Port Charlotte man forms Patriot Party for Trump

By Nancy J. Semon, Charlotte Sun, Jan 26, 2021 Port Charlotte resident and ex-Marine Jim Davis has filed with the Federal Election Commission to start the MAGA Patriot Party National Committee for former president Donald J. Trump Davis, 57, said the political action committee will pool campaign contributions from members and donate to Trump’s bid…

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Charlotte County update on the Covid vaccine

By Bill & Vicky Welsch, Charlotte Dems writers Report by Joseph Pepe, FL Dept of Health Administrator and Patrick Fuller, Charlotte County Emergency Operations to the Commissioners, Jan 26, 2021 BOTTOM LINE ONE: Charlotte County has the resources to administer the vaccine. We just need the product. BOTTOM LINE TWO: “In a few days,” the…

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Florida is now MAGA nerve center

By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jan 24, 2021 When Donald Trump boarded Air Force One Wednesday morning and headed to his estate in Palm Beach, it marked the end of his presidency and the beginning of Florida’s new role as the stage for Trump’s post-presidential drama. Trump departed the White House beset by scandal and…

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As Florida legislative session looms, survey shows mostly GOP leadership out of step with voters

By  Michael Moline, Florida Phoenix, January 20, 2021 A statewide survey of Florida voters, conducted following the attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on the U.S. Capitol, suggests a distinct lack of support for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to ramp up criminal penalties for what he considers “disorderly” protests. Asked to rate their support for “protecting…

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Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman makes history

Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration, with the 22-year-old reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb” reproduced below in case you missed it! When day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade?The loss we carry,a sea we must wadeWe’ve braved the belly of the…

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Join Our Blue Ribbon Club!

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! How great does it feel to finally be able to say that? We can all envision a new, brighter day for America. In Florida, we must now be laser focused on voting out the former president’s biggest enablers, including Ron DeSantis, Marco Rubio and Greg Steube. The…

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FL now leads nation in the # of cases of a troubling new COVID 19 strain; state officials aren’t alerting public

Editor’s note:  Between Sunday and Monday, the number of Florida coronavirus cases increased by 8,002 (0.5 percent), to 1,579,281; active hospitalizations went up by 29 (nearly 0.4 percent), to 7,448; deaths rose by 137 (nearly 0.6 percent), to 24,274. In Charlotte County, we have had 9,023 cases and 270 deaths attributed to coronavirus. You can…

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Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democrats Executive Chair “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” This quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King’s March 22, 1964 speech at Arizona State University. Dr. King offers us only two choices: chaos or community; friendship or discord. With all the conflicts facing…

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Florida to begin statewide appointment system for vaccine

Editor’s note:  Charlotte County’s distribution effort has been stymied by a surging demand from its 65+ population and limited supply.  When vaccine is available, residents quickly overwhelm this registration site. By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press, Jan 14, 2021   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s director of emergency management said Thursday that a statewide…

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DeSantis is trying to criminalize dissent

Editor’s note: This is an important petition request….but please also contact FL Representative Mike Grant (re: HB 1, call (850) 717-5075 and https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4349&SessionId=90) and FL Senator Joe Gruters ( re: SB 484, call 850-487-5023 and email https://www.flsenate.gov/senators/s23) to express your opposition to DeSantis’ Combating Public Disorder bill. Governor DeSantis just launched a grievous attack on Floridians’…

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