Welcome to the Progressive Club of the Islands (PCI) - formerly named the Democratic Club of the Islands - website.
Our mission is to provide information on important issues confronting our community, and to promote organizations and candidates which offer progressive solutions to these issues.
Click on the Contact Us link to add your name to our mailing list. To join PCI please visit the Join Us page and you can pay online or by mail (annual dues for the 2018-2019 membership year are $30 for an individual, $60 for a couple). You can also support our efforts through a donation or by giving your time.
If you are a Florida registered voter.... A group, Ban Assault Weapons NOW, affiliated with the Parkland students in association with Americans For Gun Safety Now, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Florida American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida PTA, Florida Veterans For Common Sense, League of Women Voters, March For Our Lives, and Newtown Action Alliance is gathering signatures for a proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment for the November 2020 ballot to ban assault weapons in Florida. This is how Florida got medical marijuana and the vote for former felons. They have so far gathered 100,000 out of approximately 767,000 Florida registered voter signatures needed. Please click here and print the petition from the link below and mail in. Match your signature to your drivers license/voter registration. Please share with other Florida registered voters.
A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll showed almost 70% of Americans are in favor of an assault weapons ban - only 23% oppose. Federal or state legislation is highly unlikely. This grassroots effort is probably our best hope!
At our February 21 monthly meeting the membership of the club approved the by law changes recommended by the Board of Directors. The club will now be named the Progressive Club of the Islands (PCI). We are looking forward to the greater opportunities for activism that our new by laws allow.
Please click here to view the new club by laws.
For your reference, please click here to view Frequently Asked Questions on the changed by laws
Florida makes it very easy to vote by mail (sometimes called "absentee ballots"). Democrats who register to vote by mail are much more likely to vote than those who don't.
If you would like to request a vote by mail ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections office at 239-LEE‐VOTE (239-533‐8683) from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday or visit this page on the Lee County Supervisor of Elections website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your request to vote by mail must be received by the Elections office no later than 5 PM on the sixth calendar day preceding the election.
Enrollment in Vote-by-Mail is good for only two general elections. If you are not sure you are still enrolled, call the Supervisor of Elections office at 239-LEE-VOTE (239-533‐8683). They can check and re-enroll you over the phone.
If it has been over five years since you last registered to vote, please re-register to assure your current signature is on file
For information on early voting, visit the Election Dates page of the Florida Elections website.