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U.S. Senator Cory Booker Endorses Sybrina Fulton for Miami-Dade County Commissioner

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Endorses Sybrina Fulton for Miami-Dade County Commissioner

MIAMI ⁠— U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate for president Cory Booker (NJ) endorses social change agent Sybrina Fulton in her race for Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District I. Booker noted Sybrina’s long-held passion for justice and advocacy to stem gun violence in announcing his support for her candidacy. Statement from Cory Booker:  “Sybrina Fulton would have […]

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Congresswoman Wilson in full Support of Impeachment Inquiry on Trump

Congresswoman Wilson in full Support of Impeachment Inquiry on Trump

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has issued the following statement on the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump: “I have hesitated to call for impeachment because I believe that any of the top-tier Democratic presidential candidates could beat Donald Trump like a drum in 2020. He would then go to prison for financial […]

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New Florida Majority Launches Statewide Voter Registration Push

New Florida Majority Launches Statewide Voter Registration Push

Andrew Gillum will join a live Pop-Up Panel with NewFM Voter Registration Canvassers MIAMI – The New Florida Majority (NewFM) prepares to launch statewide voter registration efforts in Miami-Dade, Broward, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, in order to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has […]

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Trump Administration Just Hit Bahamians While They Are Down

Trump Administration Just Hit Bahamians While They Are Down

Tallahassee – On September 11, NBC News reported an official from the Trump administration had told the news outlet that the U.S. government would not grant temporary protected status to Bahamians evacuating the devastated islands. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, issued the following statement: “The Trump administration just hit Bahamians while they are […]

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Trump’s Rejection of Waiving Visas For Bahamian Evacuees Is “Petty”

Trump’s Rejection of Waiving Visas For Bahamian Evacuees Is “Petty”

Fort Lauderdale – On September 9, Donald Trump dismissed the idea of granting the people of the Bahamas documentation waivers for various reasons including that the U.S. is “also recovering from the hurricane.” Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, hit back: “Donald Trump’s hostility to granting temporary protection status and documentation waivers to the […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Leads Delegation Letter Urging White House to Waive or Suspend Bahamian Visa Requirements

Congresswoman Wilson Leads Delegation Letter Urging White House to Waive or Suspend Bahamian Visa Requirements

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is leading a bipartisan letter signed by members of the Florida delegation urging President Donald Trump to waive or suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamians seeking to join relatives in the United States. The lawmakers also expressed support for Temporary Protected Status for the Bahamas should its government request […]

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House Democrats Call for Special Session to Address Gun Violence in Florida

House Democrats Call for Special Session to Address Gun Violence in Florida

Tallahassee – Today, members of the Florida House Democratic caucus announce their call for a special session to address the epidemic of gun violence in our state. By Florida law, if letters requesting a special session are sent to the Secretary of State by 20% of members of the legislature, then a poll of the entire […]

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North Miami Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime Signs The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Petition

North Miami Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime Signs The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Petition

NORTH MIAMI – North Miami Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime, released the following statement regarding his position against the nationwide issues of gun violence: “Last week, we tragically witnessed the impact of hate, mixed with the impact of do-nothing politicians refusing to properly address gun violence in our country.  My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the […]

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Florida Democratic Party Stands in Solidarity with El Paso and Dayton

Florida Democratic Party Stands in Solidarity with El Paso and Dayton

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democratic Party Chair, Terrie Rizzo, released the following statement after the El Paso and Dayton shooting tragedies: “Today, we join families grieving the lost lives of their loved ones in the tragedies of El Paso and Dayton. These tragedies keep reminding us why we can’t wait longer to stop gun violence, hate, […]

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Ambassador Andrew Young Celebrates a U.S. Presidential Candidate

Ambassador Andrew Young Celebrates a U.S. Presidential Candidate

ATLANTA –  It was not an endorsement, but Ambassador Andrew Young celebrated U.S. Presidential Candidate, Senator Kamala Harris, (D), as he accepted the Marcus Garvey Leadership Award at the 2019 Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc., Captains of Industry Awards & Gala on June 29th. Ambassador Young was honored during the sold-out event at the […]

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