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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Border Wall is an Assault on Our Democracy

  Crises are time-tested means of subverting democracy. Autocratic leaders such as Vladimir Putin have long used national emergencies — some real, some not — to claim extra ordinary power. Autocratic leaders often vex under the constraints of constitutional rule and find democratic politics agonizingly frustrating. They lack the disposition for the give-and-take of everyday…

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FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on Ron DeSantis’s Decision to Allow Oil Drilling in the Everglades

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement on the DeSantis administration’s decision not to appeal a court ruling allowing the expansion of oil drilling in the Everglades: “Ron DeSantis today endangered the drinking water of millions of Floridians by allowing oil drilling in the Everglades. From this day forward, DeSantis will now…

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Local Democratic Leader Betty Gissendanner has died

The son of local Democratic leader Betty Gissendanner says that Betty has passed away following a battle with cancer. Gissendanner was a driving force for the Charlotte County Democratic Party, most recently serving as Vice Chair until 2018. She also served as State Committeewoman for seven years, representing the Charlotte Party to the Florida Democratic…

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