The Beaches Activists Movement is a progressive group of more than 375 engaged citizens working for responsible and responsive government. We believe a healthy democracy requires educated and engaged citizens. BAM members meet monthly to educate ourselves on the issues. Ordinarily those meetings are held in person; during Covid we are meeting via Zoom.


BAM also takes action to support our values. In 2020 those actions were limited by health concerns, but as a general rule we register voters at public events & local schools. We also  canvass, phonebank, text & postcard to ensure our neighbors are well-informed and motivated to take part in local, state and national elections. And we take our concerns directly to our elected officials via phone calls, emails, and personal visits.

Our membership is drawn primarily from the beach communities of Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville Beach, but all are welcome. Our meetings and activities are open to everyone - members and non-members alike. 

Neighbors banding together to educate & motivate on important social and political issues

Our Mission

To inform, educate, and activate members to promote progressive ideals such as civil liberties, environmental conservation, and a fair and representative political process both locally and nationally.



Althea Lachicotte

Dee Reiter

Brenda Wray

Steve Fouraker

Carol Brady

Nancy Staats

Elizabeth Sams

John Weldon

Judy Sheklin

Jane Kosut

Frances Jones

Hank Brigman