The report cards are in, and Collier County’s legislative delegation appears to have flunked. State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo and State Reps. Byron Donald and Bob Rommel all earned a grade of “F” from the Florida Education Association for their performance in 2017 and 2018.Details
Mark your calendars for Naples Pride 2018. The event will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cambier Park in Naples. Last year’s first Naples Pride event was a huge success when the community came together to make history and have a fun-filled day celebrating awareness and raising money for the local LGBT Emergency Fund.Details
Florida shoppers are vowing to boycott popular grocery store Publix ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend after it donated more than a half a million dollars to a gubernatorial candidate who touts himself as a “proud NRA sellout.” Collier County Democrats are being urged to join the boycott.Details
A new report outlines how voter registration among young people is on the rise – specifically in Florida – with experts saying they believe the surge in voter registration among young people will translate into to a higher turnout in the mid-term elections that will benefit Democrats.Details
The future of Collier County’s public schools will be in the hands of voters this year. Hear from the candidates running for the school board at a forum on Wednesday, May 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples.
WHO: Jory Westberry, Victor Dotres, Jen Mitchell, Kathy Ryan, Darlene Alvarez, Mary Ellen Cash, and Roy Terry.
WHERE: 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples
TIME: 5-7 P.M.
Florida Congressional District 19 candidate David Holden has been endorsed by the national Indivisible Project. “David’s background in public policy and understanding of the needs of his district make him a powerful choice for Congress,” said Maria Urbina, national political director for the Indivisible Project. “David will fight to protect natural resources in south Florida and not tire in his fight against the gun lobby. David will be a good steward and strong voice for his district’s interests in Washington.”Details
Florida Congressional District 19 Candidate Todd Trux will appear at two Lee County forums. They are:
Healthcare Initiative – Town Hall Series
Guest Speaker: Jim Roach
Candidate Speaker: Todd Truax
Date and time: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs, FL 34125
Two Democratic candidates for Florida governor and the head of the state Democratic Party gave local party members a unified message: There will be a “blue wave” inundating the Sunshine State this year. The three were among the speakers at the Brevard Democrats Big Blue Bash billed as “a fundraiser for midterm victory.”Details
This week I attended a town hall where folks were asking questions about health care in Florida. Would their current elected representative support expanding Medicaid in Florida so nearly a million more people could have healthcare? His answer: NO. FLORIDA CAN’T AFFORD IT. But that’s not true, it’s a choice.Details
Be sure and attend our next meeting of Collier Progressives on May 16 at Democratic headquarters, 600 Goodlette Frank Road, Naples. Annisa Karim, former chair of the Collier County Democratic Party and noted biologist and environmentalist, will discuss “The Environment and the State of Our State.”Details
With the news obsessed with the inquiry into election meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the question we need to ask ourselves is this: What is it that Vladmir Putin really wants? Retired Foreign Service officer and Russia expert William Pope has the answers and he will share them at the next meeting of the Collier County Democratic Club on Monday, May 21. The Collier County Democratic Club (CCDC) meets on the third Monday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.Details
The revelations of the last week would have been a terrible year for most elected officials or campaigns, but it was just another mismanaged, calamitous, smoldering week for Rick Scott that got bad enough his team resorted to threatening reporters. And to more lies. And while his administration goes up in flames, Scott is “all but shuttering the governor’s office to campaign.” Instead of trying to buoy the sinking ship – Scott boasted about how much campaigning he is doing and flew to Texas to raise money from big oil interests.Details