Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth — a blending of the words June and nineteenth — is a celebration marking an end to slavery in the United States. Though President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, very few people were immediately freed. Two and a half years later the enslaved African Americans in Texas were pronounced…

Honoring Pride in 2021

By Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee Pride is a demand for full equality and a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride is not limited to a single month; it is a year-round, years-long movement. This Pride, there is much to celebrate. For the first time in four years the LGBTQ+ community…

More Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note:  The Charlotte Sun reaches over 30,000 residents, about 20% of our county’s population, across all political persuasions via its various local editions.  Many Charlotte County Democrats have taken to expressing their opinion by submitting 250 words or less as Letters to the Editor.  Below are two more recent examples. Join them by submitting…

DWC to hear from immigrant support group Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden

Catherine Cole, the national organizer of Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden will be the featured speaker at the Monday, May 10th Democratic Women’s Club (DWC)  Zoom meeting at 4:00 p.m. Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden is an “overground railroad” type project that provides travel support for legal immigrants making their way from the border to their destinations in the…

Speak out and be heard!

Editor’s note:  The Charlotte Sun reaches over 30,000 residents, about 20% of our county’s population, across all political persuasions via its various local editions.  Many Democrats have taken to expressing their opinion by submitting 250 word or less Letters to the Editor.  Below are two more recent examples. Join them by submitting your opinion via…

Charlotte County Democrats seek candidates for public office

By Fran Dance, Charlotte Dems Communications Committee Chair and contributing writer There are many opportunities for dynamic, viable Democratic candidates to win elected local positions, in addition to the major 2022 races for Governor, US Senator and US Representative. In 2022, these will include the Florida House seat, District 75 covering Charlotte County and the…