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Call to Action

We won’t let the GOP take away our freedoms

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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Analysis

DWC to honor scholarship recipients at June reception

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

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte County Democrats grieve with Uvalde, Texas

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

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Call to Action

Voters deserve a choice in state elections

 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

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Charlotte County Democrats

South Gulf Cove holds a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) get-together

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

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Charlotte County Democrats

Florida GOP values wealthy donors over our citizens

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.

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Charlotte County Democratic Club

Attend our ice cream and pie social on Saturday, April 23 at 1 pm

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.

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC resumes in-person meetings with program about the U.S. Presidency

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

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Call to Action

Attend our Charlotte County Democrats 2022 Blue Gala Fundraiser

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

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Call to Action

Help us meet new Democrats in the neighborhood

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

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Call to Action

Charlotte County Dems Chair updates its members

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.

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Florida Democratic Party

A message from Manny Diaz, Chair of the Florida Democratic Party

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

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Democratic Women's Club

Democratic Women’s Club address the US public health system on Feb 14th

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

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Charlotte County Democrats

Englewood Democratic Club (EDC) observes the 1st anniversary of attempted insurrection

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

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Democratic Women's Club

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.

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Coronavirus

Florida Democratic Party condemns DeSantis for inaction as COVID cases surge again

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

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