The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on March 8, 2022.
As chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, I am compelled to speak out against the alarming trend of overreach by Republican legislators who are blindly rubber-stamping Governor Ron DeSantis’ autocratic, performative, and extreme right-wing initiatives. Many readers of the Daily Sun have already expressed their concerns about this troubling trend, decrying the erosion of our democratic institutions and the dangerous escalation of partisan politics.
It’s clear that GOP legislators are more concerned with pleasing their leaders than with representing their constituents’ best interests. They have shamelessly blocked efforts to address critical issues like climate change, healthcare, and education, while simultaneously pushing through divisive, discriminatory, and unnecessary laws.
The time has come to take action. We must stand up and speak out against their abuses of power and their efforts to undermine the very foundations of our democracy. We cannot allow them to continue down this dangerous path.
To that end, I urge all readers of The Daily Sun to join us in opposing these GOP legislators and their misguided agenda. We must work together to elect leaders who will fight for the common good, not just the interests of a privileged few. If you are interested in running for office, please contact me or any member of the Charlotte County Democratic Party for resources and support.
Let us come together to protect our democracy and build a brighter, more equitable future for all.
Dawn Mann, Port Charlotte, email@example.com
Editor: Individuals considering running for public office as a Democrat within Charlotte County are encouraged to contact Charlotte County Democrats at (941) 764-8440 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make their interests known and to learn what resources may be available to assist them in running their campaign.