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
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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
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
By Karen Fisk, Charlotte Dems legislative tracker The two-month 2021 Florida Legislative Session started March 1st. Several bills will be heard this week. You are requested to contact by phone or email the senators who chair the committees (name is in CAPS below) where the following bills originate. Your letters and phone calls are a
By Karen Fisk, Charlotte Dems legislation tracker The 2021 Florida Legislative Session started March 1st. Several bills will be heard this week. You are requested to contact by phone or email the senators who chair the committees where the following bills originate. Your letters and phone calls are a very effective way to urge legislators
By Laurie Ulrop, DWC Legislative Liaison HB 241 is on the Tuesday, March 2nd agenda for the FL House Health & Human Services Committee. This bill needs a NO vote! This bill forces school teachers and counselors to “out” students, putting LGBTQ students is harm’s way. It makes accessing healthcare or counseling more difficult for LGBTQ youth. This
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!
Editor’s note: This blatant voter suppression bill bill made it out of committee. Tell our Sen. Albritton and/or Gruters to vote against it! State Senator Joe Gruters (District 23) 1-850-487-5023 State Senator Ben Albritton (District 26) 1- 850-487-5026 By Valerie Crowder, WFSU, published February 15, 2021 Elections supervisors have been speaking out against a proposal to require voters
By Linda A. Richardson, Charlotte Dems contributor After the acquittal of Donald Trump following his second impeachment, I just had to write our Senators and Mitch McConnell. We are limited to 3000 characters for a congressional email. The following message fits that criteria and I offer this as a template for you to send to
At our 6:30 pm, Feb 1st DEC meeting, Kara Gross, ACLU’s Legislative Director & Senior Policy Counsel, will explain this bill and why must all take action to prevent its passage. Register for this important Zoom event by 3 PM Monday to receive the link.
FL Senate Bill 78 will be heard in Committee next week, Thursday, Feb 18 at 9 am. Please call the Committee members and say you OPPOSE this bill. This Anti-Union bill SB 78 (Rodrigues) Dues and Uniform Assessments continues to move in the Florida Senate. It is strongly opposed by public union employees because it is unnecessary and inserts employers into
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! How great does it feel to finally be able to say that? We can all envision a new, brighter day for America. In Florida, we must now be laser focused on voting out the former president’s biggest enablers, including Ron DeSantis, Marco Rubio and Greg Steube. The
Editor’s note: This is an important petition request….but please also contact FL Representative Mike Grant (re: HB 1, call (850) 717-5075 and https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4349&SessionId=90) and FL Senator Joe Gruters ( re: SB 484, call 850-487-5023 and email https://www.flsenate.gov/senators/s23) to express your opposition to DeSantis’ Combating Public Disorder bill. Governor DeSantis just launched a grievous attack on Floridians’
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This week we saw President Donald Trump initiate an insurrection against the United States government in a final effort to remain in power. A large part of the Republican base believes, groundlessly, that the election was stolen because that’s what leading figures in the party have been saying, egged on by President Trump. This was
By Teresa Jenkins, Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) A Democratic Senate Thank you to everyone who took action to elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate in Georgia! Both races have been called for the Democratic candidates, meaning that, once Vice President-elect Harris is inaugurated and becomes
From the Georgia Coordinated Campaign! We are still in the time of COVID-19 and appreciate your virtual support. Phone Banking: We will train you to use our calling platforms and provide real-time support so you can have meaningful conversations with voters throughout the state. Join us here https://www.mobilize.us/georgiademocrats/event/364626/ Relational Organizing: we’ll empower you with our most effective tools
By Kay Blue, DWC president Every year, the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) collects gift cards for Charlotte County mothers who are registered in the Charlotte County schools’ homeless program. Due to COVID-19, this year the number in need has grown. The DWC is asking for and collecting gift cards that can be redeemed locally. Some
You may know the Republicans’ Senate majority still isn’t guaranteed. It will come down to two tough Senate runoff races in Georgia. Winning these runoffs is possible and absolutely essential. Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Warnock (the pastor at Martin Luther King Jr’s. former church in Atlanta) will be strong, principled fighters for Georgians on everything from
Kampachi Farms, LLC, proposes the installation of Velella Epsilon, a pilot demonstration project consisting of 20,000 Almoco jack (80,000 lbs at harvest) within a net pen approximately 45 miles WSW of Sarasota, FL and generally down current of Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties coastline. Noted environmentalist and Indivisible member Dr. Richard Whitman, has studied the proposed project and presented
By Teresa Jenkins, Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party When people cast their vote, they are actually voting for a group of people called electors. When you cast your vote in the presidential election, you’re not taking part in a nationwide popular vote, but rather helping decide who your state’s Electoral College delegates support.