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‘Women should have a choice’

Punta Gorda rally highlights reversals for women By Craig Garrett, Daily Sun Staff Writer, July 2, 2022. PUNTA GORDA — Downtown weekends are mostly hushed, blocked streets for a farmers market, visitors sipping hot coffee or a cool beer.  But this Saturday was different, as hundreds of people protesting recent limits on reproductive rights arrived

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Opinion

The radical reign of Clarence Thomas

By Maureen Dowd, New York Times Opinion Columnist, June 25, 2022. WASHINGTON — “What is happening here?” a distraught Nancy Pelosi asked on Friday. It’s a good question and I can answer it, because I was there at the start of the corrosive chain of events that led to women losing control of their own bodies.

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News

Celebrations and condemnations on the Supreme Court decision

By Sue Erwin, Staff Writer, The Daily Sun, June 24, 2022. Local and state officials reacted to Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision ending Roe v. Wade with celebrations and condemnations. Charlotte County Democratic Club President Teresa Jenkins said reproductive rights are essential freedoms. “Yet, I am certain that Florida Republicans will outright ban all abortion

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Gun Violence

Democrats should be clear: A radical GOP is holding the country back

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, June 5, 2022. Washington is broken. Politicians can’t get anything done. They don’t listen to voters. Voters have been making these complaints for decades, but never have they been truer than they are today. The preferences of a supermajority of voters, whether that’s investigating an armed insurrection to topple

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News

Roe v. Wade is at risk – A message from the Chair

By Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democrats, May 8, 2022. We are angered, outraged, and offended that women’s lives and their bodies remain subject to political debate.  Every poll suggests most Americans support a woman’s right to choose, while Republicans continue to fight to overturn Roe v. Wade. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr.’s draft

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Events

Rally in the rain for housing and abortion rights

Editor’s comment: Charlotte County Democrats and allied organizations were not protesting the lack of action on affordable housing on the local level, but rather at the state level.  By Frank DiFiore, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, May 3, 2022. Supportive honks from passing cars were heard at the rally as chants of “Roe Can’t Go”

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Health Care

Draft SCOTUS opinion shines light on DeSantis’ dangerous and unpopular attack on reproductive freedom

Miami, FL — As new reporting on a draft Supreme Court opinion confirms what many have feared, that the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn the decades-long precedent of Roe v. Wade, Ron DeSantis has already shown he’ll stop at nothing to attack reproductive freedom in Florida. Polling of Florida voters earlier this year showed that most voters

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People

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Godmother of Rock and Roll

By Teresa Jenkins,  Charlotte County Dems Chair. February is Black History Month, an important time to remember that Black History IS American History. It is due time to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who tirelessly struggled through adversity to achieve full citizenship in America. Yet, so many contributions of Black people to

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Charlotte County Democrats

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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