Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried gains momentum now that Dems have control of White House and Congress

Editor’s Note: Ms. Fried will be our guest speaker at our March 1st DEC Zoom meeting! Register here. By Issac Morgan, Florida Phoenix, February 2, 2021 Nikki Fried, Florida’s only statewide-elected Democrat serving on the state Cabinet, is pushing myriad initiatives and pairing up with the Biden Administration now that Democrats control the Congress and…

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Wrong on so many levels

By Mady Byrne Pennisi, Charlotte Dems writer  Governor DeSantis has made clear what his number one priority is for the coming legislative session and it’s a doozy.  He wants a bill to punish Amazon, Apple, Facebook Google and Twitter for what he claims is discrimination against conservatives.  This is wrong on so many levels. First…

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DeSantis claims Florida doesn’t need Biden’s vaccine plan, since his has been a flaming success

By Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald,  Jan 30, 2021  Florida’s COVID vaccine rollout is more like a flaming ant farm, only less organized. Day after day, millions of exasperated seniors armed with laptops, cell phones, iPads and tech-savvy grandchildren try to penetrate swamped local websites that fleetingly offer appointments. Meanwhile, in the blue-sky parallel universe accessible…

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Port Charlotte man forms Patriot Party for Trump

By Nancy J. Semon, Charlotte Sun, Jan 26, 2021 Port Charlotte resident and ex-Marine Jim Davis has filed with the Federal Election Commission to start the MAGA Patriot Party National Committee for former president Donald J. Trump Davis, 57, said the political action committee will pool campaign contributions from members and donate to Trump’s bid…

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Charlotte County update on the Covid vaccine

By Bill & Vicky Welsch, Charlotte Dems writers Report by Joseph Pepe, FL Dept of Health Administrator and Patrick Fuller, Charlotte County Emergency Operations to the Commissioners, Jan 26, 2021 BOTTOM LINE ONE: Charlotte County has the resources to administer the vaccine. We just need the product. BOTTOM LINE TWO: “In a few days,” the…

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Florida is now MAGA nerve center

By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jan 24, 2021 When Donald Trump boarded Air Force One Wednesday morning and headed to his estate in Palm Beach, it marked the end of his presidency and the beginning of Florida’s new role as the stage for Trump’s post-presidential drama. Trump departed the White House beset by scandal and…

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As Florida legislative session looms, survey shows mostly GOP leadership out of step with voters

By  Michael Moline, Florida Phoenix, January 20, 2021 A statewide survey of Florida voters, conducted following the attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on the U.S. Capitol, suggests a distinct lack of support for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to ramp up criminal penalties for what he considers “disorderly” protests. Asked to rate their support for “protecting…

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Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman makes history

Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration, with the 22-year-old reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb” reproduced below in case you missed it! When day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade?The loss we carry,a sea we must wadeWe’ve braved the belly of the…

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Join Our Blue Ribbon Club!

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! How great does it feel to finally be able to say that? We can all envision a new, brighter day for America. In Florida, we must now be laser focused on voting out the former president’s biggest enablers, including Ron DeSantis, Marco Rubio and Greg Steube. The…

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