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Project 2025 Explained

The team at Red Wine & Blue have put together a 5-page guide to the massive Project 2025 manifesto that will drive Republican decision-making and governance if they win the White House in November. Click here to read, download and share.  

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Biden's Vision

President Biden’s Opening in Florida

To: Interested Parties From: Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Manager Subject: President Biden’s Opening in Florida Date: April 1, 2024 Team Biden-Harris enters the general election cycle in a position of strength. Because our agenda is strong and a proven winner, because our coalition is broad and diverse, and because of our strong financial

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Charlotte County Democrats October Newsletter

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

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Environment

DeSantis oblivious to climate change issue

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

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Energy companies behind bills filed in Florida Legislature

[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

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Opinion

Rocky Hanna: With 460,000 school library books, parents will determine kids’ access

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.

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The Opioid Crisis

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

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Millions of Americans left out of elections due to uncontested races

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

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Housing

Developing affordable housing in Charlotte County

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

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Environment

Florida’s Right to Clean Water Initiative!

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

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DeSantis supports cuts to Social Security & Medicare

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

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Biden grows the economy while GOP attacks Social Security & Medicare

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.

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Call to Action

Oppose HB 543 concealed carry of weapons and firearms without a license

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

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