â€œDuring the three-day conference we will lead our members in taking up the charge issued by President Obama urging citizens of all races and genders to take steps that will ensure full political, economic and educational equality as promised in the U.S. Constitution.â€
Speakers and presenters for the conference will include: Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL); FL Attorney Benjamin Crump; noted attorney, educator and activist, Junius W. Williams; and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Family members representing Blacks victimized and unfairly protected as a result of current Florida laws will also share their concerns.
â€œWe have to secure a democratic process in the state of Florida so that the will of the people will rule,â€ Crump said. â€œThe continuing work of the DBCF is vital because its leaders are not afraid to remind people whatâ€™s at stake in the upcoming elections. As for the Democratic Party, they would be wise to recognize the power of the Black vote. Our vote still matters.â€
â€œFlorida faces a combination of voter apathy and political corruption that have collectively impacted recent election results,â€ Williams said. â€œThatâ€™s why itâ€™s incumbent upon those who claim to be leaders to focus on the issues that impact Blacks the most and then push for what is right and just.â€
The DBCF was established in 1983 to increase the political power for Black Democrats and presently represents the interest of over a million Black Democrats in the State of Florida. The DBCF is an integral part of the Florida Democratic Partyâ€™s infrastructure, and most loyal constituency of voter. The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is affectionately known as, (The Soul of the Party).