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Blue Gala SOLD OUT!

Full House Expected at Charlotte County Democrats’ April 13 Blue Gala with Keynoter Nikki Fried   It might be a first for Charlotte Democrats! Days before our annual fundraising event featuring Nikki Fried, Florida’s first female Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, all but one VIP table has been sold for a total of 224

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Blue Gala Keynote Speaker previews legislative priorities.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Florida’s newly-elected Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried, is preparing for the start of next week’s Legislative Session. Nearly 50 days into her first term in office, the lone Democrat elected to Florida’s Cabinet stopped by the WCTV studios on Monday. Fried talked about her first weeks in office, and what’s on

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Bloomberg’s gun safety group to spend another $1.8 million on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida Cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Block Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

Senate Republicans are rushing the confirmation process of Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court without a review of his entire legal record. The speed of the process begs the question: what are Senate Republicans hiding from the public? Without this review, it is unclear how Kavanaugh would rule on issues of concern to

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‘Blatant disregard’: Congressional Democrats slam Rick Scott on Puerto Rico

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has messaged heavily on the continuing question of relief for Puerto Rico, but three Congressional Democrats say he’s all talk and no action. U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Darren Soto and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell teamed up on a press call opposing Scott, after Florida’s junior Senator earned a great deal of earned media in recent days for heated exchanges with

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Blanchard House to celebrate Emancipation Day

The Blanchard House Museum in Punta Gorda is holding its annual Emancipation Day Program on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., the program is a celebration for all Americans to pay homage to enslaved African-Americans and their contributions to the country, according to Blanchard House Director Martha Bireda. (Read more in Sun)

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Analysis

Black Voters Are Coming for Trump

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23899″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Source: New York Times By Juan Williams on 6/3/2020 In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, a young protester told a reporter that she just didn’t think voting is “how change happens.” “They’ve been telling us to do that for so long,” she added, “and we’ve done it — and look at everything that’s

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Picture of Black Lives Matter march held in Punta Gorda on June 5. Image provided by Carson McNamara.
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Black Lives Matter March returns to Punta Gorda

Black Lives Matter marchers peacefully protest the murder of George Floyd and racial injustice in a march held on June 5 in Punta Gorda. Image provided by Carson McNamara.   Last Friday, about 1000 people peacefully marched in Punta Gorda to demand justice for victims of racial injustice and police brutality. The marchers were diverse

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Black Lives Matter Isn’t Just a Saying; It’s a Reality

Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Jenkins releases statement on the murder of George Floyd CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA — In response to the murder of George Floyd, Charlotte County Democratic Party Chair Teresa Jenkins released the following statement: “The death of George Floyd is an unspeakable tragedy and a failure of our system of justice. His death

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Bill targeting protesters is a waste of time

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Feb  12, 2022.  OUR POSITION: A bill that outlaws protests is, in its early form, an affront to freedom of assembly and another attempt by the Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis to attack our constitutional rights. A bill that would outlaw protests on public

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