Chair, Young Democrats’ Letter to the Editor

The Sun Newspaper recently published the following letter to the editor authored by Daniel Schwarz. There is a crisis at the border, but don’t be fooled by President Trump, it’s America’s fault, not the migrants. We treat people who are fleeing desperate circumstances like criminals just because they weren’t fortunate enough to be born in…

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Planned Parenthood Speaks to DWC

Nan Morgan of Planned Parenthood Sarasota spoke at the July 8 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.  She informed members about the four main missions of the organization:  providing health services, advocating for reproductive rights, providing educational programs, and promoting research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care along with understanding their implications. 

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True American Values to aspire to on this Independence Day

This is what Democrats Stand for as we celebrate the birth of the USA Raising wages, closing the wealth gap, strengthening Social Security Lowering health care costs; ensuring all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care; stabilizing Medicare and Medicaid Sensible immigration reform that keeps America’s promise Defending our borders, our ideals, and our…

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Democrats Values

A vigorous debate over a resolution urging Congress to conduct an impeachment inquiry, a resolution demanding the closure of immigrant children camps, and a visit by a Republican Charlotte County commissioner highlighted the July Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) business meeting that was anything but business as usual. The local Democrats’ meeting began with…

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Amendment 4 Backers to Help Pay Fines and Fees

Days after Governor DeSantis signed a bill requiring all fines and restitution be paid before voting rights are restored t former felons, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition launched a fund to help pay off outstanding fines and fees preventing thousands from voting. Former felons can apply for funding at floridarrc.com. Returning citizens with questions can call…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Our government sanctions child abuse

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter by Charlotte Democratic Party Vice-Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Monday, July 1st.   Editor: Jana Lipman’s article comparing the Obama and Trump administration’s detainment of migrant children inadequately addressed the parallels. Trump’s latest plan, to house undocumented children at a Japanese-American internment camp from World…

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Florida DEP Launches an Algal Bloom Dashboard

  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a new  interactive algal bloom dashboard . This dashboard is a visual enhancement to its existing sampling database. This data has been publicly available on DEP’s website, but previously did not allow the public to easily see where algal blooms were occurring in Florida. The algal bloom…

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Legislative Update

The following bills have passed both Chambers of the Florida Legislature and have been signed by the governor. HB 5 – Ballot Measures – places restrictions on the process for collecting signatures on petitions to amend the Florida constitution. HB 19 – Prescription Drug Importation Program – allows importation of lower cost prescription drugs. HB…

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Vigil for Immigrant Children 7/12/2019

Join your Democratic friends and neighbors for a “Lights for Liberty” event that seeks the reunification of separated families and the humane treatment of children seeking asylum. The event will be held on July 12 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Congregational United Church, 1201 Aqui Esta, Punta Gorda. The U.S. government under this administration…

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