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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Help Florida Expand Medicaid

You can help expand Medicaid in Florida and cover more low-income Floridians. Our Party is part of a grassroots efforts to put the question of Medicaid Expansion on the 2020 ballot. But we need your signature on the ballot petition.​ Download the Medicaid Amendment PDF. VERY IMPORTANT:  Print out the two pages back-to-back. Fill in your…

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Getting Ready for 2020:

A Q&A on Candidate Recruitment: Perspectives from Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Democrats and lead recruiter for candidates to run on the Democratic ticket in our local elections Question: What’s being done now to prepare for the 2020 election? Jenkins: We are gearing up and are excited and enthused. Early this year,…

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Can Felons Afford to Vote?

More than 1 million felons in Florida would have their voting rights restored thanks to Amendment 4, as long as they completed “all terms of sentence including parole or probation,” according to the amendment. But some lawmakers in Tallahassee have proposed bills to define a sentence far beyond time served behind bars. (Read more in Sun)

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Viewpoint: The Mueller Report

  Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Party The president has not been exonerated. There was no collusion but plenty of corruption as evidenced by the number of deviants close to the president who now face jail time. The Mueller report showed us how a demagogue can degrade key norms, which fall just short…

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Florida agreed to let felons vote. Now Republicans are trying to limit who is eligible.

When an overwhelming majority of Floridians voted in November to restore voting rights for as many as 1.4 million felons, liberals and conservatives alike celebrated the largest expansion of voting eligibility in the country since the elimination of poll taxes and literacy tests in the 1960s. The bipartisan cheering waned this month when Republican state lawmakers…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No one wants to murder Newborns

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the Editor from DEC Board member Jane Merriam was published in the Charlotte Sun on Monday, March 25th. Editor: After seeing two letters to the editor claiming that Democrats support killing newborn infants and children, I must respond. On Feb. 25, the Senate debated the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors…

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BREAKING: Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William P. Barr, marking the end of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. The Justice Department notified Congress late Friday that it had received Mueller’s…

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