Participation by students in Charlotte County and North Port High during Wednesday’s national recognition of the Parkland tragedy was heartfelt and respectful — obviously planned in coordination and with the support of school personnel.
Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence
From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School #NationalWalkoutDay
Charlotte Co. Democrats unveil new look for Events Outreach
Charlotte County Democrats showed off new graphics and new messaging for the Party’s presence at this past weekend’s Taste of Punta Gorda. The signs and posters allowed volunteers and Party officers to encourage interested visitors to take action
Rep. Tom Rooney: ‘We have gone off the rails’
“Certainly he was helped by the Russian propaganda but I think Russia was just generally trying to hurt everybody,” Rooney, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said on CNN.
Armed employees? School districts weighing options
The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott Friday, would allow JROTC officers, current or retired armed service members and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on school campuses.
Gov. Rick Scott signs gun bill. Florida Democrats say it’s not enough
Many Democrats and supporters of gun control say the changes don’t go far enough. A recent statewide poll said 62 percent of voters in Florida support a ban on assault weapons
March for Our Lives!
Charlotte County students are going to stand up and be counted in their lives. The March for Our Lives event is a chance for students to send their message to all who will listen – 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 10 AM March 24
Fla. House passes gun and school safety bill, sends to governor
Democrats said the legislation doesn’t go far enough to limit access to guns, especially military-style assault rifles and high-capacity magazines like the kind used in Parkland.