Oppose the anti-democracy SB 1028 Charter Schools and  SB 220 Public Records and Public Meetings bills

By Laurie Ulrop, DWC Legislation Liaison and Jean Siebenaler, DWCF Legislative Chair It appears Republicans want to destroy our Public School system at all costs. It’s about the money, nothing else. We need to educate our Democratic Senators and make sure that our Republican Senators understand that we know what they are doing and we…

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Please oppose SB 426 & HB 267 State Preemption of Seaport Regulations bills

Please note the talking points below and take a few moments to call or email your representatives to voice your concern. Thank you for all your help!   By Jean Siebenaler, DWCF Legislative Chair and Laurie Ulrop, DWC Legislative Liaison   Florida Republicans love state preemption laws that usurp local government policy-making decisions and give them…

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Corporations have the right to criticize voting laws

This letter to the editor by Charlotte Dems member, Penelope Mayer, was published in the Charlotte Sun on April17, 2021. Please join her in speaking out on issues. Remember Citizen’s United when the Supreme Court declared corporations are people, too, with the unlimited right to voice their opinions with their unlimited pocketbooks? Remember Republicans wagging…

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Anti-protest bill will get its Senate vote on Wednesday April 14th

The anti-protest bill — HB 1 Combating Public Disorder — will be debated and voted on the Senate floor Wednesday April 14th. If it passes, goes to the Governor for his signature. So, we ask you to contact your individual Senator before Wednesday to VOTE NO on this anti-democracy bill. If this bill passes, it will be sent directly to the Governor. Our…

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What does the Republican Party stand for anymore?

Editor’s note: This letter was published in The Sun last Friday, April 9th ` By Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer ` There has been much discussion recently about what the Republican Party stands for. What is often ignored in this conversation is that for years the Party has been an amalgam of factions:…

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Democrats are realistic problem solvers

Editor’s note:  This letter to the editor was published in the Charlotte Sun on April 9th By Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie, Charlotte Dems contributor I grew up in a conservative northwest suburb in the Chicago area and registered as a Republican at age 18. I changed my affiliation to “Independent” after I moved to Florida because I…

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How will Piney Point affect us?

By Betsy Calvert, Charlotte Sun Staff Writer, Apr 7, 2021 What happened? Stacks of waste water and phosphogypsum remain at the site of the defunct Piney Point phosphate plant mine in Bradenton.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency last Saturday after a significant leak of wastewater threatened to burst a system that…

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“60 Minutes” CBS segment on Florida’s COVID vaccine rollout spotlights claims of DeSantis favoring the wealthy

Editor’s note:  You can watch the complete “60 Minutes”  segment by clicking here and then click here to learn how retired NFL star Anquan Boldin helped his hometown of the Glades get vaccinated. By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 4, 2021 The vaccine favoritism questions swirling around Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis received a national spotlight…

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