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Proposed constitutional amendments were popular, but not popular enough

By MICHAEL MOLINE, The Florida Phoenix, Nov 9, 2022. Florida voters have decided not to grant themselves property tax breaks for armoring their homes against flooding. They also voted on Tuesday to keep the Constitutional Revision Commission — a panel convened every 20 years to decide whether and how to amend Florida’s basic charter. Finally, they

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Gerrymandering

Common Cause’s case against Florida’s discriminatory redistricting process moves forward 

TALLAHASSEE — A federal lawsuit to redraw the unfair and discriminatory Congressional maps in place in Florida overcame a major milestone this week, when a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday the case can continue to the discovery phase. The lawsuit filed by Common Cause, Fair Districts NOW, the Florida NAACP and five individual plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for

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Elections

Why aren’t the Democrats trouncing these guys?

By David Brooks, New York Times Opinion Columnist, Nov. 3, 2022. My big takeaway from this election season would be this: We’re about where we were. We entered this election season with a nearly evenly divided House and Senate in which the Democrats had a slight advantage. We’ll probably leave it with a nearly evenly divided

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Elections

Democracy was on the ballot. And voters knew it.

Editor:  Maybe this wasn’t so true in Florida, but it sure was nationally! By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, November 9, 2022. Voters cast their ballots at the William R. Talley Recreation Center in Frederick, Md., on Tuesday. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) Judging by historical trends and high inflation rates, Democrats should have been clobbered in

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Elections

We thank all our candidates and volunteers for a race well run!

We ran a clean and professional race against well funded opponents with all the benefits and power of incumbency. We thank all our volunteers who went door to call, made telephone calls, addressed letters, worked at the polls and so much more. Thank you one and all: Val Demings for United States Senator Andrea Doria Kale for

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Elections

Punta Gorda looks at charter amendments

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 3, 2022. OUR POSITION: Voters will be asked to approve amendments to the Punta Gorda City Charter. Punta Gorda voters have an opportunity through early voting and at the poll Tuesday to pass amendments to the city charter the city’s Charter Review Committee believes

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Analysis

Democracy or Autocracy? The choice is ours. Vote!

Editor’s comment:  Biden addressed this very question last night. Read his comments below. Florida has been under single party rule for over 20 years now. DeSantis controls all three branches of FL government and reaches deeply into our private lives. Vote Democratic…for a change. By Heather Cox Richardson, Nov 2, 2022. “Anecdotal data point,” conservative

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Elections

Marco Rubio wants to cut Medicare and Social Security

Here are the facts:  In an interview on Fox News today, Marco Rubio tried to cover up his past support for cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits that millions of Florida seniors worked their entire lives to earn. But Floridians know the truth. Rubio has spent years pushing to weaken these programs providing a secure retirement to

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Elections

Republicans have shown who they are. Voters should believe them

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 27, 2022. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has shown yet again that Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their extremism and contempt for voters’ intelligence. He has indicated that if Republicans are put in charge, they would be willing to put aid to Ukraine on the chopping block and play a

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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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Candidate Profile

Candidates we all must support on Nov 8th

Learn more about our great Democratic candidates by clicking the links below! For US Senator, Val Demings https://valdemings.com/home/ For Governor, Charlie Crist and for Lieutenant Governor, Karla Hernandez https://charliecrist.com/ https://mobile.twitter.com/karlaforflorida For U.S. Congressional District 17, Andrea Doria Kale https://www.andreadoriakale.com/ For FL CFO, Adam Hattersley https://www.adamforflorida.com/ For FL Attorney General, Aramis Ayala https://www.aramisayalafl.com/ For FL Agriculture Commissioner,

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News

How should I vote in 2022?

Here are our 2022 Charlotte County Democratic Party voting recommendations: Val Demings for United States Senator Andrea Doria Kale for US Representative in Congress District 17 Charlie Crist and Karla Hernandez for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Aramis Ayala for Attorney General Adam Hattersley for Chief Financial Officer Naomi Esther Blemur for Commissioner of Agriculture Christopher

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Elections

Vote for those who know climate change is real

The following Letter to the  Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. Republican leaders in Florida sure hate “big government” …until they need help. Thank goodness that “big government” will pay most of the cost of emergency aid to our state helping to recover from the overwhelming devastation caused by Hurricane

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Elections

Get information on candidates and vote!

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. As you prepare to vote in the upcoming election, please use multiple trusted sources to get facts. With so much disinformation around, it’s important to use trustworthy sources. Inflation is rampant around the world due to Covid’s impact on

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Candidate Profile

Vote for Demings, Crist and Kale

The following Letter to the  Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. The Democratic party hasn’t shifted left, it’s the Republican party that has been hijacked by MAGA extremists and are now so far right that everyone else appears “liberal” to them. Listen up: those “libs” get things done. Unfix your

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Elections

More letters to the editor published Oct 28th in the Daily Sun

We need a proven leader in Senate Editor: Thanks to the hard work of grassroots activists pushing to lower out-of-control prescription drug costs, provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act will empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and cap annual drug expenses for seniors. Unfortunately, Republican extremists in Congress blocked the $35 cap

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Campaigning

Albritton challenged by Proia for State Senate seat

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 22, 2022. OUR POSITION: Republican Sen. Ben Albritton seeks a return to the Florida Senate in District 27 against Democrat Christopher Proia, a first-time candidate. Christopher Proia fully realizes the challenge he faces. The 40-year-old, first-time political candidate is challenging powerful Republican Sen. Ben Albritton

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Elections

Early voting is underway in Florida!

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 24, 2022. OUR POSITION: An extended early voting period begins today. If your mind is made up, and you want to avoid an election day crowd, early voting in DeSoto, Charlotte and Sarasota counties begins today. The 2022 General Election is an important one.

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Campaigning

You are invited to the Englewood Democratic Club meeting on Oct 26th

Please join us on ZOOM  for our monthly EDC membership meeting on Wednesday Oct. 26 at 5:30.  We are very honored to have ANDREA DORIA KALE as our speaker. Andrea is our Democratic candidate running against Rep. Steube -US Congressional District 17 which includes all of Sarasota, Charlotte and part of Lee County.  Andrea will speak at

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Elections

Information you need to vote

The days since Hurricane Ian decimated our beautiful county have been so very hard. We hope you, your family, and your community are safe and on the road to recovery. If we can do anything to help, please contact us so that we can connect you with the services you might need. Go to www.charlottedems.com or

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