Nikki Fried seeks meeting on rules for restoring rights

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the lone Democrat on the state Executive Board of Clemency, called Friday for Gov. Ron DeSantis to schedule a meeting next month to discuss changing rules that govern the state’s process of restoring felons’ civil rights. “There are more than 100,000 disenfranchised Floridians with open, pending application for full restoration of civil rights,” Fried…

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In Light of News that the NRA was a “Russian Foreign Asset” in 2016 Elections, FDP Calls on Trump and FL Republicans to Donate NRA Money to Charity

President Trump and Florida Republicans must return the money or be seen as complicit in supporting Russian agents interfering with US Democratic elections. Tallahassee, Fl. –– In a detailed report presented by Senator Ron Wyden and the Senate Finance Committee, the National Rifle Association acted as a foreign asset of Russia during the 2016 election. In light…

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CC Democratic Club reschedules Labor Day Picnic

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB IS HAVING A LABOR DAY REDO Date: Saturday, September 28th Time: 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Where: Democratic Club Headquarters Sunnydell Plaza 3596 Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlott Cost: $15…$10 if you’re under 18 Food: Grilled Hamburgers & Brats, Salad Beverages & More Come on out. Bring Family & family and friends and…

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Trump’s Rejection of Waiving Visas for Bahamian Evacuees is “Petty”

On September 9, Donald Trump dismissed the idea of granting the people of the Bahamas documentation waivers for various reasons including that the U.S. is “also recovering from the hurricane.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, hit back: “Donald Trump’s hostility to granting temporary protection status and documentation waivers to the people of the Bahamas…

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A Peace Plan For A Safer America.

Editor’s note: The following update on initiatives by “March for our Lives” was submitted by Charlotte County Young Democrats Chair Daniel Schwarz Following the horrific shooting tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, it felt like our lawmakers were finally willing to strengthen our pathetically weak gun laws. Tough talk by President Trump and other elected…

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Florida 2020 Legislative Days

  New legislation for the 2020 Legislative session is being introduced in both Chambers of the Florida Legislature. You can find them here:  Florida House and Florida Senate.  Please feel free to make appointments with your representatives in local District offices this fall. Other documents you might find useful are bills we supported from 2019…

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Be Prepared for Hurricane Dorian

The National Hurricane Center predicts that Hurricane Dorian will make landfall in Florida as at least a Category 3 major storm. We are closely monitoring the path of the storm and have prepared some storm resources. Florida Democratic Party offices will close this afternoon in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. Normal hours of operation will resume…

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