Celebrate original suffragists and local scholars

Submitted by Kay Blue, Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club Are you ready to be entertained and informed? On Monday, August 10 at 4:00 p.m., the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County (DWC), along with The Florida Studio Theatre, will present Celebrating Suffragists and Scholars, a Zoom artistic event that celebrates the upcoming 100th Anniversary of…

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How Trump motivated her

Editor’s note: This is the first in a DEC Profile series by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer Meet Linda DeMeritt, Chair of the Charlotte County Democrats Precinct Coordinating Committee (PCC). A lofty title, but this is nothing new for Linda.  She was in the top 1% of her high school class, a Fulbright Scholar,…

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Addressing voter suppression-Part 2

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1 addressed Voter Participation, and Part 3 will address Voter Fraud. Stay tuned! By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems Writer After a surge of voter interest and participation in 2008, vote suppression efforts across the country have been on the rise. More than 30…

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Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story

Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story  By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer The emerging challenges to American democracy are not just the political equivalents of Frankenstein-like creations of a corrupt president. Spineless obeyance from his supporters in the United States Senate and Florida legislature has buffeted Trump’s brazen assaults. An accomplished former GOP strategist,…

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Reimagining America Part 3

Image Credits : CCDems graphics library Submitted by: Denise Candea, a Charlotte County Dems writer I had planned to stop raging about Trump and to start pondering the wide-open possibilities of an America that is finally realizing her promise of equal justice for all. But I have been about as successful with my pivot to…

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From impeachment to eviction: Not on our watch!

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer Listen up, Florida. If Trump loses this election, he may refuse to leave. Whispers among high-profile Republicans, political pundits, constitutional scholars, and even Trump himself are growing louder for such a possibility. Trump’s potential attempts to falsely claim power would undoubtedly create a long-lasting political mess. Let’s just…

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Protect our precious Florida environment

By David Jones, Democratic Candidate for District 75, Florida House of Representatives Because of the current USA political system, whereby our officials are often elected by the size of their wallet or their beholden special interests, we can no longer exclusively trust our government to assure environmental justice.  I believe that environmental protection should be…

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Charlotte County passes face mask resolution

On July 28, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County passed a resolution, effective immediately, related to public health. The image above is a business sign created by the county that you will soon be seeing everywhere.  The resolution directs people in certain public places throughout unincorporated Charlotte County to wear facial coverings…

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Reimagining America Part 2

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer This is the second in a series; click here to read Part 1 Seventy-four percent of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction, including 63% of Republicans. The coronavirus is surging in most states and despite the rising stock market, the economy is a mess.…

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Double trouble ahead for millions of Americans

by Catherine Baxter Charlotte Dems writer Millions of out-of-work Americans are going to face double hits that could leave them homeless and penniless unless Congress and the states take quick action. The additional $600 unemployment benefit has expired for roughly 30 million U.S. residents. Also set to expire on August 1st is the eviction and…

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The resurrection of Howard Beale

The Resurrection of Howard Beale By Linda Porterfield You may remember the 1976 film Network featuring award-winning actor Peter Finch in his portrayal of fictional newscaster Howard Beale. Tragically worn out and burdened by the ailments and depravity of American society, Howard abruptly departs from his nationally televised broadcast script by suddenly rising from his…

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