100 Gather in PG to protest Wall

Englewood Indivisible and Indivisible Action Southwest Florida rallied a large protest outside Congressman Greg Steube’s office on Tuesday. Support for the demonstration from motorists was overwhelmingly positive. The organizers gathered signatures on two petitions that were delivered to Steube’s office. The groups held hand-lettered signs challenging President Trump’s emergency declaration aimed at funding a wall…

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DEC Legislative Committee Holds Its First Meeting

By Teresa Jenkins, Legislative Liaison Committee Chair The Legislative Liaison Committee held its first meeting on February 13. The meeting was deemed, “the calm before the storm,” as Florida’s 60-day legislative session will begin on March 5. Interim committee weeks are about to end and we’ll get the show on the road! DEC members are…

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Developer withdraws Englewood East hotel plan

A developer who had received a recommendation for a planned hotel from a Charlotte County advisory committee has retracted his request for a zoning change, citing public opposition to the plan. (Read more in Englewood Sun) Also in Englewood Sun, ‘We don’t want Naples here’ – Englewood residents object to proposed hotel

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Court rules Florida ‘disenfranchised’ voters by rejecting mail-in ballots for signature mismatches

TALLAHASSEE — Upholding a judge’s decision that sided with former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and national Democrats, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that a Florida law requiring voters’ signatures on mail-in ballots to match the signatures on file with elections officials imposes “a serious burden on the right to vote.”…

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Hispanic Caucus of Florida Hosting the 2019 Lobby Days

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida will be hosting the 2019 Lobby Days from  Sunday, March 17  to  Tuesday, March 19th. More details will be published soon. You do not have to be a member to attend Lobby Days.  Please help with a preliminary headcount by letting the Lobby Days Committee know if you are attending the DHCF 2019 Lobby Days by Friday, February 22, 2019. We will be…

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Google GSuite Administrator

This volunteer will manage the Google GSuite account for CharlotteDems.org & Google Team Drive. Skills Required Familiar with: * Google GSuite * Google Drive and Team Drive * Google Docs * Proper backup procedures * User administration Time Commitment Two hours a month Committee / Team Leader Jim Blue / Patrick Hurley Interested? Please Apply…

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Team Communications Manager

Organize and promote internal communications systems for the Charlotte County DEC. Skills Required CCDEC currently uses Slack. Familiarity with Slack, or another internal communications tool is desired. The volunteer will: * Administer users * Provide tech support * Evangelize the technology to tech-phobic users as needed. Time Commitment 10 hours per month Committee / Team…

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Calendar Posting Manager

Maintain the online calendar account for Charlotte County Democrats. Receive emailed calendar submissions, post calendar events, and monitor for changed or canceled events. Skills Required * Knowledge of or ability to learn the TeamUp calendar software. * Ability to monitor email and post events within 24 hours. Time Commitment Less than 1 hr. per week.…

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Web Editor – Short-term Project

A Web Editor is needed to review all pages on the Charlotte County Democrats website and identify out-of-date content, errors in spelling and grammar, or opportunities to improve. The Editor will coordinate with each Committee Chair to identify opportunities to improve the content. The Editor will produce a report and assist the Webmaster to update…

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Webmaster

Seeking a web developer familiar with WordPress to manage the Charlotte County Democrats website. Transition and training will be available from our current webmaster who will continue to be available as a resource as long as possible. The site is currently in good shape and needs someone who can make sure it stays that way.…

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Florida Must Expand Medicaid Eligibility

A group called “Florida Decides Healthcare, Inc.,” is leading the initiative to expand Medicaid in Florida through a proposed Constitutional Amendment. Please stop by the Charlotte County Democratic Party’s office and sign their petition. If enough signatures are received, Medicaid expansion as a Constitutional Amendment will appear on the November 2020 ballot. Republicans—who have controlled…

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Action Alert – ARMING CLASSROOM TEACHERS

  The Senate Education Committee filed a proposed bill that would allow arming Florida’s school teachers. SPB 7030, if passed, would repeal the provision of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program that exempts those individuals who exclusively perform duties as classroom teachers to be armed. This bill is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, February 12,…

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