The truth about antifa

Image Credit: Indivisible Submitted by: Teresa Jenkins on 6/28/2020 How convenient for conservative politicians and news outlets to rant that the recent Black Lives Matter protests are led by antifa when in fact they are led by multiracial and multigenerational crowds seeking a reckoning with systemic problems of racism and policing. There is no organization…

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Pulling the Strings of Justice

U. S. Attorney General William Barr acts like President Trump’s puppet. Image credits: Bilder von Raphael Köhler und Christian Fuchs angefertigt / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 Submitted by: Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer He has stacked the courts, sanitized the justice department of objectivity, sent inspectors general packing, attacked peaceful protesters practicing their constitutional rights, and…

Candidates Discuss Seniors & Black Americans in the COVID and BLM Era

Image Credits : Candidates’ Photos Submitted by: Fran Dance On June 18th the Charlotte County Democratic Party hosted a well-attended virtual roundtable discussion with Aisha Alayande, representing Allen Ellison, our candidate for U.S. Congressional District 17, now represented by Republican Greg Steube, and David Jones, our candidate for State House District 75, now represented by…

Calling All Democrats!

 Caption: A girl calls her friends to Vote By Mail. Image courtesy https://www.freeimages.com By Linda DeMeritt, Precinct Captain Coordinating Committee chair Our voter outreach meets challenges, thanks to you! Thanks and congratulations to all of our Precinct Captains and Volunteers! As of mid-June, we finished calling Cold Democrats, which means we have now completed the…

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Image Credits : Yinan Chen Submitted by: Teresa Jenkins A timely message from Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Democratic Party of Charlotte County: Juneteenth, (“June” plus “nineteenth”) sometimes called “Jubilee,” indicates the year of freedom from enslavement, or even more simply “Freedom Day.” It is also referred to Black Independence Day. It was June 19, 1865 when…

Racism is the Second Pandemic

By: Denise Candea & Teresa Jenkins on 6/15/2020   A disturbing trend is clearly evident in America—people of color, particularly African Americans, are experiencing more serious illness and death due to COVID-19 than white people. Black Americans and other minorities are more likely than their white counterparts to work in the service industries consisting of…

Black Voters Are Coming for Trump

Source: New York Times By Juan Williams on 6/3/2020 In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, a young protester told a reporter that she just didn’t think voting is “how change happens.” “They’ve been telling us to do that for so long,” she added, “and we’ve done it — and look at everything that’s still going on.”…

Winning the Messaging War

Image Credits: Seattle Times Submitted by: Catherine Baxter 6/2/2020 In my recent interview of Linda Richardson, a former Republican and current phone bank volunteer, she mentioned a book she had read. “The Little Blue Book”, By George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling is about how to frame our political dialogue. We seem to be losing the…

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.,…