DWC Members canvass with the Blue Wave Coalition

On Sunday, January 26 volunteers from the Charlotte County Women’s Club knocked on 100 doors, encouraging registered Charlotte County Democrats to sign up for Vote by Mail as part of the Blue Wave Coalition’s effort to get out the vote. The Democratic Women’s Club is part of the coalition along with other supportive groups such…

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Charlotte Dems Sponsor 2020 MLK Parade

Charlotte County Democrats were a proud sponsor of the Dr. Martin Luther King parade on Monday, January 20, 2020. The parade began on Taylor Street in Punta Gorda and we marched to the New Operations Cooper Street Recreation Center. After the parade there was a short program by Pastor Cherry. He talked about being naturally…

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Sign Up for Our Mock Iowa Caucus!

Have you ever been to an Iowa Caucus? Most of us have never been to a Caucus and have no idea how they are run.  If you are curious about the process, please join us on Monday, February 3 at 6 pm for a “Mock” Iowa Caucus. Four of our members from the great state of…

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Little Clams Help Healthy Seagrass Ecosystems

As members of our community are increasingly anxious about imminent dangers to our local waters, we hope this study adds some insight to issues critical to all of us. – Editor Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. That’s definitely the case for endangered and threatened seagrass ecosystems according to a new study. Little…

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All Women’s Freedom of Choice Endangered

Florida’s legislative session begins January 14. One bill that will be heard and voted on when the session convenes would require notarized parental consent for minors (under age 18) to obtain abortions. HB 265 and SB/CS 404 would add a requirement that minors must obtain parent or guardian’s consent to have an abortion. Florida law…

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Florida Is Not Taking the U.S. Census Seriously

How important is the 2020 United States Census for Florida? The count will decide how many new congressional seats will be awarded until 2030, as well as Florida’s share of more than $675 billion in federal funding for hospitals, schools, and roads. It’s also important for redistricting: the congressional and state legislature districts are redrawn…

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On January 18—Let’s March!

On January 18, women and men will once again take to the streets to protest many of the policies of this administration. The Women’s March will also kick off a crucial election year. We’ve seen the polls and listened to the pundits who say that this election will be decided by young voters, centrists and…

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Season’s Greetings and Happy Blue Year!

  “Tis the season for joy and fellowship. The Charlotte County Democratic Party is happy to welcome new members and new voters who will be casting their ballots in 2020. It is an honor serving as your DEC Chair. I thank you for your personal commitment to progressive change and for your investment of time…

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‘Loyalty to Party Must Yield to a Higher Obligation’

Opinion Steny Hoyer: I Understand Party Loyalty. I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This. Republicans of courage and conscience ought to join the Democrats who cast their votes for impeachment. By Steny H. Hoyer Mr. Hoyer is the majority leader of the United States House of Representatives, from Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/opinion/steny-hoyer-trump-impeachment.html? By Steny H. Hoyer…

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Hundreds Rally for Democracy in Punta Gorda

A peaceful and patriotic crowd of local citizens voiced their support for America’s only constitutional remedy for a lawless president: impeachment. As witnessed in plain sight, President Donald J. Trump leveraged American taxpayer dollars to coerce and intimidate the new leader of Ukraine, a foreign ally desperate for US military aid, in an effort to…

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Prof. Mark Paul addresses Green New Deal in Charlotte County

Professor Mark Paul, assistant professor of economics and environmental studies, New College of Florida, informed Charlotte County Democrats on December 10 that he “was particularly drawn to work with the Green New Deal because it addresses the two largest crisis that Americans face today: climate change and inequality. It recognizes that the two crises are inextricably linked and we…

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Florida officially joins national voter database network

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials announced Wednesday that the state’s voter registration rolls are now linked to a national database that could help elections officials detect possible fraud — or spot multiple voter registration files across state lines. Gov. Ron DeSantis had previously announced his state’s intent to join the national network known as…

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