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Florida Democratic Party Chair Statement on the Primary Election

Florida Democratic Party Chair Statement on the Primary Election

ORLANDO –  “It’s clear Democrats across Florida are fired up and committed to making a change in 2020. A record number of Democrats enrolled in vote-by-mail and voted early — casting their ballots safely from home and in-person. “President Trump decided to spread dangerous disinformation about the effectiveness of voting by mail – clearly that […]

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Representative Shevrin Jones on Senate District 35 Win

Representative Shevrin Jones on Senate District 35 Win

WEST PARK — Representative Shevrin Jones released the following statement on tonight’s primary election results in Senate District 35: “I am honored to have earned the people’s trust as we keep fighting for the many communities who have felt attacked and forgotten in today’s Florida. There’s no question that there’s more work to be done — […]

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If Biden Wins Kamala Harris Will Be Second Caribbean American VP

If Biden Wins Kamala Harris Will Be Second Caribbean American VP

by Sandra Bernard-Bastien SOUTH FLORIDA – Prior to the announcement of Kamala Harris as presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden’s running mate, two Caribbean Americans were in the running to be selected – Susan Rice whose maternal grandparents were Jamaican immigrants, and Kamala Harris, the daughter of Jamaican Donald Harris, economics professor emeritus at Stanford […]

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South Florida Caribbean-American Voters Guide: August 2020 Primaries

South Florida Caribbean-American Voters Guide: August 2020 Primaries

SOUTH FLORIDA – The following Caribbean-American voters guide was compiled by our media partners at National Weekly and the CNW editorial team. National Weekly over the past several weeks have closely analyzed responses to their questionnaires and the candidates’ position on various issues as they relate to the interests of Caribbean- and African-American voters. U.S. […]

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Jamaican-American Senator Kamala Harris Selected as Vice Presidential Candidate

Jamaican-American Senator Kamala Harris Selected as Vice Presidential Candidate

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaican-American Senator Kamala Harris was chosen by former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, as his running mate. This announcement ended weeks of speculation that the pick for Vice-President would be a woman. In making the announcement Biden said, “These aren’t normal times, I need someone working alongside me […]

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AFSCME’s Saunders Praises Kamala Harris as Biden’s Historic Vice Presidential Pick

AFSCME’s Saunders Praises Kamala Harris as Biden’s Historic Vice Presidential Pick

WASHINGTON, DC – AFSCME President Lee Saunders applauded Joe Biden’s announcement naming Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate: “Senator Harris is a tireless fighter for working people who will be a powerful running mate and a champion in the Biden administration for public service workers and the communities in which they work every day […]

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Miramar Vice Mayor Maxwell Chambers Endorses Candidate Elizabeth Burns for Pembroke Pines City Commission

Miramar Vice Mayor Maxwell Chambers Endorses Candidate Elizabeth Burns for Pembroke Pines City Commission

PEMBROKE PINES – Candidate for Pembroke Pines City Commission Elizabeth Burns received an endorsement from Vice Mayor of Miramar, Maxwell B. Chambers. In his endorsement, Chambers stated: “Elizabeth Burns is a long time resident of Pembroke Pines and I am pleased to support her as a candidate for the next City Commissioner for Pembroke Pines, […]

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South Dade BGLOs host Mayoral Candidate Forum, Thursday, July 30, 2020

South Dade BGLOs host Mayoral Candidate Forum, Thursday, July 30, 2020

SOUTH DADE – The South Dade Divine 9 Pact (SDD9) hosted a mayoral candidate forum centered on issues affecting the residents of south Miami-Dade County. The Pact Members The pact members – led by Leslie Elus, President of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated – included the Pi Delta Omega Chapter […]

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Mayor Hazelle Rogers of Lauderdale Lakes Endorses Democratic Candidate Daphne Campbell for Florida State Senate, District 35

Mayor Hazelle Rogers of Lauderdale Lakes Endorses Democratic Candidate Daphne Campbell for Florida State Senate, District 35

BROWARD COUNTY –  Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 was an important day for Former Florida State Senator and District 35 Senate Candidate, Democrat Daphne Campbell as Mayor Hazelle Rogers of Lauderdale Lakes officially endorsed her for State Senator. Mayor Rogers, who is the first Jamaican to be elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, […]

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Deadline to register to vote for the Primary Election is Monday, July 20

Deadline to register to vote for the Primary Election is Monday, July 20

MIAMI – The state of Florida voter registration and party change deadline for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election is Monday, July 20. Miami-Dade County voters are encouraged not to wait and register to vote or make party changes today in one of the following ways: Online at www.iamelectionready.org and selecting “Register to Vote”www.iamelectionready.org In person or […]

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