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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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Women and Families

We understand that women’s issues are economic issues, and that is why creating jobs that pay well is so important to Florida Democrats. We understand that women’s rights are civil rights, and that is why Democrats fight against wage discrimination and violence against women. With Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, women’s rights are in

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Analysis

Winning the Messaging War

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23861″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Image Credits: Seattle Times Submitted by: Catherine Baxter 6/2/2020 In my recent interview of Linda Richardson, a former Republican and current phone bank volunteer, she mentioned a book she had read. “The Little Blue Book”, By George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling is about how to frame our political dialogue. We seem to

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Winning strategy targets increasing Vote-By-Mail enrollment

by Penelope Mayer, Precinct Coordinating Committee “Every election is determined by people who show up.” Larry J. Sabato Pendulum Swing Immediately after the 2018 midterms, our Precinct Coordinating Committee began work on a winning strategy to get out the vote (GOTV) in 2020. We are concentrating our efforts on enrolling Charlotte County Democrats and left-leaning

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Opinion

Will Senate Republicans allow their louts to rule the party?

Opinion by  George F. Will, Washington Post, Feb 13, 2021 The first of this century’s national traumas is denoted by two numbers: 9/11. One purpose of, and a sufficient justification for, the second impeachment of the 45th president was to inscribe this century’s second trauma in the nation’s memory as: 1/6. Although not nearly as

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Events

Will Donald Trump get away with inciting an insurrection?

Please join a Democracy Preservation commemorative vigil event on Jan 6th at your choice of  Babcock Ranch, Englewood or Punta Gorda. Click your preferred location to learn more and register for the event. By Laurence H. Tribe, Donald Ayer and Dennis Aftergut, The New York Times, Dec 23, 2021. In his nine months in office, Attorney General Merrick Garland

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Environment

Will Charlotte Harbor be the next domino to fall?

By Dr. Aaron Adams, published in the Boca Beacon, March 27,2021 What used to be an expansive seagrass flat, is now a mix of open sand and thick algae. The cancer of too many nutrients is spreading throughout Charlotte Harbor. This does not bode well for the long-term future of its legendary fisheries. I lived

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Call to Action

Will Charlotte County Commissioners have term limits, be non-partisan, or elected in district-only races?

By Lenny Guckenheimer, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer. Charlotte County residents now have a once-in-six year opportunity to make major changes on how elections are held and county offices operate. These changes can be as major as changing the number of terms someone can be a county commissioner or making county commissioners nonpartisan, thus putting

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Analysis

Why we celebrate Labor Day

by Charlotte County Dems The Labor Movement built the American middle class. We enjoy the end to child labor, better pay, 40-hour workweek, overtime pay, health insurance, family and medical leave, worker safety, and much more because workers fought for their well-earned and fair compensations. Labor Day celebrates these hard-fought gains. According to the U.

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Coronavirus

Why tearing down Fauci is essential to the MAGA myth

Opinion by  Michael Gerson, Washington Post Columnist, April 5, 2021 MAGA political philosophy is not systematic, but it is comprehensive. Right-wing populism offers a distorted lens to view nearly all of life. Through this warped lens, progress toward equal rights is actually the oppression of White people. Free and fair elections, when lost, are actually

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Why some votes don’t count

Thursday afternoon the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met at the Supervisor of Elections offices at the Historic Courthouse in Punta Gorda. The three members of the board, County Commissioner Christopher Constance, SOE Paul Stamoulis, and Charlotte County Judge John Burns, reviewed 58 provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are ballots for voters whose eligibility cannot be

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Opinion

Why Republicans keep falling for Trump’s lies

By Rebecca Solnit, Guest political essayist, The New York Times, Jan 5, 2022. When called upon to believe that Barack Obama was really born in Kenya, millions got in line. When encouraged to believe that the 2012 Sandy Hook murder of 20 children and six adults was a hoax, too many stepped up. When urged to

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Why Miami won’t be hosting the 2020 Democratic convention (and Milwaukee will)

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez selected Milwaukee on Monday as the site of the party’s 2020 presidential convention, choosing America’s heartland — and perhaps his heart — over the melting pot of Miami. Rejecting a pitch based around South Florida’s waterfront views, diversity, deep-pocketed donors and experience in hosting major events, Perez chose to

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David Jones
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Why I am running to be your Florida State Representative

By David Jones, Democratic Candidate for Florida House of Representatives, District 75. Like most of us, I woke up on the Wednesday after the 2016 federal election depressed. After a few days, partially recovered, I knew I needed to do something besides waiting around for 2020. As I have learned after raising five children and

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