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Joe Biden’s surprising focus on the future

By Jill Lawrence, THEBULWARK+, October 30, 2023 From infrastructure to democracy to this week’s action on AI, he’s laying a foundation for coming generations to build on. JOE BIDEN IS OUR OLDEST PRESIDENT, as everyone keeps saying, but he’s also—despite and possibly because of his age—an unusually forward-looking president. I’ve had this thought often throughout this

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Analysis

State Rep Michael Grant: Vote against House Bill 5

Lenny Guckenheimer  wrote this letter to our state representative and asks you to do the same by Wednesday, Feb 2nd.  His email address is michael.grant@myfloridahouse.gov Dear Representative Michael Grant, I urge you to vote against HB 5, Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality bill. Cutting allowable abortions by two-and-half months will force women to have unwanted

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Call to Action

Will Charlotte County Commissioners have term limits, be non-partisan, or elected in district-only races?

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer. Charlotte County residents now have a once-in-six year opportunity to make major changes on how elections are held and county offices operate. These changes can be as major as changing the number of terms someone can be a county commissioner or making county commissioners nonpartisan, thus putting

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Coronavirus

Florida’s COVID-19 cases double in the span of a week

By Amira Sweilem, Florida Today, Dec 18, 2021. COVID-19 cases across Florida more than doubled over the course of a week, according to data released by the Florida Department of Health on Friday. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, Florida had 29,568 COVID-19 cases and 134.6 cases per 100,000; the week prior, Florida had 13,530 COVID-19 cases and

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte County Democrats seek candidates for public office

By Fran Dance, Charlotte Dems Communications Committee Chair and contributing writer There are many opportunities for dynamic, viable Democratic candidates to win elected local positions, in addition to the major 2022 races for Governor, US Senator and US Representative. In 2022, these will include the Florida House seat, District 75 covering Charlotte County and the

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Call on senators to block voter suppression bill

By Vilia Johnson, Longboat Key, election reform chair, League of Women Voters of Sarasota County, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 15, 2021 After the remarkable turnout in the November 2020 election, Florida was lauded for conducting a model election – efficient and transparent. However, current legislation in the Florida Senate would undermine this success

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State Sen Joe Gruters leading nationwide GOP push to change election laws

Editor’s note: Tell Joe that you oppose SB 90. Vote NO on voter suppression! By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 14, 2021 As Republican activists across the country work to enact new voting rules being touted by supporters as election integrity measures and slammed by critics as voter suppression, Sarasota lawmaker Joe Gruters is square in the middle of the

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Oppose HB 403 home-based businesses

By Laurie Ulrop, Charlotte Dems Legislative Action Committee There are multiple state preemption bills that have passed their committees and are headed to the floor of the Florida House. We oppose them all, but I want to highlight one in particular that needs you to take action by voicing your opposition to your local Representative,

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DeSantis looks ready to limit mask-wearing emergency orders by local governments

By John Kennedy, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 14, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Joining a growing swell of states, Gov. Ron DeSantis appears focused on erasing mask requirements across Florida by now demanding that such emergency powers of local governments be rolled back by the Republican-led Legislature. The drive is being met with outrage by city and county officials, along with

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Are you ready to lose?

By Roxanne Moore, Charlotte County Democratic Club President and Charlotte Dems contributing writer Are you ready to lose local home rule?  Are you ready to lose control?  Get ready! Senate Bill (SB) 856 and companion House Bill (HB) 839 will see that you do lose control and in ways you’ve never imagined.    These two bills

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Voting and registration

If you Vote-by-Mail, read this!

This article is the step-by-step process for voting by mail (VBM). This video is the step-by-step process for filling out the VBM ballot. This Florida Politico article shows what may happen if the above steps are not followed carefully! “More than 35,500 vote-by-mail ballots didn’t count in Florida’s recent primary, rejected because of missed deadlines or technical flaws.”

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Trump may not be a tax fraud, but he is an utter business failure!

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems Writer 2016 versus 2020: what’s different is, in 2016, we didn’t have adequate financial (tax records) information to judge whether or not the President was a successful businessman. In 2016 he convinced many Americans that he would run the country like his successful businesses, and that’s the most critical

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Economic concern from a taxpayer

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer How do we recover from the worst economic crash since the Great Depression? The government has spent trillions of dollars, which ultimately lands on the backs of taxpayers.  Thus far, Trump’s plan is limited to endorsing the idea of payroll-tax reductions, which could threaten Social Security. Tweets about

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The President has a ‘vision’ for U.S. health care! Oh really?

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dem writer Trump’s failure to address the pandemic has been so catastrophic that we recently passed the morbid record of 200,000 deaths and over 7 million infections from COVID-19, the most in the world! Remember how he boasted about ‘downplaying’ the severity of COVID-19, and then gave himself an A+

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Economic recovery and sustainability for “Main Street”

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dem writer Editor’s note: And if you think Wall Street does better under Republican administrations, guess again. Read the historic truth here. This administration believes they can drive a strong recovery by maintaining a commitment to “growth-focused policy,” but our extraordinary economic concerns undermine it. Like millions on Main Street,

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Have you completed your census questionnaire yet?

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts for the 2020 census, including door-knocking measures. Act now; it’s quick and easy, taking less than 10 minutes. Also, it’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to our communities for schools,

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Six weeks – the difference between life or death!

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization Director-General declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern; it’s highest alarm level. From February 7 through March 19, the President held numerous campaign rallies littered with lies about the severity of COVID-19. He made on

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