ALERT – VOTING & ABORTION RIGHTS !

Monday, April 8, 4pm, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear SB 7086, that would undermine the implementation of Amendment 4. Call or email the Committee Chair and/or Vice Chair and say:” My name is _______ and I am a voter in Charlotte County. I am opposed to any bill that would undermine what the nearly 65% of…

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Mosaic Mining enters into Mediation with DeSoto County

Editor’s Note: Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus member Karen McCague attended the Wednesday, April 3rd meeting of the Desoto County Board of Commissioners as it considered the appeal by Mosaic Mining of the Commissioners’ denial of a rezoning for farmland to enable phosphate mining. Here are Karen’s notes from the meeting:    DeSoto County legal…

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Blue Gala SOLD OUT!

Full House Expected at Charlotte County Democrats’ April 13 Blue Gala with Keynoter Nikki Fried   It might be a first for Charlotte Democrats! Days before our annual fundraising event featuring Nikki Fried, Florida’s first female Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, all but one VIP table has been sold for a total of 224…

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Mosaic gets 4-year delay in DeSoto

The future for phosphate mining in DeSoto County is a little clearer now. Following a dispute resolution hearing on Wednesday, here’s what’s been decided: Mosaic Fertilizer will delay its mine permit plans in DeSoto for at least four years, and that’s if market conditions and other factors line up in the Fortune 500 firm’s favor.…

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Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala

Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala Leadership Blue 2019 convenes over 2,000 grassroots activists, elected officials, and major donors. The weekend is packed with training, meetings, and a highly anticipated Gala. The conference and training are free and cover a range of important topics such as field operations, campaign finance law, and more. The gala dinner…

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LOCAL UPDATE: Progressive groups plan nationwide protests over Mueller report release

UPDATE – 11:53AM – Indivisibles  Rally to “Release the Report”  4 pm – Thursday, April 4 “Unconditional Surrender” Statute Sarasota, FL Progressive groups around the nation are protesting to insist that Attorney General Barr release the FULL Mueller Report. Please join fellow progressives in Sarasota this Thursday. For more details, click below: Release Report Progressive groups plan nationwide…

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Consider sea rise in PG future plan

CharlotteDems Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor by Charlotte Co. DEC Communications Chair Jim Blue was published in the Sun Monday, April 1. Editor: From March 11 through March 15, the planning firm Dover, Kohl and Partners asked Punta Gorda citizens to create city goals. Most of the discussion centered around the City…

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Republicans are morally bankrupt

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter written by Charlotte County Democratic Party Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Saturday, March 30th: Editor: What do Republicans loathe? The Green New Deal. It provides for clean water, clean air, and good-paying jobs. It combines immediate concerns about pollution with carbon emissions reductions. Republicans…

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New poll: Florida voters support drug imports, oppose arming teachers

Florida voters support allowing prescription drug imports from Canada but don’t want teachers armed in classrooms. New polling from Florida Atlantic University’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative finds support for most of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities. From his environmental plans to voucher expansion, a majority favors the new executive’s direction so far. But positions like a ban on…

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Florida Democrats blast Trump on Everglades funding ahead of Lake Okeechobee visit

Democrats in Florida’s congressional delegation blasted President Donald Trump and the White House’s recommendations for Everglades funding during a call with media Thursday, one day before the president plans to visit Lake Okeechobee to tout Everglades projects.  South Florida Reps. Ted Deutch, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala spoke to reporters during a call set up by…

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Respect the will of Florida voters

CharlotteDems Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor from Democratic Club President Nancy Razvoza was published in the Charlotte Sun Friday March 29th   Editor: This is really a letter to our state legislators: Florida voters have spoken, the Florida courts weighed in on the language of Amendment 4. Will you please stay out…

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