Citizenship Question on 2020 U.S. Census

Population numbers produced by the census are used in many ways: to draw political districts; and to distribute billions of dollars a year in government funding across the country. Non-citizens, who may not vote, nonetheless are counted for the purpose of distributing federal funding, appropriating congressional seats and drawing district maps for state and local…

WATCH the Candidates

TONIGHT! The Charlotte County Democratic Party intends to livestream the Meet the Candidates Forum hosted by The Curmudgeon Club. The event begins at 6:00 and will continue until all questions have been addressed by candidates present. Organizers of the event have stated that almost all local candidates will be in attendance, along with two candidates…

Constitutional Amendments – Proposed 2018

2018 Proposed Constitutional Amendments On your 2018 General Election ballot, you’ll be faced with 13 – yes, 13 proposed amendments to Florida’s Constitution. That’s because in addition to the Florida Legislature and private citizens, a 37-member Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) can also establish ballot measures. The CRC meets every 20 years to review Florida’s Constitution…

Local Activists defeat Mosaic Mining

After two days of emotional testimony in support of and against phosphate mining in the county’s rural back reaches, the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners late Wednesday voted to deny the Fortune 500 firm its application to rezone some 14,000 acres from agriculture to industrial mining. (Read more in Sun) Local activists celebrated More Coverage of…

Florida Attorney General candidates react: ‘Stand your ground law should be repealed’

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws are a clear division point between the two Democrats and two Republicans in the state attorney general’s race, and that division showed in responses to questions Monday about the Markeis McGlockton shooting. (Read more in TampaBay.com) FDP Statement on Stand Your Ground Law Being Used in Clearwater Case Posted July…