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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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Senator Shevrin Jones Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

Senator Shevrin Jones Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

[WEST PARK] – Today, Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-West Park) released the following statement on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: “This is a shameful moment in our nation’s history as Donald Trump and his enablers have incited and provoked an outright attack on democracy. These are not political protestors, but violent terrorists attempting to […]

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Florida Democratic Party on the Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Florida Democratic Party on the Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

[FLORIDA] – In light of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol being led by Trump supporters, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement: “This is not patriotism, this is terrorism, and an attempted coup. Our thoughts are with the Congressional members and staff on Capitol Hill today. We stand with those who are […]

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Barbara Sharief, Candidate for U.S. Congress Launches Campaign Website

Barbara Sharief, Candidate for U.S. Congress Launches Campaign Website

[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Congressional candidate Barbara Sharief has launched her campaign website for District 20 Seat for 2022. District 20 includes the City of Miramar, parts of Southern and Central Broward, the West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach areas in central Palm Beach County and The Glades area. The website includes Barbara’s background, experience and […]

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