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Charlotte County Democrats stand in solidarity with Asian Americans

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

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Call to Action

Proud to march with women

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

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Women's Rights

Celebrating 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote

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

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Women's Rights

Attention women! An important health care message.

“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.  

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Strong Turnout in Charlotte County for the 2020 Women’s March

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

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March 8 is International Women’s Day

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

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Women's Rights

DID “VOTES FOR WOMEN” MEAN ALL WOMEN?

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

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Women's Rights

Fort Myers women’s march voices views on equality, abortion

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

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Women’s March: Change Starts at Home!

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

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Midterm Election Results: Sweet Justice

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

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Women’s anger will not subside

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

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Charlotte County Women attend Equity Lunch

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

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