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A Win for Abortion-Rights Advocates

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by two states — Kansas and Louisiana — that want to cut Medicaid funds from providers like Planned Parenthood. The decision to not hear the appeal means that the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stands. The Appeals Court  told Kansas in …

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Legislative Liaison’s Mid Term Election Highlights

The mid-term elections are over and we didn’t get everything we wanted. However, we had a number of notable victories across the state and the country. Charlotte County turned-out to vote in historic numbers for a mid-term election Sixty-six percent of Charlotte County Democrats voted in the mid-term election Democrat Nikki Fried became Florida’s agriculture …

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Santa’s Elves Prepare for Christmas Parade

They’ve wrapped the presents and made the preparations – Now join us for the parade! Charlotte Dems will march in style alongside our float in the Holiday Parade. The parade departs Charlotte Center for Performing Arts (CCPA) at noon, Sat. Dec. 8, and marches on Carmelita and Taylor streets to the Charlotte Harbor Events Center. We …

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Andrew Gillum campaign looks toward ‘Next Steps’ after defeat

What’s a political campaign to do once their candidate loses? The Andrew Gillum campaign vowed to continue as a movement and build Florida’s progressive grassroots. An email headlined “The Mid-Terms are over … Now What?!’ was blasted out to supporters statewide Sunday evening, encouraging those who worked to elect Gillum as Governor to continue the fight. (Read …

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Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. George W. Bush released a statement, saying for himself and his siblings, “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died.” (Read more in NPR.org) Jeb Bush and Florida remember George H. W. Bush …

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Charlotte Dems will march in Holiday Parade

Charlotte Dems will march in style alongside our float in the Holiday Parade. The parade departs Charlotte Center for Performing Arts (CCPA) at noon, Sat. Dec. 8, and marches on Carmelita and Taylor streets to the Charlotte Harbor Events Center. We need marchers to accompany the float. Please arrive Performing Arts Center before 11:00 AM. …

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Machine Recount Completed

Wednesday the 14th, the Charlotte County Canvassing Board reconvened at 9 am to complete the machine recount of the 2018 election.  The third day of counting focused on write-in ballots for Governor and Senate. Supervisor Stamoulis opened the session by explaining that it was possible for a voter to write in a candidate’s name rather …

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Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson introduce Jimmy Buffet’s Free Concert

In August, Jimmy Buffett performed a concert in support of Florida Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Gwen Graham, who was ultimately defeated in the primaries by Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum. Now the chief Parrot Head is putting his muscle behind Gillum: On Saturday, Buffett will headline a Get Out the Vote rally for Gillum and Senator Bill …

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