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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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Florida Democratic Party

Florida Democratic Party holds sold-out Leadership Blue weekend

Tampa, FL – More than 2,000 Florida Democrats gathered in Tampa over the weekend for organizing sessions, caucus forums, campaign trainings, and strategy meetings at the Florida Democratic Party’s annual Leadership Blue weekend. The sold-out event brought a rally-like atmosphere to the Bay area as Democrats from every corner of Florida came together to focus on shifting Florida

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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 vice-chair@charlottedems.com 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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