Month: June 2019

Charlotte Co. Hispanic Caucus Chair Vielka Wambold quoted in Washington Post on Homestead Camp

“What I would tell the Democrats is, you can’t expect people to show up for you if you, yourself, don’t show up,” Wambold said. “And what I tell my Latino brothers and sisters is if we don’t come to the table, we don’t have a voice. That means voting. So everything comes right down to …

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Florida DEP Launches an Algal Bloom Dashboard

  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a new  interactive algal bloom dashboard . This dashboard is a visual enhancement to its existing sampling database. This data has been publicly available on DEP’s website, but previously did not allow the public to easily see where algal blooms were occurring in Florida. The algal bloom …

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Legislative Update

The following bills have passed both Chambers of the Florida Legislature and have been signed by the governor. HB 5 – Ballot Measures – places restrictions on the process for collecting signatures on petitions to amend the Florida constitution. HB 19 – Prescription Drug Importation Program – allows importation of lower cost prescription drugs. HB …

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Vigil for Immigrant Children 7/12/2019

Join your Democratic friends and neighbors for a “Lights for Liberty” event that seeks the reunification of separated families and the humane treatment of children seeking asylum. The event will be held on July 12 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Congregational United Church, 1201 Aqui Esta, Punta Gorda. The U.S. government under this administration …

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Harvard finds Florida among most politically corrupt states in U.S.

Harvard Law School’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is out with a fascinating new report measuring legal and illegal corruption in American states, and Florida does not fare particularly well. The deep dive is here, but here’s the short take: (Read more in FloridaPolitics.com)

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Englewood Watch Party Engages and Entertains

Despite the torrential rainstorms, more than twenty local Democrats huddled at Englewood’s End Zone Sports Grille to watch Night 1 of the Democratic Presidential Debates. Thursday’s Night 2 debate will be held there also. Click here to register. https://www.mobilize.us/charlottecountydec/event/96530/ Organized by Precinct 47 Co-Captain Karen Fisk, the first of the two-night debate series was a …

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DEBATE! Climate Change is THE issue

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida All eyes are on Florida this week as 20 Democrats will battle it out in round one of the Democratic Debates The debate takes place in Miami on Wednesday. Climate change is expected to take center stage. Toxic algae, rising tides, and a hurricane-battered …

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Know Your Rights During ICE Raids

The administration has, for now, reversed its directive for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to start massive arrests of migrant families that have received deportation orders.  Yet, this administration seems bound and determined to carry out these roundups in Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, LA, Miami, New Orleans, NYC, San Francisco, DC, and Newark. While, thankfully, …

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Seas are rising, but Democrats’ talk of climate change is heating up even faster

As 20 Democratic candidates arrive in Miami this week for the first round of presidential debates, the region of tide-swollen floods, hurricane-battered communities and toxic-algae infestations is providing a vivid backdrop for an issue that has emerged as a top priority for many voters: climate change. (Read more in MiamiHerald.com)

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Democrats heading to Florida for party’s first mega-event of 2020 presidential campaign

Just as President Donald Trump used Florida as the stage to formally kick off his re-election effort, Democrats are using the state as the location for the first mega-event of their primary season — a pair of high-stakes candidate debates in Miami. The twin debates, with 10 candidates on Wednesday and 10 on Thursday, provide opportunity …

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