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Biden Administration Appoints Daniel Foote Special Envoy to Haiti

Biden Administration Appoints Daniel Foote Special Envoy to Haiti

[Washington, DC] – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s appointment of a special envoy to Haiti: “I am extremely pleased that President Biden has appointed a special envoy to Haiti, a step that I urged him to take to help bring political, economic, and security stability to the island nation. […]

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NHAEON Celebrates Congress for Passing Legislation Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

NHAEON Celebrates Congress for Passing Legislation Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

[MIAMI] –  The National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) Board Chairman, Alix Desulme, Board of Directors, and the entire membership look forward to President Biden signing this historical legislation of making Juneteenth a federal holiday into law. Our members understand the importance of June 19th, 1865, and the impact this day has on American […]

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Broward Commissioner Dale Holness Aims to Replace former Congressman, Alcee Hastings

Broward Commissioner Dale Holness Aims to Replace former Congressman, Alcee Hastings

by Howard Campbell [SOUTH FLORIDA] – A giant of South Florida politics, Alcee Hastings left massive shoes to fill when he died from pancreatic cancer on April 6. Dale Holness is confident he has the capacity to succeed him as United States Congressman for Florida’s District 20. Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced November 2 as […]

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Bipartisan Police Reform Bill Passes Florida Legislature

Bipartisan Police Reform Bill Passes Florida Legislature

[TALLAHASSEE] –Today, HB 7051 passed on the Senate floor. It received zero “no” votes on the House and Senate floor on its way to Governor DeSantis’ desk. The Florida Legislative Black Caucus identified this as a priority back in the summer. Especially following the protests in reaction to the murder of George Floyd by Derek […]

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Young People in Florida Demand Senator Marco Rubio Support For The People Act

Young People in Florida Demand Senator Marco Rubio Support For The People Act

[MIAMI] – On Wednesday, April 14, Un-PAC student organizers and activists, who together represent thousands of young Floridians, met with Senator Marco Rubio’s office to advocate for the For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1). This bill is a comprehensive democracy reform package that addresses voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics laws. Together, the Un-PAC student organizers […]

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Marleine Bastien Enters Race for Miami-Dade County Commission District 2

Marleine Bastien Enters Race for Miami-Dade County Commission District 2

[MIAMI DADE] – Longtime Community Leader Marleine Bastien joined the race for Miami-Dade County Commission District 2. District 2 includes part of Little Haiti, Liberty City, Hialeah, North Miami Beach, and North Miami. Founder Family Action Network Movement Bastien has worked for decades to strengthen families and small businesses in South Florida. In 1991, she […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan

Congresswoman Wilson Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan

[Washington, D.C.] – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson voted to pass H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act. A landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus and get vaccines in people’s arms.  Plus, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom, and put people back to work. [State] […]

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AFSCME President, Saunders hails passage of American Rescue Plan

AFSCME President, Saunders hails passage of American Rescue Plan

[WASHINGTON, DC] – AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement responding to the House of Representatives vote to pass the American Rescue Plan: “On this date in 2020, there were less than 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States. Exactly one year later, we are mourning the deaths of more than half a […]

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AFSCME President Lee Saunders Celebrates Biden-Harris Inauguration

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Celebrates Biden-Harris Inauguration

Saunders, ‘Biden-Harris will make the concerns of working people their highest priority’ [WASHINGTON, DC] – AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement about the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States: “Today at noon, the nation gets a new chief executive, one with the experience, vision and temperament to address […]

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Florida Democratic Party Elects New State Executive Committee Board

Florida Democratic Party Elects New State Executive Committee Board

 Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, is the newly elected Chair of the Florida Democratic Party [FLORIDA] – On Saturday, January 9th the Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee elected new officers as well as new DNC Members. Statewide officers are:  Chair: Mayor Manny Diaz (M) Vice Chair: Judy Mount (F) Secretary: Casmore Shaw (M) Treasurer: Francine Garcia (F) New […]

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