Laurie Ulrop, Volunteer Extraordinaire!

Calling for democracy is in her blood! Laurie Ulrop grew up listening to her father speak about American history, particularly immigration history, at the family’s dining room table. An amateur genealogist, she found relatives dating back to the Mayflower, including one named Elizabeth Warren. Her forbears fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, which is…

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Volunteers Wanted: Adopt An Issue

You’re invited to an ongoing Adopt an Issue event during which you can share your special skills supporting an issue that touches your passion. Health care, unemployment, COVID-19 management, education, affordable housing, senior care or any other current issue that lights your fire. Don’t just sit home and stew about it…put your feelings into action.…

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Trump’s Continued Muddled Response to COVID-19

  Not only has the virus not vanished “like a miracle” as President Trump predicted, it’s also not going away until we have a new president. On Mother’s Day when coronavirus deaths passed 80,000 and government scientists warned of the perils of loosening public health restrictions, Trump shared 52 tweets and retweets by 8:20 a.m.,…

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Coronavirus Exacerbates Existing Inequalities

A disturbing trend is evident in the U.S.—people of color, particularly African Americans, are experiencing more serious illness and death due to COVID-19 than white people and depriving them of jobs. (Photograph courtesy of Steve Snodrasss) And while much of the focus has been on African Americans disproportionately contracting and dying from COVID-19, other minority…

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Professor Mel Goodman Addresses Charlotte Dems

On May 4, the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee hosted a Zoom conference with Professor Melvin (Mel) Goodman, author of American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump; professor at the National War College and Johns Hopkins University; and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. Over 50 members and guests were in attendance. Professor Goodman addressed the damage…

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IN 2020 RUN FOR OFFICE EVERYWHERE

NOTE FROM CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM We need Democratic candidates to run for local offices in Charlotte County to provide our community with choices. Charlotte County is served by virtually all Republican elected officials.  We have One-party rule, and like it or not, that party is led by Donald Trump. The majority of registered voters 55%, is split…

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FL Unemployment Fails Workers… 250,000+ Rejected to Re-Apply

NOTE FROM CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM:  May 1st, May Day is traditionally an international celebration of labor rights – a time to recognize the plight of working families in our community, our country and around the world. But Florida workers impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic have little to celebrate. Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), who represents Tampa, is…

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Republicans overturned Florida voters’ will. They must not win for good.

Image Credits : Stock Photo Source: Washington Post By: Editorial Board April 28, 2020 NEARLY TWO-THIRDS of Florida voters backed a state constitutional amendment 18 months ago to re-enfranchise released felons, an overwhelming bipartisan consensus that was promptly negated by Republican legislators. Those state lawmakers, determined to block ballot access to hundreds of thousands of…

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Time to Vote for Our District-Level Delegates!

The Presidential campaigns have provided the final lists of candidates eligible to be elected to District-Level Delegate positions and the list is now online at floridadems.org/delegates. Only those listed will appear on the Congressional district ballot for their Presidential candidate. You can see the list of candidates for District-Level Delegate here. Congressional District 17 Biden…

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Help David Jones Get on the Ballot!

May 11 deadline to qualify by petition.  Act Now! There’s been a change in the law, so completed ballot petitions may now be returned by email.  Your signature can ensure Charlotte County has a Democrat in the Florida House of Representatives! A few more signatures and his candidate petition will put him over the top.  …

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