Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair issues statement on Joe Biden’s plan for Latinos

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Joe Biden’s plan for Latino communities is the plan that families need. For too long Republicans at all levels of government have undermined Latino success and took their hard work and communities for granted. Joe Biden’s plan will address the economic inequalities facing Latinos amid financial turmoil…

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Kamala Harris for Vice President

Did you hear the news? Joe Biden has chosen Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate!  She is the first Black woman, and the first person of Indian descent, to be nominated for national office by a major party. Kamala shares Joe’s view of standing up for the backbone of this country – the…

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Reimagining America Part 4

Editor’s note:  This is 4th in a series, Reimagining America. Click here to read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3. By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer I’m American by birth, but I was educated in Canada, where I was taught a highly sanitized version of my adopted country’s history. Sound familiar?  While we were…

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Activism: Vielka Wambold Walks the Walk

Editor’s note: This is the second in a Charlotte County Dems Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. “As the unbelievable [election] results became undeniable—while living in the United States, my birth country—I located my passport and have carried it with me ever since. That’s how threatened I felt.”–Vielka Wambold Vielka Wambold…

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Voter fraud: separating fact from fiction-Part 3

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer Editor’s note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Part 1 addressed Voter Participation, and Part 2 addressed Vote Suppression. If you cry wolf too often, people will stop believing you … so goes one of Aesop’s Fables. President Trump’s playbook is a little different: tell a lie,…

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How Trump motivated her

Editor’s note: This is the first in a DEC Profile series, Influencers, by Linda Conklin,  a Charlotte County Dems writer. Influencer: Someone who has the power of influence does not demand, argue, persuade, or mandate that we see the world through their looking glass. Instead, it is when they share their experience, knowledge, and passion. Meet…

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Environmental Caucus will host International Clean-up at Englewood Beach

Join the Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus in supporting the International Coastal Clean-Up 2020. Our area is Beach Road in Englewood, FL, from the drawbridge towards the Roundabout on Manasota Key, spacing as we go. “Keep Charlotte Beautiful” is providing buckets, tools, and some T-shirts. We recommend dressing appropriately, closed-toe shoes, bring your OWN reusable…

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Addressing voter suppression-Part 2

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1 addressed Voter Participation, and Part 3 will address Voter Fraud. Stay tuned! By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems Writer After a surge of voter interest and participation in 2008, vote suppression efforts across the country have been on the rise. More than 30…

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Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story

Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story  By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer The emerging challenges to American democracy are not just the political equivalents of Frankenstein-like creations of a corrupt president. Spineless obeyance from his supporters in the United States Senate and Florida legislature has buffeted Trump’s brazen assaults. An accomplished former GOP strategist,…

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Reimagining America Part 3

Image Credits : CCDems graphics library Submitted by: Denise Candea, a Charlotte County Dems writer I had planned to stop raging about Trump and to start pondering the wide-open possibilities of an America that is finally realizing her promise of equal justice for all. But I have been about as successful with my pivot to…

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From impeachment to eviction: Not on our watch!

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer Listen up, Florida. If Trump loses this election, he may refuse to leave. Whispers among high-profile Republicans, political pundits, constitutional scholars, and even Trump himself are growing louder for such a possibility. Trump’s potential attempts to falsely claim power would undoubtedly create a long-lasting political mess. Let’s just…

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Protect our precious Florida environment

By David Jones, Democratic Candidate for District 75, Florida House of Representatives Because of the current USA political system, whereby our officials are often elected by the size of their wallet or their beholden special interests, we can no longer exclusively trust our government to assure environmental justice.  I believe that environmental protection should be…

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Charlotte County passes face mask resolution

On July 28, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County passed a resolution, effective immediately, related to public health. The image above is a business sign created by the county that you will soon be seeing everywhere.  The resolution directs people in certain public places throughout unincorporated Charlotte County to wear facial coverings…

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Reimagining America Part 2

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer This is the second in a series; click here to read Part 1 Seventy-four percent of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction, including 63% of Republicans. The coronavirus is surging in most states and despite the rising stock market, the economy is a mess.…

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