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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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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Saturday’s letters to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: insurrection, remove Trump, make Steube (& Scott) pay

President, GOP to blame for insurrection OMG! We are now officially a Third World country! Led by a would-be dictator, emperor and king, and enabled by the majority of his party, officials and supporters.  Donald Trump’s “go home” message to the mob included talk about the “stolen” election and called essentially anyone who voted against him “evil.”  He…

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Florida Democratic Party Elects New State Executive Committee Board with Mayor Manny Diaz as Chair

IOn Saturday, January 9th the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee elected new officers as well as new DNC Members. Manny Diaz (M) was selected to lead our party. Our vice-chair is Judy Mount (F), Cashmore Shaw (M) is secretary and Francine García (F) is treasurer. Congratulations to all! The new DNC members are: Sean…

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CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY!

This week we saw President Donald Trump initiate an insurrection against the United States government in a final effort to remain in power. A large part of the Republican base believes, groundlessly, that the election was stolen because that’s what leading figures in the party have been saying, egged on by President Trump. This was…

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Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress share FDP Chair candidate questionnaire results

As a part of our mission to further connect Florida’s many Democratic groups, the Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress sent the FDP Chair candidates a questionnaire. We asked Democratic organizers around the state what they would like to know about the future Chair of Florida’s Democratic Party, and the responses from four of the candidates…

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