Commissioner Fried, Congressman Soto Blast Trump’s Trade War: Kicks Floridians When They Are Down

Today, the Florida Democratic Party held a press call with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Congressman Darren Soto, and Joseph Pennisi, president of Agora Policy Innovation, that blasted Trump’s trade policies for hurting Florida farmers and businesses. Commissioner Fried described how timber, citrus, and seafood exports to China have dropped, saying, “Maybe the president thinks…

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Letter to the Editor: Focus on the similarities

A letter writer to the Sun Newspaper cuts through the differences between the political parties.  The  writer states, ” Actually, Democrats have the same basic values as most Republicans and independents”. See the letter in the Charlotte Sun newspaper (July 26, 2019, pg C7): Focus On Similarities To Solve Issues

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The president wants 2020 to be about racial identity

The following is a statement from Teresa Jenkins, vice-chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee, in response to recent tweets from President Donald Trump urging four members of Congress (Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley) to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which…

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Mueller Testimony to Expose the Truth

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress Wednesday. Mueller found clear evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 election for the purpose of tipping the outcome toward Trump; that members of Trump’s campaign were eager to accept the foreign help; and that Mueller’s team found at least 10 episodes when Trump…

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Local Republicans Steube and Buchanan try to deflect attention from Trump’s ‘go back’ tweets

Steube went after the congresswomen Trump was targeting in his tweets, four liberal freshmen who have been outspoken critics of Trump and his policies. “It’s unbelievable that this group of four congresswomen are sparking outrage against the president when they have made anti-Semitic remarks and have called Speaker Pelosi a racist,” Steube said. “Where was…

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Read: Full text of House resolution condemning Trump’s ‘racist comments’

House Democrats introduced a resolution Monday condemning President Donald Trump for ‘racist comments’ directed at a group of newly elected progressive congresswomen of color. Trump said Monday that those lawmakers — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — hate the United States…

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Florida Democratic Party Slams Trump’s Racist Attack, Questions FL GOP’s Silence

On July 14, Donald Trump tweeted that a group of Democratic congresswomen should go back to the “crime infested places from which they came” and today claimed “AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his racist attacks and demagoguery of Democratic members of Congress:…

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Chair, Young Democrats’ Letter to the Editor

The Sun Newspaper recently published the following letter to the editor authored by Daniel Schwarz. There is a crisis at the border, but don’t be fooled by President Trump, it’s America’s fault, not the migrants. We treat people who are fleeing desperate circumstances like criminals just because they weren’t fortunate enough to be born in…

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Planned Parenthood Speaks to DWC

Nan Morgan of Planned Parenthood Sarasota spoke at the July 8 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.  She informed members about the four main missions of the organization:  providing health services, advocating for reproductive rights, providing educational programs, and promoting research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care along with understanding their implications. 

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