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Two Americas

  By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer The Charlotte Sun newspaper recently featured a full-page story about cosmetic Botox. It seems that our COVID-induced “quarantine” has some folks unhappy with their Zoom faces. Since we’re wearing masks in public anyway, this may be the ideal time for secret cosmetic surgery. It’s expensive and not

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Your Social Security payment is not safe in Trump’s America

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer A recent executive order could seriously alter your retirement plans and income, as well as critical income for children and persons with disabilities. Under the guise of stimulating our struggling economy, Trump’s recent executive order to temporarily eliminate the payroll tax could turn into a permanent action if

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America Is My Home Now

State Committeewoman at Charlotte County Democratic Party and Precinct Captain #38 at Charlotte County Democratic Party – Dr. Lucy Huyke Garner Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a Charlotte County Dems Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin, a Charlotte County Dems writer. Dr. Lucy Huyke Garner demonstrates her influence by listening. When talking with

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Violent rhetoric stokes violent behavior

Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer Last Saturday I participated in a sign-waving event for the Biden/Harris presidential ticket at the Charlotte County Democratic Offices at 3596 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.  Most cars passed peacefully, many waving and honking support. As is typical, some expressed their disapproval with the upraised middle-finger salute. Or one

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Charlotte County Democrats

Who are those people waving on Tamiami Trail?

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer You may have seen us on Saturday mornings or Tuesday afternoons standing by the north side of Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. We’re wearing blue or sometimes crazy apparel, holding Biden-Harris, David Jones or Allen Ellison signs (occasionally all three!) and rigorously waving. Frequently we receive an appreciative

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Analysis

Tom Garner’s “Aha” Moment

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a Charlotte County Dems Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. Florida Democratic Party State Committeeman representing Charlotte County-Tom Garner Growing up in a small community seemed idyllic to Tom Garner. “I felt everything I could ever want was right there in Gritney, Florida”,

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Events

Attend our Blue Gala fundraiser virtual event

While we wish we could be together for our 2020 Blue Gala “No Regrets” fundraiser, we are thrilled we can join together virtually on Saturday, September 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This election is a battle for the soul of America and the state of Florida, a critical swing state that will make a

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Analysis

Why we celebrate Labor Day

by Charlotte County Dems The Labor Movement built the American middle class. We enjoy the end to child labor, better pay, 40-hour workweek, overtime pay, health insurance, family and medical leave, worker safety, and much more because workers fought for their well-earned and fair compensations. Labor Day celebrates these hard-fought gains. According to the U.

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Analysis

Happy Labor Day! But not for everybody

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer Many American employees have nothing to celebrate this Labor Day.  They are the hourly, low-wage workers that makeup almost 50% of the American workforce. While the unemployment rate had been low at 3.5%, there was a caveat:  63% of all new pre-pandemic jobs were low-wage, low-hour jobs; with

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Analysis

Working in health care during a pandemic

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line as they take care of their patients. Who is taking care of healthcare workers? The answer is the same now is it has been for over 100 years: workers organizing and uniting to demand better pay and working conditions. A strong

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Saving minds while risking lives: education heroes

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems Writer On August 31st, the 19 Charlotte County public schools were originally scheduled to officially open for a full school week as mandated by an executive order declared by our governor. Now on hold, an unknown number of the county’s 12,000 students and 1000 teachers protected by no clear

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Analysis

Trump blew an obvious shot at a second term

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer Donald J. Trump is not as smart as he and his base think he is. Trump; the businessman who wrote, The Art of the Deal, and convinced a sizable percentage of the electorate that he “alone could fix it”. Trump; the president who has politicized, weaponized, or monetized

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Analysis

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,

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Analysis

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

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People

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

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News

DWCF of Florida endorses David Jones for FL House District 75

By Kay Blue, Charlotte County Dems writer The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County proudly announces that Florida House District 75 Democratic candidate David Jones has won the endorsement of the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida (DWCF). In response to receiving the endorsement, Jones says, “I’m very proud of the DWCF endorsement and when I

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Analysis

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

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Analysis

Trump and the USPS: a special delivery attack on your health care

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems Writer It’s not just your vote under attack. The Trump administration’s chokehold and financial bludgeoning of the post office provides fringe benefits in the war on what defenders of the post office call “the circulatory system of our nation.” While Republican challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) smolder

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Events

60th anniversary Ax Handle Massacre commemorative event

On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 6 PM, Charlotte County Democrats will commemorate Ax Handle Saturday, the day in 1960 when more than 200 Whites with baseball bats and ax handles attacked 34 Black NAACP Youth Council members in Jacksonville, Florida.  Register for this free Zoom virtual event here.  By James Abraham, Charlotte County Dems

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