reform locally. Hillsborough County's own state attorney Andrew Warren will be one of our guest speakers. He will update us on his ‘rocket docket’ plan to restore felons’ voting rights, as well as criminal justice reform in Hillsborough. We will also have other guest speakers from different organizations who are all…

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August 2019

DPCTB Karaoke Fundraiser Party!

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Compton Park, 16101 Compton Dr
Tampa, 33647 United States
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  Click here to buy tickets Please join us for a karaoke party to benefit the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay on August 16th at 6:00pm.  Each ticket is $25.00.

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Primaries & Caucuses: Who Participates?

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33603 United States
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Do you want to understand the difference between caucuses and primaries? Are you curious how the demographics would switch if Florida opened up their primaries? Do you just want to understand more about the electoral process? Then the DPCTB's August meeting is for you! Our meeting will include some some education on the different ways that states choose their candidates/nominees, and then we'll focus in on the current pushes to change the way Florida's primaries work. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer will be in attendance to help define the differences in primary systems. Also in attendance will be…

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September 2019

September Meeting – Family Planning

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33603 United States
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Join us this month to discuss the politics of Family Planning. Discussion from panelists from Progress Florida, Planned Parenthood and other advocates and health care professionals. The discussion will include legislative updates, the racism health gap, the current methods for teaching family planning in schools, and more. You won't want to miss this meeting!

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November 2019

DPCTB Friendsgiving

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Dirty Shame, 1929 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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Thank you for struggling with us to make our corner of Florida a place where people from all backgrounds can live in safety and prosperity with hope for a brighter tomorrow. We'd like to invite you to a holiday mixer with no asks and no agenda other than to enjoy each other's company as we rejuvenate before we turn Florida blue in 2020! Please RSVP with the link below! Each RSVP is for 1 person and includes food, water, and soda. Please purchase libations from the bartender on the patio. Parking can be found in the lot behind the venue.…

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