The DBCF Makes Final Plans For Its Inspiring, Fact-filled 32nd Annual Conference

The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida [DBCF], under the leadership of President Henry Crespo, Sr., is making final plans for its 32nd Annual Conference with a theme

“All in to Win 2014: The Year of Action.”

Member chapters from across the state of Florida will gather at the Doubletree by Hilton at Sea World in Orlando from May 30th - June 1st for events that will include: a founders’ luncheon, workshops, a women’s roundtable breakfast, an evening gala and other activities centered on the power of the vote. And in an invitation-only meeting, publishers from the state’s Black-owned newspapers will join members of the DBCF executive board and other leading Democrats in order to secure greater support for the Black media.


“During 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.”

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.

“We have to secure a democratic process in the state of Florida so that the will of the people will rule,” Crump said. “The continuing work of the DBCF is vital because its leaders are not afraid to remind people what’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.”

“Florida faces a combination of voter apathy and political corruption that have collectively impacted recent election results,” Williams said. “That’s why it’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.”

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 Party’s infrastructure, and most loyal constituency of voter. The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is affectionately known as, (The Soul of the Party).

For more information contact DBCF 1st Vice President Lydia Hudson via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. call 813-703-2913 or visit the organization’s website, or our conference website