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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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Democratic Women's Club

The Democratic Women’s Club delivers holiday donations for moms in the County Schools Homeless Education Project

Every December, the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County collects holiday gift cards and gift bags for mothers with  children certified in the Charlotte County Schools Homeless Education Project. Lucy Garner, DWC Second Vice-President coordinates the donations with the Homeless Education administration team, who in turn distribute the items to the mothers, respecting the

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Call to Action

Our Charlotte County Dem chair’s message to YOU!

Our chair, Teresa Jenkins, delivered the following remarks at our December 6, 2021 monthly meeting.  We hope to see you at the January meeting! It’s hard to believe it’s December! Looking back at 2021, there’s much to be grateful for including our president who has restored a sense of professionalism in the White House. The

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Florida Democratic Party

Florida Democratic Party statement as Hanukkah begins

At sunset on Sunday November 28, 2021, Jewish communities across our nation and the world began celebrating Hanukkah. In recognition of this important religious observance, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz issued the following statement: “The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an observance that holds important lessons for

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte Dems fundraiser success!

Thanks to you, our RI$E & ORGANIZE 2021 fundraiser was highly successful, raising almost $20,000 in critically needed funds to ensure that we turn Florida Blue in ’22. If you didn’t have a chance to attend or to win one of our fantastic Silent Auction prizes, please click HERE to donate. We especially seek new

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Charlotte County Democrats

Attend our Oct 9th Charlotte County Democratic Fundraiser. Bid now on 18 great Silent Auction prizes!

We are conducting a virtual Silent Auction, with eighteen valuable prizes.  Items include restaurant gift cards, hosted dinner parties, rounds of golf, wine packages, a spa experience, an offshore fishing trip, and much more.  This silent auction will close at 4 PM on Saturday, October 9th.  The lucky winners will be announced later that evening

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte Country Democrats honor Gold Star Mother’s Day

On Sunday, September 26th, 2021 from 3 to 4 pm, Charlotte County Democrats will host a short memorial service recognizing Gold Star Mother’s Day.  Kim Hayes, Chair of American Gold Star Mothers of SW Florida will be the featured speaker.  The event will take place at the Gazebo adjacent to the Vietnam War Memorial, 200

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Florida Democratic Party

To bring Florida’s justice system into the 21st century, a Safety & Justice Task Force is established by the FDP

TALLAHASSEE, FL (September 15, 2021) – The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is proud to announce the creation of the Safety & Justice Task Force, chaired by State Attorney Andrew Warren of Hillsborough County. The mission of the Task Force is to develop common sense solutions around criminal justice and police reform that improve safety for

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Charlotte County Democrats

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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