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Indivisible Chapters Rally at Rep. Tom Rooney's Punta Gorda Office

(Punta Gorda - Thursday, April 20) -- Local citizens rallied at the office of Rep. Tom Rooney (R) - FL Dist. 17 to demand transparency in the investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Rooney is one of the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee now looking into how members of the Trump campaign may have worked with Russia to influence the November 2016 election.

The rally was organized by local chapters of the activist group Indivisible. Members carried signs and voiced their demands. The demonstrators also demanded that Trump release his tax returns as he repeatedly had promised during the campaigns. Despite recent marches, including a demonstration by 2,000 protestors in Sarasota on April 15th, Trump has refused.

(Photo by William Welsch)

(Story in Charlotte Sun)

 
 

Please come rally with us to demand investigation of Trump's Russian ties in Punta Gorda 

Rally at Congressman Tom Rooney’s Office Thursday, April 20th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Englewood Indivisible, Venice Indivisible and Indivisible Action Southwest Florida will join forces to rally outside Congressman Tom Rooney’s Punta Gorda office, showing our strength and demanding a thorough investigation of Trump’s dealings with Russia.

Rep. Rooney's staff knows we are coming and invites us to visit their 2nd floor office in groups of 2 or 3. They ask that we keep our voices down because the old building echoes the slightest sounds. Indivisible Venice has written a code of conduct.

Rep. Rooney is a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, so it is important to remind him of the intensity of public interest in Trump's ties to Russia. We are also calling on Rooney to demand release of Trump's tax returns. Please bring signs (and water).

Congressman Rooney's office is at 226 Taylor Street, Suite 200 in Punta Gorda (in the 2-story brick building at the corner of Taylor St. and Herald Court).

Click here for detailed, printable directions. If you need a ride or can give a ride, please reply to this email. See you there!

Hundreds March in Sarasota Demanding Trump Release Tax Returns

(Sarasota - April 15, 2017) - Protestors rallied at Sarasota's "Unconditional Surrender" sculpture before marching across the John Ringling causeway in a demonstration demanding the release of  President Donald Trump's tax returns. The demonstration was one of dozens across the nation. Among the largest was one in Washington, DC. 
(VIDEO-SNN)


(VIDEO-WWSB)
 

 

Florida Democrats Demand Reimbursement for Trump Mar-a-Lago Trips

Donald Trump has spent a LOT of time in Florida as president.

 

Since he’s been here so much, we know one thing: Floridians must pay for Trump’s MASSIVE security detail one way or another. That means passing the buck to taxpayers and forcing local business closures each time Trump visits his luxurious resort in Palm Beach.


That is why Florida Democrats are demanding that the federal government reimburse Floridians for the security costs incurred by Trump’s trips. Click here and add your name if you agree.

Floridians shouldn’t be required to pay the costs for Trump to be in Mar-a-Lago. Trump and the federal government should reimburse us for these massive costs, plain and simple.

Agree? Add your name here.

Sen. Nelson: "End Attacks on Climate Science"

(West Palm Beach - April 11, 2017) Three years after he held a field hearing in Miami Beach to draw attention to a region at ground zero
for climate change, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson convened a second hearing in West Palm Beach on Monday with a new target: the Trump
Administration's attack on climate science. (VIDEO - from MiamiHerald.com)

Full Slate of Marches and Demonstrations in April

April 15 "Unconditional Surrender" March

A national march is planned for April 15, to urge President Trump to release his taxes.

A companion march will be held 12 - 4 p.m. on April 15 at the "Unconditional Surrender" statue in downtown Sarasota. JOIN US!

Carpools are being formed and our Sarasota Indivisible colleagues have arranged for a bus to leave from the Cracker Barrel at Jacaranda and I-75 (exit 193) at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Tickets are going fast. Contact indivisiblepeoplefl17@gmail.com

Learn more about the march at: http://taxmarch.org/

Event at Congressman Rooney's PG Office

An event will be held at Congressman Rooney's downtown Punta Gorda office April 20, 11 am to 1 pm

Mark your calendars! Details to follow!

April 22 - March for Science https://www.marchforscience.com/satellite-marches/?state=Florida

April 29 - People's Climate Movement March https://peoplesclimate.org/

Precinct Captain Training for Charlotte County Democrats Scheduled
for April 20, 2017

Check Calendar Page for details

 

Talk by Charlotte County Elections Supervisor Draws Protests

(Charlotte County - April 6, 2017) Charlotte County's supervisor of elections gave a talk Thursday on what he calls "the history of radical Islam." 
(VIDEO - See story on NBC2)

 

Charlotte County Democrats Inaugurate New Office

(Port Charlotte - Monday, April 3, 2017) The Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) held its first meeting tonight in
its new headquarters located at 3596 Tamiami Trail, Suite 202. 

 

Indivisible Defends ACA at Rep. Rooney's Punta Gorda Office

(Punta Gorda - Wednesday, March 23, 2017) Dozens of protestors gathered outside the office of Rep. Tom Rooney (R), Dist. 17 in
Punta Gorda to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, and the ACA's replacement by the
American Health Care Act, known as Trumpcare. The demonstrators from the activist group "Indivisible" chanted slogans and waved signs.
Television reporters interviewed several of the protestors about their own experiences with Obamacare and their fears for its repeal and
replacement. By midday, Republican officials in Washington indicated that they did not have support for a vote on the issue today and
would continue negotiating with recalcitrant members of their own party who oppose Trumpcare in its current form.

(VIDEO - WINKNEWS.COM)

VIDEO (Watch on WINKNEWS.COM)

 

Charlotte County Democrats Mark Two Months of Demonstrations
Against GOP Agenda

One day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, local Democrats mobilized to resist a reactionary agenda by
the Republican Party. We look back on the past two months of constructive, peaceful protests to promote policies
and candidates supporting the citizens of Florida and the nation.

Sarasota Women's Solidarity March January 21, at Bayfront Park.  Active participants from Charlotte County, Josie Burch, Dr. Lucy Garner
and Nancy Razvoza, President of Charlotte County Democratic Club. 
More than 25 Democratic activists from Charlotte County participated.


Florida Democratic Women's Clubs Gather in Tallahassee

(Tallahassee - Monday, March 13, 2017) One-hundred-60 members of county Democratic Women's Clubs assembled for three days of
meetings in the state capital, focusing on issues now facing the legislature. A wide variety of speakers addressed the attendees to discuss
women's health care, the Equal Rights Amendment, and education among many other topics. The number of participants has grown by more
than 50 percent from last year's gathering. Many of the women plan to take advantage of their visit to Tallahassee by meeting with their
local legislators. 
Four members of the Charlotte County DEC are attending the sessions, Betty Gissendanner, Charlotte Co. Democratic Party Chairman Richie Jones,
Kay Blue, and Jim Blue.


 

 

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