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Charlotte County Dems endorse supplemental sales tax

By Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems writer The Democratic Executive Committee recently convened to review the pros and cons of extending the current 1% Charlotte County tax, originally approved in 1994, for another 6-year period (2021-2026). The decision was based upon the many beneficial community improvements that were funded over the previous term and are…

Economic concern from a taxpayer

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer How do we recover from the worst economic crash since the Great Depression? The government has spent trillions of dollars, which ultimately lands on the backs of taxpayers.  Thus far, Trump’s plan is limited to endorsing the idea of payroll-tax reductions, which could threaten Social Security. Tweets about…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Editor’s note: The following is an edited extract from https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead/index.html, written by Joan Biskupic and Ariane de Vogue, at CNN. You can read her full ACLU obituary here. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87 years old, died on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in…

Have you completed your census questionnaire yet?

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts for the 2020 census, including door-knocking measures. Act now; it’s quick and easy, taking less than 10 minutes. Also, it’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to our communities for schools,…

Six weeks – the difference between life or death!

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization Director-General declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern; it’s highest alarm level. From February 7 through March 19, the President held numerous campaign rallies littered with lies about the severity of COVID-19. He made on…

Joe Biden speaks out against violence

“I want to be very clear about all of this: Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting. None of this is protesting. It’s lawlessness, plain and simple. And those who do it should be prosecuted,” Biden said. “Violence will not bring change, it will only bring destruction. It’s wrong…

What has Joe Biden and team been up to this week?

Joe did interviews with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell where he discussed the killing of Jacon Blake and condemned violence. And, he called out Trump for purposely sowing discord and chaos for political gain.  Joe released a statement on Donald Trump’s America, and how the images of violence are not from “Joe Biden’s America,” but…

ICYMI: Joe Biden’s acceptance speech

ICYMI is an acronym for In Case You Missed It. You shouldn’t have, because our Democratic presidential candidate delivered his most powerful and effective speech of his career, concluding our very successful convention. Watch his introductory biopic here. Vote the Democratic ticket on November 3rd for the change America desperately needs. The Honorable Joe BidenDemocratic…

John Lewis’ final essay

While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions…