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What does the Republican Party stand for anymore?

Editor’s note: This letter was published in The Sun last Friday, April 9th ` By Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer ` There has been much discussion recently about what the Republican Party stands for. What is often ignored in this conversation is that for years the Party has been an amalgam of factions:

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Opinion

What connects America’s mass shootings? Easy access to guns.

Editor’s Note: On March 16th, eight individuals were murdered in Georgia because of a toxic combination of white supremacy, systemic racism, classism, and gender-based violence. It was all facilitated by easy access to guns. Our US Representative, Greg Steube, is one of the 164 Republicans who voted against Rep. Meng’s resolution condemning Anti-Asian racism, and one of the 172

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What can we Do?

Nothing is closer to home, nothing is more precious than the well being of our children. I can list all the places of violence, all the statistics, all of the actors but, you and I already know all that, and don’t need to hear that anymore.

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Call to Action

Let’s achieve Democratic wins in the Georgia US Senate runoffs!

You may know the Republicans’ Senate majority still isn’t guaranteed. It will come down to two tough Senate runoff races in Georgia. Winning these runoffs is possible and absolutely essential.   Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Warnock (the pastor at Martin Luther King Jr’s. former church in Atlanta) will be strong, principled fighters for Georgians on everything from

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Republicans

‘What are Republicans for?’  Just one thing.

By Karen Tumulty, Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Columnist, Jan 23, 2022. “What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.” When President Biden posed that question at his news conference last Wednesday, he no doubt meant it rhetorically. But there is, in fact, an answer. Today’s Republicans are for whatever

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Were your votes tampered with? Elections official says no

A recent VICE news report cited Charlotte County as one of seven Florida counties susceptible to hacking due to being connected to the Internet. Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Paul Stamoulis disputes the report regarding Charlotte County. The election tabulation system is “in no way connected to the Internet,” according to the elections website. (Read more

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Opinion

We’ll take some of that stimulus cash

The following Editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on November 12, 2021.  OUR POSITION: Southwest Florida should not get left out when they begin funding state projects with the $19 billion or so the state should receive as its share of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Not one Republican congressman (editor: from Florida) voted

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Welcome our youngest Charlotte Dems member, Daniel Schwarz

Daniel Schwarz recently joined Charlotte Dems and became our youngest member. Only 18, he is a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University, studying Political Science and Criminal Justice. Daniel skipped two years of college by earning both his high school diploma and an associate’s degree through a dual enrollment program at his high school. Because

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Webmaster

Seeking a web developer familiar with WordPress to manage the Charlotte County Democrats website. Transition and training will be available from our current webmaster who will continue to be available as a resource as long as possible. The site is currently in good shape and needs someone who can make sure it stays that way.

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Web Editor – Short-term Project

A Web Editor is needed to review all pages on the Charlotte County Democrats website and identify out-of-date content, errors in spelling and grammar, or opportunities to improve. The Editor will coordinate with each Committee Chair to identify opportunities to improve the content. The Editor will produce a report and assist the Webmaster to update

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Analysis

We want schools to reopen but do it safely, experts tell Charlotte County Dems

School closures, and economic shutdowns will cause measurable income losses for today’s students, two economics experts told Charlotte County Dems in an online discussion. Dr. Phalin, economics and international business professor at the Warrington Business College, University of Florida, said the economic effects of COVID-19 could be estimated by looking at the economic effects of

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We Should Celebrate Mother Earth Every Day

Each year, Earth Day – April 22 – marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. At the height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles’ album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

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Opinion

We should be fed up with Steube’s hypocrisy

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in The Daily Sun on Nov 10, 2021.   In a recent newsletter, U.S. Rep. Steube posted, “I took this opportunity to press Garland for answers explaining his egregious politicization of the department, most recently displayed in the difference in treatment of the violent extremists who raided the Department

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Opinion

We must be more willing to share our wealth

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 3, 2021. The story about the couple in Port Charlotte needing to sleep in their car in the Nov. 27 edition of the Daily Sun broke my heart. I realize many Republicans and others feel that the “Biden Bill” is too

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‘We don’t believe it’s time to rest’: DeSantis cracks down on COVID vaccine plans; critics concerned

By Issac Morgan , Florida Phoenix, January 4, 2021 Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to ramp up COVID vaccine distribution in the state by adding community sites such as churches and other state-run facilities, while putting pressure on Florida hospitals to administer vaccines quickly. “We don’t believe it’s time to rest,” DeSantis said at press conference Monday at

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