On Tuesday, The Florida Democratic Party announced the line-up for the sold-out 2018 Leadership Blue Gala, which will include the keynote speaker Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Chair, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn, and Senator Bill Nelson.
“We are so excited to welcome Leader Clyburn, and our keynote, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association Governor Jay Inslee to speak to Florida Democrats, as we look to elect a Democratic Governor for the first time in 24 years,” said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo. “This weekend couldn’t come at a more important time. We are so excited for this opportunity for Democrats across the state to come together to strategize, train, and prepare to turn Florida blue in 2018.”
The sold-out event is being held this coming weekend in Hollywood, Florida, and will include grassroots training, strategy meetings with Democratic caucuses and clubs, and Saturday night’s Gala.
“Florida has long seen the harmful effects of failed Republican policies, and after eight years of Rick Scott, Florida is ready to elect a Democrat to lead their state,” said DGA Chair and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee. “Florida Democrats are fired up to take back the governorship and win up and down the ballot. I’m so honored to speak with Florida Democrats about working to win this critical gubernatorial race, re-electing Senator Bill Nelson, winning races up-and-down the ballot, and moving our nation forward.”
Democratic legislators and candidates from across the state will speak at the event, including the five Gubernatorial candidates, Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King and Philip Levine, as well as special guests like Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher Kat Posada.
The Florida Democratic Party is partnering with ActBlue and the National Democratic Training Committee for a two-day series of in depth campaign trainings centered around fundraising, messaging, digital, and organizing.