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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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Social Media Director

The Social Media Director coordinates the Charlotte Democratic Party’s message on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. The ideal candidate understands the strengths and weaknesses of each platform and how to develop a loyal user base among Party members and like-minded voters. The Social Media Director will help assemble a team to post …

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Blue Gala Keynote Speaker previews legislative priorities.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Florida’s newly-elected Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried, is preparing for the start of next week’s Legislative Session. Nearly 50 days into her first term in office, the lone Democrat elected to Florida’s Cabinet stopped by the WCTV studios on Monday. Fried talked about her first weeks in office, and what’s on …

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Local Democratic Leader Betty Gissendanner has died

The son of local Democratic leader Betty Gissendanner says that Betty has passed away following a battle with cancer. Gissendanner was a driving force for the Charlotte County Democratic Party, most recently serving as Vice Chair until 2018. She also served as State Committeewoman for seven years, representing the Charlotte Party to the Florida Democratic …

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Blue Gala to Feature Nikki Fried

Charlotte County Democrat’s Blue Gala to feature Nikki Fried. Florida’s first female Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Ms. Fried will serve as Keynote Speaker at April 13th Blue Gala at Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda.

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