Jim Crow 2.0

By Bill Welsch, Charlotte Dems contributing writer ‘If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” George Bernard Shaw During the Reconstruction period following the U.S. Civil War, it was not uncommon for African Americans to be elected to local and state offices. Although election to…

Oppose the anti-democracy SB 1028 Charter Schools and  SB 220 Public Records and Public Meetings bills

By Laurie Ulrop, DWC Legislation Liaison and Jean Siebenaler, DWCF Legislative Chair It appears Republicans want to destroy our Public School system at all costs. It’s about the money, nothing else. We need to educate our Democratic Senators and make sure that our Republican Senators understand that we know what they are doing and we…

Stop Attacks on our Public Schools and Universities!

Public Versus Private School Funding We must stop Senate Bill (SB) 48 from becoming law!  This “Educational Scholarship” bill is the most dangerous piece of legislation in Florida’s long campaign to privatize public education.  Some dangerous parts of SB 48 include:  switching vouchers to educational savings accounts (ESA) funded out of the treasury; increasing coverage of…

Oppose these 7 anti-democratic bills

These seven anti-democratic bills are coming before the Senate Rules Committee on April 6th. Email or call your Senator and the Chair of the Senate Rules Committee using the contact information below. Copy and paste the following along with your name and address in the text of your message. SB 78, SB 90, SB 268, HB 529, SB 582, SB 1890 and SB 1924 are on the Tuesday,…

Demand FL legislators oppose HB 1/SB 484 Combating Public Disorder

Oppose this bill by signing here. This anti-protesting bill appears before the FL House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 10th. Don’t let Florida become totalitarian. Preserve our 1st Amendment rights. Do it right now; it only takes a minute! Talking points : HB 1 Combating Public Disorder was initially conceptualized by Gov. DeSantis as a backlash to Black Lives…

Don’t let them steal your voice!

By Joe Pennisi, Charlotte Dems Contributing Writer Click here to learn what you must do! If you’re like me and most Floridians, you believe that governing is most efficient, and its policies are most responsive to our needs when it is conducted at the local level. Unfortunately, our Republican-controlled state legislature and Governor don’t agree.  Together, they…

Vote By Mail works — don’t mess with it!

Editor’s note: SB 90 is on the Wednesday, March 10, meeting agenda of the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee. This bill will limit the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections held within a calendar year of a request (currently 2 election cycles). It places unnecessary and unwarranted constraints on requests for mail in ballots and…

Add your support to SB 792

By Laurie Ulrop, DWC Legislative Liaison and Charlotte Dems contributor This bill could make a huge difference for about 3000 women inmates at Lowell Correctional Institution. The crimes against women taking place in the facility has been taking place for decades. The facility has been aware of these crimes since 2006. It’s time for a change and accountability! …