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Meet A Powerhouse Couple

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a Charlotte County Dems Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin, a Charlotte County Dems writer. President Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club – Kay Blue Meet a Powerhouse Couple Jim and Kay Blue left Toledo, OH, and arrived in Punta Gorda in 2016. Kay was initially interested in meeting

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Activism: Vielka Wambold Walks the Walk

Editor’s note: This is the second in a Charlotte County Dems Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. “As the unbelievable [election] results became undeniable—while living in the United States, my birth country—I located my passport and have carried it with me ever since. That’s how threatened I felt.”–Vielka Wambold Vielka Wambold

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How Trump motivated her

Editor’s note: This is the first in a DEC Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. Influencer: Someone who has the power of influence does not demand, argue, persuade, or mandate that we see the world through their looking glass. Instead, it is when they share their experience, knowledge, and passion. Meet

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Linda Richardson makes 1,000 Calls for Biden

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By: Catherine Baxter 5/21/20 Linda Richardson was a lifelong registered Republican, even if she didn’t always vote the party ticket. Generally speaking, she had not previously paid much attention to politics. As a former engineer and automotive industry manager, she had negotiated with union representatives, and felt that some of the concessions they gained were

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Laurie Ulrop, Volunteer Extraordinaire!

Calling for democracy is in her blood! Laurie Ulrop grew up listening to her father speak about American history, particularly immigration history, at the family’s dining room table. An amateur genealogist, she found relatives dating back to the Mayflower, including one named Elizabeth Warren. Her forbears fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, which is

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