Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers

This Wednesday, July 18, the Florida Democratic Party will be hosting a Democratic Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers. The debate will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center and will be broadcasted live on WINK News in Southwest Florida and on Winknews.com. This will be the first time all five Democratic candidates—Andrew Gillum,…

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Recent letter was plagiarized

The following letter to the editor by Charlotte County DEC member David Finster was published in the Charlotte Sun on Friday, July 13th. Editor: The letter from July 6 submitted by Thomas W. Smith of North Port was plagiarized from an online blog published by Daniel Greenfield, who is “a New York writer focusing on radical…

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Soul of nation is at stake

The following letter to the editor, written by DEC member Teresa Jenkins, was published in the Charlotte Sun on Saturday, July 14th: Editor: Leonard Pitts’ recent editorial column concluded with, “I am a liberal. Because I have, literally, no alternative.” I can empathize and this year I’ll cast my ballot for candidates who will: protect…

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How the Charlotte Sun gets it right… and Wrong

The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte Co. DEC Communications Chair Jim Blue appeared in the Charlotte Sun on Thursday, July 12 Charlotte Democrats riding the wave Editor: My applause for the Sun’s July 4 article on the enthusiasm among Charlotte County Democrats under the leadership of local party Chairman Patrick Hurley. Democrats are rebounding…

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The importance of controlling the courts

In these polarized times, court nominations unite political parties even more than individual issues. Justice Kennedy’s retirement can be a clarifying moment for the Democratic Party. We have a Supreme Court nomination from an unpopular president who lost the popular vote by 2.8 million. Unpopular Republicans in the Senate will attempt to rush through the…

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The Okeechobee algae problem is a Rick Scott problem

In the past several days, Florida environmental experts and leaders have called out Rick Scott’s abysmal environmental record and shined a light on his role in contributing to the current algae bloom problem.   Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director of the Florida Conservation Voters speaking on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund: “Every…

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Exercise freedoms, cast informed vote

The following Letter to the Editor from CCDEC Chair Patrick Hurley was published in the Charlotte Sun on July 4th Editor: With Independence Day upon us, many of the letters to the editor demonstrate the independence and freedoms we typically celebrate are increasingly replaced by fear and anger, which sadly, are intentionally provoked by craven…

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Happy Independence Day!

What Democrats Believe   We stand for: Raising wages, closing the wealth gap, strengthening Social Security Lowering health care costs; ensuring all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care; stabilizing Medicare and Medicaid Sensible immigration reform that keeps America’s promise Defending our borders, our ideals, and our institutions Supporting our veterans and military families…

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Florida Democratic Party Celebrates Sold-Out Lead Blue Gala

With 129 days until the midterm elections, over 13-hundred Democrats gathered for the Florida Democratic Party’s sold-out Leadership Blue Gala Saturday evening. Democrats heard from all five of the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. House Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, and keynote speaker, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, Washington Governor Jay Inslee.…

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Families Belong Together Rally in Sarasota – Gallery

More than a thousand people gathered for the Families Belong Together protest at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. The Families Belong Together March was a nationwide movement organized by MoveOn and the American Civil Liberties Union. There were many other demonstrations throughout the state of Florida, including in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. [foogallery id=”9970″]

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