FL Rep. Steube doesn’t care about YOU

As of Sunday, March 15, there were 106 Florida residents diagnosed with coronavirus with 5 cases in Lee County, 5 cases in Collier and one in Charlotte. Three Florida residents have died. On Saturday morning, March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a broadly bi-partisan coronavirus relief package. Forty House members, all Republican, voted…

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STAY INFORMED: The Facts About Vote-By-Mail

The president of the United States has begun arguing that an election conducted via the postal service would be riddled with fraud: “Mail ballots—they cheat. OK? People cheat. There’s a lot of dishonesty going along with mail-in voting.” Except there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the U.S. much less with vote-by-mail. “No…

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New website to beat Trump in Florida

A new website and online community has been announced to help us beat Trump here in Florida. The site is paid for by the Florida Democratic Party. Find out what Floridians are saying. Take the fight to social media. Find an event near you. Tell your story about what’s at stake. Check out this new…

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NY Times Exposes FL Republican Voter Fraud

In this stunning story, see how close to home alleged Republican voter fraud efforts exist. CC Democrats Editor By Michael Levenson March 7, 2020 A Florida woman was charged on Thursday after officials said she filled out 10 voter registration forms with false information, at least six of which enrolled Democratic and independent voters in the…

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Citizens United Damage: What St. Petersburg, FL Did About It

Speakers: Karen Lieberman and Bruce NissenMeeting of SW Fla group for Separation of State and Religion When: Was March 29 – Now PostponedWhere: (Charlotte County Democratic Club)3596 Tamiami Trail #102, Sunnydell PlazaPort Charlotte FL]   The now-infamous Supreme Court decision Citizens United in 2010 allows “dark money” in unlimited amounts to undermine the democratic nature…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

The Road to Women’s Suffrage As Carrie Chapman Cat, a pivotal leader in the women’s suffrage movement wrote 100 years ago, “The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty… Women have suffered agony of soul, which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughter might inherit…

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U Miami Study Links Blue-Green Algae to ALS Disease

Florida’s persistent blue-green algae problem in waterways has already been linked to respiratory problems. Now, a team of researchers, led by a University of Miami neurology professor, have found that the toxin in those algae blooms can lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating and progressive neurodegnerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the…

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It’s Time to Fully Fund Public Education

Critics of our public schools point to the poor performance of the schools in impoverished areas while simultaneously diverting taxes into various voucher programs that hamstring the schools. Privatization proponents have found multiple ways to funnel funding away from our schools including a dollar for dollar write corporate tax off to donate to voucher programs.

A teacher reacts to the 2020 State of the Union Address

Patrick J. Kearney, a teacher and former Huffington Post contributor, posted a letter to the president defending public schools. ‘President Ulysses S. Grant came to my hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and said the following, “Encourage free schools and resolve that not one dollar of money appropriated to their support, no matter how raised, shall…

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Naomi Pringle to Speak on Women’s History Month

Charlotte County Democratic Club is delighted to present local author, Naomi Pringle. Come join Naomi for a timely discussion entitled: Women’s History Month Author, journalist, and instructor, Naomi Pringle, a Manhattan native of Jamaican heritage, graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York and later became an award-winning broadcast journalist for ABC’s…

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Deceptive Republican Campaign Mailings Arrive in Charlotte County

Official-looking forms mimic Census Questionnaire   The Republican Party is mailing campaign literature that looks like US census forms to voters across the country including here in Charlotte County. The mailings are titled “2020 Congressional District Census” and instruct the recipients to “answer all questions to the best of your ability.” The mailing asks respondents…

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The Bailey Brothers: Bronze Warriors for Freedom

The Bailey Brothers were seven African Americans from Punta Gorda who served their country in World War II and the Korean War. On February 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Democratic Party Headquarters on 3596 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, local publisher James Abraham told the story of these seven brothers. Lt.…

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The Bailey Brothers’ Story: Told by James Abraham

On February 27, James Abraham told the story of seven African Americans from Punta Gorda who served in WW II and the Korean War. About 50 attendees heard the incredible and heroic stories of these seven brothers. “What happened after the war to the Bailey Brothers? They were forgotten because that’s the way things were…

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Rick Scott and Marco Rubio: How each are handling the impeachment

See this enlighting yet disturbing analyssis of Florida’s Senators approach to their responsibilities in the Trump impeachment trial.  (Commentary by Charlotte County Democrats) SOURCE:  tampabay.com-2020 0129 By Alex Daugherty Published Jan. 29 Sen. Marco Rubio may be avoiding the spotlight during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — refusing to answer questions even as Republican colleagues…

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Secret recording: Trump and Lev Parnas discussed Sen. Rick Scott

By Steve Contorno Published Jan. 28 Link to Tampa Bay Times article At the same April 2018 dinner where President Donald Trump ordered the removal of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, he also discussed Florida Sen. Rick Scott with Ukrainian-born South Florida businessman Lev Parnas. The conversation was captured in an 83-minute video obtained by Reuters from Parnas’ attorney…

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