Author: Jim Blue

Trump’s Rejection of Waiving Visas for Bahamian Evacuees is “Petty”

On September 9, Donald Trump dismissed the idea of granting the people of the Bahamas documentation waivers for various reasons including that the U.S. is “also recovering from the hurricane.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, hit back: “Donald Trump’s hostility to granting temporary protection status and documentation waivers to the people of the Bahamas …

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Port Charlotte girl, 12, inspires community to clean up the environment

A Port Charlotte girl said all you need is two hands and time to make the world a better place. Alexa Poulin is wearing a sash because she was just named “Today’s International Woman Junior Queen of Queens.” But Alexa’s reason for running was not to put on a crown. She ran to put an …

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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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Charlotte Co. DEC Chair Patrick Hurley on How Walmart’s ammo decision affects us

In response to gun violence across the country and in its own stores, Walmart plans to discontinue some of its ammunition sales. Charlotte County Democrats chairman Patrick Hurley thinks this is a “small, but hopefully meaningful symbolic step forward,” he wrote to the Sun Wednesday. (Read more in SUN)

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OPINION: Publix is thwarting action on plastic pollution

Gainesville and several other cities in Florida recently rescinded bans on various throwaway plastics, reversing course after pressure and the threat of lawsuits from the Florida Retail Federation, which receives significant funding from Publix. This is a blow to communities in Florida, our oceans and waterways, and the marine animals that depend upon a healthy …

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Dorian Drives Home Warnings of Climate Influence on Hurricanes

Hurricane Dorian could be the fifth major storm to threaten the United States in three years, driving home scientists’ warnings that climate change is shaping powerful tropical systems. Dorian is expected to sweep near the Florida coast as a Category 4 or 3 storm later today, but it will be remembered as one of the …

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Be Prepared for Hurricane Dorian

The National Hurricane Center predicts that Hurricane Dorian will make landfall in Florida as at least a Category 3 major storm. We are closely monitoring the path of the storm and have prepared some storm resources. Florida Democratic Party offices will close this afternoon in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. Normal hours of operation will resume …

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Florida Democrats Respond to Donald Trump’s Attacks on Puerto Rico and Diverting Funds from FEMA

Florida Democrats slammed Trump after his recent attacks over Puerto Rico officials as Hurricane Dorian approaches the island, and his decision of redirecting money from FEMA to build his useless border wall. Congresswoman Val Demings sent a statement declaring: “There’s a storm approaching land that may kill American citizens and the President of the United States …

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