Month: August 2019

Jewish Democrats of Florida Condemn Trump’s Use of Anti-Semitic Loyalty Trope

Elected Jewish Democrats of Florida slammed Trump’s outrageous claims that Jews voting Democrat are somehow “disloyal,” calling it out for being the ugly trope that it is. On August 20, Donald Trump attacked American Jews claiming “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat –– it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great …

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Were your votes tampered with? Elections official says no

A recent VICE news report cited Charlotte County as one of seven Florida counties susceptible to hacking due to being connected to the Internet. Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Paul Stamoulis disputes the report regarding Charlotte County. The election tabulation system is “in no way connected to the Internet,” according to the elections website. (Read more …

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Suncoast Waterkeeper’s Healthy Tributaries Program gets donation from Charlotte Dem Environmental Caucus

by Mary Lundeberg, Secretary, Charlotte County Democratic Environment Caucus A plan to monitor water-quality on the Peace River and other area waterways is getting closer to being fulfilled. Suncoast Waterkeepers wants to monitor water quality by developing a network of trained volunteers who will gather water samples from the Alafia, Little Manatee, Braden, Myakka and …

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YES, You Should Run!

  Your neighbors need you. Florida needs you. Our country needs you. The future of our democracy and the planet are on the ballot in 2020. Our government is only as good as the people we elect to run it, and we’re in pretty sad shape right now. Too many good people won’t run for …

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New DNC Website

  The Democratic National Committee has released a new website for 2020. It’s still at the old address: It’s worth a look. The site explains who the Democratic Party is and what it does, gives some history, does a nice job of laying out our values, including the current governing platform and provides some tools …

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Racial and ethnic impact of bills may be considered

Disparate treatment between black and white people apparently does not end in the streets or the jailhouse. Blacks are more likely to be found guilty than whites in Florida; they are more likely to spend time behind bars; their sentences are usually longer; and they are not given as many opportunities to avoid incarceration through …

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POLL: Trump disapproval rises to near record

President Trump‘s disapproval rating has jumped to 56 percent in a Fox News survey released Wednesday, just one point shy of the record high in Fox News polling. The survey found a 5 percentage point increase in Trump’s disapproval from last month. The only time his disapproval rating was higher, according to Fox News, was when it reached …

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Florida Democratic Party Launches Voter Protection Hotline

Today we announce the launch of our 24-hour Voter Protection Hotline, nearly 15 months before the 2020 election. The hotline is a part of the Florida Democratic Party’s new year-round Voter Protection Program that was launched in May as an effort to tackle the growing threat to Floridians right to vote. The hotline will be staffed with …

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