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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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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