We are a multi-partisan group of more than 700 residents. We organized in 2017 to resist the Trump agenda and fought to defend our social programs, especially healthcare, and our democracy. We also worked hard in the 2018 and 2020 elections, making Trump a one-term president.
Englewood Indivisible members live throughout all of Englewood in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, as well as Placida, Rotonda West, North Port, the Gulf Coves and nearby Port Charlotte. We invite you to join us as we reach out to the community, campaign for change, and enjoy socializing together. We are working and connecting virtually now, but look forward to resuming our coffee hours, happy hours and dinners in a post-Covid future. Englewood Indivisible is one of the hundreds of Indivisible groups that sprang up around the country after the 2016 election. We are affiliated with the Indivisible Florida Network and Swing Left.
Sarasota County School Board elections are county-wide, despite each member representing a district. Furthermore, the elections are non-partisan and voting during the August primary usually determines the winner. So this is the time to support these candidates!
Dawnyelle Singleton has filed for the District 1 School Board seat, challenging Bridget Ziegler who has been involved with the disruptive parents who campaigned against masking. Her website is Singleton4schoolboard.com. You can donate to her campaign there. Her Facebook page is @ElectSingleton.
Nora Cietek is running for the Sarasota County School Board. She is running for the District 5 seat now held by our member Jane Goodwin, who has endorsed her. Please everyone visit her website, ElectNora.com, and sign her petition. You can also donate and sign up to follow her campaign.
Despite a big vote for single-member Commission districts in Sarasota County 2018 election, County Commissioners placed a deceptive measure to repeal single-member districts on the March 8, 2022 1-mil School referendum ballot.
On March 8th, despite huge spending by Republican-linked shady-money PACs, on Tuesday, March 8th, county voters rebuked the Republican commissioners and voted to keep single-member districts by 56,868 to 42,523, a stunning 57% to 42% victory -- perhaps even sufficient to keep the commissioners from further attempts to manipulate elections.
Kudos to the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections and Citizens for District Power, which led the winning campaign.