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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Factory Workers losing jobs in Trump Economy

This is the Republican tax scam in action, folks. Shortly after the GOP passed their plan to reward corporations with massive giveaways, Harley-Davidson announced their Kansas City plant closure and the layoffs of about 800 workers. Days later, they announced nearly $700 million in stock buybacks to benefit wealthy shareholders and executives.

Constitutional Amendments – Proposed 2018

2018 Proposed Constitutional Amendments On your 2018 General Election ballot, you’ll be faced with 13 – yes, 13 proposed amendments to Florida’s Constitution. That’s because in addition to the Florida Legislature and private citizens, a 37-member Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) can also establish ballot measures. The CRC meets every 20 years to review Florida’s Constitution…

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As Rick Scott abandons job, Floridians are left behind

New reporting from Politico found that Rick Scott has given up on doing the job of governor, instead focusing full time on extending his political career. While abandoning his official job, he fundraised with oil and gas special interests and the founder of the company at the center of the SunPass Scandal. Here are some key points from Politico’s report: •”Even as…

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Local Activists defeat Mosaic Mining

After two days of emotional testimony in support of and against phosphate mining in the county’s rural back reaches, the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners late Wednesday voted to deny the Fortune 500 firm its application to rezone some 14,000 acres from agriculture to industrial mining. (Read more in Sun) Local activists celebrated More Coverage of…

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Voter suppression on Florida college campuses

The following article was written by Charlotte County Democratic Party Legislative Liason Teresa Jenkins The Florida League of Women Voters along with students from the University of Florida and Florida State University are suing Florida’s Secretary of State over a 4-year-old edict banning the use of college buildings as early voting sites. In 2014, Secretary…

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Florida Attorney General candidates react: ‘Stand your ground law should be repealed’

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws are a clear division point between the two Democrats and two Republicans in the state attorney general’s race, and that division showed in responses to questions Monday about the Markeis McGlockton shooting. (Read more in TampaBay.com) FDP Statement on Stand Your Ground Law Being Used in Clearwater Case Posted July…

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Charlotte and Sarasota lack young voters

Young Charlotte County Democrats Vance Herbener and Shanna Salovitz were featured in today’s Charlotte Sun article  More and more young people are registering to vote statewide, but not in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. By now it’s well-known that voter turnout was notoriously low in 2016 — only a little over half the registered voters in the…

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