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A message from our Charlotte Dems Chair on Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join me in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th! I am grateful for the immeasurable contributions of Hispanic Americans to Florida and Charlotte County. Part of what makes neighborhoods so special is diversity, and we wouldn’t have that today without our strong and vibrant Hispanic communities. Charlotte County Democrats are

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Charlotte County Democrats

Attend the Englewood Democratic Club meeting on Sept 22nd at 5:30 pm

The Englewood Democratic Club invites you to our monthly meeting via Zoom on Sept. 22 at 5:30 pm. All members and friends are welcome. We have two guest speakers from the Englewood Water District (EWD): Sidney Crampton, Chair of the Board of Supervisors, and Ray Burroughs, Administrative Manager. The title is “Water: What is it

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Charlotte County Democrats

Learn how Democrats can win the 2022 Florida elections

Please register by clicking HERE to attend our next Charlotte County Dems monthly meeting, held virtually via ZOOM at 5:30 PM on Monday September 13th. Our guest speaker will be Craig Smith, who currently serves as co-chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Campaign Committee. In this role he is helping counties across Florida turn

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Coronavirus

A record-breaking day for new Covid cases and hospitalizations in Florida

On August 6th, Florida recorded 22,783 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day figure since the pandemic began. The state also broke its hospitalization record for the fifth consecutive day. In reaction to these disturbing numbers, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz released the following statement: “Watching a slow-moving catastrophe unfolding with no one to stop

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte County Dems food drives feed the needy and hungry

Thank you for all the generous donations to our monthly Food Drive! This past July we were able to make contributions to 5 Food Pantries. Thank you, Nancy Razvoza, for delivering items to Charlotte County CHAPS. Thank you, Dave and Patti Jones, for delivering items to Helping Hands Englewood and St. David’s Jubilee Center. Thank

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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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Charlotte County Democrats

Meet and greet Rep. Charlie Crist on Monday July 12th

The Charlotte County Democratic Party is hosting a special virtual (via Zoom) meet-and-greet with U.S. Representative Charlie Crist at 5:30 PM. A suggested donation to the Charlotte County DEC in the amount of $25 (or more) is required prior to the event using the ActBlue link below: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cristmeetandgreet Donations to the DEC will be used

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Charlotte County Democrats

Meet and greet Charlie Crist on Monday July 12th

The Charlotte County Democratic Party is hosting a very special virtual (via Zoom) meet-and-greet with U.S. Representative and FL governor candidate Charlie Crist at 5:30 PM. A suggested donation to the Charlotte County DEC in the amount of $25 (or more) is required to attend the event using the ActBlue link below: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cristmeetandgreet Donations to

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Volunteer Needed

Why Didn’t They Vote?

By Penelope Mayer, Charlotte Dems contributing writer, June 20, 2021 Currently our Precinct Captains and volunteers are engaged in a deep canvassing phone campaign with the 9000 registered Democrats who did not vote in 2020. We hope to learn why some of our Charlotte County Democrats sat out this very critical election, but in the

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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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Charlotte County Democrats

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

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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

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Charlotte County Democrats

June 7th Charlotte County Dems meeting will feature Stacey Peters

The Monday, June 7th meeting of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee will kick off at 5:30 pm with a very special guest speaker, Stacey Peters of Levy County. In addition to being the newly elected Chair of the Democratic Small County Coalition of Florida, of which Charlotte County is a member, she also serves

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC recognizes its 2021 scholarship recipients on June 14th

The Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County is excited to announce this year’s winners of the Betty Gissendanner and Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship awards. The scholarship recipients, MaKenzie Carter (Charlotte HS) and Talon Bottenfield (Lemon Bay HS) will be recognized at the Monday, June 14th DWC Zoom meeting at 4:00 pm. Michael Riley, the

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Charlotte County Democrats

Nancy MacLean enlightens Charlotte County

By Larry Kuranowicz, Vice Chair Charlotte County Democrats Author and historian Nancy MacLean visited Charlotte County Dems virtually on May 20th to discuss her latest book, Democracy in Chains. The book explores the history of the radical libertarian movement and the threat it poses to our democratic society. Ms. MacLean’s work sheds light on the

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte County Commissioner Truex apologizes for divisive comments

Editor’s comment: Charlotte County Dems showed up in force on May 25th to address an inappropriate comment made by the chair of our county’s Board of Commissioners. Be like CC Dem member Lenny Guckenheimer and others;  speak out when our elected officials do something wrong.  We’ll have your back! Watch the NBC-2 news coverage of

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Charlotte County Democrats

The danger of Second Amendment sanctuaries

Editor’s note:  The following OpEd was published in the May 20, 2021 edition of the Charlotte Sun. By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair On May 11, Charlotte County commissioners declared Charlotte County a “Second Amendment sanctuary” that purports to hinder or prevent the enforcement of certain gun safety laws. Similar resolutions have passed

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Charlotte County Democrats

Englewood Democratic Club Outdoor Meeting, May 26th, 5:30 PM

Sign-up on Mobilize:  https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/388830/ The Englewood Democratic Club will be hosting our first outdoor membership meeting at an Englewood Park.  When you sign up through the Mobilize link above, you will be sent details regarding the location of the party.  We do not want to advertise the location to the Proud Boys. How fun it

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Charlotte County Democrats

Chair Teresa Jenkins’ address to Charlotte County Dems on May 3rd

Editor’s note:  On Monday, May 3rd,  64 Charlotte County Democrats gathered in person and via Zoom to attend our monthly meeting.  Our chair opened the evening with an inspirational and educational briefing.  It is shared here for all Dems to read her wise words. In tonight’s report, I want to highlight the 2021 legislative session

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Charlotte County Democrats

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

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