Time to Vote for Our District-Level Delegates!

The Presidential campaigns have provided the final lists of candidates eligible to be elected to District-Level Delegate positions and the list is now online at floridadems.org/delegates. Only those listed will appear on the Congressional district ballot for their Presidential candidate. You can see the list of candidates for District-Level Delegate here. Congressional District 17 Biden…

Citizens United Damage: What St. Petersburg, FL Did About It

Speakers: Karen Lieberman and Bruce NissenMeeting of SW Fla group for Separation of State and Religion When: Was March 29 – Now PostponedWhere: (Charlotte County Democratic Club)3596 Tamiami Trail #102, Sunnydell PlazaPort Charlotte FL]   The now-infamous Supreme Court decision Citizens United in 2010 allows “dark money” in unlimited amounts to undermine the democratic nature…

Op-Ed: Finally, GOP senators admit what was obvious all along: Trump is guilty

In this blistering opinion published in the Los Angeles Times, Jonah Greenberg outlines the absurdity of Republican’s thinking on Impeachment. See how Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio explains his perspective as a juror in the country’s most important trial, possibly ever:  “Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the…

DWC Program Focuses on Homeless Children in Charlotte County

Right now there are 320 K-12 identified homeless children in Charlotte County spread over 21 schools. Renee Rebhan, the Homeless Education and Foster Care Liaison to the Charlotte County Public Schools, shared her program’s efforts and challenges in ensuring every child’s right to an education at the February 10 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.…

Deceptive Republican Campaign Mailings Arrive in Charlotte County

Official-looking forms mimic Census Questionnaire   The Republican Party is mailing campaign literature that looks like US census forms to voters across the country including here in Charlotte County. The mailings are titled “2020 Congressional District Census” and instruct the recipients to “answer all questions to the best of your ability.” The mailing asks respondents…

Secret recording: Trump and Lev Parnas discussed Sen. Rick Scott

By Steve Contorno Published Jan. 28 Link to Tampa Bay Times article At the same April 2018 dinner where President Donald Trump ordered the removal of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, he also discussed Florida Sen. Rick Scott with Ukrainian-born South Florida businessman Lev Parnas. The conversation was captured in an 83-minute video obtained by Reuters from Parnas’ attorney…

Voice Your Ideas About Charlotte County’s Transportation Plans

The Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan that looks beyond today’s transportation system and into the year 2045. The Charlotte County Democratic Party urges you to complete their on-line survey. The survey can be found here: Charlotte County Transportation Survey Your input will help forecast mobility needs…