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“Caribbean Folks: Step Up & Take your Place” 

“Caribbean Folks: Step Up & Take your Place” 

Congressman Hastings announces his run for Re-election! Ft. Lauderdale  - The City of Sunrise came alive on Sunday as the Caribbean American Democratic Club and the Caribbean Democratic Caucus of Florida, jointly rolled out their high-octane, signature inaugural event, setting the stage for the Caribbean American Agenda for the election year 2020. Krave Banquet Hall was the venue for this august occasion, which saw the powerhouse of Democratic representation with the likes […]

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Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the House Impeachment Inquiry Vote

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the House Impeachment Inquiry Vote

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has issued the following statement on the House vote to formally begin impeachment inquiry:  Today the House took the sad but very necessary step of voting for a resolution to formalize the rules for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It is only the third time in history […]

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Congresswoman Wilson “Not Surprised” by President Trump’s Lynching Analogy

Congresswoman Wilson “Not Surprised” by President Trump’s Lynching Analogy

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump comparing impeachment to a lynching: “I long ago ceased to be surprised by anything Donald Trump says, but today he hit yet another new low. African Americans carry to this day the scars of one of the darkest […]

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GACC Welcomes WTO Extension of CBERA WAIVER

GACC Welcomes WTO Extension of CBERA WAIVER

MIAMI – The Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) wishes to express its sincere thanks to all governments, organizations and individuals who advocated for the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) which has led to the submission by the United States, and the approval of the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the […]

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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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