Veterans group hosts Steube town hall

A town hall meeting on veterans affairs has been set for North Port. Concerned Veterans for America is hosting U.S. Rep. Greg Steube with its Defend & Reform Veterans and Military Town Hall. The event is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Suncoast Technical College Conference Center, 4445 Career Lane, North Port. (Read…

Administration To Release Hundreds Of Migrants To South Florida, Local Officials Say

The Trump administration plans to release hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants detained at the southern border to both Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida every month, according to local officials who say they have been informed by the federal government. “Hundreds of immigrants will be arriving in Broward County on a weekly basis without designated…

Expert Explains why the Gulf Coast gets Red Tide while the East Coast (mostly) doesn’t

On Tuesday, May 14th the Charlotte County Democrat Environmental Caucus hosted Andy Mele, a member of the Suncoast Waterkeepers. Andy’s presentation, attended by over 30 people, titled “The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide” summarized his thoughts on why Florida’s west coast ecosystem is hit by Red Tide but the east coast ecosystem remains mostly unaffected.…

The Public Has A Right To Know: DeSantis Must Disclose Which Counties Were Hacked

Governor Ron DeSantis acknowledged that Russians hacked Florida Supervisors of Elections, but refused to disclose which counties in the state were hacked –– because he signed a nondisclosure agreement with Donald Trump’s administration. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: “Florida voters deserve to know the truth about Russian hackers accessing Florida election information.…

3 House members demand investigation into Homestead detention center no-bid deal

Three members of Congress from Florida are calling for an investigation into a no-bid, $341 million contract recently awarded to the company that runs the Homestead detention center for migrant children. The award came as Gen. John Kelly, President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, was joining the advisory board of the operator’s parent company. Kelly advocated…

Let democracy do its job

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter by Charlotte DEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Monday, May 13th. Editor: As Speaker Pelosi pointed out, our system provides a way of settling things. It happened in 2018 at the ballot box. Our democratic process worked as it was designed to do. The…

Legislature Weakens Amendment 4

Once again the Florida Legislature has earned a reputation of gutting citizen initiatives. This time, they have ignored the 5.2 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 4. The Florida Senate passed a measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ rights could be restored. The financial obligations would be considered completed if they are…