Invitation to Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan Workshops

The Charlotte County Community Development Department will host visioning workshops to solicit citizen’s input on the update of Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan, Charlotte 2050.  Dates and locations of upcoming workshops are listed below. All workshops are held from 6-8pm. October 16.  East Port Environmental Campus. 25550 Harborview Road, Punta Gorda October 23. Cultural Center. 2280…

Florida Democratic Party Delegates Rally in Orlando for State Convention, Fighting for Florida Gala

Orlando, Fl. –– On Saturday, October 12, over 1,500 Democratic Delegates convened for the Florida Democratic Party’s bi-annual state convention in Orlando. Democratic activist held trainings, strategy meeting, and rallied with Democratic leaders from the state and national party. During Saturday’s General session Florida Democrats heard from Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, New Jersey Governor…

Ron DeSantis’ Should Return Money from Shady Fundraisers Arrested in Connection to Ukrainian Peddling

Miami, Fl. –– On October 10, the Miami Herald reported that two Republican fundraisers with connections to Governor Ron DeSantis, Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman, have been arrested on campaign finance charges. According to the Miami Herald, DeSantis received $50,000 from the pair by way of a company called Global Energy Producers. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the…

Florida Democratic Party Announces Governor Phil Murphy Will Speak at Convention Saturday

Orlando, Fl. –– This weekend, from October 11 to 13, nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention. The Florida Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote…

Florida Democratic Party Launches Digital Ad Campaign Highlighting Trump’s Broken Promises to Florida Seniors

  Sumter County, Fl. – As Donald Trump heads to the Villages on Thursday, hoping to avoid critics, The Florida Democratic Party announced they were greeting him with a digital ad campaign calling out his broken promises to Florida seniors on Medicare. The ads feature seniors from the Villages, who rely on Medicare, and are…

New Tool Helps Grassroots Donors Sponsor Voter Registration in Neighborhood of their Choice

Tallahassee, Fl. – The Florida Democratic Party announced a new online tool for 2020 that allows grassroots donors to apply small-dollar donations to send voter registration forms to unregistered voters in any neighborhood across the state. The Florida Democratic Party Voter Registration Map (powered by partner Civitech) allows people to donate money and sponsor their precinct or any…

Mosaic, state questioned

About 100 people from five counties near Mosaic phosphate mining and fertilizer operations showed up at an open house Monday for a final chance to ask questions from state regulators and company representatives. Many people at the meeting noted hazardous waste has spilled into rivers and streams in the hundred-plus years of the phosphate industry…

Nikki Fried seeks meeting on rules for restoring rights

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the lone Democrat on the state Executive Board of Clemency, called Friday for Gov. Ron DeSantis to schedule a meeting next month to discuss changing rules that govern the state’s process of restoring felons’ civil rights. “There are more than 100,000 disenfranchised Floridians with open, pending application for full restoration of civil rights,” Fried…

In Light of News that the NRA was a “Russian Foreign Asset” in 2016 Elections, FDP Calls on Trump and FL Republicans to Donate NRA Money to Charity

President Trump and Florida Republicans must return the money or be seen as complicit in supporting Russian agents interfering with US Democratic elections. Tallahassee, Fl. –– In a detailed report presented by Senator Ron Wyden and the Senate Finance Committee, the National Rifle Association acted as a foreign asset of Russia during the 2016 election. In light…

Trump’s Rejection of Waiving Visas for Bahamian Evacuees is “Petty”

On September 9, Donald Trump dismissed the idea of granting the people of the Bahamas documentation waivers for various reasons including that the U.S. is “also recovering from the hurricane.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, hit back: “Donald Trump’s hostility to granting temporary protection status and documentation waivers to the people of the Bahamas…