By IMANI THOMAS and ISSAC MORGAN , The Florida Phoenix, Jan 19, 2022. At least a 100 people filled a committee room in the state Capitol Wednesday to speak about a proposed 15-week abortion ban that, if approved, could change the landscape for women’s reproductive rights. It was the first hearing on the ban, and the vote Wednesday was
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Editor’s note: We must defend our Reproductive Rights! Join our Women’s March on October 2, 2021 at 9 am to hear speakers. We will then march over to the center of the Rt 41 bridge. We will meet at Live Oak Point, 5100 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. Please let us know you will join us
Port Charlotte, Florida. On March 16, Americans woke up to another mass shooting, this time across three massage parlors surrounding Atlanta, Georgia that left eight people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, and raising fears of a deliberate attack on the Asian-American community. An attack against one is an attack on all of
By Bill Welsch, Charlotte County Dems writer, and Indivisible SWFL leader August 18th was the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which stated: “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account
The Voices of the Suffragists will be live-streamed on August 20 at 5:30 p.m. by the Florida Studio Theater (FST). Live actors will tell the stories of the struggles, hardships, and triumphs of women who fought for the right to vote 100 years ago. This FREE event requires registration. Click here. Enter your free ticket quantity
“Decades of progress made to ensure health care for you, your family, and all Americans will be wiped out if Donald Trump is elected again in November.” The chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee has recorded an important message to you. Please view it here.
More than 200 marched from Lashley Park in Punta Gorda to the northbound bridge on U.S. 41 for the 2020 Women’s March. Two political candidates, Allen Ellison and David Jones, joined the Charlotte County Democrats. Ellison is running for U.S. Congress in District 17, and David Jones in Florida House District 75. “Women and men
Florida state Rep. Mike Hill said the abortion bill he introduced to the state legislature this year was sent to him by God. Hill made the statements on Thursday while visiting a Women for Responsible Legislation group in Pensacola, and speaking about the bill which is similar to a law that passed in Alabama earlier
In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to salute our incredible leaders in Tallahassee who are fighting for Floridians every day! We support you and look forward to a successful legislative session.
Every March 8 is a United Nations observance called “International Women’s Day.” Take a look at this video filled with incredible facts and statistics about changes and developments impacting women. The first women’s day occurred in 1909 in New York City. The following year, March 8 was chosen as International Women’s Day, as it was
As we approach the Centennial of the 19thAmendment, we must come to grips with the alarming truth that the suffrage movement sold out and betrayed black women. Primarily white American women were given the right to vote. The Southern states from 1890 to 1908 passed voter registration and election laws that disfranchised African-Americans in their
It is the third year of women’s marches across the county. Several cities saw hundreds of demonstrators march for women’s rights this weekend despite harsh weather conditions. Many people are expected to attend an annual women’s march in Fort Myers at Centennial Park Sunday. It comes after a women’s rally in Naples yesterday where many
January 2019 marks the 3rd annual Women’s March! The march in Ft. Myers will be on January 20th, the day after the national event. Location: Centennial Park, 2000 W. 1st Street, Ft. Myers Time: 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. More Information: [email protected] The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to
A president who has acted and spoken with such vulgar disregard for women and minorities will now deal with more women and minority lawmakers than any of his predecessors did. Pew Research Center found that a majority of registered voters (60 percent) said they viewed their vote as either a vote for or against the
Editors note: Submitted by Teresa Jenkins Chair, Legislative Liaison Committee The President of the United States is taking time out of what should be a demanding schedule to slam and mock women who have accused one man—Judge Brett Kavanaugh—of sexual misconduct and assault. The president and Republican legislators have demeaned and ignored women’s account of
I was recently approached by Charlotte County Democrat Judith Fincher to relate her personal story about rape and abortion in 1957. She and I believe that her experience is particularly important as the Senate considers confirming Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Each year many Women’s organizations, headed by the League of Women Voters, sponsor a luncheon in honor of the national holiday celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Women the Right to Vote! This year the 98th anniversary was celebrated. Eight members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County
When women go to the polls this year, they are unlikely to cause the stir they created 98 years ago when they were granted the right to vote. After seven decades of activism, American women cast their first ballots in the presidential election of 1920. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S.