Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:30
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 27, 2016: NBC Nightly News Host Lester Holt had the honor of being the first moderator of the first U.S. Presidential debate of this election cycle. But not only did Holt drop the ball with poor moderating skills where he consistently lost control of the debate, but his questions too were pitiful at best and completely ignored one of the hottest issue that Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has made central to his campaign – immigration.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 16:52
Washington, D.C.—Over the weekend, several unidentified bodies believed to be of Cuban migrants were found off Islamorada, Ramrod Key, and Little Palm. “I was saddened to learn the news of a group of Cubans who lost their lives while trying to reach our shores. It has been a rough few days for our South Florida community. Regrettably, President Obama's new policy toward the Castro dictatorship has created much anxiety and desperation on the island, leading many to dangerously risk their lives in an effort to escape.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 16:51
Today, Chair Dwight Bullard has suspended Carlos Pereira as a member of the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), the governing body of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, for violating his loyalty oath. The loyalty oath, a document signed by all members of the DEC, clearly states "I will not support the election of the opponent of any Democratic nominee".
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 18:00
Issues statement on Brownsville drive-by shooting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami; Sept. 24, 2016) – Miami-Dade School Board Member and mayoral candidate Raquel Regalado has issued the following statement in response to more tragic and needless shooting deaths in our community – a drive-by in Brownsville that claimed two lives. “This tragic loss of life, another horrific incident of young men being gunned down in a barrage of bullets at a private residence, will leave their families asking why for the remainder of their lives. We must pray for these families, that they may one day find peace. For peace to rain down upon them, justice must be swift.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:03
Constitutional Court’s Decision to strip Citizenship from Dominicans of Foreign Descent. Today marks the third anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s decision to strip the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship, the majority of whom are of Haitian descent. They are also being denied the legal rights and protections to which they were previously entitled. The court’s decision has created a devastating human rights crisis and an unprecedented level of statelessness. It is particularly devastating for children who can no longer attend school or seek medical care.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:35
Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee marked-up, H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act: “It’s important to provide our at-risk youth and juveniles an opportunity to succeed. Unfortunately, whether they are born into circumstances they can’t control or make misguided decisions that steer them off course, these kids often don’t know that they have options to build successful, fulfilling lives. Instead, they believe their only path forward is one of crime or delinquency that often puts them or others in harm’s way and sets them up for failure rather than success.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:11
On Sunday, September 18, Hillary for Florida hosted a Black Girl Magic roundtable in Miami for young black women in the community at Jackson Soul Food in Miami. At the roundtable, which was livestreamed on the Hillary for Florida Facebook page, the women discussed issues of equal representation in politics, women's rights and Hillary Clinton's plans to create an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
Friday, 16 September 2016 17:14
Tallahassee, FL — Today marks exactly 200 days since President Obama wrote a letter to Congress urging the passage of $1.9 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika. During this period, Marco Rubio has continued to back Republican ‘poison pills’ designed to score political points during the crisis. As Zika spread in Florida, Rubio was voting to ensure that any relief measure also included provisions to cut Planned Parenthood funding and protect the display of the Confederate flag.
Friday, 16 September 2016 17:11
TALLAHASSEE — Gainesville police released a video and new details Wednesday that sheds more light on the alleged battery ast Saturday involving state Rep. Keith Perry and a man who was taking down one of his campaign signs. The video shows Perry striking the man in the neck in front of a house after a Gators football game.
Friday, 16 September 2016 16:57
Together for Florida is launching a new effort to lead recruitment and outreach to the growing number of Republicans and Independents in the state who are stepping forward to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. This latest list of Florida GOP leaders join the endorsements of lifelong Republicans including Cuban-American businessman Mike Fernandez, and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:33
CORAL GABLES, FL - Governor Jeb Bush today announced his endorsement of John Couriel for Florida State House District 114, the district in which they both reside. "Having known John since he was a college student, I'm delighted that I get to vote for him to be my state representative," Governor Bush said. "He speaks with clarity and optimism about the challenges we face as a community and nation: promoting economic opportunity for all, making our kids career-ready, and making health care more affordable and transparent.
Monday, 12 September 2016 21:23
Miami, FL – On Saturday, September 10, former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis and Florida State Representative candidate Daisy Baez stopped by a voter registration event at the Clinton campaign office in Wynwood to discuss why they support for Hillary Clinton in this election. Before a crowd of supporters, campaign organizers and Planned Parenthood volunteers, Senator Davis discussed the importance of electing Hillary Clinton and Democrats up and down the ticket who will fight to protect women's access to health care, close the pay gap and fight for paid family leave. In contrast, Donald Trump has asserted that guaranteeing paid family leave would make America less competitive and consistently insulted, criticized, and demeaned women.
Monday, 12 September 2016 20:48
Miami-Dade Support For Trump Among The Highest In The Country. MIAMI (Sept. 9, 2016) – While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton maintains a strong lead among Hispanic voters in Florida and nationally, Latino support for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election has reached a new low in the state and around the country, according to the New Latino Voice voter poll. Support for Trump among Hispanics in Miami-Dade County, however, remains among the highest in the country for the second week in a row, according to a weekly public opinion poll conducted by FIU in partnership with Adsmovil, a mobile advertising company that specializes in reaching Latinos in the U.S.
Monday, 12 September 2016 14:49
Miami, FL - In a new Hillary for Florida radio ad, "Our Home", a Haitian American supporter describes what's at stake for the Haitian American community this election and explains why everyone must do his or her part to elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. The ad describes Hillary Clinton's vision for the Haitian American community, including good-paying jobs; quality, affordable health care; quality education; and comprehensive immigration reform. The ad also argues how important it is to cast a vote in this historic election: "If you do not vote, you do not count. We must do our part and vote for Hillary Clinton for President."