Members of the Charlotte County Democratic Party Club, DEC and Democratic Women’s Club of FL had a good time being loud and proud at the 2023 holiday parade!
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From the Chair, Dawn Mann Hello Fellow Democrats, We are now just over 12 months away from an election that will be historic. I’ve no doubt that President Biden will win re-election, His administration has compiled a record of wins for the American people and the United States that is historic. He is committed to
Analysis by Oliver Darcy, CNN Published 9:24 PM EDT, Thu August 3, 2023 Millions of Americans are immersed in a twisted world where language used to describe autocrats is being applied to America’s democratic institutions. The draconian rhetoric, once reserved for the likes of tyrants and dictators, has become commonplace in right-wing media when referring to
The following letter to the editor was published in The Daily Sun on July 27, 2023. As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis focuses on his struggling presidential campaign, he ignores real issues faced by Floridians due to climate change. The governor may not be persuaded by climate science, but actions by insurance companies may get his
By CITY & STATE FLORIDA July 26, 2023 The office of commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is back in Republican hands. Former Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, who was term-limited in that chamber, ran for the seat and won it last year. His predecessor, Democrat Nikki Fried, opted to run for
[A] gas company based in Maryland called Chesapeake Utilities wrote at least a couple energy bills for the Florida legislature this past session. “We saw, unfortunately, the fossil fuel industry show up in a very real way. Chesapeake Utility is just one example. We also saw the Florida Natural Gas Association registered on a lot
Recently there have been new laws and regulations placed on schools by the governor and the Florida Legislature focused on determining whether books and educational material are deemed obscene or age appropriate. In the past, media specialists and librarians could use something called The Miller Test to determine whether a book was appropriate for school aged children.
© Florida Phoenix BY: MITCH PERRY – JULY 20, 2023 3:07 PM Supporters of a proposed 2024 constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational cannabis in Florida contend in a new filing that Attorney General Ashley Moody is abruptly changing course on what the Florida Supreme Court has said in the past about getting pot amendments on the ballot.
July 10, 2023, 7:00 AM EDT By Sahil Kapur NBCNews.com WASHINGTON — A brewing battle over how to fund the federal government is poised to escalate this week when Congress returns from a two-week recess. The House Republican majority is on a collision course with the Senate as appropriators in both chambers advance conflicting versions of
The Republican Narrative Undermines the Welfare of our Relatives and Neighbors Addicted to Opioids like Fentanyl. Bea Dixon, PhD, Democratic Political Activist Imagine learning every day that a plane with 180 Americans on board crashed! That’s how many Americans die every day from an overdose of opioids, including fentanyl. 1 What is the cause of
Downward Spiral The Warped Incentives of No Competition David Pepper In my previous newsletter, I explained that millions of Tennesseeans face no choice when it comes to who represents them in the state legislature, because so many of these elections are uncontested, year after year. That lack of competition, accountability and transparency drives so much
By CARRIE WALSH, Charlotte County Human Services Director, The Daily Sun, March 11, 2023. The Department of Housing and Urban Development defines affordable housing as a dwelling a family or household can obtain-whether through rent, purchase or other means-that costs 30% or less of the household’s income. Since household incomes vary widely, what is affordable
The Story of Florida’s Right to Clean Water In 1950, there were 2.8 million people in Florida. In 2022, there are 22 million. With this explosion of new residents comes an array of certain human impacts — the clear-cutting of water filters and nutrient cyclers; the diversion and hastening of water flows; the removal or
DeSantis Under National Scrutiny for Supporting Cuts to Social Security and Medicare As the field of potential 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls ramps up their race for the MAGA base, Governor Ron DeSantis is the latest to find his record of supporting cuts to Social Security and Medicare under scrutiny. According to multiple national reports out
This week, President Biden gave a speech in Virginia to highlight how Democrats’ economic plan is delivering for working families while MAGA Republicans push an agenda of raising taxes on the middle class, protecting billionaire tax cheats, and putting America’s financial stability on the line to try to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
The Permitless Carry gun bill — HB 543 Concealed Carry of Weapons and Firearms Without a License — is being fast-tracked with only two committees in the House, and is already scheduled for its first hearing in the Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm ET. If you are able, we urge you
While working Floridians struggle with some of the highest health care costs in the country, Ron DeSantis is proposing cuts for critical services, including Medicaid. At the same time, the Florida GOP is pushing major tax handouts for wealthy housing developers in the state instead of prioritizing relief for Florida families. While Floridians are already
If enacted into law, SB 170 would allow big business (including developers) to run roughshod over local communities by allowing businesses to file litigation if an ordinance or ballot measure results in a 15% or more loss of profit, with local taxpayers on the hook for damages. They’ve coupled this bill with SB 280 which