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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The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is excited to announce the recipients of its annual Betty Gissendanner Scholarship awards. This year we have two scholars: Cassidy Gibbs, graduating from Port Charlotte High School and Kiley Rydberg, graduating from Lemon Bay High School. We will be honoring the scholars at a June 13 reception held
Charlotte County Democrats grieve with the families and community of Uvalde, Texas mourning the senseless killing of 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School. The shooting at Robb Elementary School is sadly the latest incident in an endemic of mass violence plaguing our country. While many Floridians hoped the 2018 killing of 17
Our next monthly meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. For those attending in person, vaccines are required, masks are optional. The office address is 3596 Tamiami Trail,#202, Port Charlotte, FL 33983. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the meeting. Following the business meeting, we will host a meet and
Please consider running for public office. Contact Larry Kuranowicz at [email protected] 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
Submitted by Janice Ippolito. On Thursday evening, we held the first-ever Democratic get-together in South Gulf Cove. Through the efforts of Richard Patrick, Precinct Captain in District 77, and with the assistance of Crystal Evans and Karen Zussman, they reached out by postcards to the Voting List of Hot Dems to attend this meeting. There
No standing! No driving! Air-conditioning! Bring snacks, beverages, music, etc. to turn this event into a party! We need folks to stamp envelopes, fold VR forms in half and stuff VR material into bags for our BIGGEST EVER voter registration drive, targeting left-leaning unregistered citizens. It all happens Saturday, April 23rd and 30th from 9:30
The following editorial was published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on April 14, 2022. By Teresa Jenkins, chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party and author of the book ‘Make Democracy Work Again.’ If only I could address how the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature attended to our most urgent needs during the recent legislative session.
Come join the Charlotte County Democratic Club and the Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club for an afternoon of ice cream, pie, games, silent auctions, and fun on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Democratic Club located at 3596 Tamiami Trail in the Sunnydell Plaza in Port Charlotte.
By Kay Blue, Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) President. Who are the five best presidents and the five worst presidents of the United States? Find out the answer on April 11th at 2:00 pm when the Democratic Women’s Club resumes in-person meetings. Our speaker will be Paul Platt, local presidential expert. Platt is a
SORRY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE RESERVATIONS. SEE YOU SATURDAY! Meet NEW friends and Re-CONNECT with your old friends! WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Cocktails at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM, Dance & party until 9:30 PM WHERE: Kings Gate Golf Club, 24000 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Please be vaccinated to
Former state Rep. Adam Hattersley of Riverview plans to challenge incumbent Republican Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis in the November 8th election. Mr. Hattersley will be our guest speaker at the next Charlotte County Dems monthly meeting on Monday, April 4th at 5:30 pm which will be held both virtually via Zoom and in person
Come join us! It can be a blast! We’re canvassing Newly Registered Democrats who just love to see us at their doors and are excited to learn they’re not the only Democrats in Charlotte County. It is one of our most rewarding Vote by Mail campaigns and we need your help now. We need drivers
Editor: Teresa Jenkins delivered the following message to members at our monthly meeting on March 7, 2022. These are some unsettling times around the world and in Florida. Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine whose courage is inspirational. They’re showing us that cruel and oppressive rule must be repelled abroad and at home.
“We are watching in horror as Russia carries out an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and our hearts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people. Vladimir Putin has blood on his hands. His criminal decision to invade is a direct threat to democracies everywhere, bringing nothing but needless death and destruction to the sovereign country of
I’m writing today with an exciting update about the work Florida Democrats are doing to prepare for November. Earlier this week, the FDP announced a historic partnership with our friends in the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and the Florida Alliance to make an initial investment of $2.5 million to ramp
Dear Fellow Democrats, I’m contacting you today to let you know about an election that requires all hands on deck. On Tuesday, February 22nd we can elect a Democrat and protect a seat that was held by the beloved City Councilman Tommy Hazouri. We need your help to protect and hold this seat! Republicans are
Join the DWC on February 14 at 2:00 pm via Zoom when our program presenter will be Dr. William Potts-Datema, a 40-year professional educator and public health professional. His topic is The Public Health System in the United States. While now retired, Dr. Potts-Datema has held several national leadership positions in the United States, including
By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer On Thursday afternoon, about 20 Democrats and EDC members gathered outside at Paraiso Mexican Grille and Bar in Englewood to reflect on the siege (and thankfully) failed coup on Jan. 6, 2021. Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems communication committee chair, addressed the group by recalling other tragic
DWC Betty Gissendanner Memorial Scholarship applications are available at Charlotte County high schools
Do you know or are you a young female Democrat who will be graduating from a Charlotte County public high school in 2022? If so, application packets for the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County’s Betty Gissendanner Memorial Scholarships are now available at your high school. Completed applications are due by March 1, 2022.
Florida is once again suffering one of the worst COVID outbreaks in the country, with the largest single-day increase of new cases in state history occurring recently. And yet again, as tens of thousands of Floridians fall sick every day, Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans are refusing to back measures that will prevent infections and save lives. Florida Democratic