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Charlotte County Democrats

Attend the Englewood Democratic Club meeting on Sept 22nd at 5:30 pm

The Englewood Democratic Club invites you to our monthly meeting via Zoom on Sept. 22 at 5:30 pm. All members and friends are welcome. We have two guest speakers from the Englewood Water District (EWD): Sidney Crampton, Chair of the Board of Supervisors, and Ray Burroughs, Administrative Manager. The title is “Water: What is it

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Charlotte County Democrats

Learn how Democrats can win the 2022 Florida elections

Please register by clicking HERE to attend our next Charlotte County Dems monthly meeting, held virtually via ZOOM at 5:30 PM on Monday September 13th. Our guest speaker will be Craig Smith, who currently serves as co-chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Campaign Committee. In this role he is helping counties across Florida turn

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Biden's Vision

Stop fretting, Democrats. Use your power.

Opinion by  James Downie, Washington Post digital opinions editor, Sept 5, 2021 The past few days have provided a vivid example of how the country’s two major parties exercise political power. On the one hand, Democrats hold Congress and the White House, but they’ve hit the brakes on a signature spending package and the extension

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News

Florida judge blocks DeSantis attempt to halt mask mandate ruling

By Andrew Atterbury, Politico.com, Sep 8, 2021. TALLAHASSEE — Florida school districts are free to implement mask mandates for students as of Wednesday after a judge struck down the DeSantis administration’s attempt to halt a recent ruling on face coverings. The decision marks the latest chapter in a weekslong fight in schools and courts over masking children amid

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Opinion

Florida vying to outdo ‘Texas Crazy’

Editor’s note:  the following letter to the editor was published today in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. I’m from Texas. My wife is from Sarasota. Early in the pandemic, the lieutenant governor of Texas declared older folks should be willing to die to preserve a good economy. That gave me the early lead in our debate over

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Analysis

Democrats say DeSantis stumble gives hope, but campaign needs work

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA, Sept 4, 2021. TALLAHASSEE – With recent polls showing Gov. Ron DeSantis losing support among Floridians as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, Florida Democrats sense a political opening. But DeSantis’ stumbles also are being greeted with a cold dose of reality among  Democrats exiled from state leadership for more than

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Economy

DeSantis is ignoring workers’ needs

Editor’s note: This was published as a Letter to the Editor in The Daily Sun on Sept 5, 2021. Members of the Charlotte County Democratic Party have been collecting and donating food to food banks for almost a year. And the need not only continues but increases. There are a lot of people in this

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Elections

Local legislators ready for state abortion ban

Editor’s note:  Both Michael Grant (R) and Ben Albritton (R) are up for re-election in 2022.  Currently, there are no Democratic candidates. Please consider running against them. Click HERE for more information. By Betsy Calvert, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, Sept 4, 2021. Local state legislators expect to try again in 2022 to enact a

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Biden's Vision

Democratic infighting can have only one winner: The Trumpist GOP

Opinion by Colbert I. King, Washington Post Columnist, Sept 3, 2021. While the Democratic National Committee leadership spent August on a “Build Back Better” bus tour across the country touting President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, and House Democratic factions were engaged in war over their party’s direction, Republicans have been prepping to launch their presidential nominee, presumptively former

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Opinion

Texas shows us what post-democracy America would look like

Opinion by Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist, September 1, 2021. Texas this week showed us what a post-democracy America would look like. Thanks to a series of actions by the Texas legislature and governor, we now see exactly what the Trumpified Republican Party wants: to take us to an America where women cannot get abortions, even

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Schools

Charlotte County student dies from COVID-19

By Nancy J. Semon, The Daily Sun staff writer, Sep 3, 2021. MURDOCK — While discussing whether to change its optional mask mandate Friday, School Board members revealed a Charlotte County student died from COVID-19. This is the first known Charlotte County public school student to die from complications related to the coronavirus. No information

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Opinion

Where are Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio?

The state of our state continues to decline due to Republican negligence. Day after day, in city after city, horrific news about the toll COVID-19 is taking on Florida continues to spill out. Thousands of children have either tested positive or are in quarantine due to potential exposure. Hospital systems in Tampa Bay and Orlando

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News

Commissioner of Education illegally withholds salaries for school board members in Alachua and Broward Counties

On Monday August 30th, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that the Florida Department of Education has withheld the monthly salaries of Alachua and Broward County school board members. In response to this appalling development, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz issued the following statement: “This announcement is shocking and outrageous. Just last Friday, a

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Coronavirus

Ron DeSantis, how many Covid deaths are enough?

By Charles M. Blow, The New York Times Opinion Columnist, August 29, 2021. Republican politics have become oppositional politics: Deny the science, demean the media, own the libs. Conservatives are less defined by what they are for than by what they are against. Donald Trump put this concept on steroids because it was beneficial to him

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Coronavirus

It’s time to say it: We’re done with the vaccine refusers

Opinion by  Paul Waldman, Washington Post Columnist, August 24, 2021. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus, and approvals for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines could follow soon. This could be a significant step in convincing the millions of unvaccinated Americans to finally get vaccinated,

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