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Democratic Women's Club

DWC Betty Gissendanner Scholarship applications now available

The Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club is once again offering its Betty Gissendanner Scholarship to young women graduating from a Charlotte County high school in the spring of 2024 with plans to attend college in the fall of 2024. Applicants must be registered or pre-registered as Democrats. They are chosen on the characteristics that illustrate

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Florida Democratic Party

Joint statement of solidarity from Florida Democratic leaders

Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried, House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell and Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book have released the following joint statement: “As leaders within the Florida Democratic Party, we feel a responsibility to make our voices heard and position clear. In the wake of Hamas’s horrific attacks on Israeli civilians, we unequivocally stand

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Charlotte County Democrats

DWC and DEC announce 2023 scholarship recipients

By Kay Blue, President of the Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC). The Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) and the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) are excited to announce the recipients of our 2023 Scholarships. This year we have three scholars. The recipient of the annual $1000 Betty Gissendanner Memorial Scholarship is Carmen Galvan-Cuevas from

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Charlotte County Democrats

Democrats care more about kids, constitution, etc.

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on March 27, 2023. Submit your own letter to the editor by clicking HERE. The difference between Republicans and Democrats is, Democrats care. We care about the health, welfare and education of children. Health, protecting them from deadly viruses that has killed over

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Charlotte County Democrats

The Democratic party is looking for candidates

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on March 8, 2022. As chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, I am compelled to speak out against the alarming trend of overreach by Republican legislators who are blindly rubber-stamping Governor Ron DeSantis’ autocratic, performative, and extreme right-wing initiatives. Many readers of

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Florida Democratic Party

Nikki Fried is the new chair of the FL Democratic Party

By DIANE RADO, FLORIDA PHOENIX, Feb 25, 2023. Former Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat who had hoped to become the first woman governor of Florida but didn’t win in the 2022 gubernatorial primary race, has been elected as the new chair of the Florida Democratic Party. The FDP tweeted: “The Florida Democratic Party congratulates @NikkiFried

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Elections

Who will we elect to lead the Florida Democratic Party?

With thanks to Roxy Moore & Politico Florida Playbook , we offer the following synopsis of the 5 candidates.  Also see https://www.floridadems.org/our-party/fdp-chair-candidates/ Please advise Dr. Lucy Huke Garner and Tom Garner of your prefered leader at lucyhuykegarner@gmail.com  and tomgarner1@gmail.com before Feb 25th, when this election will take place. Feb 17th update:  Alex Berrios, one of

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC and DEC offer scholarships to 2023 Charlotte County graduates

By Kay Blue – dwcofcharlottecounty@gmail.com Do you know a talented young woman who will be graduating from the Charlotte County Public School System this year?  If so, please encourage her to apply for the Charlotte County Democratic Womens Club (DWC) and Democratic Executive Committee (DEC ) college scholarships. The DWC is offering two $1000 scholarships

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Call to Action

Connection & Community

By Dawn Mann, Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party Our theme for the next two years is Connection & Community. How can Democrats connect with voters? How can our Democratic Party be part of the larger community? We need to focus on four key areas: Visibility Relevance Engagement Advocacy First, visibility. Visibility takes many

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Florida Democratic Party

A message from Manny Diaz

Dear Democrats: I hope each of you had a happy holiday season. I wish you and your family Blessings in ’23 and always. After much reflection, I regret to inform you that I have chosen to retire as Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Chair, effective immediately. It has been a pleasure and honor to work with

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Dawn Mann, Charlotte County Democrats Chair 2022
Charlotte County Democrats

A holiday greeting from our new Chair, Dawn Mann

Dear fellow Democrats, Hope is the antidote to despair. Hope is not blind optimism, nor is it pie-in-the-sky dreaming. Hope is a muscle that needs exercise just like any other. As our former chair Patrick Hurley used to say, “Change takes action.” As we enter the somewhat shorter and darker (after all, we do live

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Charlotte County Democrats

A message from our newly elected officer, Lorraine Moneypenny

By Lorraine Moneypenny, Vice-Chair of Operations, Charlotte County Democrats. All of us who care about democracy were inundated, in the 2022 election season, with increasingly desperate calls and texts and emails from candidates and advocacy organizations, many of them begging for money. It’s unfortunate that this is what American democracy has come to, but organizers

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Charlotte County Democrats

A message from our chair, Dawn Mann

Good morning fellow Democrats! What great news out of Georgia this morning! I’m sure we’re all breathing a little easier. For the benefit of those who weren’t able to attend our Charlotte County Dems Executive Committee (DEC) organizational meeting on Monday, here is our new slate of officers: Chair: Dawn Mann Vice Chair of Operations:

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Events

It’s the final countdown!

Our Mission is Simple: ELECT DEMOCRATS & SAVE DEMOCRACY Our volunteer organization is the heart of how we make Democratic change happen in Charlotte County and across Florida. We need every Democrat in Charlotte, including YOU, to make this happen. Charlotte County Democrats want to thank those of you who have exercised your right to

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Charlotte County Democrats

It’s time to vote

Early voting continues, 7 am to 7 pm, through Monday night.  Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 8th. Confirm your voting location (and that your Vote by Mail ballot was counted, if applicable) at www.soecharlottecountyfl.gov.  Call the Supervisor of Elections at (941) 833-5400 or our office at (941) 764-8440 if you have any questions. Below are

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Environment

Volunteers are needed

Volunteers are needed immediately to assist hurricane stricken neighbors with food distribution, clean up, clerical work and other critical tasks. Sign up in person from 7-11am at the Charlotte Community Foundation courtyard, 227 Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda. Assistance for affected Charlotte County citizens is coordinated by COAD Charlotte County Volunteer Hotline: 910-973-3916

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Call to Action

A message from our Chair, Teresa Jenkins

Charlotte County Democrats congratulate Reps. Val Demings and Charlie Crist for their Primary wins! During her campaign, Rep. Demings pointed to Sen. Marco Rubio’s track record of voting “no” on virtually every Democratic initiative, even the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will pour millions into the state. Rubio voted not only against the bipartisan gun legislation

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