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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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Environment

Upcoming events for environmentalists

By Phyllis Wojcik, President, Charlotte County Environmental Caucus Brandon Moody, Water Quality Manager for Charlotte County,  presented to the Charlotte County Environmental Caucus last night and mentioned some informative upcoming events for us to attend:  Thursday, August 5th at 9:00 AM – US Army Corps of Engineers IDS 101 and Stakeholder Session: The Integrated Delivery

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Events

“Water Quality in Charlotte County: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What We Do Now” on August 3rd @ 7 pm

Join this informative, virtual monthly meeting of the Charlotte County Dems Environmental Caucus on Zoom, August 3rd at 7 pm. Please register by clicking this link. Our guest speaker will be Brandon Moody, Water Quality Manager for Charlotte County. His presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding water quality assessment and improvement in Charlotte

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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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Events

Florida Indivisible chapters hold successful rally in Tampa

By Bill Welsch,  Indivisible SWFL member and Charlotte Dems contributing writer Tampa, Florida, June 29, 2021 A gathering of 50 or so people convened outside the offices of Senators Scott and Rubio in Tampa to deliver a clear, loud, message: “Do Your Job!” Organized by the Network of Florida Indivisible Chapters, the June 29 rally

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Events

Attend this webinar on Florida disinformation and extremist activity

Join the Florida Indivisible Network when they host the Southern Poverty Law Center for a timely discussion of what we can do to recognize mis/disinformation campaigns and extremist groups, and what steps we can take to mitigate these threats to Florida. When: July 8, Thursday at 7pm eastern Sign-up here:  https://www.mobilize.us/indivisiblefloridanetwork/event/386014/ In an effort to keep

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Charlotte County Democrats

Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth — a blending of the words June and nineteenth — is a celebration marking an end to slavery in the United States. Though President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, very few people were immediately freed. Two and a half years later the enslaved African Americans in Texas were pronounced

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Charlotte County Democrats

June 7th Charlotte County Dems meeting will feature Stacey Peters

The Monday, June 7th meeting of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee will kick off at 5:30 pm with a very special guest speaker, Stacey Peters of Levy County. In addition to being the newly elected Chair of the Democratic Small County Coalition of Florida, of which Charlotte County is a member, she also serves

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC recognizes its 2021 scholarship recipients on June 14th

The Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County is excited to announce this year’s winners of the Betty Gissendanner and Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship awards. The scholarship recipients, MaKenzie Carter (Charlotte HS) and Talon Bottenfield (Lemon Bay HS) will be recognized at the Monday, June 14th DWC Zoom meeting at 4:00 pm. Michael Riley, the

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Charlotte County Democrats

Nancy MacLean enlightens Charlotte County

By Larry Kuranowicz, Vice Chair Charlotte County Democrats Author and historian Nancy MacLean visited Charlotte County Dems virtually on May 20th to discuss her latest book, Democracy in Chains. The book explores the history of the radical libertarian movement and the threat it poses to our democratic society. Ms. MacLean’s work sheds light on the

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Events

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Cultural Connections (CACC, Inc) invites local residents to join the celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month/Father’s Day,  co-sponsored by Charlotte County Community Services.  Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. We are pleased to showcase our music, food, culture, achievements, and heritage as Caribbean

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Charlotte County Democrats

Englewood Democratic Club Outdoor Meeting, May 26th, 5:30 PM

Sign-up on Mobilize:  https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/388830/ The Englewood Democratic Club will be hosting our first outdoor membership meeting at an Englewood Park.  When you sign up through the Mobilize link above, you will be sent details regarding the location of the party.  We do not want to advertise the location to the Proud Boys. How fun it

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Charlotte County Democrats

Chair Teresa Jenkins’ address to Charlotte County Dems on May 3rd

Editor’s note:  On Monday, May 3rd,  64 Charlotte County Democrats gathered in person and via Zoom to attend our monthly meeting.  Our chair opened the evening with an inspirational and educational briefing.  It is shared here for all Dems to read her wise words. In tonight’s report, I want to highlight the 2021 legislative session

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC to hear from immigrant support group Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden

Catherine Cole, the national organizer of Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden will be the featured speaker at the Monday, May 10th Democratic Women’s Club (DWC)  Zoom meeting at 4:00 p.m. Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden is an “overground railroad” type project that provides travel support for legal immigrants making their way from the border to their destinations in the

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Environment

Environmentalists demand we preserve water quality on Earth Day

The Englewood Democratic Club, the Democratic Environmental Caucus and Englewood Indivisibles  came together to conduct an orderly and peaceful Earth Day demonstration around the phosphate mining issue in light of the Piney Point disaster, the effects of which are yet to be known.  About 50 like minded citizens who want our waters to remain clean rallied

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Charlotte County Democrats

Meet your like-minded friends in-person at our May 3rd monthly meeting!

Are you vaccinated and eager to see your friends?  Well, we have a stellar opportunity for you! On Monday, May 3, 2021, our monthly meeting will be held socially distanced at the spacious Wesley Banquet Hall, located  on southbound  3791 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte for all those who are vaccinated.  Pizza and liquid refreshments will

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