IN 2020 RUN FOR OFFICE EVERYWHERE

NOTE FROM CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM We need Democratic candidates to run for local offices in Charlotte County to provide our community with choices. Charlotte County is served by virtually all Republican elected officials.  We have One-party rule, and like it or not, that party is led by Donald Trump. The majority of registered voters 55%, is split…

FL Unemployment Fails Workers… 250,000+ Rejected to Re-Apply

NOTE FROM CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM:  May 1st, May Day is traditionally an international celebration of labor rights – a time to recognize the plight of working families in our community, our country and around the world. But Florida workers impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic have little to celebrate. Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), who represents Tampa, is…

Pollution on Beach

Trump’s inexcusable anti-environment agenda.

CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM EDITORIAL NOTE: Recently, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell* tried to excuse the Trump Administration’s lack of response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, because the President was distracted by the Impeachment trial. He said “came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the…

File A Census Online – Healthcare Funds Hinge

Census results affect planning and funding for healthcare—including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B, State Children’s Health Insurance, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. In mid-March, instructions were mailed to homes across the state on how to complete the 2020 Census. All households should have received their letter with an access code…

NY Times Exposes FL Republican Voter Fraud

In this stunning story, see how close to home alleged Republican voter fraud efforts exist. CC Democrats Editor By Michael Levenson March 7, 2020 A Florida woman was charged on Thursday after officials said she filled out 10 voter registration forms with false information, at least six of which enrolled Democratic and independent voters in the…

Celebrating Women’s History Month

The Road to Women’s Suffrage As Carrie Chapman Cat, a pivotal leader in the women’s suffrage movement wrote 100 years ago, “The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty… Women have suffered agony of soul, which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughter might inherit…

Rick Scott and Marco Rubio: How each are handling the impeachment

See this enlighting yet disturbing analyssis of Florida’s Senators approach to their responsibilities in the Trump impeachment trial.  (Commentary by Charlotte County Democrats) SOURCE:  tampabay.com-2020 0129 By Alex Daugherty Published Jan. 29 Sen. Marco Rubio may be avoiding the spotlight during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — refusing to answer questions even as Republican colleagues…

New Film Depicts Atrocity of US Child Detention

Port Charlotte, FL –The premiere of “Witness at Tornillo,” a 62-minute documentary by Carbon Trace Productions about one man’s unlikely quest in 2018 to force the shutdown of the infamous Tornillo, Texas detention center, will be Thursday, December 05, 2019, 7:30 pm, Regal Town Center Stadium 16, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Unit 701, Port Charlotte, Florida,…

Democrats Ready for Battleground Victories

Tuesday’s sweeping victories in Virginia to regain control of that commonwealth’s House, Senate and Governorship prove Democrats are prepared to restore civility to the American political landscape. Even in the deep-red state of Kentucky, Trump’s “Mini-Me” toady,  incumbent Governor Matt Bevin couldn’t leverage visits by the President or Vice President to retain enough of Trump’s…

FL Dems 2019 Convention Defines Electoral Victory Pathway

More than 20 Charlotte County Democrats attended the 2019 Democratic Party Convention in Orlando this past weekend. Grass-roots activists, party leaders, and elected officials convened for intense strategy sessions, adoption of resolutions, and one significant rules change.  The 2019 Convention helped Florida Democrats define our strategy for 2020 electoral victories.     The three-day session…

Forum Tuesday: The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide

The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide: Why the Gulf Coast Gets Red Tide, and the East Coast (mostly) Doesn’t. TUESDAY, MAY 14 @ 7:00PM   Andy Mele serves as the Suncoast Waterkeeper, monitoring an area in Southwest Florida that includes the coastal areas of Manatee, Sarasota, and Northern Charlotte Counties. That position establishes him as…

$1,000 Betty Gissendanner Scholarship Deadline April 15th

The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is accepting scholarship applications until Monday, April 15th.  As local parents work to meet the Federal tax filing deadline, a Scholarship bonanza to offset college costs could make Tax Day a little brighter. Named in honor of the memory of Betty Gissendanner, a long term mentor and champion…

Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala

Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala Leadership Blue 2019 convenes over 2,000 grassroots activists, elected officials, and major donors. The weekend is packed with training, meetings, and a highly anticipated Gala. The conference and training are free and cover a range of important topics such as field operations, campaign finance law, and more. The gala dinner…