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Marion County DEC Monthly Meetings

Marion County DEC meetings are held the first Monday of the month via video conference. Email to request a link to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

4 Corners Pro-Choice Rally

october 2nd women's pro-choice march image

Sat., Oct. 2 10 a.m. to Noon

A pro-choice rally will take place at the Corners of Pine Ave/Silver Springs Blvd & Pine Ave/10th Street in Ocala from 10 am to Noon on Oct 2 to support the nationwide Women’s March to oppose the Texas abortion law. This is a national rally organized by the Women’s March but locally hosted by the Democratic Women’s Club of Marion County.

Make and brings signs like the following:

  • My Body, My Choice. My Country, My Voice.
  • Activism is my Rent for Living on this Planet.
  • Empowered Women Empower Women
  • We Need to Talk About the Elephant in the Womb
  • Roe vs Wade was the End of Women Dying From Abortions
  • Women’s Rights ARE Human Rights
  • Stop the War on Women
  • Why Do the Wants of a Few Outweigh the Rights of Many
  • Real Men Support Women’s Rights

You can order a Women’s March for Reproductive Rights t-shirt in Royal Blue to wear at the march from this Amazon here: 

This event is NOT sponsored by the Marion County DEC.

Free, Virtual Precinct Captain and Voter Registration Training

four people at voter registration table

Oct. 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Find out what PCs do and learn what you need to know to register voters.

The DEC has been very fortunate to have a number of talented and enthusiastic Democrats who have volunteered to be Precinct Captains. All new Precinct Captains must receive training on their new role within their community. LaVonda McCandless will provide the Precinct Captain training. 

One of the roles of a Precinct Captain is to register new voters, so we will also be providing the required training on voter registration and vote-by-mail registration. Bert Perkins will provide the voter registration training.

The combined training will be via Zoom on Wednesday October 13 at 6:30 p.m. This training is open to all Precinct Captains no matter when first elected. It is also open to anyone who would like to know more about what a Precinct Captain’s role is. If you can attend, please register here: The Zoom meeting link will be included in your confirmation email on October 12.

Past Events

Voter Rights Rally and March

August 28, 2021

voting rights rally participants at ocala gazebo

The Baseball Leagues of Yesteryear Annual Homecoming Voter Registration Event

June 26, 2021

four precinct captains
registration table


2020 Coordinated Campaign Awards Night

November 14, 2020

people at dining tables
lavonda and mary ann
kathy accepting award
kathy davis speaking
mike davis and mary ann lambert
lynn with gift and lavonda
fran with certificate
fran accepting award
guille, mary ann, and lee
robin receiving certificate
mary ann speaking with lee watching
dan dildy speaking
linda hill with gift

Ridin’ With Biden Car Caravan #3: McPherson Complex

October 31, 2020

wayne namey and car caravan

Literature Drop in Silver Springs Shores

October 18, 2020

group of volunteers standing outside
four volunteers working at a table
woman with biden-harris sign talking to man

Micanopy Sign Waving

October 17, 2020

two women with signs
sign wavers

Women’s March for Justice

October 17, 2020

several women at downtown ocala gazeebo
women on the sqaure
women on the square
preparing for the event at the gazeebo

Biden Sign Waving Anti-Trump Rally

October 16, 2020

four sign wavers posing at event
veterans for biden woman standing with flag and wheelchari

Biden Day at Publix in Dunnellon and Hwy 41 Sign Waving

October 15, 2020

group of shoppers with biden shirts outside grocery
black pickup truck with biden sign and flags
sign wavers on highway 41

Micanopy Sign Planting and Waving

October  11, 2020

people at outdoor event
people holding signs outdoors
adam christensen with congressional sign outdoors

Hispanic Outreach Day — Little Mexico

October 11, 2020

woman at table preparing door canvassing materials
woman outside with biden harris sign
man outside with biden harris sign

Sign Waving at Rose’s/Friendship Center

October 6, 2020

line of sign wavers
sign wavers

Sign Waving at Big Lots

October 6, 2020

row of sign waving people
three men with masks and biden signs
man with biden harris sign and man with large flag

Ridin’ With Biden Car Caravan #2: Marion Oaks

October 2, 2020

decorated cars in parking lot
black car with signs
decorated truck leading car caravan out of parking lot

Voter Registration at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church

September 27, 2020

woman with black cap at voter registration table
woman with white cap at voter registration table
three women at voter registration table

Biden Harris Sign Waving

September 26, 2020

long line of biden harris sign wavers
woman with biden harris sign wearing political t-shirt
two biden harris sign wavers

Ridin’ With Biden Car Caravan

September 18, 2020

car caravan parking lot overhead view
four people standing in red truck with biden signs
cars with signs for biden caravan

Voter Registration

September 19, 2020

four people registering voters outside

Black Lives Matter Protest

September 16, 2020

trump flag at black lives matter protest in ocala florida
couple with end racism justice now sign

Postcard Stamping/Addressing Party

September 13, 2020

older woman volunteer stamping postcard
woman in purple shirt labeling postcard
four women working on postcards
slate card with candidate endorsements and amendment recommendations

Biden/Harris Day at Publix

September 2, 2020

two women in grocery wearing democrat t-shirts and masks
two women wearing democrat biden t-shirts and masks

Democrat Pride Biden Rally

August 5, 2020

girls with biden for president signs
woman wearing white mask with biden for president sign
woman wearing blue shirt with biden for president sign
two women holding signs above head at biden rally
Marion County Democratic Party

Marion County Voter Registration at the Martin Luther King March

January 2020

voter registration tent

Ocala Women’s March—Over 200 local women participated!

January 2017

women's march group photo at gazebo