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…

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.…