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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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‘Women should have a choice’

Punta Gorda rally highlights reversals for women By Craig Garrett, Daily Sun Staff Writer, July 2, 2022. PUNTA GORDA — Downtown weekends are mostly hushed, blocked streets for a farmers market, visitors sipping hot coffee or a cool beer.  But this Saturday was different, as hundreds of people protesting recent limits on reproductive rights arrived

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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

With 2.7 million residents covered, Florida leads nation in 2022 ‘Obamacare’ enrollment

By Christine Jordan Sexton, Florida Politics, January 27, 2022. The GOP Legislature and Governor DeSantis have shunned Obamacare, but Florida residents run to it. Florida once again led the nation in the number of residents who signed up for individual health insurance coverage during the 2022 open enrollment period. Data released Thursday morning shows 2,723,094

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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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Health Care

Will Marco Rubio stand with Floridians or cave to his party leaders on prescription drug prices? 

After Republican Senators recently admitted that Republicans would oppose efforts to lower prescription drug costs and try to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they took control of the Senate, a bipartisan group is preparing legislation to lower prescription drug prices and cap monthly insulin costs. Marco Rubio now has a clear choice: stand with Floridians by voting to lower health

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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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