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Our Charlotte County Dem chair’s message to YOU!

Our chair, Teresa Jenkins, delivered the following remarks at our December 6, 2021 monthly meeting.  We hope to see you at the January meeting! It’s hard to believe it’s December! Looking back at 2021, there’s much to be grateful for including our president who has restored a sense of professionalism in the White House. The

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Call to Action

Help! We’re talking and we can’t give up!

By Penelope Mayer, Charlotte County Democrats Precinct Captain and Coordinating Committee Whether talking by phone or at the door, canvassing works best when voters who don’t care much about politics engage in authentic, genuine conversations. Research consistently shows these exchanges have sizable impacts. Starting in January, we’ll be knocking on the doors of Warm Dems,

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Call to Action

DeSantis has called the Florida Legislature into Special Session next week!

Democrats are outraged!  Where was the Special Session when Floridians were desperate, suffering from illness/loss, food/housing/employment insecurities, and more? Where was the direction? DeSantis’ motives are clear, self-serving, and dangerous. While pandering misinformation to his base, he furthers the divide amongst Floridians with an anti-medical science, anti-vax, anti-big government message. Meanwhile, he is putting our

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Call to Action

Meet and speak to your Florida legislators on November 10th

Our Charlotte County Legislative Delegation (Rep Michael Grant, Sen Joe Gruters and Sen Ben Albritton) will meet from 9 am to noon on November 10, 2021 at the Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda. They will be there to hear from you! If you wish to speak, please submit your name, address,

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Call to Action

Dems: Don’t Just Sit There…DO Something!

An opinion by Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems contributing writer. Relentlessly under attack from far-right conspiracy and supremacist groups formerly known as the Republican party, our democracy is flashing red lights that are blinding many officials elected to the highest levels of government leadership. The “deer-in-the-headlights” posturing exhibited by some moderate Democrats refusing to yield the

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Biden's Vision

Stop fretting, Democrats. Use your power.

Opinion by  James Downie, Washington Post digital opinions editor, Sept 5, 2021 The past few days have provided a vivid example of how the country’s two major parties exercise political power. On the one hand, Democrats hold Congress and the White House, but they’ve hit the brakes on a signature spending package and the extension

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Call to Action

Participating in Charlotte County government is the focus of a new workgroup

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte Dems contributing writer, and Larry Kuranowicz, Charlotte Dems Vice-chair. Charlotte County is undergoing another period of exponential growth. This has happened a number of times over the last forty years, and often has occurred without adequate planning by our local governmental bodies. To some, this is most notable in traffic snarls,

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Analysis

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

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Call to Action

Be an advocate for sustainable, livable Charlotte County

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte County Dems What brought you here to Charlotte County to live? Was it the warm sun and the beaches and the Gulf? The fabulous fishing in Charlotte Harbor? Or maybe that Charlotte County is much less developed and congested than Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, and also less expensive? Whatever the treasures that attracted

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Call to Action

An update from our Charlotte County Dems chair

Editor’s note:  At our June 7th monthly meeting, Teresa Jenkins delivered the following update to our members, guests and all committed Democrats. I want to continue our conversation about the impact of the Florida legislative session from last month’s meeting and the importance of volunteering. What we saw in this legislative session was a clear

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Call to Action

Anti-protest bill will get its Senate vote on Wednesday April 14th

The anti-protest bill — HB 1 Combating Public Disorder — will be debated and voted on the Senate floor Wednesday April 14th. If it passes, goes to the Governor for his signature. So, we ask you to contact your individual Senator before Wednesday to VOTE NO on this anti-democracy bill. If this bill passes, it will be sent directly to the Governor. Our

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Call to Action

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

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Call to Action

HB 1, the “anti-protest” bill continues to progress in Tallahasee

By Laurie Ulrop,  DWC/DEC Legislative Liaison Two bills in this season’s Florida legislative session present more problems for the Democrats than most of the other bills. One is SB 90, the “Anti-Voting” bill and the other is HB 1, the “Anti-Protest” bill. Please call or send a short email ASAP! These two bills may become law sooner

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Call to Action

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,

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Call to Action

Tallahassee is still at it. Let them know how you feel!

By Karen Fisk, Charlotte Dems writer and DWC legislative liaison. In this fifth week of the FL Legislature, we have one big bill to support and one to oppose.  Please use the contact information below in (  ) to voice your stance on these bills. SB 208     Renewable Energy:  This bill authorizes businesses to

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Call to Action

Just say NO to Senator Joe Gruters

Several anti-democratic bills are rushing through the legislature this week and  next.  We need an avalanche of letters or phone calls to stop them in their tracks!  Here are the  the worst offenders: HB 1/ SB 484 Combating Public Disorder – This bill would arrest anyone affiliated with a protest who becomes  “disorderly.”  This bill

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Call to Action

 Oppose SB 1922 (Gruters-R) Dissolution of Marriage Bill

Submitted by Laurie Ulrop, Charlotte County DWC Legislative Liaison Ask yourself one question; why when laws are made regarding marriage, they usually benefit the male counterpart of the marriage but the woman is ignored, belittled and undervalued. These laws are openly misogynistic. WHY?  Because they are written by Republican men. This proposed law is no

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Call to Action

Oppose HB 1 Combating Public Disorder

By Laurie Ulrop, DWC Legislative Liaison and Charlotte Dems contributing writer HB 1 Combating Public Disorder passed all of its House committees and is now awaiting a vote on the House floor, possibly by the end of this week. Please OPPOSE this bill today by contacting your local House Representative Michael Grant, (R) via Email:

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