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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‘We don’t believe it’s time to rest’: DeSantis cracks down on COVID vaccine plans; critics concerned

By Issac Morgan , Florida Phoenix, January 4, 2021 Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to ramp up COVID vaccine distribution in the state by adding community sites such as churches and other state-run facilities, while putting pressure on Florida hospitals to administer vaccines quickly. “We don’t believe it’s time to rest,” DeSantis said at press conference Monday at…

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From impeachment to eviction: Not on our watch!

Editor’s note:  this article was published on July 29th, 2020.  She was mighty prescient! 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…

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