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…

Volunteers Wanted: Adopt An Issue

You’re invited to an ongoing Adopt an Issue event during which you can share your special skills supporting an issue that touches your passion. Health care, unemployment, COVID-19 management, education, affordable housing, senior care or any other current issue that lights your fire. Don’t just sit home and stew about it…put your feelings into action.…

FL Dems 2019 Convention Defines Electoral Victory Pathway

More than 20 Charlotte County Democrats attended the 2019 Democratic Party Convention in Orlando this past weekend. Grass-roots activists, party leaders, and elected officials convened for intense strategy sessions, adoption of resolutions, and one significant rules change.  The 2019 Convention helped Florida Democrats define our strategy for 2020 electoral victories.     The three-day session…

Florida Democratic Party Delegates Rally in Orlando for State Convention, Fighting for Florida Gala

Orlando, Fl. –– On Saturday, October 12, over 1,500 Democratic Delegates convened for the Florida Democratic Party’s bi-annual state convention in Orlando. Democratic activist held trainings, strategy meeting, and rallied with Democratic leaders from the state and national party. During Saturday’s General session Florida Democrats heard from Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, New Jersey Governor…

Florida Democratic Party Announces Governor Phil Murphy Will Speak at Convention Saturday

Orlando, Fl. –– This weekend, from October 11 to 13, nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention. The Florida Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote…

Florida Democratic Party Slams Trump’s Racist Attack, Questions FL GOP’s Silence

On July 14, Donald Trump tweeted that a group of Democratic congresswomen should go back to the “crime infested places from which they came” and today claimed “AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his racist attacks and demagoguery of Democratic members of Congress:…

Charlotte Dems share their experiences at Leadership Blue

Preparing for 2020 elections, strengthening the Democratic Party, learning new technologies, making new friends, meeting old friends, and building partnerships were some of the highlights for 13 Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee members who traveled to Orlando to attend the Leadership Blue Conference. Five participants reflect on their experiences at Leadership Blue. They are Lucy…

As Trump Prepares Campaign Kick-Off in Orlando, Florida Democrats Launch Grassroots Army

One week before Donald Trump’s Orlando campaign rally, the Florida Democratic Party has launched its Organizing Corps 2020 program. Today, more than 90 new paid Democratic organizers will begin organizing communities across the state, reminding voters what is at stake in 2020, and laying the groundwork to defeat Donald Trump in Florida. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the…