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Please join us at our annual fundraiser on Oct 9th

Due to the Covid Delta variant, we will hold our 2021 Annual Fundraiser virtually on Zoom. The need to raise money to fund our operations is more  important than ever.  Candidates know that to win elections in tight races, Democratic turnout in all 67 counties is essential. That’s why Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, candidate to

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Health Care

Ron DeSantis hires new Surgeon General who’s Anti-Vaxx and Anti-Mask

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida’s newest surgeon general and secretary of Florida’s Department of Health, who has a history of going against science when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Democratic National Committee spokesperson Adonna Biel released the following statement: “There has been no governor who has been more pro-COVID

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte Country Democrats honor Gold Star Mother’s Day

On Sunday, September 26th, 2021 from 3 to 4 pm, Charlotte County Democrats will host a short memorial service recognizing Gold Star Mother’s Day.  Kim Hayes, Chair of American Gold Star Mothers of SW Florida will be the featured speaker.  The event will take place at the Gazebo adjacent to the Vietnam War Memorial, 200

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Analysis

History repeats itself

By Bill Welsch, Indivisible Action SWFL Following the Civil War, citizens of Southern states, feeling humiliated and disheartened, set to work re-writing history. They wasted no time. In a manner befitting modern-day communications experts, the South got to work framing a revised narrative, one that became “truth” in our educational system and media. Even books

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Judicial Candidates

The Senate knew about Kavanaugh’s partisan history. It confirmed him anyway.

By Jackie Calmes, The Washington Post, Sept 16, 2021. Nearly three years after his confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh remains a deeply divisive figure, the best-known but least-popular justice on the Supreme Court. Occasionally, his votes or some news story will renew the bitter sense among many Americans that he got away with a lie in denying Christine Blasey

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Florida Democratic Party

To bring Florida’s justice system into the 21st century, a Safety & Justice Task Force is established by the FDP

TALLAHASSEE, FL (September 15, 2021) – The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is proud to announce the creation of the Safety & Justice Task Force, chaired by State Attorney Andrew Warren of Hillsborough County. The mission of the Task Force is to develop common sense solutions around criminal justice and police reform that improve safety for

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Opinion

Republicans can’t call themselves pro-life

Editor’s note:  The following Letter to the Editor was printed in the Sept 15th edition of The Daily Sun. How dare Florida Republicans call themselves pro-life while refusing federal aid benefiting Florida’s most vulnerable children! Republicans failed to expand Medicaid which would have provided healthcare for many of those children and failed to distribute the

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Charlotte County Democrats

A message from our Charlotte Dems Chair on Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join me in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th! I am grateful for the immeasurable contributions of Hispanic Americans to Florida and Charlotte County. Part of what makes neighborhoods so special is diversity, and we wouldn’t have that today without our strong and vibrant Hispanic communities. Charlotte County Democrats are

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News

CDC: 50,000 Floridians dead due to Covid

By Chris Persaud,  Palm Beach Post, USA TODAY NETWORK, Sept 18, 2021. It took nearly six months for Florida’s COVID-19 death toll to climb to about 40,000 from 30,000, but just over a month for the state to surpass 50,000 lives lost to what health officials are increasingly calling a preventable disease. COVID-19 has killed 50,811

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Biden's Vision

Joe Biden’s response to my request to protect voting rights

When I took the oath of office, I pledged to defend America against all threats—both foreign and domestic—and that includes the assault on free and fair elections and the sacred, constitutional right to vote. The right to vote is the beating heart of American democracy:  with it, anything is possible for us; without it, nothing

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A message from our Charlotte County Democrats Treasurer

As individual Democrats, we each support our progressive candidates as our personal circumstances allow and dictate. But by banding together as members and supporters of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) we are able to magnify our potential effect by pooling our money, our volunteerism, our energy, our spirit and mindset for doing good

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News

National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

September 15, 2021 marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This period of time, ending on October 15, will feature events and activities across the nation celebrating the history, influence and contributions of Hispanic-Americans to life in the United States. In recognition of the beginning of this important month-long period, Florida Democratic Party Chair

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News

DeSantis’ anti-mandate stance edges him closer to anti-vaxxers

By Gary Fineout, Florida Politico, Sept 14, 2021. Roll back the tape – As Florida’s Delta surge exploded this summer Gov. Ron DeSantis and his team would snap when the time he was spending touting monoclonal antibody treatment for those infected with Covid-19 was used to question his support for vaccination. Pro-vaccine — The state’s Republican

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Coronavirus

Biden Is Right: Vaccine Refusal ‘Has Cost All of Us’

By The Editorial Board, The New York Times, Sept. 10, 2021. As Americans contemplate the prospect of a second winter trapped in the grip of Covid-19, remember that it didn’t need to be this way. Vaccines were developed in record time, and have proved to be both incredibly safe and stunningly effective. Nearly two-thirds of eligible Americans

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After state docked pay from school board, Broward County pushes DeSantis to stop sitting on billions for schools

By Danielle Brown, The Florida Phoenix, Sep 8, 2021. While state education officials withheld the salaries of Broward County School Board members because of strict mask mandates, the school district has called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to distribute billions in federal relief funds to help schools recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter addressed

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Florida Legislation

‘Anti-riot’ law backed by Florida Gov. DeSantis blocked by federal judge

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, Sep 10, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Another of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities has been blocked, with a federal court Thursday stopping enforcement of his so-called anti-riot law that opponents said was riddled with constitutional defects. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker agreed with arguments made by several civil rights

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