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New DNC Website

  The Democratic National Committee has released a new website for 2020. It’s still at the old address: Democrats.org. It’s worth a look. The site explains who the Democratic Party is and what it does, gives some history, does a nice job of laying out our values, including the current governing platform and provides some tools …

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A Glimpse into a Blue Future: Young Dem Attends Leadership Blue

Leadership Blue Convention was an eye opening opportunity. As I repeated several times throughout the weekend to anyone who bothered to listen, I knew older generations are much more likely to vote than younger generations, but it was a relief to see so many passionate Democrats who were not just of collegiate age.

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Veterans group hosts Steube town hall

A town hall meeting on veterans affairs has been set for North Port. Concerned Veterans for America is hosting U.S. Rep. Greg Steube with its Defend & Reform Veterans and Military Town Hall. The event is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Suncoast Technical College Conference Center, 4445 Career Lane, North Port. (Read …

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Blanchard House to celebrate Emancipation Day

The Blanchard House Museum in Punta Gorda is holding its annual Emancipation Day Program on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., the program is a celebration for all Americans to pay homage to enslaved African-Americans and their contributions to the country, according to Blanchard House Director Martha Bireda. (Read more in Sun)

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Florida Republicans warn that Trump’s Venezuela policy is at risk of backfiring

“This could be another Bay of Pigs as far as Cuban sentiment is concerned,” said Al Cardenas, former chairman of the Florida Republican Party, referring to the failed U.S. military invasion of Cuba in 1961. If Maduro is toppled, he said, “Trump’s name is gold in South Florida,” but if not, “it’s going to hurt …

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‘Blatant disregard’: Congressional Democrats slam Rick Scott on Puerto Rico

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has messaged heavily on the continuing question of relief for Puerto Rico, but three Congressional Democrats say he’s all talk and no action. U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Darren Soto and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell teamed up on a press call opposing Scott, after Florida’s junior Senator earned a great deal of earned media in recent days for heated exchanges with …

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New poll: Florida voters support drug imports, oppose arming teachers

Florida voters support allowing prescription drug imports from Canada but don’t want teachers armed in classrooms. New polling from Florida Atlantic University’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative finds support for most of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities. From his environmental plans to voucher expansion, a majority favors the new executive’s direction so far. But positions like a ban on …

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Local State Senator Gruters tied to White Nationalists

The modern anti-immigrant movement in America was largely created by white nationalists and eugenicists. Among the nation’s loudest voices is the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, a group founded in 1979 by John Tanton, a doctor who believed in eugenics. State Sen. Joe Gruters, Dist. 23 — who is also the chair of the …

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Florida Democrats support protection and aid for Venezuelans

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto and Val Demings, State Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith and John Cortes, and Mayor of Kissimmee Jose Alvarez joined a round table hosted by Casa Venezuela to talk about efforts to support Venezuelans in the U.S. and in their country. During the event, elected officials called on the Trump administration and …

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Here’s how to attend Andrew Gillum’s ‘major announcement’ in South Florida

Former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has now released a time and location for his already-teased “major announcement” in South Florida. Gillum now says he’ll be appearing March 20 at Florida Memorial University’s Smith Conference Center for his announcement. Doors open at 5 p.m. A page has also been set up for those wishing to RSVP for …

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