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Please join us at our annual fundraiser on Oct 9th

Due to the Covid Delta variant, we will hold our 2021 Annual Fundraiser virtually on Zoom. The need to raise money to fund our operations is more  important than ever.  Candidates know that to win elections in tight races, Democratic turnout in all 67 counties is essential. That’s why Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, candidate to

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CDC: 50,000 Floridians dead due to Covid

By Chris Persaud,  Palm Beach Post, USA TODAY NETWORK, Sept 18, 2021. It took nearly six months for Florida’s COVID-19 death toll to climb to about 40,000 from 30,000, but just over a month for the state to surpass 50,000 lives lost to what health officials are increasingly calling a preventable disease. COVID-19 has killed 50,811

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A message from our Charlotte County Democrats Treasurer

As individual Democrats, we each support our progressive candidates as our personal circumstances allow and dictate. But by banding together as members and supporters of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) we are able to magnify our potential effect by pooling our money, our volunteerism, our energy, our spirit and mindset for doing good

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National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

September 15, 2021 marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This period of time, ending on October 15, will feature events and activities across the nation celebrating the history, influence and contributions of Hispanic-Americans to life in the United States. In recognition of the beginning of this important month-long period, Florida Democratic Party Chair

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DeSantis’ anti-mandate stance edges him closer to anti-vaxxers

By Gary Fineout, Florida Politico, Sept 14, 2021. Roll back the tape – As Florida’s Delta surge exploded this summer Gov. Ron DeSantis and his team would snap when the time he was spending touting monoclonal antibody treatment for those infected with Covid-19 was used to question his support for vaccination. Pro-vaccine — The state’s Republican

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After state docked pay from school board, Broward County pushes DeSantis to stop sitting on billions for schools

By Danielle Brown, The Florida Phoenix, Sep 8, 2021. While state education officials withheld the salaries of Broward County School Board members because of strict mask mandates, the school district has called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to distribute billions in federal relief funds to help schools recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter addressed

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Florida Legislation

‘Anti-riot’ law backed by Florida Gov. DeSantis blocked by federal judge

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, Sep 10, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Another of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities has been blocked, with a federal court Thursday stopping enforcement of his so-called anti-riot law that opponents said was riddled with constitutional defects. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker agreed with arguments made by several civil rights

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Florida judge blocks DeSantis attempt to halt mask mandate ruling

By Andrew Atterbury, Politico.com, Sep 8, 2021. TALLAHASSEE — Florida school districts are free to implement mask mandates for students as of Wednesday after a judge struck down the DeSantis administration’s attempt to halt a recent ruling on face coverings. The decision marks the latest chapter in a weekslong fight in schools and courts over masking children amid

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Commissioner of Education illegally withholds salaries for school board members in Alachua and Broward Counties

On Monday August 30th, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that the Florida Department of Education has withheld the monthly salaries of Alachua and Broward County school board members. In response to this appalling development, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz issued the following statement: “This announcement is shocking and outrageous. Just last Friday, a

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Coronavirus

Nearly 150 COVID cases reported in our local schools

By Nancy J. Semon, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, Aug 13, 2021 Now that local schools have resumed, COVID-19 cases among students and school personnel are increasing. Health officials have said the delta variant of COVID-19 is affecting younger people. So far the Pfizer vaccine is only available to children 12 and older. Charlotte County

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Linking seniors to the services they may need

Seniors and their families often face challenges in meeting their daily needs, whether it is dealing with pandemic-related problems such as access to groceries and social isolation or ongoing health, housing and nutritional requirements.  Fortunately, there are many agencies devoted to providing information and services to meet those needs – many of them no-cost. The

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Environment

DeSantis and Fried offer very different takes on red tide

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Aug 3, 2021 SARASOTA — Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried made appearances Tuesday along the Gulf Coast, offering competing views about an ongoing toxic red-tide outbreak. Fried, the state agriculture commissioner, reiterated a call for DeSantis to declare a state of emergency to help

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