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As Florida legislative session looms, survey shows mostly GOP leadership out of step with voters

By  Michael Moline, Florida Phoenix, January 20, 2021 A statewide survey of Florida voters, conducted following the attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on the U.S. Capitol, suggests a distinct lack of support for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to ramp up criminal penalties for what he considers “disorderly” protests. Asked to rate their support for “protecting

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Health Care

As COVID rates skyrocket, public health experts leave jobs

by Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer Americans, at least those who believe in science, love Dr. Anthony Fauci. He has become a folk hero in the war against Covid-19 and serves as a beacon of scientific truth against a backdrop of silence, secrecy, and lies promoted by the Trump administration. For payback, the Trump administration

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Armed Teachers in Florida: Irresponsible

The Florida Senate has moved forward with school security legislation (SB 7030) that includes a provision that would allow classroom teachers to carry weapons. For years, the leading champion for arming teachers was U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, a staunch guns right advocate. He sponsored a bill three years in a row when he was a

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Analysis

Arizona proves again that Trump is the GOP’s useful idiot

By Marc Elias, Democracy Docket, September 27, 2021 Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s useful idiot. He was their useful idiot when he turned over the selection of federal judgeships to the Federalist Society. He was a useful idiot when he became the improbable candidate of the white evangelical movement. But, nowhere has his idiocy

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News

Are you ready to lose?

By Roxanne Moore, Charlotte County Democratic Club President and Charlotte Dems contributing writer Are you ready to lose local home rule?  Are you ready to lose control?  Get ready! Senate Bill (SB) 856 and companion House Bill (HB) 839 will see that you do lose control and in ways you’ve never imagined.    These two bills

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April Freeman’s untimely death reported by Local, State, National Media

Seventeenth Congressional District candidate April Freeman’s death was reported by local, state, and national media. Here is a sampling of some of it: Charlotte Sun WINK News MySunCoast.com (WWSB) Orlando Sentinel Associated Press (via WFTV) NBC New York CharlotteDems.com Charlotte County Chair Patrick Hurley sent this letter of condolence to local Party members on Monday

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News

File A Census Online – Healthcare Funds Hinge

Census results affect planning and funding for healthcare—including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B, State Children’s Health Insurance, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. In mid-March, instructions were mailed to homes across the state on how to complete the 2020 Census. All households should have received their letter with an access code

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Apprentice: Democrats slam Ron DeSantis in latest ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=11q-EpjMR0g “Ron DeSantis is running one of the most dishonest and divisive campaigns in modern Florida political history. Just like Donald Trump, DeSantis is using lies, conspiracies and ugly dog whistles to shamelessly divide Floridians and hide his own scandals,” said FDP spokesperson Kevin Donohoe. “Ron DeSantis’ campaign aims to please one person: Donald Trump

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Opinion

Appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court is not affirmative action

Opinion by JANICE ELLIS,  The Missouri Independent, Feb 7, 2022. The distorted misinformation about affirmative action is once again raising its ugly head around the potential nomination of a Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before any qualified, likely overqualified, Black woman is nominated for the Supreme Court, her reputation is being tainted by

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Florida Democratic Party

Be our Delegate at Dem’s 2020 National Convention

To All Congressional District (CD) #17 Registered Democrats: If you would like to be elected as a Florida Delegate to the 2020 National Democratic Convention you must complete a 2020 “District Level Delegate Filing Form” and return it to the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Headquarters in Tallahassee no later than Saturday, March 7, 2020 by

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Florida Legislation

‘Anti-riot’ law backed by Florida Gov. DeSantis blocked by federal judge

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, Sep 10, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Another of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities has been blocked, with a federal court Thursday stopping enforcement of his so-called anti-riot law that opponents said was riddled with constitutional defects. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker agreed with arguments made by several civil rights

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Call to Action

Anti-protest bill will get its Senate vote on Wednesday April 14th

The anti-protest bill — HB 1 Combating Public Disorder — will be debated and voted on the Senate floor Wednesday April 14th. If it passes, goes to the Governor for his signature. So, we ask you to contact your individual Senator before Wednesday to VOTE NO on this anti-democracy bill. If this bill passes, it will be sent directly to the Governor. Our

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Elections

Answers to your voting questions

Voters throughout Florida have already started casting ballots in the November election, and in record numbers. Voter enthusiasm is through the roof. Many Florida voters are voting in new ways — they may have requested a vote-by-mail ballot for the first time, or they may be voting early in-person in order to get their vote

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Republicans

Another Sarasota link to those fighting 2020 election results

By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Dec 3, 2021. Notorious Trump lawyer Sidney Powell meets with Sen. Joe Gruters. The Sarasota region’s connections to those fighting the 2020 election results keep growing, the latest example being a visit from former President Donald Trump lawyer Sidney Powell. Sarasota state Sen. Joe Gruters met with Powell and former

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