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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
By Tim Craig and Lori Rozsa, The Washington Post, September 4, 2022. BELLE GLADE, Fla. — When Leo Grant Jr. cast his ballot in the 2020 election, it was the first time the 53-year-old had ever voted — an act that made him feel like he was setting a good example for his three sons and
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,
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,
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
By Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel, July 18, 2022. Mail-in ballots are starting to go out to Florida voters for the August primary, kicking off the first major election in the state after two controversial elections laws passed since 2020. Voters have until Aug. 13 to sign up to receive a mail-in ballot for the primary, although they can
BY KIRA LERNER , THE OHIO CAPITAL JOURNAL, MAY 2, 2022. Florida authorities arrested a Black man while he was staying in a homeless shelter and charged him with voting illegally in a case tied to Republicans’ drive to root out election fraud. But Kelvin Bolton’s arrest raises questions about the rollout of Amendment 4,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Friday, April 1, 2022, a U.S. federal court struck down key provisions of Florida’s Senate Bill 90 that equated to voter suppression. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker ruled that Florida’s Senate Bill 90 violates federal law, unconstitutionally impeding the right to vote for Floridians. He noted that “the right
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Dan Balz, Washington Post chief correspondent, Dec 18, 2021. President Biden’s impassioned rhetoric on Friday about securing voting rights collided once again with the realities of the Democrats’ limited options to turn words into action. Democrats end the year in an even worse place than when the year began amid the barest signs of progress.