June Speaker

Susie Copeland

Susie Copeland joined the Manatee County Democratic Party in 1999 and has served as a precinct captain, secretary, and State Committee Woman. In 2003, she assisted in creating the Manatee/Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus. She has served as Secretary, Vice President, and in 2017 was elected President of that organization. In addition Susie served as Secre-tary and Treasurer of the State Democratic Black Caucus of Florida. In 2005, she was elected as President of the Manatee County NAACP, serving 5 1⁄2 years. In 2015, Susie founded and served as the first President of Manatee Bridging the Gap, Inc., started after the police killing of Michael Brown and incidents in Ferguson, MO. She also served as Co-Chair of League of Women Voters Conversation About Racism (CAR), Member and Chair of Manatee Op-portunity Council, and other organizations and groups. One of Susie’s proudest moments was when she was elected as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She served in honor of her parents who were denied this illustrious opportunity. 


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Our Next General Membership ZOOM Meeting

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

11:30 AM 

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​​​The Democratic Women's Club 

is an autonomous organization chartered by the state Democratic Women's Club. Its goal is the furtherance of women's issues. The club meets monthly for business and fellowship, and to hear talks on issues of interest to women. The Club joins with the Democratic Party of Florida in supporting candidates who support the Democratic Party and its platform.

In normal times, we meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club at 11:30 a.m.   During the current pandemic, our meetings are via Zoom. 


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