Celebrating 53 Years of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act that prohibited racial discrimination in voting. It was a tremendous victory for democracy. Yet, fifty-three years later Republicans are engaged in a shameful effort to restrict voting access telling lies about voter fraud (which remains extremely rare) and pushing laws to…

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Russian Election Influence: What is Congress Doing?

Facebook has identified a political influence campaign that was possibly built to disrupt the midterm elections. Facebook detected and deleted 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues. The Senate Intelligence Committee  held a hearing with social media experts on foreign influence aimed at disrupting U.S. elections. Dan Coates,…

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Citizenship Question on 2020 U.S. Census

Population numbers produced by the census are used in many ways: to draw political districts; and to distribute billions of dollars a year in government funding across the country. Non-citizens, who may not vote, nonetheless are counted for the purpose of distributing federal funding, appropriating congressional seats and drawing district maps for state and local…

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Free online courses teach Democrats how to run campaigns

There’s an ongoing effort to teach Democrats across the country and down the ballot how to run effective campaigns. It’s led by the National Democratic Training Committee, which recently told media it is seeking to supplement the anticipated ‘blue wave’ Democrats are banking on this midterm by providing free online training to any Democrat in any race.…

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WATCH the Candidates

TONIGHT! The Charlotte County Democratic Party intends to livestream the Meet the Candidates Forum hosted by The Curmudgeon Club. The event begins at 6:00 and will continue until all questions have been addressed by candidates present. Organizers of the event have stated that almost all local candidates will be in attendance, along with two candidates…

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OPINION: “Focus on policies in coming elections”

The following Letter to the Editor from Charlotte County Democrat Douglas Campbell was published today in the Sun: Editor: As folks begin to make decisions on what candidates to vote for in the upcoming mid-term elections, I would advise them not to get too hung up in the swirling scandals surrounding President Trump. Instead, I…

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Protest Against Donald Trump in Tampa

Where Florida State Fairgrounds 5001 Orient Rd. Tampa, FL 33610 Description Donald Trump will be in holding a rally in Tampa, Tuesday because he wants to choose our next governor — and we’ll be there to tell him we’ve had ENOUGH of him, and we don’t need one of his puppets. Time and location TBD. Stay tuned!…

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Meeting on Red Tide TODAY in Englewood

Red Tide Strategy meeting today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Skip’s Placida Marina, 1990 Placida Road. About 900 people were interested in the meeting. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged (Read more in Sun) Editor’s Note: CharlotteDems.com is asking for a volunteer to cover this event, take pictures, and report on actions…

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