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A record-breaking day for new Covid cases and hospitalizations in Florida

On August 6th, Florida recorded 22,783 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day figure since the pandemic began. The state also broke its hospitalization record for the fifth consecutive day. In reaction to these disturbing numbers, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz released the following statement: “Watching a slow-moving catastrophe unfolding with no one to stop

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Opinion

A recipe for disaster for voting by mail in Florida

ANOTHER VIEW: ORLANDO SUN SENTINEL, Feb 14,2022. How many envelopes does it take to return a mail ballot in Florida? Four, according to the Senate’s latest scheme to frustrate the will of Floridians who want to vote by mail. A secrecy envelope. A certificate envelope. A return mailing envelope. All tucked inside a fourth main envelope.

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A Peace Plan For A Safer America.

Editor’s note: The following update on initiatives by “March for our Lives” was submitted by Charlotte County Young Democrats Chair Daniel Schwarz Following the horrific shooting tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, it felt like our lawmakers were finally willing to strengthen our pathetically weak gun laws. Tough talk by President Trump and other elected

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Opinion

A miserable end to a miserable presidency

Opinion by  Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, Dec 6, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden, merely by speaking about two national crises of historic magnitude (the economy and the pandemic), reminded us that even in his final weeks in office, President Trump prefers to focus on insane conspiracies meant to overturn a democratic election rather than on

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Call to Action

A message from our DEC Chair

By Teresa Jenkins, Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) A Democratic Senate Thank you to everyone who took action to elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate in Georgia! Both races have been called for the Democratic candidates, meaning that, once Vice President-elect Harris is inaugurated and becomes

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Charlotte County Democrats

A message from our Charlotte Dems Chair on Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join me in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th! I am grateful for the immeasurable contributions of Hispanic Americans to Florida and Charlotte County. Part of what makes neighborhoods so special is diversity, and we wouldn’t have that today without our strong and vibrant Hispanic communities. Charlotte County Democrats are

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News

A message from our Charlotte County Democrats Treasurer

As individual Democrats, we each support our progressive candidates as our personal circumstances allow and dictate. But by banding together as members and supporters of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) we are able to magnify our potential effect by pooling our money, our volunteerism, our energy, our spirit and mindset for doing good

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News

A message from our Charlotte County Democrats Chair

By Teresa Jenkins We are close to the finish line in this election season and we can’t take our foot off the gas!  Yes, early voters and those who voted by mail have turned out in record-breaking numbers this year. But there are still many voters we need to reach and persuade to partake in

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Charlotte County Democrats

A message from our Chair about Women’s History Month 2021

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Dems Executive Chair It is now March, which means it is officially Women’s History Month! There are so many incredible women without whom we could not be where we are today. However, this year in particular, Kamala Harris became our first female Vice President!  Prior to taking the oath at

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News

A message from our CC DEC Chair

January 6th was a very bad day for our country. Because on that day, the laws, institutions, and norms that limit presidential power in the United States were stress tested and they barely survived a coup attempt. But this is not to say that American democracy has passed through this crisis unscathed. It has been

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Florida Democratic Party

A message from Manny Diaz, Chair of the Florida Democratic Party

I’m writing today with an exciting update about the work Florida Democrats are doing to prepare for November. Earlier this week, the FDP announced a historic partnership with our friends in the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and the Florida Alliance to make an initial investment of $2.5 million to ramp

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A Matching Grant to support young Democratic Women

The DWC of Charlotte County: A MATCHING GRANT to support young Democratic Women is available. As we look to the future there is a unique opportunity: An extremely generous couple is offering a matching grant up to $5000 to fund the DWC Scholarship program in the years to come. You are invited to be a

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Biden's Vision

Comparing the Dem vs. the Repub plans

To read Joe Biden’s vision click here. To read the entire 2020 Democratic Party Platform, please click: PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY:  Protecting Workers and Families and Creating Millions of Jobs Across America, Raising Wages and Promoting Workers’ Rights, Enacting Robust Work-Family Policies, Investing in the Engines

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Call to Action

FPL-backed bill imperils rooftop solar in our Sunshine State

The following letter to the editor was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 21, 2022. Florida Power and Light, with the help of state legislators, seems determined to kill solar power for  homeowners. Two years ago I installed solar on my roof. Now, I pay nine dollars a month to FP&L. My panels generate

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Analysis

A Day in the Life: Florida through the lens of hunger

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems Writer Remember the series of coffee table books, A Day in the Life, from 30 years ago?  Images visually explained life in America with bucolic references of happy times and beautiful landmarks from every state. We proudly displayed these editions on our coffee tables. How would a contemporary version of

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