Ban assault weapons. Every last damn one of them. The answer is staring us in the face.

Editor’s note:  also read: https://www.charlottedems.com/what-connects-americas-mass-shootings-easy-access-to-guns/ By John Micek, Florida Phoenix, March 28, 2021 Where do we go next? What do we do now? Those are the questions I found myself asking after I spoke to a panel of gun violence reduction activists this week. It was two nights after the murders in Boulder, a week after the…

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A salute to shame

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems Writer Was CNN’s March 28th special, “COVID WAR – The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out” which gave the former administration’s public health officials valuable air time a truly relevant journalistic opportunity, or rather,  a stage to highlight their shameful malpractice regarding their malevolent silence on the deadliness and spread of COVID-19?…

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Do you listen to Podcasts? Here are some good ones!

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/05/best-political-podcasts/ The 25 best political podcasts for anxious liberals (just like you!) | Salon.com The 25 best political podcasts for anxious liberals (just like you!) Hours of sharp, addictive punditry and insight for your hungry, hungry ears www.salon.com   https://blog.credo.com/2019/10/6-progressive-podcasts-to-subscribe-to-right-now/ 6 progressive podcasts to subscribe to right now – CREDO Mobile Blog Most companies go…

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Gov. DeSantis is saying no to Medicaid expansion, even though the massive relief package would help out

By Issac Morgan, Florida Phoenix, March 25, 2021 Tucked into the Biden administration’s massive federal relief package is a major provision to expand benefits for low-income people in Florida and other states that haven’t adopted Medicaid expansion, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The $1.9 trillion stimulus plan signed earlier this March provides financial…

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Water Quality Trends of Charlotte County Beaches will be addressed by Dr. Richard Whitman at the April 6th Environmental Caucus Meeting

Dr. Richard Whitman will review the status and trends of recreational water quality of Charlotte County beaches at the next monthly meeting of the Environmental Caucus on Tuesday, April 6th at 1:30 pm. – His presentation will point out specific concerns, the need for pollution source identification, more timely notification, increased advisory reliability, and examples…

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Legislation targeting mail ballots advances in Florida House with GOP support

By John Kennedy, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 23, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Florida Republican lawmakers continued to push changes making it harder to vote by mail while limiting the use of ballot drop boxes, despite opposition Monday from elections supervisors and voting rights advocates who warn it will reduce turnout in Florida. A GOP-dominated House committee rolled out its overhaul package…

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Amid allegations of spoiler candidate scheme, FL Democrats call for GOP Senator to resign

Editor’s note:  While Republicans in Tallahassee attempt to suppress Vote by Mail via SB 90, ostensibly to address election fraud; they will likely do nothing to address this alleged crime within their party.  How two faced! By SAMANTHA J. GROSS and  ANA CEBALLOS,  Miami Herald, March 19, 2021 Florida Democrats on Friday called for Republican Sen.…

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Punta Gorda Airport still struggling to cut off consultant

By Betsy Calvert, Charlotte Sun Staff Writer, March 18, 2021 Echoes of the failed attempt to privatize the Punta Gorda Airport reverberated at the Airport Commission meeting Thursday, March 18th. Fight with consultant Airport lawyer Darol Carr told the commission not to sign a proposed termination agreement with the consultant they have accused of strategizing…

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What connects America’s mass shootings? Easy access to guns.

Editor’s Note: On March 16th, eight individuals were murdered in Georgia because of a toxic combination of white supremacy, systemic racism, classism, and gender-based violence. It was all facilitated by easy access to guns. Our US Representative, Greg Steube, is one of the 164 Republicans who voted against Rep. Meng’s resolution condemning Anti-Asian racism, and one of the 172…

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The American Rescue Plan to the rescue!

By Fran Dance, Charlotte Dems contributing writer On March 11th, President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. This comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill strategically allocates funding, geared toward low-income and middle-class Americans, to encourage a robust economic recovery while creating a coordinated, national vaccination program to ensure we defeat this virus.…

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Call on senators to block voter suppression bill

By Vilia Johnson, Longboat Key, election reform chair, League of Women Voters of Sarasota County, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 15, 2021 After the remarkable turnout in the November 2020 election, Florida was lauded for conducting a model election – efficient and transparent. However, current legislation in the Florida Senate would undermine this success…

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