Tomorrow, June 1, we recognize the beginning of Pride Month! This June, we celebrate the vibrant and resilient LGBTQ+ community, honoring their contributions, recognizing their struggles, and reaffirming our commitment to equality and justice for all. As Democrats, we stand together in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and neighbors, championing policies that promote inclusion, protect rights, and ensure that every individual can live authentically and without fear.

As we move through the month of June, we will also acknowledge and celebrate Juneteenth, a significant day in our nation’s history. Juneteenth, observed on June 19th, commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the United States, marking the true end of slavery in our country. Democrats of Indian River will participate in the Juneteenth event held in Gifford on Thursday, June 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Volunteers will set up a table with information on voter registration, requesting a mail-in-ballot, and more. Stop by and say hello! If you are interested in volunteering for this event please email our Vice Chair of Outreach, Bob Bruner, at