“Living The Dream On A Planet That’s Green” theme for Englewood Dem Club parade float

by Karn Cummingham, Englewood Democratic Club The Englewood Democratic Club had planned to march in the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, originally scheduled for last Labor Day. Those plans and the parade were blown away when Hurricane Dorian threatened our area. Pioneer Day organizers vowed to continue the 63-year-old tradition and have rescheduled festivities and the…

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Judge’s Ruling on Felon Voting Rights a Victory for Florida

On Friday, a federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s state law that imposed significant restrictions on people with  felony convictions who want to register to vote. The preliminary injunction that the judge granted was requested by the ACLU and other organizations and rebuked Gov. DeSantis and the Republican-controlled legislature. The decision only applies to the plaintiffs…

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FL Dems 2019 Convention Defines Electoral Victory Pathway

More than 20 Charlotte County Democrats attended the 2019 Democratic Party Convention in Orlando this past weekend. Grass-roots activists, party leaders, and elected officials convened for intense strategy sessions, adoption of resolutions, and one significant rules change.  The 2019 Convention helped Florida Democrats define our strategy for 2020 electoral victories.     The three-day session…

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Democratic Party seeks any Gov. DeSantis communications with Ukraine scandal figures

  The Florida Democratic Party has delivered a public records request to Gov. Ron DeSantis, seeking any communications between him or his office with Rudy Giuliani and other people involved in alleged campaign finance violations. A letter, sent Wednesday over party chairwoman Terri Rizzo’s signature, seeks documents “evidencing any communications to, from, or between you…

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What is DeSantis Hiding from his Relationship with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman?

Questions continue to arise after reports of the relationship between DeSantis and the two arrested men While reports continue to show a clear connection between Governor DeSantis and arrested Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, Floridians are still waiting for DeSantis to answer what his relationship was with the Giuliani associates, and explain why his campaign…

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Invitation to Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan Workshops

The Charlotte County Community Development Department will host visioning workshops to solicit citizen’s input on the update of Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan, Charlotte 2050.  Dates and locations of upcoming workshops are listed below. All workshops are held from 6-8pm. October 16.  East Port Environmental Campus. 25550 Harborview Road, Punta Gorda October 23. Cultural Center. 2280…

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Florida Democratic Party Delegates Rally in Orlando for State Convention, Fighting for Florida Gala

Orlando, Fl. –– On Saturday, October 12, over 1,500 Democratic Delegates convened for the Florida Democratic Party’s bi-annual state convention in Orlando. Democratic activist held trainings, strategy meeting, and rallied with Democratic leaders from the state and national party. During Saturday’s General session Florida Democrats heard from Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, New Jersey Governor…

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Ron DeSantis’ Should Return Money from Shady Fundraisers Arrested in Connection to Ukrainian Peddling

Miami, Fl. –– On October 10, the Miami Herald reported that two Republican fundraisers with connections to Governor Ron DeSantis, Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman, have been arrested on campaign finance charges. According to the Miami Herald, DeSantis received $50,000 from the pair by way of a company called Global Energy Producers. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the…

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Charlotte County Democrats applaud impeachment inquiry

Teresa Jenkins, vice-chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, released the following statement in response to the US House’s formal impeachment inquiry and the release of transcripts from Trump’s call with Ukraine : “Charlotte County Democrats stand by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats in their efforts to safeguard our democracy. Speaker Pelosi and House…

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Florida Democratic Party Announces Governor Phil Murphy Will Speak at Convention Saturday

Orlando, Fl. –– This weekend, from October 11 to 13, nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention. The Florida Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote…

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Support young people on climate change

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor by CCDEC Secretary Jane Merriam was published in the Charlotte Sun on Friday, Oct. 4. Editor:   The concentration levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have risen from 339 parts per million in 1980 to 408 parts per million in 2018. Global sea levels have…

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