Blanchard House was originally built in 1925 for Joseph Blanchard, a local African American sea pilot and a key member of Punta Gorda’s business community, and his wife Minnie, his mail-order bride from New Orleans.
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“Florida Republicans are once again showing that their own special interests come before the best interest of our children, and their future. This bill is a continued assault on our public education system that has been going on for nearly two decades with our Republican-controlled legislature. …”
This month the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could decide whether government workers will be required to pay union dues. The decision pits “right to work” advocates against organized labor.
Veteran progressive activist and Democratic operative Juan Peñalosa will take the reins of the Florida Democratic Party as Executive Director, putting him in charge of the Party’s day-to-day operations
Florida Republican Congressional members failed to protect Americans, that includes Rep. Tom Rooney, (FL-17)
“Now that the public record includes this very public, premature and unequivocal statement by the secretary, any final decision that excludes Florida is actually more vulnerable to challenge than if he had said nothing”
“The only thing this President has done during his first year in office is increase taxes on Florida’s working families to pay for tax cuts for the very wealthy, while continuing his hateful rhetoric against women, immigrants, and people of color.”
“I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies”
While Florida polls have shown head-to-head match-ups with Gov. Rick Scott appear tight for the 2018 election, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson may find re-election confidence in a survey released Wednesday by Morning Consult that shows he’s got the best net-approval ratings of any senator running in a swing state this year.
The increasingly grim outlook facing Republicans in the midterms has raised new questions about the political future of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a top potential GOP Senate recruit who still hasn’t declared to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson
…a senior Interior Department official said that Florida’s coastal waters had not been excluded after all.
…words that best describe the president’s first year in office, 38 percent responded with “disgusted” and 24 percent said “scared,” the top two results
Three dozen Charlotte County Democrats joined hundreds of other marchers in today’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade. Members of the County DEC, the County Democratic Club, Democratic Women’s Club, and Young Democrats participated
Celebrations honoring the memory of American icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began today in Punta Gorda. The Blanchard House Museum hosted their 12th Annual MLK Community Breakfast. This Monday, celebrate the MLK Parade in Punta Gorda. See story for details!
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló urged Puerto Ricans in Central Florida to use the 2018 midterm elections to vote against those who have not been “friends of Puerto Rico.”
While the Florida Democratic Party forcefully condemns these remarks, the silence from so-called “leaders” within the GOP such as Commissioner Putnam and Congressman DeSantis has been just as alarming as it has been deafening.”