Deceptive Republican Campaign Mailings Arrive in Charlotte County

Official-looking forms mimic Census Questionnaire   The Republican Party is mailing campaign literature that looks like US census forms to voters across the country including here in Charlotte County. The mailings are titled “2020 Congressional District Census” and instruct the recipients to “answer all questions to the best of your ability.” The mailing asks respondents…

DWC Program Focuses on Homeless Children in Charlotte County

Right now there are 320 K-12 identified homeless children in Charlotte County spread over 21 schools. Renee Rebhan, the Homeless Education and Foster Care Liaison to the Charlotte County Public Schools, shared her program’s efforts and challenges in ensuring every child’s right to an education at the February 10 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.…

Celebrating Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month and recognize how African American culture has profoundly shaped American culture in music, literature, art, sports, politics and business, we recognize that this month is not only about celebration. It is also about understanding and combating injustice that, sadly, continues in our country. A wise nation honors and learns…

Invitation to Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan Workshops

The Charlotte County Community Development Department will host visioning workshops to solicit citizen’s input on the update of Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan, Charlotte 2050.  Dates and locations of upcoming workshops are listed below. All workshops are held from 6-8pm. October 16.  East Port Environmental Campus. 25550 Harborview Road, Punta Gorda October 23. Cultural Center. 2280…

Democrats Values

A vigorous debate over a resolution urging Congress to conduct an impeachment inquiry, a resolution demanding the closure of immigrant children camps, and a visit by a Republican Charlotte County commissioner highlighted the July Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) business meeting that was anything but business as usual. The local Democrats’ meeting began with…

CCDEC Chair Patrick Hurley Re-Elected

Charlotte County Chair Patrick Hurley was re-elected at Monday night’s CCDEC meeting. New Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was elected. Treasurer Jim Ellsworth and Secretary Jane Merriam were re-elected. Their elections were affirmed by acclamation by the membership. Former Vice-Chair Betty Gissendanner was recognized for her long-time service in many roles at the CCDEC. Gissendanner encouraged…