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DeSoto Commissioners need more details from Mosaic

By Daniel Sutphin, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, June 1, 2022. ARCADIA — DeSoto County commissioners and residents want more details from Mosaic Fertilizer Co. regarding reagents in phosphate mining. “What is the list of reagents and can we get a disclosure of reagents used in the process?” Commissioner Jerod Gross asked during a county

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News

Happy Pride Month!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots. This Pride Month, the Charlotte County Democratic Party reaffirms its commitment to stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans. This month and every month we send our love and respect to all LGBTQ+ Americans. This month and every

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Environment

Mosaic, DeSoto County to host phosphate workshop on May 31 at 9 am

By DANIEL SUTPHIN, The Daily Sun Staff Writer ARCADIA — DeSoto County Commissioners will hold a public workshop at 9 a.m., Tuesday at the Turner Center, 2250 NE Roan St, Arcadia, FL 34266, regarding Mosaic and the potential of phosphate mining. For more info, visit https://desotobocc.com/calendar/event/2319. Mosaic owns around 23,000 acres of farmland in DeSoto

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Analysis

DWC to honor scholarship recipients at June reception

The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is excited to announce the recipients of its annual Betty Gissendanner Scholarship awards.  This year we have two scholars: Cassidy Gibbs, graduating from Port Charlotte High School and Kiley Rydberg, graduating from Lemon Bay High School. We will be honoring the scholars at a June 13 reception held

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte County Democrats grieve with Uvalde, Texas

Charlotte County Democrats grieve with the families and community of Uvalde, Texas mourning the senseless killing of 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School. The shooting at Robb Elementary School is sadly the latest incident in an endemic of mass violence plaguing our country. While many Floridians hoped the 2018 killing of 17

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News

Ron DeSantis is the best politician billionaires can buy

That’s why 42 of the nation’s wealthiest families and individuals have invested in his campaign Miami– As Ron DeSantis continues to focus on his own national political ambitions while leaving behind Floridians struggling to pay rent or afford property insurance premiums, new reports are making clear he’s been spending his time courting the approval of

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Republicans

Florida Democrats respond to arrest of Seminole County Republican Party Chair

Miami, FL – Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement after reports that Seminole County Republican Chair Ben Paris, candidate Jestine Iannatti, and a consultant were all arrested and charged with multiple counts of election fraud relating to the 2020 election in Senate District 9. “Today’s indictments of Republican operatives in Seminole County for election fraud when viewed

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Gun Violence

Florida Democratic Party statement on Texas school shooting

May 24th was another sad day in America. Just a few days after the heinous shooting in Buffalo, we now once again had a shooting massacre in our country. This time, innocent children and a teacher were the victims of gun violence in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The following statement is from the

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Miami Herald Op-Ed: Florida seniors at risk of losing Social Security, Medicare under Scott’s harmful GOP plan

On Friday, the Miami Herald published an op-ed by Max Richtman, the executive director of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, that outlines the dangers that Senator Rick Scott’s GOP plan to sunset Social Security and Medicare poses to the five million Florida seniors who rely on these incredibly popular government programs.

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People

AAPI Month: it remains important

By Jim Hussey, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer. Even the most decent person can often look out at the world and assume that life beyond their direct experience is probably close to what they’ve seen. If we – as residents of Charlotte County – were to make a similar judgment about the Asian American and

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Opinion

Action, not words, needed on insurance reform

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on May 22, 2022. OUR POSITION: Legislators are headed back to Tallahassee Monday for a second special session that will explore ways to deal with soaring home insurance policy costs and the flight of insurance companies from Florida. We are expecting positive answers to the dilemma. Gov.

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Opinion

Republicans are officially the “Stop the Steal” party now

By Frank Bruni, New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer, May 19, 2022. I keep flashing back to Ronald Reagan’s preternaturally smiley face. That’s not because I yearn for his presidency. It’s because his signature expression — his glow — provides such a clear counterpoint to the Republican mien of the moment, equal parts scowl and sneer.

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Republicans

Marco Rubio is breaking Senate ethics rules…again 

Marco Rubio is once again using the taxpayer-funded resources of his Senate office to promote himself and his campaign. Last year, Rubio gave an interview about his campaign from behind his desk in his Senate office, a potential violation of Senate Ethics rules. Now his campaign’s Twitter account is using photos, videos, and other materials Rubio’s campaign

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Florida Legislation

Florida bans protests outside homes

By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post, May 17, 2022. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill Monday to outlaw protests outside private residences — a move opponents say violates First Amendment rights. The new law will make it a second-degree misdemeanor to picket or protest outside a person’s house to “harass or disturb” that person. Violators will

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Call to Action

Join Charlotte County Dems’ biggest-ever voter registration drive!

More than 5000 Voter Registration bags are ready for delivery! NO KNOCKING. NO TALKING. Prizes will be awarded! All homes are occupied by left-leaning individuals or individuals living with registered Democrats.   We have a plan that will suit you perfectly!  Take your pick! Just one house (seriously). Five to ten houses spaced some distance apart,

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Opinion

‘America First’ is America at its worst

Our US Congressional Representative, Greg Steube, was one of the 57 Republicans who voted against the $40 billion Ukrainian military aid package. By the Washington Post  Editorial Board, May 14, 2022. The history of U.S. foreign policy is, in part, a story of the ebb and flow of isolationist sentiment, sometimes elaborated into an ideology

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Schools

Resident demands teacher’s firing at School Board meeting

Editor’s note:  Dems need to support our teachers and School Board members by attending these public meetings and refuting positions made by certain members of the public. We also need to identify and support a centrist candidate to succeed Ian Vincent on the Board. He has decided  to not retain this position.  By Nancy J.

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News

Providing power to those who want solar

By Morgan Simpson, Staff Writer, The Daily Sun , May 11, 2022 VENICE — In the future, solar technology will become even more accessible for homeowners because of ideas for solar tiles and shingles coupled with incentives on solar investment. However, legislation in Florida almost stopped the growth of solar for homeowners in the state.

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