While communities of color may be in a flurry of disappointment at the current state of America’s government, agents of change are in action. The Duval County Democratic Black Caucus are one such grassroots organization at the forefront of making sure voters are educated and aware in the decisions they make.
The Caucus recently presented the Jacksonville Free Press with a certificate of recognition for their journalism acumen providing news and views to the African American Diaspora. Associate Editor Lynn Jones-Paulin spoke to the members at their monthly meeting to provide information on Black Press history and how the organization can become more engaged.
The Caucus purpose is to stimulate a participating interest in public affairs that will foster better and more representative government and to promote the principles of the Democratic Party. The Caucus unites talent and opportunity to facilitate voter participation and turnout and building voter capacity and election success through educational forums. The Duval County Chapter of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is open to all registered Democrats in Florida who support the objectives of the State Caucus. Meetings are every first Tuesday at the Highlands Library located at 1826 Dunn Avenue. Shown l-r is DCDBC President Michael McDowell, Lynn Jones-Paulin, member Hazel Gillis (holding award) Treasurer James Morton and member Philip Miner.