Currently as the State’s First Vice President and former President of Orange County Black President, Russell Drake has decided to run for statewide office as president. With a 2020 presidential election, there is a need for dynamite leadership, and effective communication to grow and build the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida as the most powerful Black organization in the state. He has build the Orlando chapter from 12 to 120 members, and his vision and platform statewide is to grow the caucus to 35 chapters, and build the existing membership in each chapter to 50 or more.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management Subcommittee of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $5,911,779 to Monroe County for debris removal resulting from Hurricane Irma.
MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and first South American-born member of Congress, met with representatives of the Association of Venezuelan Mothers & Women Abroad (AMAVEX), the Organization of Persecuted Venezuelan Politicians in Exile (VEPPEX), and leaders of the Venezuelan community in Florida to honor Mucarsel-Powell’s “unconditional and continuous support of the Venezuelan people” by fighting for the Judiciary Committee to approve temporary protected status (TPS) for Venezuelans currently residing in the United States.
West Palm Beach, FL – On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2 p.m., Mayor Keith A. James and representatives from the City of West Palm Beach Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) held a press conference to release the official results of the 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count, which shows a significant 24% decline in on-street homelessness in the City of West Palm Beach.