Learn about the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition at the March 8th DWC meeting

Joanna Pohopin, the Director of Development for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, March 8th  Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) meeting held at 4:00 pm via Zoom.  She will discuss the program with a special emphasis on the effects of the pandemic.  A brief business meeting will…

Top-ranking FL Democrat, Commissioner Nikki Fried, will speak to us on Monday, Mar 1st at 6 PM

Nikki Fried, Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services and our top-ranking Florida Democrat will address the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) at its monthly meeting held via Zoom on Monday, March 1st promptly at 6 PM. Register for this event here. She is holding conversations with all stakeholders in our Party, to…

Florida Democratic Party Elects New State Executive Committee Board with Mayor Manny Diaz as Chair

IOn Saturday, January 9th the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee elected new officers as well as new DNC Members. Manny Diaz (M) was selected to lead our party. Our vice-chair is Judy Mount (F), Cashmore Shaw (M) is secretary and Francine García (F) is treasurer. Congratulations to all! The new DNC members are: Sean…

Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress share FDP Chair candidate questionnaire results

As a part of our mission to further connect Florida’s many Democratic groups, the Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress sent the FDP Chair candidates a questionnaire. We asked Democratic organizers around the state what they would like to know about the future Chair of Florida’s Democratic Party, and the responses from four of the candidates…

Introducing our six candidates for FDP Chair

Editor’s Note:  Since Terrie Rizzo announced she will not run for re-election, six candidates have announced their candidacy for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). Below are the announcements by Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut and former Miami-Dade Mayor Mannie Diaz, followed by articles on candidates Dr. Janelle Christensen, President of the Democratic Environmental Caucus…

A BIG Thank You!

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democrats Chair At last, the relentless flood of text messages, phone calls, advertisements and yard signs all reminding us to vote has trickled to a halt. I don’t know about you, but every time I got one of those messages about how important my vote was, I really didn’t mind.…

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Floridians need a president who keeps his word and pays his taxes

A statement by Teresa Jenkins, chair of Charlotte County Democrats Executive Committee “Donald Trump promised that Floridians’ taxes would go ‘way down’ under his presidency. But instead of lending a hand, he passed a tax scam that further hollowed out middle and lower-income Floridians. The United Way reported that nearly half of state households are…

Who are those people waving on Tamiami Trail?

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer You may have seen us on Saturday mornings or Tuesday afternoons standing by the north side of Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. We’re wearing blue or sometimes crazy apparel, holding Biden-Harris, David Jones or Allen Ellison signs (occasionally all three!) and rigorously waving. Frequently we receive an appreciative…