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Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

SOUTH FLORIDA – Congresswoman Wilson hosted a telephone town hall for District 24 constituents on April 9 to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and resources available for individuals and small businesses. She was joined on the call by panelists Roy Hawkins, senior vice president and CEO at Jackson Memorial Hospital; Dr. Lillian Rivera, […]

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North Miami Mayor Issues Statement on Emergency Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings

North Miami Mayor Issues Statement on Emergency Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings

North Miami – North Miami Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime, issued the following statement in reference to the City’s latest Emergency Order, which requires use of masks and face coverings in the City. “Today, the City of North Miami issued a new Emergency Order to help cease the spread of COVID-19. Through this order, we hope to […]

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Rep. Shevrin Jones Requests Governor DeSantis to Consider Increasing COVID-19 Testing in Black Communities

Rep. Shevrin Jones Requests Governor DeSantis to Consider Increasing COVID-19 Testing in Black Communities

Tallahassee– Today, Representative Shevrin “Shev” Jones (D–West Park) asked Governor DeSantis to consider adding more COVID-19 testing sites in predominantly black communities. Structural inequalities are demonstrating the contrast in how different communities are responding to the crisis. While some people are fortunate to stay home, many people in the black community work in essential jobs […]

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FANM Urges Trump Administration to put Moratorium on Deportations to Haiti and Other Nations During COVID-19 Pandemic

FANM Urges Trump Administration to put Moratorium on Deportations to Haiti and Other Nations During COVID-19 Pandemic

MIAMI –  The COVID-19 pandemic has infected nearly 1.3 million people globally and killed at least seventy thousand. Because of this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  have urged the American public to stay at home when possible in order to safely avoid exposure and curb the outbreak. Yet, despite the highly contagious nature […]

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ICE Urged To Take Action To Limit Spread of COVID-19 Among Employees & Detainees In South Florida

ICE Urged To Take Action To Limit Spread of COVID-19 Among Employees & Detainees In South Florida

Following Reports Of Two Employees & Detainee Testing Positive For COVID-19 At ICE Detention Center In Miami-Dade, South Florida Members Express Concern For Detainees & Employees MIAMI – Today (April 8), U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led her colleagues on a letter to Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Matthew Albence to […]

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Cruise Ship Crisis Required Tough Choices, Difficult Decisions in Broward County

Cruise Ship Crisis Required Tough Choices, Difficult Decisions in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY – The eyes of the world have been fixed on South Florida recently, as elected officials, government administrators, health care professionals, law enforcement and a myriad of other organizations in Broward County have been engaged in an unprecedented fight against COVID-19 – a fight that is requiring tough choices and difficult decisions. For most of the […]

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City of Miramar Amends Order For Individuals To Wear Face Coverings

City of Miramar Amends Order For Individuals To Wear Face Coverings

MIRAMAR – Miramar City Manager, Vernon Hargray issued an amended and restated Order effective 12:01 a.m. on April 13, 2020 requiring individuals to wear a nose and mouth covering in public. This includes all employees and customers of grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies and restaurants. All individuals providing delivery services are also required to wear […]

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Celebrity Chef Ivan and North Miami Beach Provides Meals for Healthcare Workers on the Frontline

Celebrity Chef Ivan and North Miami Beach Provides Meals for Healthcare Workers on the Frontline

NORTH MIAMI BEACH – With doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers in South Florida risking their wellbeing for their communities, celebrity Chef Ivan Dorvil and the City of North Miami Beach (NMB) worked together to provide meals and gratitude for the healthcare heroes at Jackson North Medical Center today, April 7, 2020, at 1 p.m. Chef […]

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As Unemployment Claims Skyrocket, Employment Agency Workers Call for Greater Assistance

As Unemployment Claims Skyrocket, Employment Agency Workers Call for Greater Assistance

Amid the largest spike in unemployment claims in U.S. history, employment agency workers work overtime to aid struggling Americans despite being hindered by years of short-sighted cuts, lack of technological improvements and understaffing WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 9, public service workers on the front lines of responding to the nation’s growing economic crisis will provide a first-hand account of the historic volumes of Unemployment Insurance claims they […]

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Wilson urges DeSantis to Help Ensure Florida Nursing Homes Follow CDC Guidelines

Wilson urges DeSantis to Help Ensure Florida Nursing Homes Follow CDC Guidelines

MIAMI – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson led a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew calling on them to take steps to safeguard the well-being of Florida’s nursing home residents.   Florida, which has one of the largest senior populations in the nation, is home to 691 licensed nursing […]

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