A BIG Thank You!

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democrats Chair At last, the relentless flood of text messages, phone calls, advertisements and yard signs all reminding us to vote has trickled to a halt. I don’t know about you, but every time I got one of those messages about how important my vote was, I really didn’t mind.…

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Floridians need a president who keeps his word and pays his taxes

A statement by Teresa Jenkins, chair of Charlotte County Democrats Executive Committee “Donald Trump promised that Floridians’ taxes would go ‘way down’ under his presidency. But instead of lending a hand, he passed a tax scam that further hollowed out middle and lower-income Floridians. The United Way reported that nearly half of state households are…

Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair issues statement on Joe Biden’s plan for Latinos

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Joe Biden’s plan for Latino communities is the plan that families need. For too long Republicans at all levels of government have undermined Latino success and took their hard work and communities for granted. Joe Biden’s plan will address the economic inequalities facing Latinos amid financial turmoil…

Black Lives Matter Isn’t Just a Saying; It’s a Reality

Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Jenkins releases statement on the murder of George Floyd CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA — In response to the murder of George Floyd, Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Jenkins released the following statement: “The death of George Floyd is an unspeakable tragedy and a failure of our system of justice. His death…

Memorial Day Message from the CCDEC Chair

  Each year, we celebrate Memorial Day to honor the memories of those who have given their lives in service to our country. We must support and fight for our veterans every day to make sure they have access to health care, job training, education and every opportunity to succeed. It is absolutely critical that…

Trump’s Continued Muddled Response to COVID-19

  Not only has the virus not vanished “like a miracle” as President Trump predicted, it’s also not going away until we have a new president. On Mother’s Day when coronavirus deaths passed 80,000 and government scientists warned of the perils of loosening public health restrictions, Trump shared 52 tweets and retweets by 8:20 a.m.,…

Coronavirus Exacerbates Existing Inequalities

A disturbing trend is evident in the U.S.—people of color, particularly African Americans, are experiencing more serious illness and death due to COVID-19 than white people and depriving them of jobs. (Photograph courtesy of Steve Snodrasss) And while much of the focus has been on African Americans disproportionately contracting and dying from COVID-19, other minority…

Professor Mel Goodman Addresses Charlotte Dems

On May 4, the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee hosted a Zoom conference with Professor Melvin (Mel) Goodman, author of American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump; professor at the National War College and Johns Hopkins University; and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. Over 50 members and guests were in attendance. Professor Goodman addressed the damage…

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Help David Jones Get on the Ballot!

May 11 deadline to qualify by petition.  Act Now! There’s been a change in the law, so completed ballot petitions may now be returned by email.  Your signature can ensure Charlotte County has a Democrat in the Florida House of Representatives! A few more signatures and his candidate petition will put him over the top.  …

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DeSantis Must Secure Our Elections

While November’s election may seem far away, it’s critical that Florida’s Supervisors of Election start acting now to ensure as many residents as possible can vote by mail, and take steps to expand in-person and early voting options for those who need it. In a letter to Secretary of State Laurel Lee and the Governor,…