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Pulling the Strings of Justice

U. S. Attorney General William Barr acts like President Trump’s puppet. Image credits: Bilder von Raphael Köhler und Christian Fuchs angefertigt / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 Submitted by: Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer He has stacked the courts, sanitized the justice department of objectivity, sent inspectors general packing, attacked peaceful protesters practicing their constitutional rights, and…

Candidates Discuss Seniors & Black Americans in the COVID and BLM Era

Image Credits : Candidates’ Photos Submitted by: Fran Dance On June 18th the Charlotte County Democratic Party hosted a well-attended virtual roundtable discussion with Aisha Alayande, representing Allen Ellison, our candidate for U.S. Congressional District 17, now represented by Republican Greg Steube, and David Jones, our candidate for State House District 75, now represented by…

Calling All Democrats!

 Caption: A girl calls her friends to Vote By Mail. Image courtesy https://www.freeimages.com By Linda DeMeritt, Precinct Captain Coordinating Committee chair Our voter outreach meets challenges, thanks to you! Thanks and congratulations to all of our Precinct Captains and Volunteers! As of mid-June, we finished calling Cold Democrats, which means we have now completed the…

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Image Credits : Yinan Chen Submitted by: Teresa Jenkins A timely message from Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Democratic Party of Charlotte County: Juneteenth, (“June” plus “nineteenth”) sometimes called “Jubilee,” indicates the year of freedom from enslavement, or even more simply “Freedom Day.” It is also referred to Black Independence Day. It was June 19, 1865 when…

Florida Leadership Fires Truth-teller: Data Scientist Now Has Own COVID-19 Site

Image Credits : Stephanie Klein, Speedbump Source: Washington Post By: Marisa Iati on June 13, 2020   Tension built for days between Florida Department of Health supervisors and the department’s geographic information systems manager before officials showed her the door, she says, permanently pulling her off the coronavirus dashboard that she operated for weeks. Managers…

Racism is the Second Pandemic

By: Denise Candea & Teresa Jenkins on 6/15/2020   A disturbing trend is clearly evident in America—people of color, particularly African Americans, are experiencing more serious illness and death due to COVID-19 than white people. Black Americans and other minorities are more likely than their white counterparts to work in the service industries consisting of…

Winning the Messaging War

Image Credits: Seattle Times Submitted by: Catherine Baxter 6/2/2020 In my recent interview of Linda Richardson, a former Republican and current phone bank volunteer, she mentioned a book she had read. “The Little Blue Book”, By George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling is about how to frame our political dialogue. We seem to be losing the…