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,…

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…

Partisan Republicans Show Their True Colors

In Tallahassee, Democrats’ efforts to provide a tax credit to working families, lower prescription drug prices and protect the environment were ignored. Below is a Press Release from the Florida Democratic Party TALLAHASSEE, FL. — This session, Democratic leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fight for Floridians and to demand change to make Florida a better…

Commissioner Fried and COVID 19 Precautions

As your Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, your safety is my greatest concern. With new cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 announced daily in Florida, my department is working to reduce the risk of its spread by making sure places that millions of Floridians visit daily — like grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations…