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Help pass amendment to ease abortion restrictions

The conditions surrounding human pregnancy are complex. But one condition prevails: the decision to give birth has serious lifetime consequences to the woman. Therefore, the woman’s reproductive decisions should be entrusted only to her in consultation with a trusted medical advisor of her choice. The role of government should be to protect the privacy of

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Stop harmful water bills now

Communities across Florida have a huge stake in clean water. But if two bills filed and introduced in the state legislature early this month become law, they will abolish local governments’ ability to fight pollution, inevitably leading to dirtier water. House Bill 1197 and Senate Bill 1240 would grant sole authority to the state to

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Attend the West Charlotte County Density Hearing on Feb 28th

One element of the Lemon Bay Conservancy mission statement is “Advocating for sustainable environmental policies.” As the recent hurricane has so clearly reminded us, we live in a beautiful, but very fragile, area. Controlling the amount of new development is essential for protecting our wetlands, our life styles, and our area’s future. There is an

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Oppose HB 543 concealed carry of weapons and firearms without a license

The Permitless Carry gun bill — HB 543 Concealed Carry of Weapons and Firearms Without a License — is being fast-tracked with only two committees in the House, and is already scheduled for its first hearing in the Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm ET. If you are able, we urge you

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Oppose SB 170 local ordinances

If enacted into law, SB 170 would allow big business (including developers) to run roughshod over local communities by allowing businesses to file litigation if an ordinance or ballot measure results in a 15% or more loss of profit, with local taxpayers on the hook for damages. They’ve coupled this bill with SB 280 which

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Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Search

A meesage from Cara Reynolds, Chair, Charlotte County School Board. As you may know, our current superintendent, Steve Dionisio, will be retiring after 33 years of dedicated service to our school district. We are grateful for his leadership and commitment in providing a high-quality education for all students, and we wish him the best in

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Take action to oppose HB 1, School Choice bill

By Jean Siebenaler. DWCF Legislative Chair Well, here we go. We’ve been waiting for some “big” controversial legislation in the new 2023 FL State Legislature to drop and we now have one. We have a new Republican-sponsored HB 1  titled School Choice. This bill is the “big kahuna” — the expanded school voucher program that has

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Connection & Community

By Dawn Mann, Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party Our theme for the next two years is Connection & Community. How can Democrats connect with voters? How can our Democratic Party be part of the larger community? We need to focus on four key areas: Visibility Relevance Engagement Advocacy First, visibility. Visibility takes many

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It’s time to Get Out the Vote (GOTV)!

We need you to help turn Florida blue in 2022! Canvassing Please sign up to knock on doors of Democrats any or all weekends from now until Election Day — Monday, November 7, too! There are 7 shifts each weekend, so there is a convenient time for all. We drive in pairs. Each pair has

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A message from our Chair, Teresa Jenkins

Charlotte County Democrats congratulate Reps. Val Demings and Charlie Crist for their Primary wins! During her campaign, Rep. Demings pointed to Sen. Marco Rubio’s track record of voting “no” on virtually every Democratic initiative, even the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will pour millions into the state. Rubio voted not only against the bipartisan gun legislation

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August primary election information

The August Primary Elections are right around the corner and it’s more important than ever that Democrats vote in the primary to select our nominees for the General Election in November to unseat Rubio and DeSantis.  Of course, we will not promote one Democrat over another, so here’s what you need to know for the

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Vote in the Aug 23rd primary to determine your local representatives

Dear Fellow Democrats, There is a phrase: “All politics is local.”  Local elections impact the way we live. Mid-term elections, like this year’s election, typically see low-voter turnout and the result is that an unrepresentative set of residents determines how local government serves the community. In some places like Charlotte County, it means politically active

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Tell Rubio & Scott: support climate solutions

Submitted by Karen Fisk Action Alert:  copy this letter and email it to our Florida Senators (contact info below). Dear Senator Rubio and Senator Scott: As your constituent, I urge you to support necessary investments in clean energy and climate solutions. Florida continues to experience worsening hurricanes, storms, floods and wildfires — all of which

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We won’t let the GOP take away our freedoms

Dear Fellow Democrat, The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means that abortion is no longer federally protected, and Gov. DeSantis is now free to outlaw abortion completely in Florida if he chooses. I know that Democrats in Charlotte County are feeling so many different emotions in response to the horrible Supreme Court

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Charlotte County Dems to host a Gun Safety Rally on June 11th

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Location: Democratic Party Headquarters, 3596 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL The Charlotte County Democratic Party invites all concerned adults and children to participate in this Gun Safety Rally, protesting the recent gruesome series of mass killings. The Democratic Party of Charlotte County believes that it is long past

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Join Charlotte County Dems’ biggest-ever voter registration drive!

More than 5000 Voter Registration bags are ready for delivery! NO KNOCKING. NO TALKING. Prizes will be awarded! All homes are occupied by left-leaning individuals or individuals living with registered Democrats.   We have a plan that will suit you perfectly!  Take your pick! Just one house (seriously). Five to ten houses spaced some distance apart,

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Voters deserve a choice in state elections

 Please consider running for public office. Contact Larry Kuranowicz at vice-chair@charlottedems.com to learn more! In the May 8th edition of the Daily Sun, the following editorial was published. OUR POSITION: We would like to see any candidate running for office have to address the issues against an opponent.It’s a new game for candidates running for

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

     By Richard Patrick, Chair of Charlotte County Democrats Diversity & Inclusion Committee      In 1992, May was officially designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to celebrate and embrace the many contributions that the AAPI community has made to the United States. With its endless diversity of peoples, places

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