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Tell Rubio & Scott: support climate solutions

Submitted by Karen Fisk Action Alert:  copy this letter and email it to our Florida Senators (contact info below). Dear Senator Rubio and Senator Scott: As your constituent, I urge you to support necessary investments in clean energy and climate solutions. Florida continues to experience worsening hurricanes, storms, floods and wildfires — all of which

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Analysis

DWC to honor scholarship recipients at June reception

The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is excited to announce the recipients of its annual Betty Gissendanner Scholarship awards.  This year we have two scholars: Cassidy Gibbs, graduating from Port Charlotte High School and Kiley Rydberg, graduating from Lemon Bay High School. We will be honoring the scholars at a June 13 reception held

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Charlotte County Democrats

South Gulf Cove holds a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) get-together

Submitted by Janice Ippolito. On Thursday evening, we held the first-ever Democratic get-together in South Gulf Cove.  Through the efforts of Richard Patrick, Precinct Captain in District 77, and with the assistance of Crystal Evans and Karen Zussman, they reached out by postcards to the Voting List of Hot Dems to attend this meeting.  There

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC resumes in-person meetings with program about the U.S. Presidency

By Kay Blue, Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) President. Who are the five best presidents and the five worst presidents of the United States?  Find out the answer on April 11th at 2:00 pm when the Democratic Women’s Club resumes in-person meetings.  Our speaker will be Paul Platt, local presidential expert.  Platt is a

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC Betty Gissendanner Memorial Scholarship applications are available at Charlotte County high schools

Do you know or are you a young female Democrat who will be graduating from a Charlotte County public high school in 2022? If so, application packets for the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County’s Betty Gissendanner Memorial Scholarships are now available at your high school.  Completed applications are due by March 1, 2022.

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Democratic Women's Club

The Democratic Women’s Club delivers holiday donations for moms in the County Schools Homeless Education Project

Every December, the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County collects holiday gift cards and gift bags for mothers with  children certified in the Charlotte County Schools Homeless Education Project. Lucy Garner, DWC Second Vice-President coordinates the donations with the Homeless Education administration team, who in turn distribute the items to the mothers, respecting the

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Call to Action

Dems: Don’t Just Sit There…DO Something!

An opinion by Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems contributing writer. Relentlessly under attack from far-right conspiracy and supremacist groups formerly known as the Republican party, our democracy is flashing red lights that are blinding many officials elected to the highest levels of government leadership. The “deer-in-the-headlights” posturing exhibited by some moderate Democrats refusing to yield the

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Call to Action

Participating in Charlotte County government is the focus of a new workgroup

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte Dems contributing writer, and Larry Kuranowicz, Charlotte Dems Vice-chair. Charlotte County is undergoing another period of exponential growth. This has happened a number of times over the last forty years, and often has occurred without adequate planning by our local governmental bodies. To some, this is most notable in traffic snarls,

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News

Stopping phosphate mining brings Democrats and Republicans together

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte Dems contributor, June 30,2021 Nothing brings liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans together quite like the specter of a phosphate mine becoming your neighbor. On this topic, most agree: No mining! The possibility that phosphate mining may be moving in next door took one step closer to becoming reality as the Mosaic

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Call to Action

Be an advocate for sustainable, livable Charlotte County

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte County Dems What brought you here to Charlotte County to live? Was it the warm sun and the beaches and the Gulf? The fabulous fishing in Charlotte Harbor? Or maybe that Charlotte County is much less developed and congested than Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, and also less expensive? Whatever the treasures that attracted

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC recognizes its 2021 scholarship recipients on June 14th

The Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County is excited to announce this year’s winners of the Betty Gissendanner and Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship awards. The scholarship recipients, MaKenzie Carter (Charlotte HS) and Talon Bottenfield (Lemon Bay HS) will be recognized at the Monday, June 14th DWC Zoom meeting at 4:00 pm. Michael Riley, the

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Events

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Cultural Connections (CACC, Inc) invites local residents to join the celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month/Father’s Day,  co-sponsored by Charlotte County Community Services.  Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. We are pleased to showcase our music, food, culture, achievements, and heritage as Caribbean

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Florida Legislation

I witnessed commissioners declare Charlotte County a Constitution and 2nd Amendment county

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte Dems contributing writer When I attended the May 11th Charlotte County Board of Commissioners meeting, I discovered two agenda items that had nothing to do with local government but are certainly part of the Republican agenda sweeping the nation. The commissioners found it necessary to pass resolutions declaring that Charlotte County

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC to hear from immigrant support group Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden

Catherine Cole, the national organizer of Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden will be the featured speaker at the Monday, May 10th Democratic Women’s Club (DWC)  Zoom meeting at 4:00 p.m. Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden is an “overground railroad” type project that provides travel support for legal immigrants making their way from the border to their destinations in the

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Call to Action

Tallahassee is still at it. Let them know how you feel!

By Karen Fisk, Charlotte Dems writer and DWC legislative liaison. In this fifth week of the FL Legislature, we have one big bill to support and one to oppose.  Please use the contact information below in (  ) to voice your stance on these bills. SB 208     Renewable Energy:  This bill authorizes businesses to

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Call to Action

More action alerts for you!

By Karen Fisk,  Charlotte Dems legislative tracker The two-month 2021 Florida Legislative Session started March 1st. Several bills will be heard this week. You are requested to contact by phone or email the senators who chair the committees (name is in CAPS below) where the following bills originate. Your letters and phone calls are a

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Call to Action

Call to action: Florida legislative alerts

By Karen Fisk,  Charlotte Dems legislation tracker The 2021 Florida Legislative Session started March 1st. Several bills will be heard this week. You are requested to contact by phone or email the senators who chair the committees where the following bills originate. Your letters and phone calls are a very effective way to urge legislators

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Florida Legislation

Attacking the voting rights of soldiers, seniors and working parents

Editor’s Note:  Read an excellent OpEd on this topic by Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist,  here.  On February 19th,  Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson had  issued the following joint statement on Governor DeSantis’ election integrity proposal:  “We join the Governor in his efforts to continue to make Florida the national

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