Protect our precious Florida environment

By David Jones, Democratic Candidate for District 75, Florida House of Representatives Because of the current USA political system, whereby our officials are often elected by the size of their wallet or their beholden special interests, we can no longer exclusively trust our government to assure environmental justice.  I believe that environmental protection should be…

We want schools to reopen but do it safely, experts tell Charlotte County Dems

School closures, and economic shutdowns will cause measurable income losses for today’s students, two economics experts told Charlotte County Dems in an online discussion. Dr. Phalin, economics and international business professor at the Warrington Business College, University of Florida, said the economic effects of COVID-19 could be estimated by looking at the economic effects of…

My COVID-19 test

Image by Shafin Al Asad Protic  My COVID-19 test by Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dems Secretary I have been extremely careful during the past four months, most social activities via Zoom, order ahead and pick up groceries, social distancing when I have seen people but when I found out that a friend was positive I…

Health Care: Just One Vote

Image Credits : Tomasz Kobosz at freeimages.comImage Credit URL: www.freeimages.com/photo/usg-1-1526902 Submitted by: Linda Porterfield Health Care: Just One Vote “I’ve made an iron clad pledge to American families that we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”(Donald Trump, State of the Union Address, February 4th, 2020) During the State of Union address in 2020, Donald…

Joe Biden’s vision for health care

by Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, with Vice President Biden standing by his side. Because of Obamacare, over 100 million people no longer worry that an insurance company will deny coverage or charge higher premiums just because they have a pre-existing condition – whether cancer or…

It’s Time to Fully Fund Public Education

Critics of our public schools point to the poor performance of the schools in impoverished areas while simultaneously diverting taxes into various voucher programs that hamstring the schools. Privatization proponents have found multiple ways to funnel funding away from our schools including a dollar for dollar write corporate tax off to donate to voucher programs.

Staggering costs of climate change, reasons for hope are topics of talk.

by Phyllis Wojcik, President, Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Council Over thirty individuals attended 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action on, a global conversation on the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it.  Alessia Leathers, a leader from The Climate Reality Project, joined volunteers around the world holding public presentations and conversations…