Based on their direct experience in St. Johns County, the original developers of the Blue Wave Coalition method are currently offering regional workshops throughout the state of Florida. The workshops engage attendees in an in-depth 5-hour training on how to form and mobilize a local coalition of existing grassroots and other organizations, establish goals based on data and evidence, and develop a tailored campaign strategy to elect progressive and democratic leaders. All materials are provided, including a notebook with templates for campaign planning and implementation. Any individual interested in furthering the BWC mission is welcome, but the leadership of organizations interested in developing local coalitions are especially encouraged to attend.
Please consult the workshop schedule below and use the links to register. The only cost is $25 to cover lunch and refreshments. If the workshop in your area has already occurred, we can refer you to the organizations forming a coalition there. For this or other information, please email BlueWaveCoalition@gmail.com.
Northeast Florida: Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties
North Central Florida: Alachua & Surrounding Counties
Southeast Florida: Palm Beach & Broward Counties
South Florida: Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties
Central Florida: Polk, Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties
West Central Florida: Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties
South Florida, Round 2: Miami-Dade and Surrounding Counties
Northwest FL/Big Bend/Panhandle: Wakulla, Santa Rosa,
Leon & Surrounding Counties (Tallahassee)
Southwest Florida: Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, Collier &
DeSoto Counties(Punta Gorda)
The training session on Saturday was terrific. Beautifully organized, well-presented, and very inspiring. I have such admiration for the work you have already done - and great appreciation for the kickstart you've given us in Duval (and Clay) to form working coalitions for 2020 that can help us all make the difference we hope to see. Thanks again for all you've done, and for the remarkably thorough and generous way you're sharing your learning with the rest of the state. Looking forward to sharing some victories with you in 2020.
Elizabeth, Duval County
Thank you for spending the day, August 4, 2019, with us in Miami and sharing your expertise in organizing for turning Florida Blue!!! Your well-organized approach was most helpful, and we will use your ideas in our quest to get good people elected!!! It is so easy to follow and adapt your well thought out plan!! Again, Thank You!!! Wishing us a Blue State and Blue Senate and House in 2020!!!
Anita, Miami-Dade County
Enjoyable, organized, informative, helpful, inspirational--this was the most useful six-hour workshop/training I've attended in quite a while. Robin Dion and Marie Garnes know what works to get people out to vote, and they shared their ideas and experiences so that others can spread the Blue Wave too. We left the meeting in an upbeat mood and with the beginnings of a plan to turn Florida blue in 2020, county by county, voter by voter. Thank you, Blue Wave Coalition! Thanks to you, we're raising the tide. (PS: I think going national with this training in some way is also a good idea.)
Heath, Alachua County
Levy County left your workshop inspired and ready to put a plan together to defeat the orange monster. We feel like we can do it with the tools we have because of your hard work! We are forever grateful. Thank you for sharing and for instilling hope for the future of Florida and or Great Country!
Stacey, Levy County