Week 5/ Education / HB 859 & SB 668-Relating to Postsecondary Distance Education
TALLAHASSEE, FL-State Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami) on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to reconsider his administration's discriminatory plans to return Haitians seeking refuge from devastating natural disasters in their homeland. She also called for an extension on the time requirement for Temporary Protection Status (TPS) renewals. The designation allows individuals fleeing from natural disasters or armed conflicts to remain and work in this country without fear of deportation until home conditions have improved.
Up to the minute that Sen. Frank Artiles decided to resign almost a week ago, he seemed ready to put up a fight in spite of national outcry over his profaned and racially laced attack on Sen. Audrey Gibson. But while the racial scars from Artiles’ tirade may linger, many are calling his decision to leave the Florida Senate “the right thing.”
Tallahassee—Senator Frank Artiles ended his career in the state legislature by resigning, following a curse-filled, racist diatribe disparaging Senator Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville. Artiles was outraged because Gibson not only spoke against his bill she voted against it. While at the capital’s prestigious Governors Club, Artiles cursed and demeaned Gibson and his senate colleagues. He went on to call White senators “niggas“ and used the “p” word to describe Senate President Joe Negron.
MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) today released the following statement on Florida State Senator Frank Artiles: “First of all, it was a huge loss to the democratic party to lose such a statesman as State Senator Dwight Bullard,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “The revelation that we lost him to State Senator Frank Artiles, a racist man who lacks respect for people of color and who has no regard for the feelings of his constituents, makes this scenario more egregious.”
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