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Why would anyone vote for Donald Trump?

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 28, 2023.  Submit your own letter by clicking HERE. I have written on this subject before and will continue until the cult begins to open their eyes. I am completely void of reasons why anyone would still vote for Donald Trump

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Florida’s voter suppression efforts are crucial to GOP edge in 2024

By  BARRINGTON SALMON,  Florida Phoenix, Nov 27, 2023. Photo by Hill Street Studios/Getty Images. In November 2018, 64.5 percent of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians weighed down by felony convictions but who had completed the terms of their sentences. However, that hard-earned victory by social justice activist

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Opinion

Young voters should see Democrat’s values

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 2, 2023. I write these letters because as a lifelong Democrat I’m trying to do my part to encourage folks to get engaged and to care enough about our country’s political discourse, so they don’t waste their vote. Voting is the

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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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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

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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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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Voting and registration

DeSantis extends early voting for Charlotte County in wake of Ian

The following article was published by The Daily Sun on Oct 13, 2022. TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Thursday to extend early voting in Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee counties in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s destruction. The order, made at the request of elections supervisors in all three counties and Secretary

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Opinion

Voting by mail has already begun

October 11th is the last day to register to vote. Click HERE to do so. The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot to be mailed is October 29th, 2022.  Call the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections at 941-833-5400. The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 10, 2022.  OUR

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Opinion

Florida will hear women voters roar in November

By Laura Luckert, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sept 4, 2022. “I am woman, hear me roar,” belted out Helen Reddy in her 1972 ballad “I Am Woman.” It was a song that became a rallying cry for the women’s movement during the 1970s, and its lyrics certainly came to mind last month when voters in Kansas  – yes,

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Elections

The 2022 elections are near. What do you not know?

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on August 1, 2022. You may have already pulled evidence of the upcoming 2022 election from your mailbox. If not, perhaps you’ve seen some television commercials telling you who not to vote for. Yes, it’s an election year and the turnout to fill seats in Congress,

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Elections

Florida’s primary is around the corner: voter registration info

By IMANI THOMAS , Florida Phoenix, July 19, 2022.  The League of Women Voters urged 2020 voters to register and vote for the candidates of their choice, whether at the polls on Election Day, in early voting, or by mail-in ballot. The league opposes Republican-sponsored bills to curtail methods of voting. Credit: League of Women

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Call to Action

Democrats! Double-check your voter registration to ensure your party affiliation has not been changed by Republican operatives

As recent reports have shown, many Florida voters have unwillingly and unknowingly had their party affiliation changed to Republican. Thus far, evidence suggests that Republican-affiliated operatives have targeted elderly and non-English-speaking Democrats who live in public housing complexes in Cuban- and Haitian-American areas of Miami-Dade County – but the full extent of this voter suppression effort is still unknown.

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Opinion

A recipe for disaster for voting by mail in Florida

ANOTHER VIEW: ORLANDO SUN SENTINEL, Feb 14,2022. How many envelopes does it take to return a mail ballot in Florida? Four, according to the Senate’s latest scheme to frustrate the will of Floridians who want to vote by mail. A secrecy envelope. A certificate envelope. A return mailing envelope. All tucked inside a fourth main envelope.

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Florida Legislation

Florida voting law put under the microscope in Federal court

By Anjali Huynh and Jane C. Timm, NBC News,  Jan. 31, 2022. Civil rights groups went to federal court Monday morning to challenge Florida’s new restrictive voting law, lambasting state lawmakers for making it harder to vote. Florida is one of 19 states that enacted new voting restrictions last year, fueled by former President Donald Trump’s stolen election lie. Gov.

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Voting and registration

The nation’s poor have less access to polls

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 30, 2022. A recent (1/26) Daily Sun letter applied right-wing spin to question legitimate concerns for voting rights. Far from attempting to marginalize groups of voters, voting rights advocates are trying to ensure that all citizens have fair and equitable access.

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