Monday, 24 October 2016 20:59
Why Bother To Vote In the November 2016 General Election? Since 2000, a group of concerned Caribbean-Americans in South Florida, has developed Voters’ Guides to help you 1) select the better candidates who may promote the interests of Caribbean-American people in South Florida, and 2) provide guidance on constitutional ballot amendments. We have watched various political news programs, read local and national newspapers, attended town hall meetings, and consulted with non-partisan advocacy organizations and local community leaders. We have assessed the candidates based on their positions on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the economy, education, the American justice system, civil rights, healthcare, social services, affirmative action, economic opportunity among others.
Monday, 24 October 2016 15:49
CORAL GABLES, FL, October 21, 2016 - In an unprecedented development in the Florida State House District 114 race, President Barack Obama has endorsed Daisy J. Baez this morning, citing her record of outstanding service to our country as a veteran of the US Army, achieving the American Dream as an immigrant, and working to create opportunities for all working families in her community.
Monday, 06 March 2017 16:43
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson released the following statement on in response to President Trump’s new deportation rules: “The administration’s directive to expand deportations allegedly aims to make our communities safe. It will in fact achieve the opposite while simultaneously weakening the nation’s economy and betraying our American values.
Monday, 06 March 2017 15:58
Miami, Florida – Earlier today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) met with a group of South Florida Jewish leaders to discuss their concerns about the rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic violence across the nation and what is being done to protect Jewish centers in South Florida. Watch WPLG Local 10’s exclusive coverage here and read a transcript of their report below.
Monday, 06 March 2017 15:49
On CNN, Washington, D.C. – This morning, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined CNN “New Day” from Miami to discuss the Administration’s new immigration order expected later this week. Curbelo urged the Administration to work with the Congress on comprehensive immigration reform instead of repeating the Obama Administration’s mistake of acting alone. While calling for a better immigration system and improved border security, Curbelo also noted the Obama Administration’s historic deportations, the progress made at the border, and lamented the lack of honesty in public debate.
Monday, 06 March 2017 15:39
Miami, Florida – Today, the House Committee on Ways and Means released their latest #TaxReformTuesday video, a weekly video series highlighting committee members’ commitment and motivations for tax reform. This week, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) shares his commitment to tax reform and how the pro-growth GOP proposal will flatten the base and lower tax rates for both individuals and small businesses.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:32
ICYMI: The presidential debate was not the only political debate important to South Florida voters Sunday. Earlier in the morning, I was able to make the case for change on CBS4’s “Facing South Florida” with Jim Defede, who hosted the first Miami-Dade mayoral debate since we forced Carlos Gimenez into a runoff. While I emphasized my ability to reach consensus through intelligent dialogue, which I have done as a trial lawyer and an elected member of the Miami-Dade County Public School Board, Carlos Gimenez blamed others and made excuses for everything wrong in his administration, from dismantling the police department’s specialized units to his late response on Zika.
Friday, 07 October 2016 20:57
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 7, 2016:This is possibly the most critical election of most of our lifetime. Any immigrant not voting, or missing this opportunity to vote could mean handing a tax cheat, a sexist pig, a demagogue, a xenophobe and an ignoramus the chance to set this country back decades.
Friday, 07 October 2016 17:16
Support for Trump drops in days following first presidential debate. MIAMI (October 5, 2016) – Support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reached an all-time high among Latino voters nationally last week, with more than 83 percent indicating they would vote for her, according to the New Latino Voice poll. Meanwhile, support for Republican Donald Trump among Latinos decreased in Florida in the days following the first presidential debate, according to the weekly public opinion poll conducted by FIU in partnership with mobile advertising company Adsmovil.
Thursday, 06 October 2016 18:02
Medical, Religious, Judicial, and Law Enforcement Leaders and Communities. TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (September 28, 2016) – The VOTE NO on 2 campaign today released a list of state and national respected organizations, associations and professionals, all of whom have voiced their opposition to Florida’s Amendment 2 appearing on the November ballot. “We are thrilled to have the strong support of these respected leaders and entities who agree that there is nothing medical about marijuana,” said Christina Johnson, spokesperson for the VOTE NO on 2 campaign. “As Florida voters begin to cast their ballots on Amendment 2, it is vitally important they understand that this is no more than legalized pot and has no place in Florida’s constitution.”
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 18:30
The Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department was honored to swear in 139 new officers this week. The entire community should be pleased to know that these men and women stepped forward to serve this community, during this challenging time in our national history. Law enforcement officers are being held to the highest standards of conduct and ethics, and we know that this most recent class of officers will continue the tradition of excellent service and professionalism that has been the hallmark of the Miami-Dade Police Department. I am proud of each and every one of these officers for making this commitment to our community.
Friday, 30 September 2016 17:13
Miami, Florida—Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Diaz-Balart (FL-25), and Wilson (FL-24) held a press conference at Miami International Airport to discuss the Zika funding passage which passed the House last night. "This is a great victory for our community, and we achieved it by working together. I witnessed all of the Florida delegation—every day that we were in session—talking to colleagues from all over the country and explaining to them that this is not only a major public health crisis for South Florida, but also an economic crisis.
Friday, 30 September 2016 16:57
MIAMI, FL – Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson joined Republican Congressmen Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart at a press conference to applaud the passage of a continuing resolution that includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus. The funding is part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 9. Congresswoman Wilson has been at the forefront of the fight for Zika funding since July, when the first local transmissions were confirmed in Wynwood, which is in the heart of her district.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:39
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 27, 2016: A Caribbean-American New York politician is responding to racist hate mail by holding a discussion on racial inequality in America. New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, whose roots extend to Grenada, has been targeted with racist hate mail since he refused in protest, like NFL Player Colin Kaepernick, to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in protest of the rise of cases of discrimination in the US including police brutality.