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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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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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‘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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‘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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Analysis

Working in health care during a pandemic

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line as they take care of their patients. Who is taking care of healthcare workers? The answer is the same now is it has been for over 100 years: workers organizing and uniting to demand better pay and working conditions. A strong

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Woodward book shames Trump shills, apologists and enablers

As the details from the new Bob Woodward book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” begin to emerge, there is trembling throughout the Republican cloakrooms in the Senate and House, throughout the White House staff and throughout the community of those who have been Trump’s most visible shills and apologists in the media. (Read more

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Women’s March: Change Starts at Home!

January 2019 marks the 3rd annual Women’s March! The march in Ft. Myers  will be on January 20th, the day after the national event. Location:  Centennial Park, 2000 W. 1st Street, Ft. Myers Time:  10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. More Information: [email protected] The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to

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Women’s anger will not subside

Editors note: Submitted by Teresa Jenkins Chair, Legislative Liaison Committee The President of the United States is taking time out of what should be a demanding schedule to slam and mock women who have accused one man—Judge Brett Kavanaugh—of sexual misconduct and assault. The president and Republican legislators have demeaned and ignored women’s account of

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