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How Democrats can keep young voters in their corner

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, November 17, 2022. Democrats have celebrated their success in turning out younger voters, especially in highly competitive races. A quartet of issues — abortion, environmentalism, gun safety and student debt — helped move younger voters to the polls. But there is no guarantee these voters will remain engaged. Moreover, with

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Florida Legislation

Incoming FL House Democratic leader: ‘We have to claw and fight our way out of this supermajority’

By MITCH PERRY , Florida Phoenix,  Nov 11, 2022. Florida’s incoming House Democratic Leader, Fentrice Driskell, reflected this week on the challenges ahead for her caucus now that more Republicans will be in the Florida Legislature. Following the 2022 election, the House and Senate chambers became GOP “supermajorities.” “As the minority party, we are called to be

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A Message from our Chair

Dear Charlotte County Democrats, As I depart the Charlotte County Democratic Party, I offer a few observations about the 2022 mid-term election. First, I want to thank you for all of your hard work to get Democrats and left-leaning NPA voters to vote for our candidates. What went wrong in Florida will take some time

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Gerrymandering

Common Cause’s case against Florida’s discriminatory redistricting process moves forward 

TALLAHASSEE — A federal lawsuit to redraw the unfair and discriminatory Congressional maps in place in Florida overcame a major milestone this week, when a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday the case can continue to the discovery phase. The lawsuit filed by Common Cause, Fair Districts NOW, the Florida NAACP and five individual plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for

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Climate change is all but ignored

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 11, 2022. OUR POSITION: We should be talking more about climate change. A mid-November hurricane is poised to hit Florida’s Atlantic coast today or Thursday. That comes after the state has seen unseasonably warm temperatures approaching 90 degrees earlier this month and late October.

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Did Ron DeSantis just become the 2024 Republican front-runner?

By Ross Douthat, NY Times Opinion Columnist, Nov. 9, 2022. A red wave swept Florida, but elsewhere, it barely lapped the shore. Endangered House Democrats are surviving all over, the battle for the Senate may be tilting toward the Democrats, and at best Republicans have won themselves a return to stalemate, not the victory that the

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Proud Boys rally for Marco Rubio’s campaign after he defends white nationalist GOP staffer 

When Christopher Monzon, a GOP canvasser working with Marco Rubio’s campaign was revealed to have extensive ties to white nationalist groups and a well-documented history of racist and antisemitic comments, Rubio spent an entire week defending him and ignoring calls to denounce his bigotry. Just recently, members of the Proud Boys, including those who stormed the Capitol on January 6, rallied for Marco

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How should I vote in 2022?

Here are our 2022 Charlotte County Democratic Party voting recommendations: Val Demings for United States Senator Andrea Doria Kale for US Representative in Congress District 17 Charlie Crist and Karla Hernandez for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Aramis Ayala for Attorney General Adam Hattersley for Chief Financial Officer Naomi Esther Blemur for Commissioner of Agriculture Christopher

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After four years of DeSantis, Florida is far less affordable

In his time as governor, Ron DeSantis has routinely sided with the insurance, real estate, and utility companies, doling handouts and allowing them to excessively raise rates on working families, all at the expense of everyday Floridians. Property insurance Floridians have been pleading with the governor and Republican legislature to address the property insurance crisis,

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Housing

More FEMA housing options in DeSoto, Sarasota and Charlotte counties

Editor: The FEDERAL government, led by Democrats, continues to aid FL recovery. Democrats help ALL struggling Floridians, regardless of party affiliation! Staff Report, The Daily Sun, Oct 26, 2022. (Updated Oct 29th) TALLAHASSEE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is bringing more housing options to area counties devastated by Hurricane Ian. In response, FEMA is

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We agree to vote yes for success

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 15th.  Charlotte County Democrats agree with the recommendation. Click HERE to see the full list of our voting recommendations. Charlotte County Schools is asking voters to continue their support for the education of our children by extending a 1 mill tax on property for

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Crist is the candidate to fight climate crisis

The following Letter to the Letter  was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 10, 2022. The Daily Sun does well to recognize our governor acting appropriately in the wake of Hurricane Ian, coordinating with federal and local officials. (October 3, DeSantis acting like a leader in a crisis). With an upcoming election, let’s temper this

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Letter says DeSantis faces scrutiny

Treasury reportedly checking spending on migrant flights By Emily Sweeney and Travis Andersen, The Boston Globe, October 13, 2022 US Treasury officials are investigating whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis improperly used pandemic relief funds to fly about 50 Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last month, according to a letter Senator Edward J. Markey’s

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Elections

DeSantis and Crist return to region

By Frank DiFiore, The Daily Sun, Oct 11, 2022 PORT CHARLOTTE — Gov. Ron DeSantis and his election opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist both made appearances Monday in Charlotte County. DeSantis visited a Disaster Recover Center on South McCall Road in Englewood, just outside a Home Depot store. The site was set up by FEMA to

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