Florida House panel approves guns for teachers

Florida House committee voted Thursday for a broad school safety bill that would expand an existing guardian program to allow classroom teachers to volunteer to carry weapons on campus if local school boards approve. The Republican-led legislation adopted 11-5 along party lines by the House Education Committee builds on a law passed after last year’s…

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Talking about racism

How do you have a conversation with someone who just made a racist comment? There are different ways to deal with this situation. How do you respond? Do you tell them they are racist for saying that? Then they feel insulted and they say something back at you that is not very flattering. And by…

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Florida Democratic Party Announces $2 Million Voter Registration Program

FDP Commits to Registering 200,000 Voters by 2020 Primary   Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – The Florida Democratic Party announced Wednesday it is making a $2 Million investment in Voter Registration ahead of the 2020 Elections. With the investment, the party is committing to registering 200,000 voters before the 2020 Presidential primary. “This investment is monumental…

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Take Action Today – Amendment 4 Is Under Attack

The issue: Last November, years of tireless work paid off when Amendment 4 restored voting rights to 1.4 million Returning Citizens in Florida. Now, those voting rights may be in danger. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in the Florida state legislature has voted to approve PCB CJR 19-03, today. It’s an unconstitutional overreach and would…

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Legislative Highlights Week of March 11, 2019

From Your Charlotte County Democratic Party’s Legislative Liaison Committee   Education • SB 7030/HB 7075 School Choice (General Bill by Senate Education Committee/Rep. Jennifer Sullivan) Passage of this bill will greatly expand school vouchers and directs general revenue dollars to private and religious schools reducing general revenue for public schools. It is unconstitutional. We oppose…

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Here’s how to attend Andrew Gillum’s ‘major announcement’ in South Florida

Former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has now released a time and location for his already-teased “major announcement” in South Florida. Gillum now says he’ll be appearing March 20 at Florida Memorial University’s Smith Conference Center for his announcement. Doors open at 5 p.m. A page has also been set up for those wishing to RSVP for…

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Charlotte Co. State Rep. Mike Grant wants Tallahassee to dictate to local Government

Grant’s bill would prohibit local governments from enacting or imposing new regulations on businesses after July 1, 2019, unless the local governing body can publicly justify such requirements are essential to protect public health, safety, or welfare; that the regulations do not “adversely affect the availability of the business’ services to the public”; and that…

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Emperor turns back on human rights

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte Co. DEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published Tuesday, March 12, in the Sun. Editor: North Korea is guilty of murder, rape and forced abortions, yet our president “fell in love” with its ruthless leader. Trump actually said he believes Kim Jong-un when…

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