Crowd Celebrates the First Birthday of Young Democrats

Megan Hoots, Chair of the Florida Young Democrats of Indian River (FYDIR), welcomed a crowd of about 60 celebrants to the organization’s first birthday party at the Irish-American Society in Vero Beach.  Kevin Lureau and Bob Lusk provided live music for the festivities.

Three political candidates greeted the crowd, including Nicole Haagenson who is running for the Florida House Seat in District 54.

Photographer Tanya Harrington captured images of participants to record the Blue Wave 2018.

It has been a busy year for the FYDIR.  This year they screened several documentaries for the public, including the documentary 13th, and collected over 500 signatures for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.  They sponsored a successful I Have A Dream march on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech which has spawned the making of a Unity Quilt to be auctioned off for scholarships.  They participated in Treasure Coast Pride Fest and have brought attention to LGBTQ rights.  Finally, they helped identify and support candidates for the 2018 election and successfully stirred Democratic sentiments for equality.

Megan Hoots commented on the Florida Young Democrats first year in Indian River County,

“We are growing, we are organized, and we are motivated to win in 2018.”

At the end of the evening, Hoots presented a portrait of the late Parris Westbrook to the Democratic Executive Committee Vice-Chair.  The portrait will hang in the Parris Westbrook Conference Room in the new Democratic Headquarters at 2345 14th Avenue in Vero Beach.

Congratulations FYDIRC!  #fydirturns1 was a smashing success!