Category: Opinion

Chair, Young Democrats’ Letter to the Editor

The Sun Newspaper recently published the following letter to the editor authored by Daniel Schwarz. There is a crisis at the border, but don’t be fooled by President Trump, it’s America’s fault, not the migrants. We treat people who are fleeing desperate circumstances like criminals just because they weren’t fortunate enough to be born in …

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Letter to the Editor: A lesson from Omar Bradley

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter from Charlotte Democratic Executive Committee Secretary Jane Merriam was published in the Sun on Wednesday, June 5th. Editor: Last month I had the privilege of visiting France and touring the beaches of Normandy. I was struck by a quote attributed to General Omar Bradley on the eve of D- …

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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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