Opinion: Miami is best choice for Democratic convention

Wholesome Milwaukee — of “Happy Days” and “Laverne & Shirley” sitcom fame — thinks Miami is making the case to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention based on our looks. “Miami city officials are insinuating Milwaukee isn’t ‘fancy enough,’ ” reports ABC affiliate WISN. Sure, we look good — spectacular, most people would say — but our…

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“Swampy” DeSantis Appointee Conflict of Interest?

Ron Bergeron, tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis for SFWMD board, signs $25 million contract with district “Alligator Ron” Bergeron signed a $25 million no-bid construction contract with the South Florida Water Management District more than a week after Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped him for the district’s board. Bergeron signed the contract calling for Bergeron Land Development Inc. to…

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March 8 is International Women’s Day

Every March 8 is a United Nations observance called “International Women’s Day.” Take a look at this video filled with incredible facts and statistics about changes and developments impacting women. The first women’s day occurred in 1909 in New York City. The following year, March 8 was chosen as International Women’s Day, as it was…

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New Sunshine Deal State Budget

 Download the New Sunshine Deal State Budget Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee and House Democrats unveiled the New Sunshine Deal — the first budget proposal from Democrats in over two decades. The New Sunshine Deal is a progressive and fiscally responsible budget that addresses the challenges facing Florida families. The House Democrats budget cuts taxes for working families,…

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Trump in trouble in Florida poll

Donald Trump is in trouble in Florida, a state that’s crucial to his reelection hopes. Just 40 percent of Florida voters said they believed the president should be reelected, while 53 percent were opposed to a second term, according to a new Bendixen & Amandi International poll. (Read more in Politico.com)

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Poll: More Americans see Democratic positions on climate, health care, abortion as ‘in the mainstream’

More Americans see the Democratic Party’s positions on climate change, health care, abortion and immigration as being “in the mainstream” than the Republican Party’s positions on those issues, a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal finds. And on fiscal issues like taxes and spending, a similar share of Americans — about half —…

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DWC Plans Spring Membership Drive

The 2018 elections demonstrated that women are emerging as powerful political forces at all levels, both as activists and successful candidates.  The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County wants to make sure our local women’s voices are heard in 2020 and beyond.  DWC members are preparing postcards and meeting with like-minded organizations to inform Democratic…

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Take-down of teacher’s display draws criticism

A Port Charlotte High School teacher received an outpouring of support, near and far, after she was asked to take down a Black History Month display. A Tweet posted Wednesday by a PCHS student, showed Alissa Perry, who is a full-time math substitute teacher, fighting back tears as she told students she had to remove…

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“Racism Justified” at Port Charlotte High

A Port Charlotte High School teacher forced to take down a Black History Month poster she made because it featured former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Thank you all for participating in this,” said Alissa Perry, a math teacher at Port Charlotte High School, in an emotional video posted to Twitter. “I’m going to go…

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Social Media Director

The Social Media Director coordinates the Charlotte Democratic Party’s message on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. The ideal candidate understands the strengths and weaknesses of each platform and how to develop a loyal user base among Party members and like-minded voters. The Social Media Director will help assemble a team to post…

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