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Donald Trump Flees Washington During #MarchForOurLives

Donald Trump Flees Washington During #MarchForOurLives

WEST PALM BEACH – Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump will spend the weekend in Palm Beach at his luxury resort Mar-a-Lago, while students prepare to March on Washington: “​It’s no surprise that Donald Trump​ is choosing to flee Washington rather than face the hundreds of thousands […]

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Corcoran’s “Colossally Stupid” Plan to Arm Teachers Will Make Schools Less Safe

Corcoran’s “Colossally Stupid” Plan to Arm Teachers Will Make Schools Less Safe

Republicans and Democrats Agree Arming Teachers don’t make schools safer TALLAHASSEE – Less than two weeks after the Parkland shooting, Florida Republicans are playing politics with public safety and embracing one of Donald Trump’s most widely derided proposals to reduce gun violence. On Friday, Republicans in the legislature — led by Speaker Richard Corcoran — […]

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U.S. House Passes Bill Supporting Triple-Digit Predatory Lending

U.S. House Passes Bill Supporting Triple-Digit Predatory Lending

By Charlene Crowell WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives broke the hearts of a broad and diverse coalition of advocates after Members of Congress passed predatory lending legislation on February 14. A bill passed the lower chamber that would render useless state laws in the majority of states, including the 15 states and […]

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State Senator Daphne Campbell Hosts the 10th Annual Caribbean Day at The Capitol

State Senator Daphne Campbell Hosts the 10th Annual Caribbean Day at The Capitol

TALLAHASSEE – Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami), Chair of Caribbean Day, joined by former state representative and Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes, Hazelle Rogers, Co-Chair, and former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, Vice Chair, and other members of the Florida Legislature to celebrate Caribbean Day at the Capitol on February 1, 2018.   For the past 9 years, members of […]

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Anti-trafficking bill for Florida gets boost from Rep. Barrington Russell

Anti-trafficking bill for Florida gets boost from Rep. Barrington Russell

SOUTH FLORIDA – Female Development World Organization (FDWO), worked with Florida House Representative Barrington Russell (D-Lauderhill) to craft and garner support for a deeply needed anti-trafficking bill for Florida. This Anti-trafficking bill seeks to create programs that educate the public on the problem of human trafficking in addition to how to spot a trafficked person, and […]

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Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on why she will not attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address:  “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address. I have no […]

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North Miami City Council Reaction to Statements by President Trump

North Miami City Council Reaction to Statements by President Trump

North Miami – The following statements are reactions from the City of North Miami’s Mayor and Council concerning President Donald Trump’s alleged derogatory statements on the Republic of Haiti and other nations. “Haitians have contributed immensely to the founding of this great country during the siege of Savannah in 1779. Haitians, like myself, came to […]

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Call for Governor Scott to denounce President Trump’s Racist Remarks

Call for Governor Scott to denounce President Trump’s Racist Remarks

TALLAHASSEE – Appalled by reports late Thursday that President Donald Trump referred to African countries and Haiti as “shithole countries,” and that he preferred that the United States bring in more people from countries like Norway, state Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami) called on Governor Rick Scott to denounce the racist remarks. “The President’s ongoing war […]

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Congresswoman Wilson condemns Trump’s “shithole” comments

Congresswoman Wilson condemns Trump’s “shithole” comments

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Condemns President Trump’s Description of Haiti, El Salvador and African Nations  Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s disparaging comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations:  “I should be disappointed by reports that President Trump thinks that Haiti, El Salvador and African […]

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Homeland Security terminates TPS for Haitians

Homeland Security terminates TPS for Haitians

WASHINGTON— On Monday, November 20th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019. This decision follows then-Secretary Kelly’s announcement in May […]

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