On Jan 16, 2023, Charlotte County Democrats turned out in force to support the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Punta Gorda.
Shakira Thomas said she’s glad the parade and festival were back after the events were canceled for three years due to COVID-19.
“This is a good day to take time for the country to stand together,” she said. “We need to get together and fellowship. We want people to know this isn’t just for Blacks. It’s a time for equality and unity. I was so happy to see so many different races here today participating in the parade.”
Our next public event is the Women’s March: Bigger than Roe, which will be this Sunday, January 22nd from 2 to 4 pm at Live Oak Point, 5100 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte by the Peace River Bridge. No walking is required — we will gather in the park and stand on the bridge with signs. PLEASE come to the park and let people know that Democrats are here and we care about women’s issues. Please register HERE to let us know you are coming.