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Anti-Immigrant Bills SB 168 and HB 527 Would Be a Disaster for Florida’s Businesses and Economy

This week, the anti-immigrant bill SB 168 sponsored by Republican Senator and Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters, and the companion bill HB 527, were approved in party-line committee votes and are now headed to the House and Senate floor. In recent weeks, a broad coalition of business leaders, advocates, law enforcement, and elected officials have …

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Mosaic Mining enters into Mediation with DeSoto County

Editor’s Note: Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus member Karen McCague attended the Wednesday, April 3rd meeting of the Desoto County Board of Commissioners as it considered the appeal by Mosaic Mining of the Commissioners’ denial of a rezoning for farmland to enable phosphate mining. Here are Karen’s notes from the meeting:    DeSoto County legal …

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First DNC Presidential Primary Debate to be Held in Miami

Today, the DNC is proud to announce that the first presidential primary debate, broadcast live on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, will be held in Miami, Florida. The debate will take place in prime time on back-to-back nights on June 26 and 27. The debate will be broadcast live across all three networks with real-time Spanish …

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Getting Ready for 2020:

A Q&A on Candidate Recruitment: Perspectives from Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Democrats and lead recruiter for candidates to run on the Democratic ticket in our local elections Question: What’s being done now to prepare for the 2020 election? Jenkins: We are gearing up and are excited and enthused. Early this year, …

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New Sunshine Deal State Budget

 Download the New Sunshine Deal State Budget Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee and House Democrats unveiled the New Sunshine Deal — the first budget proposal from Democrats in over two decades. The New Sunshine Deal is a progressive and fiscally responsible budget that addresses the challenges facing Florida families. The House Democrats budget cuts taxes for working families, …

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Take-down of teacher’s display draws criticism

A Port Charlotte High School teacher received an outpouring of support, near and far, after she was asked to take down a Black History Month display. A Tweet posted Wednesday by a PCHS student, showed Alissa Perry, who is a full-time math substitute teacher, fighting back tears as she told students she had to remove …

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“Racism Justified” at Port Charlotte High

A Port Charlotte High School teacher forced to take down a Black History Month poster she made because it featured former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Thank you all for participating in this,” said Alissa Perry, a math teacher at Port Charlotte High School, in an emotional video posted to Twitter. “I’m going to go …

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) under investigation by the Florida Bar for Tweet at Michael Cohen

The Florida Bar has opened an investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz for a menacing social media post Tuesday aimed at Michael Cohen just as the former lawyer for President Donald Trump was set to testify before Congress. Gaetz, a Panhandle Republican, is a lawyer and member of the Florida Bar. (Read more in

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