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Charlotte County Democrats

A Thanksgiving message from our Chair

To All Charlotte County Democrats: Happy Thanksgiving! I know this year has been rough, but I have seen your strength throughout this difficult Election season. And while the coronavirus pandemic has upended life for nearly everyone in one way or another; healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers have had to face more risks

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Charlotte County Democrats

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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Charlotte County Democrats

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

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Biden's Vision

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

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Volunteers Needed

Turn Florida blue! Volunteer from your home

Submitted by Teresa Jenkins 2020 isn’t just another election year; It’s a turning point for our country! Volunteers are the key to victory in every election! Every volunteer hour counts, and there are ways to help Get-Out-The-Vote from the safety of your home. People like you are virtually coming together all over Charlotte County to

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Face Masks

Letter to Charlotte County commissioners regarding face masks

Editor’s note:  Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee sent the following letter to Bill Truex, chair of the  five member Board of Charlotte County Commissioners, on July 17th Dear Commissioner Truex, The recent decision by the County Commissioners to not mandate face coverings in public places is a deadly one. Medical professionals say

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Women's Rights

Attention women! An important health care message.

“Decades of progress made to ensure health care for you, your family, and all Americans will be wiped out if Donald Trump is elected again in November.” The chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee has recorded an important message to you. Please view it here.  

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Events

Hundreds Turned Out for Peaceful Protest in Punta Gorda

Carson McNamara, a student at Port Charlotte High School, led a peaceful protest in Punta Gorda on June 5, not unlike hundreds of others taking place across the country over the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. This spring has revealed, time and again, a racist violence still intertwined in the recesses

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News

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

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Volunteer Needed

Volunteers are the Backbone of our Democracy

Submitted by: Teresa Jenkins 5/21/20 Volunteers are the backbone of our democracy. Volunteers help organize precincts, ensure voters know who’s on the ballot, where to vote, and how to vote by mail. In the face of growing inequity, we must build strong, grassroots initiatives that will help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. And,

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News

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

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News

Biden Campaign Comes to Charlotte County & YOU’RE Invited!!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23790″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]The Charlotte County Democratic Party will host a virtual “Charlotte County Community Meeting” on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. The Biden campaign is intent on hearing from YOU about issues you face; how you have been impacted by COVID-19; and why you’re supporting Joe Biden. This interactive event

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Analysis

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.,

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Analysis

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

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News

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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News

Trump Takes His War on Intelligence to a Dangerous New Level

Our guest speaker for the May 4 DEC meeting, Melvin Goodman, published this article in the most recent edition of Counterpunch where he serves as the national security columnist. Professor Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, a professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, and a former CIA analyst. He will be

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Voter Protection

Make Sure Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot Counts!

During this pandemic, it’s a good time to make sure your Vote-By-Mail ballot will count in the 2020 Primary and General Elections.   1.Update your signature and contact information by July 20. When your vote-by-mail ballot is received at the Supervisor of Elections Office, your signature on the outside of the envelope is compared with

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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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Voter Protection

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,

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News

Can You Lend a Virtual Hand? Volunteer Now!

ORGANIZING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS  The Charlotte County Democratic Party is currently observing social distancing guidelines. Our physical office is closed until further notice. If you need help or services please contact us on (941) 258-3542.  We take the coronavirus seriously and the safety of you and your loved ones is our most important

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