WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Hispanic Caucus Education & Labor Task Force, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) introduced the Social and Emotional Learning for Families (SELF) Act (H.R. 4626). The bill authorizes a competitive grant program to increase the capacity of teachers and school leaders to work with families to develop and support the social and emotional skills, habits, and mindsets of children.
Miami, Fla. — Today, Forward Florida Action, Andrew Gillum’s voter registration and reengagement organization, debuted a robust new website that makes it easier for Floridians to register to vote and find grassroots progressive events near them.
Tampa- Ruth’s List Florida announced today 19 endorsements for pro-choice Democratic candidates seeking re-election. “Ruth’s List is proud to lend its sought after “seal of approval” to an incredible group of pro-choice Democratic women seeking re-election to state legislative offices. These legislators are the front-line fighters on issues that matter most to Florida families: womens reproductive choice, health care, education and protecting Florida’s environment. Our endorsed legislators are essential to turning back the clock on 20 years of Republican rule in Tallahassee.” Said Pamela Goodman, CEO/President of RLF. “Each of these women is a leader and trailblazer in her own right. Individually, they are changing their communities. Collectively, they are changing our state and our nation.”
Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) last week sent a letter to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting that the IG conduct an audit of the private prisoner transportation industry and evaluate whether DOJ is conducting sufficient oversight of for-profit prisoner transport companies to ensure that they are complying with federal law and regulations.