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Attend our Charlotte County Democrats 2022 Blue Gala Fundraiser

SORRY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE RESERVATIONS.  SEE YOU SATURDAY! Meet NEW friends and Re-CONNECT with your old friends! WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Cocktails at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM, Dance & party until 9:30 PM WHERE: Kings Gate Golf Club, 24000 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Please be vaccinated to

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Analysis

Your Social Security payment is not safe in Trump’s America

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer A recent executive order could seriously alter your retirement plans and income, as well as critical income for children and persons with disabilities. Under the guise of stimulating our struggling economy, Trump’s recent executive order to temporarily eliminate the payroll tax could turn into a permanent action if

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Young voters actually did rock Florida’s vote in 2018

They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young voters to cast their ballots? (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Young Democrats Prepare for School Walkout

A group of Young Democrats attended the April meeting of the Charlotte Democratic Club to share their news and volunteer their time. Jamison Huebert, Sabrina Salovitz, Shannah Salovitz, and Lianna Hubbard spoke passionately at the monthly Charlotte County Democratic Club meeting on Saturday, April 14th. They announced their plans for the National School Walkout and

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You’ll see these judges on your Ballot

THESE JUDGES ARE ON YOUR BALLOT ASKING TO BE RETAINED. WE TAKE NO POSITION ON THESE JUDGES BUT HAVE INCLUDED INFORMATION TO HELP WITH YOUR DECISION Judge Susan H. Rothstein-Youakim. In May 2016, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Rothstein-Youakim to the Second District Court of Appeal. After completing her law degree, she became an assistant

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Florida Legislation

You just can’t tell the truth about America anymore

By Jamelle Bouie,  New York Times Opinion Columnist, Feb. 18, 2022. There is a dangerous censoriousness pulsing through American society. In small towns and big cities alike, would-be commissars are fighting, in the name of a distinct minority of Americans, to stifle open discussion and impose their views on the community at large. Dissenters, when they

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Yet Again, Rick Scott Won’t Stand Up to Trump to Protect Healthcare for Millions of Floridians With Pre-Existing Conditions

Yet again, Rick Scott refused to stand up for Floridians’ access to quality and affordable healthcare coverage after the Trump Administration recently launched an effort to strip protections for those with pre-existing conditions. According to recent estimates, over seven million Floridians have pre-existing conditions. According to Florida Politics, when asked on Wednesday about the Trump Administration’s decision to no longer

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Elections

YES, You Should Run!

  Your neighbors need you. Florida needs you. Our country needs you. The future of our democracy and the planet are on the ballot in 2020. Our government is only as good as the people we elect to run it, and we’re in pretty sad shape right now. Too many good people won’t run for

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Coronavirus

Yes, you really do need the Covid booster

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on Jan 30, 2022. OUR POSITION: As demand wanes for vaccines and booster shots to fight the pandemic we urge those who have failed to protect themselves to think again and get the booster shot to fight the omicron variant. It’s hard to believe we still feel

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News

‘YES’ on H.R. 8 – Background Checks Act

  It has been more than two decades since the U.S. House of Representatives held a vote on major gun safety legislation. H.R. 8 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Rules on February 25 at 5:00 p.m. It will then be voted on in the full House where it is expected

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Biden's Vision

Yes, inflation is worrisome. But it has little relevance to Build Back Better.

By Catherine Rampell, Washington Post Columnist, December 16, 2021. The latest sticking point over President Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better agenda? You guessed it: inflation. Asked this week about his reservations toward the legislation, Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) told reporters that inflation is “alarming. It’s going up, not down. And I think that should be something we’re

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‘Year of the Woman’ for Florida Democrats

As 2018 comes to a close, Florida’s political landscape does not look dramatically different — from a partisan perspective — than before the election. There’s still a Republican in the governor’s mansion. The GOP still controls both chambers of the Florida Legislature. Republicans still hold a majority of the state’s congressional seats. (Read more in

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Analysis

Wrong on so many levels

By Mady Byrne Pennisi, Charlotte Dems writer  Governor DeSantis has made clear what his number one priority is for the coming legislative session and it’s a doozy.  He wants a bill to punish Amazon, Apple, Facebook Google and Twitter for what he claims is discrimination against conservatives.  This is wrong on so many levels. First

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