Category: Opinion

Let democracy do its job

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter by Charlotte DEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Monday, May 13th. Editor: As Speaker Pelosi pointed out, our system provides a way of settling things. It happened in 2018 at the ballot box. Our democratic process worked as it was designed to do. The …

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Rizzo: Democrats working to protect Florida voting rights

In Florida, when we say every vote counts, we really mean it. Protecting the right to vote and increasing voter participation should have broad bipartisan support. Yet, a divide has emerged in Florida: on one side, Republican politicians are trying to make it harder for Floridians to vote; while Democrats are registering voters and working to protect …

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Charlotte missing out on impact fees

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the Charlotte Sun was written by Charlotte County DEC Member David Moe and published in the Sun’s Tuesday, April 9th Edition. Editor: A recent Charlotte County Board of Commissioners meeting included an agenda item on impact fees. A small fee increase spread over the next two years was …

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EDITORIAL: Trump whiffed big opportunity during Lake Okeechobee visit

President Trump got another $2 million last weekend. The Everglades is still waiting. Before hosting a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, the president visited Lake Okeechobee and the lakefront town of Canal Point. Assembled Republicans wanted to hear him talk about the lake and water quality. Mostly, they hoped to hear him say he would increase his proposed Everglades budget …

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Consider sea rise in PG future plan

CharlotteDems Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor by Charlotte Co. DEC Communications Chair Jim Blue was published in the Sun Monday, April 1. Editor: From March 11 through March 15, the planning firm Dover, Kohl and Partners asked Punta Gorda citizens to create city goals. Most of the discussion centered around the City …

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Republicans are morally bankrupt

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter written by Charlotte County Democratic Party Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Saturday, March 30th: Editor: What do Republicans loathe? The Green New Deal. It provides for clean water, clean air, and good-paying jobs. It combines immediate concerns about pollution with carbon emissions reductions. Republicans …

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Respect the will of Florida voters

CharlotteDems Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor from Democratic Club President Nancy Razvoza was published in the Charlotte Sun Friday March 29th   Editor: This is really a letter to our state legislators: Florida voters have spoken, the Florida courts weighed in on the language of Amendment 4. Will you please stay out …

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Viewpoint: The Mueller Report

  Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Party The president has not been exonerated. There was no collusion but plenty of corruption as evidenced by the number of deviants close to the president who now face jail time. The Mueller report showed us how a demagogue can degrade key norms, which fall just short …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No one wants to murder Newborns

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the Editor from DEC Board member Jane Merriam was published in the Charlotte Sun on Monday, March 25th. Editor: After seeing two letters to the editor claiming that Democrats support killing newborn infants and children, I must respond. On Feb. 25, the Senate debated the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors …

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EDITORIAL: The Sun slams local State Rep. Grant’s plan to subvert Home Rule

What is it about the trip to Tallahassee that makes state legislators want to stick it to the people who are running the show back home?… Rep. Michael Grant, R-Port Charlotte, would further squeeze the ability of local governments to do the job they were elected to do, and by home rule charter rights, have …

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