Racism is the Second Pandemic

By: Denise Candea & Teresa Jenkins on 6/15/2020   A disturbing trend is clearly evident in America—people of color, particularly African Americans, are experiencing more serious illness and death due to COVID-19 than white people. Black Americans and other minorities are more likely than their white counterparts to work in the service industries consisting of…

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Candidates Address Impact of Covid-19 on Seniors and Black Americans

On June 18 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm the Charlotte County Democratic Party will host a virtual roundtable discussion with three candidates: Allen Ellison—Candidate U.S. Congressional District 17 David Jones —Candidate State House District 75 Katherine Norman—Candidate State Senate District 23 The roundtable discussion allows voters to get to know their Democratic candidates who will address…

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Black Lives Matter March returns to Punta Gorda

Black Lives Matter marchers peacefully protest the murder of George Floyd and racial injustice in a march held on June 5 in Punta Gorda. Image provided by Carson McNamara.   Last Friday, about 1000 people peacefully marched in Punta Gorda to demand justice for victims of racial injustice and police brutality. The marchers were diverse…

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ACLU: A Protestor’s Guide

This week, protests are continuing across the country in response to the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police – and as further killings by law enforcement occur, including the murders of David McAtee in Louisville, KY and Tony McDade in Tallahassee, FL. Activists like you are taking to the streets…

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Winning the Messaging War

Image Credits: Seattle Times Submitted by: Catherine Baxter 6/2/2020 In my recent interview of Linda Richardson, a former Republican and current phone bank volunteer, she mentioned a book she had read. “The Little Blue Book”, By George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling is about how to frame our political dialogue. We seem to be losing the…

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DWC names 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Submitted by: Kay Blue on 6/3/2020 The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is excited to announce the winners of its annual Betty Gissendanner Scholarship awards. This year’s $1000 recipient is Annamaria Belevitch of Port Charlotte High School. Annamaria was the president of her school’s Model United Nations Team and plans to attend Columbia University…

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DATA CAPTAIN URGENTLY NEEDED!

Submitted by: Catherine Baxter on 5/30/20 Charlotte County Dems. Data Captain(s) Needed Now! We are a committed group of Democrats who want this president out of office.  Are you on our side? Willing to help?  Have a few hours a week? Comfortable with technology and statistics? We are in CRITICAL NEED of a data administrator,…

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Trump, the GOP and Seniors: Red Lights Are Flashing

Image Credits : Gamewell Submitted by: Linda Porterfield 5/28/20 Pay attention Florida. In Davos Switzerland at the World Economic Summit, Trump suggested he is willing to consider cuts to safety net programs such as social security and Medicare if he wins a second term (New York Times, 1/2020). Shortly after that, COVID-19 began its insidious…

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Black Lives Matter Isn’t Just a Saying; It’s a Reality

Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Jenkins releases statement on the murder of George Floyd CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA — In response to the murder of George Floyd, Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Jenkins released the following statement: “The death of George Floyd is an unspeakable tragedy and a failure of our system of justice. His death…

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Linda Richardson makes 1,000 Calls for Biden

By: Catherine Baxter 5/21/20 Linda Richardson was a lifelong registered Republican, even if she didn’t always vote the party ticket. Generally speaking, she had not previously paid much attention to politics. As a former engineer and automotive industry manager, she had negotiated with union representatives, and felt that some of the concessions they gained were…

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Memorial Day Message from the CCDEC Chair

  Each year, we celebrate Memorial Day to honor the memories of those who have given their lives in service to our country. We must support and fight for our veterans every day to make sure they have access to health care, job training, education and every opportunity to succeed. It is absolutely critical that…

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Time to Set The Record Straight (Again)

The USA is in the throes of a deadly pandemic and in the midst of all of the there is a lot of confusion about what we should and shouldn’t be doing. The Nation looks to leadership to point the way to safety and recovery. Unfortunately our leader has been touting a disproven treatment/Preventative for…

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