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Charlotte County Democrats

Vote by Mail ballots are arriving! How should I vote?

It’s not to late to enroll in Vote by Mail by calling the Supervisor of Elections at 941-833-5400 to vote from the safety and security of your home. Then see when your vote is counted at www.soecharlottecountyfl.gov. Here are our Democratic voting recommendations: Vote YES on  the Charlotte County School District “AD VALOREM MILLAGE ELECTION”: 

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Candidate Profile

Candidates we all must support on Nov 8th

Learn more about our great Democratic candidates by clicking the links below! For US Senator, Val Demings https://valdemings.com/home/ For Governor, Charlie Crist and for Lieutenant Governor, Karla Hernandez https://charliecrist.com/ https://mobile.twitter.com/karlaforflorida For U.S. Congressional District 17, Andrea Doria Kale https://www.andreadoriakale.com/ For FL CFO, Adam Hattersley https://www.adamforflorida.com/ For FL Attorney General, Aramis Ayala https://www.aramisayalafl.com/ For FL Agriculture Commissioner,

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Candidate Profile

Why you should NOT vote for Rubio

Overall Summary: Senator Rubio opposes taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, consumer protection, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, LGBTQ rights, internet freedom, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, a robust safety

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Environment

Volunteers are needed

Volunteers are needed immediately to assist hurricane stricken neighbors with food distribution, clean up, clerical work and other critical tasks. Sign up in person from 7-11am at the Charlotte Community Foundation courtyard, 227 Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda. Assistance for affected Charlotte County citizens is coordinated by COAD Charlotte County Volunteer Hotline: 910-973-3916

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Republicans

Marco Rubio plays politics instead of supporting Hurricane relief

As Floridians begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, they’re relying on their leaders to help secure federal aid to rebuild. But Marco Rubio has a long history of putting his self-serving political agenda ahead of supporting disaster relief, voting against measures to help communities recover from hurricanes and protect Florida’s infrastructure from

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News

Dems are lowering costs, Republicans are standing in the way

Here in Florida, DeSantis went to extraordinary lengths to allow Florida Power & Light to raise energy rates by a record $5 billion after receiving $3 million in campaign donations from FPL’s network of dark-money organizations. Three years ago, DeSantis’s Public Service Commission approved a $1 billion corporate tax cut to FPL – savings that

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Biden's Vision

The Biden Administration’s preparation for Hurricane Ian

In unity and harmony, we pray for the safety and well-being of all Floridians from this horrific hurricane! But just imagine the Federal response if this was a BLUE state and we had a MAGA Republican as president? Thank God, Joe Biden is our president!  As Hurricane Ian approached Florida, President Biden directed the heads

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Opinion

Why zombie Reaganomics still rules the G.O.P.

By Paul Krugman, New York Times Opinion Columnist, September 26, 2022. What’s my plan for the next two years? I will be happy, healthy and successful. What will I do to achieve these things? What are you, a Marxist? I’ve now summarized the essence of the Commitment to America announced by House Republicans last week. This “plan”

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Elections

The GOP’s ‘Commitment’ is to total political warfare

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, September 25, 2022. While they were trumpeting their “Commitment to America” on Friday, House Republicans might have told Americans more than they intended about what a GOP majority would mean and the forces it would answer to. But they also gave Democrats some tips about what’s coming their way. Some of

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Elections

DeSantis is desperate to distract voters from three major failures

Election day is now less than 7 weeks away and Governor Ron DeSantis is trying very hard to distract us from 3 key areas where he’s failed Florida. DeSantis is so determined not to discuss reproductive freedom, skyrocketing housing and property insurance costs, or gun violence that he’s willing to resort to possible criminal means to change the subject. It’s

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Immigration

No religious person can celebrate DeSantis’ abuse of immigrants

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, September 21, 2022. You don’t need to be an expert in theology to know that a central tenet of the world’s major religions is to care for the sick, the weak and the vulnerable. Jews, who have been perpetual immigrants, hold dear to the Torah’s invocation: “When a stranger sojourns with

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Elections

Steube has been a huge failure in Congress

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 21, 2022.  Thanks, Bill.   Congressman Greg Steube of U.S. Congressional District 17 which includes Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Babcock Ranch, North Port and other areas in Sarasota County, has failed us. He must be replaced this November. The list

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Andrea Doria Kale
Candidate Profile

Why I am running for office

By Andrea Doria Kale,  our Democratic candidate for US Congressional District 17 President Biden recently gave a speech with a powerful message. His remarks were addressed not to the average person, but to the MAGAs in Congress and insurrectionists such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Elections

Where in the world is Ron DeSantis? He’s in Tennessee begging wealthy donors for more money.

Fresh off a trip to Wisconsin and Kansas to campaign alongside anti-choice extremists, Ron DeSantis is once again leaving Florida behind. This time, he’s headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will headline a fundraiser and cater to his out-of-state donor base. While DeSantis is busy charging donors $2,500 apiece for photo-ops, new reports show that Floridians are now officially

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Opinion

Censorship is the refuge of the weak

By The Editorial Board, The New York Times, Sept. 10, 2022. The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. Fights about free speech can feel rhetorical until they are not. Here’s what censorship looks like in practice:

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Immigration

The U.S. needs immigration, not overheated rhetoric on migrants

By the Washington Post Editorial Board, Sept 6, 2022. Border Patrol agents are stopping unauthorized migrants coming from Mexico at record levels. Little wonder more than half of Americans now say an “invasion” is underway at the southern border, according to a recent NPR-Ipsos poll. At the same time, net immigration in the United States — the

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