Editor’s note: also read: https://www.charlottedems.com/what-connects-americas-mass-shootings-easy-access-to-guns/ By John Micek, Florida Phoenix, March 28, 2021 Where do we go next? What do we do now? Those are the questions I found myself asking after I spoke to a panel of gun violence reduction activists this week. It was two nights after the murders in Boulder, a week after the
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There are a lot more than 21 victims in Uvalde. The media seems to gloss over the fact that fifteen victims were hospitalized, as if the fact that they survived is some kind of exhale, a happy ending. My brother survived and has lived with a bullet in his brain since he was shot at
State Rep. Sean Shaw is the Democratic candidate for Florida attorney general after winning the primary election Tuesday. Shaw, a Florida native, is a first-year state representative for District 61, which includes Hillsborough County. (Read more in ClickOrlando.com)
“Decades of progress made to ensure health care for you, your family, and all Americans will be wiped out if Donald Trump is elected again in November.” The chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee has recorded an important message to you. Please view it here.
Join the Florida Indivisible Network when they host the Southern Poverty Law Center for a timely discussion of what we can do to recognize mis/disinformation campaigns and extremist groups, and what steps we can take to mitigate these threats to Florida. When: July 8, Thursday at 7pm eastern Sign-up here: https://www.mobilize.us/indivisiblefloridanetwork/event/386014/ In an effort to keep
Please register by clicking HERE to attend this meeting, held virtually via ZOOM. We will discuss the FDEP hearing held on Aug. 25th in Lakeland FL for an application by The Mosaic Company to expand one of their gypstacks at the New Wales facility to accommodate increased storage of phosphogypsum. Phosphogypsum is the radioactive waste
Many DEC members are concerned about overdevelopment in our county. Here’s the info: WHAT: Housing Development Public Meeting WHEN: April 26, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. WHERE: Charlotte County Administration Center Commission Chambers, Room 119 1st Floor, Bldg. A 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte
Join us at the Englewood Democratic Club Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30 to 6:30. It will be an in-person meeting at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce at 601 S. Indiana Ave. as well as streamed on Zoom. Refreshments will be served immediately after the meeting. Please select the meeting style of your
On Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM, we invite you to attend via Zoom our Englewood Democratic Club meeting of like-minded, energetic, well-informed, fun-loving, dedicated Democrats. Signup: https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/436996/ Democracy One Vote at a Time This meeting features Kindra Muntz, President of Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, as our speaker. Kindra will speak about the
Join us at the next Englewood Democratic Club Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. It will be an in-person meeting at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce located at 601 S Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223 as well as on Zoom. Please select the meeting style of your choice below. Thomas
The Englewood Democratic Club invites you to our monthly meeting via Zoom on Sept. 22 at 5:30 pm. All members and friends are welcome. We have two guest speakers from the Englewood Water District (EWD): Sidney Crampton, Chair of the Board of Supervisors, and Ray Burroughs, Administrative Manager. The title is “Water: What is it
Join us for our next Englewood Democratic Club meeting held via Zoom! All you need is a computer (camera helpful, but not required), tablet, or your smart phone. We gather people across both Charlotte and Sarasota counties that make up our town of Englewood, to support environmental stewardship, accessible healthcare for all citizens, and the
Attend our Oct 9th Charlotte County Democratic Fundraiser. Bid now on 18 great Silent Auction prizes!
We are conducting a virtual Silent Auction, with eighteen valuable prizes. Items include restaurant gift cards, hosted dinner parties, rounds of golf, wine packages, a spa experience, an offshore fishing trip, and much more. This silent auction will close at 4 PM on Saturday, October 9th. The lucky winners will be announced later that evening
Our next monthly meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. For those attending in person, vaccines are required, masks are optional. The office address is 3596 Tamiami Trail,#202, Port Charlotte, FL 33983. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the meeting. Following the business meeting, we will host a meet and
Come join the Charlotte County Democratic Club and the Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club for an afternoon of ice cream, pie, games, silent auctions, and fun on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Democratic Club located at 3596 Tamiami Trail in the Sunnydell Plaza in Port Charlotte.
While we wish we could be together for our 2020 Blue Gala “No Regrets” fundraiser, we are thrilled we can join together virtually on Saturday, September 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This election is a battle for the soul of America and the state of Florida, a critical swing state that will make a
Editor’s Note: Read an excellent OpEd on this topic by Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist, here. On February 19th, Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson had issued the following joint statement on Governor DeSantis’ election integrity proposal: “We join the Governor in his efforts to continue to make Florida the national
By Paul Krugman, New York Times Opinion Columnist, Jan. 24, 2022. Americans like to think of their nation as a beacon of freedom. And despite all the ways in which we have failed to live up to our self-image, above all the vast injustices that sprang from the original sin of slavery, freedom — not just
Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson represent two diverging camps of the Florida Democratic Party. But at a rally Friday afternoon, party leaders sought to sell them — and a slate of down-ballot candidates — as a unified ticket that could reverse a 20-year losing streak in the state and preserve their foothold in Washington.
Moody drew cheers from the NRA when she went to court to try to block Floridians from voting on a citizen-proposed amendment to ban high-capacity weapons. Keep in mind: Moody didn’t just take a stance against the amendment and urge Floridians to vote it down. She’s trying to stop you and every other Floridian from
The same day that the federal government reported more Floridians than ever signed up for the Affordable Care Act, President Trump doubled down on his support for Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s lawsuit that will take away health care from at least 1.78 million Floridians and destroy the ACA. On Monday, WUSF reported that over