2018 Florida Video Voter Guide

Detailed video overviews of each of the proposed ammendments to Florida’s constitution with commentarty by Adrian Moore from the Reason Foundation

Our Founder Responds to Allegations of Racism

Disagreeing with you does not make me racist. A video response to the local social justice warriors who are slandering my name and attacking my credibility. Please share this message with them if you know them.

Explore video coverage of our recent town hall event

Explore the different videos from our recent town hall event and learn more about how we are creatively connecting the local community.

Matt Sperling Defends His Right To Drink And Drive

Explore a surprising string of emails that show candidate for Sarasota City Commission Matt Sperling defending his right to drive after drinking.

Sit Down With City Manager Tom Barwin

A deep dive into the state of Sarasota with City Manager Tom Barwin.

Meet The Candidates for Sarasota City Commission 2017

Meet your candidates for Sarasota City Commission. Click to watch candidate interviews and learn more about the upcoming Sarasota City election in March.

The State of Sarasota – A Town Hall Event

Harvey Milk Festival 2016

Learn more about the 7th annual Harvey Milk Festival in Sarasota Florida. An event that commemorates equality and those who work to make it a reality.

Increase Voter Turnout In Sarasota City Elections

We are making it easy to keep up with everything that matters about Sarasota. In a voice that is focused on a younger voter demographic.


Civics Happy Hour–Decide The Date

Join us for a Civics Happy Hour! Join us on Tuesday, February 20th at Amore Restaurant to learn about Decide The Date, a local initiative to allow voters to decide if they wish to move City elections to the Fall. Greater Sarasota Chamber President, Kevin Cooper, will present the proposed amendment, why this issue matters, and how to get involved. Enjoy lite bites and drink specials from Amore Restaurant while discussing this important community conversation.

FREE event, but SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP to ensure your seat:

For questions, please contact YPG Coordinator, Mimi Cirbusova, at or (941) 556-4038.

YPG Common Grounds with Ron Turner

Join us Wednesday, January 24th for our Common Grounds series event! We’ll be talking with Ron Turner, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections about voting, the importance of the young professional voice in local elections, and how you can make a difference in voter turnout. Enjoy coffee and pastries while learning how you can make a difference in Sarasota!

Be sure to RSVP to this FREE event:

Have questions? Please contact YPG Coordinator, Mimi Cirbusova, at or (941) 556-4038.

YPG Common Grounds with Hagen Brody

Join us Thursday, November 2nd for our first Common Grounds event! We’ll be talking with Hagen Brody, Sarasota City Commissioner at-Large about the importance of young professionals engagement in our local government, what’s happening in the City of Sarasota, and how you can get involved in a meaningful way. Enjoy coffee and pastries while learning how you can make a difference in Sarasota. Thank you to our hosts, Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen!

Be sure to RSVP to this FREE event:

Have questions? Please contact YPG Coordinator, Mimi Cirbusova, at or (941) 556-4038.

Engage Sarasota: Constitutional Officers & Sheriff

FORUM: Behind the Scenes – Constitutional Officers & Sheriff

Take this occasion to get to know the Sarasota Property Appraiser, Clerk of the Court, Sarasota Tax Collector, Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, Public Defender, State Attorney and Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections, and all they do. Come prepared with your questions!

Host Sponsor: Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office


Foxall For Florida Campaign Launch

Join the #FoxallForFlorida campaign for our biggest event yet!

Alison Foxall has officially qualified for the February 13, 2018 FL HD 72 Special Election and we are ready to kickoff this campaign with an epic celebration.

Join Alison’s family, friends and supporters for a special announcement from Alison as well as a few special guests, like Randy Wiseman, Libertarian for Florida Governor!

Pick up campaign literature & get a photo with Alison. Light refreshments will be provided.

The public is welcome to attend this event.

Contributions to support the campaign can be made at or by check to:

Foxall For Florida
3518 Prado rive
Sarasota, FL 34235

Stop the Dispensary Ban

City planners and police have been considering new rules to regulate and allow dispensaries in Sarasota, in certain limited circumstances, since before voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana last fall.

They then imposed a nine-month moratorium on the development of any dispensaries while they and state leaders vetted their proposed rules.

But under the new state law implementing the amendment, signed by Gov. Rick Scott last week, cities and counties are given an option to outright ban new dispensaries within their boundaries, and City Attorney Robert Fournier is recommending the city take it.

Cast Your Vote, Cast Your Voice

Join YPG on April 25th at Clasico Sarasota to learn more about the three candidates running for two City Commission seats! FREE ADMISSION, but RSVPs are requested:

Even if you can’t vote in the Sarasota city elections, the chance are you work, eat, and/or network here are high- and the chance that the decisions made by the City Commission impact you now and in the future are even higher! So whether you can cast a vote or not, cast your voice so that your thoughts and ideas can be heard by the people who need to hear them the most!

The purpose of the event is two-fold: so you can meet the candidates, and so that they can hear from you! This is a great chance to network with young professionals and city leaders. We ask that when you RSVP for the event, you also send in a question for the Q&A session. The questions will solely be from members of YPG to ensure that the focus stays on millennials and that our ideas, concerns, and questions have the chance to be addressed.
For more information, contact Mimi Cirbusova at or (941) 556-4038.

Live with Paul Caragiulo

Join us live with Paul Caragiulo as we talk about hot topics in Sarasota and discuss the future of this city we all love.

Pancakes & Politics Legislative Preview

After the recent election, do you have questions about the upcoming legislative session? Then you’ll want to join us for a fabulous breakfast on Sarasota Bay to hear from your local delegation.

Invited Speakers Include:
Representative Jim Boyd, District 71
Senator Bill Galvano, District 21
Representative Julio Gonzalez, District 74
Representative Joe Gruters, District 73
Representative Alexandra Miller, District 72
Representative Wengay Newton, District 70
Senator Greg Steube, District 23

$30 for Chamber and MYP members. $45 for all other guests. Reservations required so reserve your seat today.

Meet the Candidates: Mikael Sandstrom

Join us as we interview the candidates for City Commission.

Live video will be streaming on our Facebook page for the first 15 minutes of the interview. The full interviews will be available on our website next week.

Here is the interview schedule

Monday – 1.9.17 – 2:00pm – Susan Chapman
Tuesday – 1.10.17 – 3:30pm – Jennifer Ahearn-Koch
Wednesday – 1.11.17 – 2:00pm – Martin Hyde
Thursday – 1.12.17 – 10:00am – Hagen Brody
Thursday – 1.12.17 – 1:30pm – Patrick Gannon
Friday – 1.13.17 – 3:00pm – Fredd Atkins
Tuesday – 1.17.17 – 2:00pm – Mikael Sandstrom