Trump’s economy isn’t keeping America (or Florida) great

By Nikki Fried, a Democrat and Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Editor’s note:  This is an August 27th article previously published at https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/trump-economy-keeping-america-great At this week’s Republican National Convention, President Trump is focusing on the economy as a way to distract from his scattershot response to COVID-19. If Trump wants to talk about the economy, that’s fine…

Joe Biden speaks out against violence

“I want to be very clear about all of this: Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting. None of this is protesting. It’s lawlessness, plain and simple. And those who do it should be prosecuted,” Biden said. “Violence will not bring change, it will only bring destruction. It’s wrong…

What has Joe Biden and team been up to this week?

Joe did interviews with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell where he discussed the killing of Jacon Blake and condemned violence. And, he called out Trump for purposely sowing discord and chaos for political gain.  Joe released a statement on Donald Trump’s America, and how the images of violence are not from “Joe Biden’s America,” but…

ICYMI: Joe Biden’s acceptance speech

ICYMI is an acronym for In Case You Missed It. You shouldn’t have, because our Democratic presidential candidate delivered his most powerful and effective speech of his career, concluding our very successful convention. Watch his introductory biopic here. Vote the Democratic ticket on November 3rd for the change America desperately needs. The Honorable Joe BidenDemocratic…

John Lewis’ final essay

While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions…

Kamala Harris is “for the people”

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer On Tuesday, many Democrats across the country heaved a collective sigh of relief when Joe Biden announced his excellent VP choice: Kamala D. Harris (D-CA). The first Black woman and the first South Asian woman on a major party ticket is a truly historic moment. The constituencies that…

Unbelievable!

In extraordinary comments to Fox News, President Trump said he is trying to prevent the U.S. Postal Service from delivering millions of mail-in ballots to voters by holding up $25 billion in emergency funding for the agency. “They need that money in order to make the post office work, so it can take all of these millions…

Kamala Harris for Vice President

Did you hear the news? Joe Biden has chosen Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate!  She is the first Black woman, and the first person of Indian descent, to be nominated for national office by a major party. Kamala shares Joe’s view of standing up for the backbone of this country – the…

Joe Biden’s vision for older Americans

Submitted by Fran Dance Joe Biden believes it is our moral obligation to rebuild the middle class and its values. Those values include having a steady, secure retirement income by protecting and strengthening Social Security, being able to pay for prescriptions, and having access to affordable health care and support as well as quality, affordable…

Re-evaluating role of police in our communities

Editor’s note: Fran Dance, Communications Chair for Charlotte Dems, submitted this editorial column to the Charlotte Sun. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, activists have called for re-evaluating the scope of police officers’ work. What would such a re-evaluation look like? Our county and city leaders and police executives would evaluate if a portion…

Charlotte County Democrats issue recommendations to local police to address racial bias

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Charlotte County Democrats issue recommendations to local police to address racial bias  by Fran Dance The Charlotte County Democrats (CC Dems) have released a twelve point set of recommendations to Punta Gorda Police Chief Pamela Davis and Charlotte County Sheriff Prummell for their consideration and response. This unorthodox approach to seek…

Joe Biden’s vision for health care

by Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, with Vice President Biden standing by his side. Because of Obamacare, over 100 million people no longer worry that an insurance company will deny coverage or charge higher premiums just because they have a pre-existing condition – whether cancer or…