The Sarasota Environmental Caucus meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at Democratic Headquarters, 7358 S. Tamiami Trail at 6:30PM. (In July and January the General Meeting is held in North Port.)

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 7: North County Caucus Meeting

Where:

Democratic HQ | 7358 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231

When: May 7, 6:30pm

Cost: Free!

Speaker: Cathy Antunes

Cathy Antunes is host of “The Detail”, a radio show about local politics, on WSLR 96.5 fm.  She blogs on local political issues, writes a monthly column for SRQ Daily, and her guest columns have appeared in numerous newspapers.  Cathy has served on a number of local boards including the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA).  She recently organized the community effort to Save Lido Pavilion.
 
Cathy earned a BA in history with a concentration in economics at the University of Virginia.  She was Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) test prep instructor and a realtor in the state of Virginia before embarking on a 20 year executive sales career spanning three Fortune 500 companies.  Her sales results were consistently among the top in her region and the nation, winning her multiple regional and national awards, and assignments as a national brand advisor.  She holds a masters degree in theology.
 
Born in New York City and raised in Westchester County, Cathy’s education and time as a military spouse provided the opportunity to reside in numerous US cities, which sparked her interest in local politics.   Her past domiciles include Manhattan, Charlottesville, VA, Kailua, HI, San Antonio, TX, Summit, NJ, Newport News, VA, Garrett Park, MD, and Pittsburgh, PA before finally settling in Sarasota, FL, where she has now resided for 20 years.
 
Cathy is married to Jose Antunes and two sons, two stepsons and one stepdaughter.

 

Monday, May 13: Central County Caucus Meeting

Where:

Democratic HQ | 7358 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231

When: May 13, 6:30pm

Cost: Free!

Speaker: Dr. Doreen Dupont

Dr. Doreen Dupont will be presenting former Vice President Al Gore’s slideshow on the climate crisis.  Doreen is a retired physician.  She recently graduated as a Climate Reality Leader and is a credentialed member of the press and broadcasts weekly on WWPR 1490 AM out of Bradenton to Tampa Bay. Doreen is also a member of the Sarasota County Democratic Environmental Caucus and a Board Member of the Sarasota Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus.

Doreen has a BS in Communication Arts from Cornell University School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an MD through The Autonomous University Of Guadalajara in Mexico and Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Doreen is also a Sarasota County Water Steward and a Lifetime Member of the Sierra Club.
 
 

Monday, June 10: Central County Caucus Meeting

Where:

Democratic HQ | 7358 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231

When: June 10, 6:30pm

Cost: Free!

Susan Smith is the past president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, which she co-founded in 2011 along with a dedicated group of Florida progressives. Prior to her caucus work, Susan served as an organizer for Democracy for America Tampa Bay, and Chair of the Campaign and Legislative Committees for the Hillsborough County DEC. She serves as Training Director for the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida and is a member of the Florida Democratic Party Legislative Liaison Committee. 
Susan is Acting Chair of the Florida Progressives Political Committee, a member of the Advisory Boards of Progress Florida and Campaign Greenhouse. She also volunteers with gun safety advocacy groups and the parent-led public education support community. Susan formerly served as secretary of Tampa Tiger Bay Club.
Susan is married to Norwood Smith, and is the mother of two adult sons. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and is a former teacher.