What she saw outside, looking in Port Charlotte woman witnesses migrant child detention

Between March 2018 and August 2019, more than 14,300 unaccompanied immigrant children were sheltered at a facility just outside of Miami. The Office of Refugee Resettlement calls this the Homestead Temporary Influx Facility, but Port Charlotte resident Vielka Wambold calls it a prison. Editors note: See the documentary film, “Witness at Tornillo”, featuring activist Josh …

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Winning strategy targets increasing Vote-By-Mail enrollment

by Penelope Mayer, Precinct Coordinating Committee “Every election is determined by people who show up.” Larry J. Sabato Pendulum Swing Immediately after the 2018 midterms, our Precinct Coordinating Committee began work on a winning strategy to get out the vote (GOTV) in 2020. We are concentrating our efforts on enrolling Charlotte County Democrats and left-leaning …

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Blue Wave Coalition partners join with Charlotte Dems to talk with voters.

By Penelope Mayer, Precinct Coordinating Committee “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller The Charlotte County Blue Wave Coalition is a growing collaboration of grassroots organizations who share our democratic values and ideals. Together, the CCDEC and our Blue Wave Coalition partners are working together to bring as many …

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Tax Rates Since 1950

The combined tax rates 0ver the past 68 years. Interesting to note that: 1- The tax rate at the 99 percentile and lower remains mostly flat with only marginal fluctuation. 2- When the tax rate on the wealthy were highest the economy was humming and really working for everyone and the rich people were still …

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New Film Depicts Atrocity of US Child Detention

Port Charlotte, FL –The premiere of “Witness at Tornillo,” a 62-minute documentary by Carbon Trace Productions about one man’s unlikely quest in 2018 to force the shutdown of the infamous Tornillo, Texas detention center, will be Thursday, December 05, 2019, 7:30 pm, Regal Town Center Stadium 16, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Unit 701, Port Charlotte, Florida, …

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Everything you need to know about the next Democratic debate

Image from WashingtonPost.com Ten candidates look likely to take the stage this month for the fifth Democratic presidential debate. The details The fifth Democratic debate is scheduled for Nov. 20 and will be co-hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC. Here’s what you need to know. When: Coverage starts at 8 p.m. Eastern time on …

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