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Charlotte County Democrats seek candidates for public office

By Fran Dance, Charlotte Dems Communications Committee Chair and contributing writer There are many opportunities for dynamic, viable Democratic candidates to win elected local positions, in addition to the major 2022 races for Governor, US Senator and US Representative. In 2022, these will include the Florida House seat, District 75 covering Charlotte County and the

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Call on senators to block voter suppression bill

By Vilia Johnson, Longboat Key, election reform chair, League of Women Voters of Sarasota County, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 15, 2021 After the remarkable turnout in the November 2020 election, Florida was lauded for conducting a model election – efficient and transparent. However, current legislation in the Florida Senate would undermine this success

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State Sen Joe Gruters leading nationwide GOP push to change election laws

Editor’s note: Tell Joe that you oppose SB 90. Vote NO on voter suppression! By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 14, 2021 As Republican activists across the country work to enact new voting rules being touted by supporters as election integrity measures and slammed by critics as voter suppression, Sarasota lawmaker Joe Gruters is square in the middle of the

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Oppose HB 403 home-based businesses

By Laurie Ulrop, Charlotte Dems Legislative Action Committee There are multiple state preemption bills that have passed their committees and are headed to the floor of the Florida House. We oppose them all, but I want to highlight one in particular that needs you to take action by voicing your opposition to your local Representative,

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DeSantis looks ready to limit mask-wearing emergency orders by local governments

By John Kennedy, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 14, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Joining a growing swell of states, Gov. Ron DeSantis appears focused on erasing mask requirements across Florida by now demanding that such emergency powers of local governments be rolled back by the Republican-led Legislature. The drive is being met with outrage by city and county officials, along with

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Are you ready to lose?

By Roxanne Moore, Charlotte County Democratic Club President and Charlotte Dems contributing writer Are you ready to lose local home rule?  Are you ready to lose control?  Get ready! Senate Bill (SB) 856 and companion House Bill (HB) 839 will see that you do lose control and in ways you’ve never imagined.    These two bills

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