Editor’s note: John Washburn is a Charlotte County Democratic Club member. He also has served as State Committee Man. Washburn started his 30-year career in 1969 as a Teamster Union member, driving a delivery truck in Detroit for Continental Bakery. His job was delivering Wonder Bread and other baked goods to grocery stores. This was
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The horrible fires in the Amazon rain forest might bring memories of a 1992 movie, “Medicine Man”, Starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Brocco. “Medicine Man” was about a biologist, Robert Campbell (Connery) who was studying native plants for their medicinal properties to cure diseases such as cancer. He built a makeshift lab in the rain
UPDATE! – UPDATE! – UPDATE! Parade, including the float, has been postponed Due to Hurricane (SEE THIS ARTICLE) by Think Blue — Vote Green! About three months ago a group of people from West Charlotte County and South Sarasota county came together. Our goal was as always, to increase Democratic turn out in the two
Suncoast Waterkeeper’s Healthy Tributaries Program gets donation from Charlotte Dem Environmental Caucus
by Mary Lundeberg, Secretary, Charlotte County Democratic Environment Caucus A plan to monitor water-quality on the Peace River and other area waterways is getting closer to being fulfilled. Suncoast Waterkeepers wants to monitor water quality by developing a network of trained volunteers who will gather water samples from the Alafia, Little Manatee, Braden, Myakka and
A campaign manager for Amy McGrath, running for U.S. Senate against Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was in town visiting family. Taking some time from their visit, Scott Johnson and his father, Steve, stopped by the Charlotte Dems office to chat about Scott’s experiences with McGrath’s 2018 Congressional campaign. Like many of us, Scott had no
This fall another tool will be added to the kit carried by Democratic volunteers as we seek to turn out every last vote in Charlotte County for the 2020 election.
A letter writer to the Sun Newspaper cuts through the differences between the political parties. The writer states, ” Actually, Democrats have the same basic values as most Republicans and independents”. See the letter in the Charlotte Sun newspaper (July 26, 2019, pg C7): Focus On Similarities To Solve Issues
Even though he is a Republican, Joseph Tiseo was glad to accept the invitation from DEC Chairman Patrick Hurley to address Charlotte County Democrats at their monthly meeting. Tiseo talked about how, without knowing it, he had received a recommendation from Charlotte County Dems in 2016 when he ran for office for the first time.
A vigorous debate over a resolution urging Congress to conduct an impeachment inquiry, a resolution demanding the closure of immigrant children camps, and a visit by a Republican Charlotte County commissioner highlighted the July Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) business meeting that was anything but business as usual. The local Democrats’ meeting began with
Nearly half of Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (CCDECF) membership traveled to Orlando this past weekend to help elect officers for the statewide environmental caucus. Phyllis Wojcik CCDECF president, proudly reports, “We had 10 members go to the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF) elections. We have a total of 26 official members
By Larry Kuran, Precinct Captains’ Committee The past few weeks have seen near record heat in Southwest Florida. Nonetheless, the Charlotte Dem’s Precinct Captains and their helpers have made steady progress in contacting Democratic voters that need to re-enroll to continue participating in Vote By Mail. This is critical work as Vote By Mail
Charlotte County Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida joins two local groups to participate in a Mother’s Day vigil at the Homestead Detention Center for migrant children. The other groups are the Immigration Justice Committee – Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Charlotte County and the Immigration Action Group – SWFL Indivisible. Local participation is being organized by
I recently had the privilege to go to Tallahassee for the Florida Young Democrats Lobby Days. I was able to speak to legislators and meet fellow young Democrats from around the State of Florida. We were able to see how the Young Democrats empower young people to become more engaged in politics by fostering strong leadership skills.
Voter registration is a key strategy that gets a lot of attention during election years. But not so much attention in off-years. This year is different. “Charlotte Democratic Party and Indivisible Action SWFLA are partnering to train volunteers to register voters,” says Nancy Razvoza, Presidentof the Charlotte Democratic Club. “The goal is for trained volunteers
Daniel Schwarz recently joined Charlotte Dems and became our youngest member. Only 18, he is a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University, studying Political Science and Criminal Justice. Daniel skipped two years of college by earning both his high school diploma and an associate’s degree through a dual enrollment program at his high school. Because
How do you have a conversation with someone who just made a racist comment? There are different ways to deal with this situation. How do you respond? Do you tell them they are racist for saying that? Then they feel insulted and they say something back at you that is not very flattering. And by
By Teresa Jenkins, Legislative Liaison Committee Chair The Legislative Liaison Committee held its first meeting on February 13. The meeting was deemed, “the calm before the storm,” as Florida’s 60-day legislative session will begin on March 5. Interim committee weeks are about to end and we’ll get the show on the road! DEC members are
A developer who had received a recommendation for a planned hotel from a Charlotte County advisory committee has retracted his request for a zoning change, citing public opposition to the plan. (Read more in Englewood Sun) Also in Englewood Sun, ‘We don’t want Naples here’ – Englewood residents object to proposed hotel
Two hours of angry testimony persuaded Charlotte County Commissioners to drop the last two years of planned water and sewer rate increases. That leaves three years of 7 percent rate increases — the first to take effect on April 1. (Read more in Englewood Sun)