Picture of Black Lives Matter march held in Punta Gorda on June 5. Image provided by Carson McNamara.

Black Lives Matter March returns to Punta Gorda

Black Lives Matter marchers peacefully protest the murder of George Floyd and racial injustice in a march held on June 5 in Punta Gorda. Image provided by Carson McNamara.   Last Friday, about 1000 people peacefully marched in Punta Gorda to demand justice for victims of racial injustice and police brutality. The marchers were diverse…

Staggering costs of climate change, reasons for hope are topics of talk.

by Phyllis Wojcik, President, Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Council Over thirty individuals attended 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action on, a global conversation on the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it.  Alessia Leathers, a leader from The Climate Reality Project, joined volunteers around the world holding public presentations and conversations…

What she saw outside, looking in Port Charlotte woman witnesses migrant child detention

Between March 2018 and August 2019, more than 14,300 unaccompanied immigrant children were sheltered at a facility just outside of Miami. The Office of Refugee Resettlement calls this the Homestead Temporary Influx Facility, but Port Charlotte resident Vielka Wambold calls it a prison. Editors note: See the documentary film, “Witness at Tornillo”, featuring activist Josh…

“Living The Dream On A Planet That’s Green” theme for Englewood Dem Club parade float

by Karn Cummingham, Englewood Democratic Club The Englewood Democratic Club had planned to march in the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, originally scheduled for last Labor Day. Those plans and the parade were blown away when Hurricane Dorian threatened our area. Pioneer Day organizers vowed to continue the 63-year-old tradition and have rescheduled festivities and the…