Exercise freedoms, cast informed vote

The following Letter to the Editor from CCDEC Chair Patrick Hurley was published in the Charlotte Sun on July 4th Editor: With Independence Day upon us, many of the letters to the editor demonstrate the independence and freedoms we typically celebrate are increasingly replaced by fear and anger, which sadly, are intentionally provoked by craven…

Happy Independence Day!

What Democrats Believe   We stand for: Raising wages, closing the wealth gap, strengthening Social Security Lowering health care costs; ensuring all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care; stabilizing Medicare and Medicaid Sensible immigration reform that keeps America’s promise Defending our borders, our ideals, and our institutions Supporting our veterans and military families…

Florida Democratic Party Celebrates Sold-Out Lead Blue Gala

With 129 days until the midterm elections, over 13-hundred Democrats gathered for the Florida Democratic Party’s sold-out Leadership Blue Gala Saturday evening. Democrats heard from all five of the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. House Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, and keynote speaker, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, Washington Governor Jay Inslee.…

Charlotte Co. Residents among Floridians Signing Letter Telling Scott To Stand Up To Attacks On Pre-Existing Conditions

Scott bragged about crafting the GOP’s recent health care bill that would slash coverage for people with pre-existing conditions (while giving himself a tax break). As Rick Scott heads to D.C. to hobnob with donors, Floridians from 38 counties across the state signed a letter calling on him to demand Donald Trump stop his attacks on protections for pre-existing conditions.…

Families Belong Together

Across the United States,“Families Belong Together” rallies will be held on Saturday, June 30. The rallies are protesting President Trump separating children from their families who are attempting to enter the US. Families Belong Together is sponsored by Moveon.org. Locally, 2 rallies will be held: Sarasota>  Five Points Park, Sarasota, FL 34236 at 8:00 pm. Registration for this…

Road to Change stops in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA – Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School arrived in Punta Gorda Tuesday to encourage Charlotte County students to register to vote. They are working to vote out politicians who resist changes in gun laws. Here are some scenes from their Road to Change rally at Laishley Park. (Read…