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.
Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) today led 10 of their Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing legislation that enables survivors of major natural disasters to receive housing assistance. The Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act of 2019 comes after a string of natural disasters that created housing crises, including Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Hurricane Florence, the flooding of the Missouri River Basin and the wildfires in California.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee and Hispanic Caucus and the first South American-born member of Congress, lauded the passage of three critical immigration bills out of the Judiciary Committee – H.R. 2820, the Dream Act, H.R. 2821, the Promise Act, and H.R. 549 the Venezuela TPS Act – as well as H.R. 854 the Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019, being reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mucarsel-Powell released the following statement:
Detroit, MI - As keynote speaker at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 64th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner held in Detroit, Michigan on May 5, 2019, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Cali.), the first black woman of both West Indian and East Indian descent to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, said, “We must push for change not only from the outside but also from the inside and at the table where the decisions are being made.” She also stated that it’s time to “speak truth” in America, and called for a “new kind of leadership.” Sen. Harris, whose speech was punctuated by the applause of some 10,000 attendees, went on to honor the late Civil Rights leader Judge Damon Keith, saying, “His rulings advanced the cause of equality and his legacy will have a lasting impact on generations to come.”