An Economic Fairy Tale

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer We faced a bleak economic future when Obama took office in 2009.  Banks were failing and markets were in free fall. Although the Republican-led Congress effectively stonewalled him during all but the first two years of his administration, Obama did a masterful job moving the economy forward. Unemployment,…

Police reform – it’s complicated

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer The Contours of Atlanta’s Policing Debate, by George Chidi in The Intercept, August 17, discusses the complexities of public safety, police reform, and the need to involve all the stakeholders in decision making. There is an important message for White people in the article. Paraphrasing Aaron Burr from…

Influenced by Warrior Women

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a Charlotte County Dems Profile  series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. Nancy Razvoza, Vice-Chair of the Charlotte County Democrats (CC Dems), says she is a Democrat because she cares about people, society, our environment, and much more. Her activism in many passionate causes led…

Reimagining America Part 5

Editor’s note:  This is the 5th of a series, Reimagining America.  Click here to read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3,  Part 4. By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer Once upon a time, in late 2019 and early 2020 BC (Before COVID), during seemingly never ending Democratic primary debates, Joseph R. Biden Jr. faced…

Save our Post Office!

Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer Contact your Senators and Congressman now. It only takes a minute. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is under attack by its own administration. Just as the country is about to embark on an election when vote-by-mail (VBM) is the only safe option for…

Reimagining America Part 4

Editor’s note:  This is 4th in a series, Reimagining America. Click here to read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3. By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer I’m American by birth, but I was educated in Canada, where I was taught a highly sanitized version of my adopted country’s history. Sound familiar?  While we were…

How Trump motivated her

Editor’s note: This is the first in a DEC Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. Influencer: Someone who has the power of influence does not demand, argue, persuade, or mandate that we see the world through their looking glass. Instead, it is when they share their experience, knowledge, and passion. Meet…

Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story

Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story  By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer The emerging challenges to American democracy are not just the political equivalents of Frankenstein-like creations of a corrupt president. Spineless obeyance from his supporters in the United States Senate and Florida legislature has buffeted Trump’s brazen assaults. An accomplished former GOP strategist,…

Reimagining America Part 3

Image Credits : CCDems graphics library Submitted by: Denise Candea, a Charlotte County Dems writer I had planned to stop raging about Trump and to start pondering the wide-open possibilities of an America that is finally realizing her promise of equal justice for all. But I have been about as successful with my pivot to…