Dwight Bullard (FL ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ D), state representative, will meet with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other national political leaders this week in Washington, DC at the seventh annual convening of the Young Elected Officials Network. At the convening, Representative Bullard will have the opportunity to discuss innovative local and state policy initiatives with national experts, participate in a healthcare forum and meet with over 200 progressive elected officials from around the country. "I always look forward to YEO National Convening, because of the collaboration. The collaboration between young progressive leaders with one goal in mind- making America great."
Following President Obama's decision to extend administrative relief to an estimated 800,000 young immigrants by halting deportations and offering temporary work permits to some immigrants, state Representative Hazelle Rogers (D-Lauderdale Lakes) issued the following statement in which she calls for education assistance for these talented, patriotic young people.
Representing a significant show of support from the senior community, long-time civic leader and AARP member Eufaula Frazier, endorsed Alison Austin for District 3 Commissioner. Frazier issued the endorsement on June 20 at an AARP political forum held at the Carrie P. Meek Center in Liberty City, where more than 100 seniors heard Austin announce her candidacy for Miami Dade County Commissioner of District 3. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â For more than 50 years, Frazier has been a champion of social justice, civil rights and voter education.
Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined the board of the Bayside Residents Association and City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to cut the ribbon on the new sign welcoming residents and visitors to the historic Bayside neighborhood, located between NE 68th Street and NE 72nd Street, east of Biscayne Boulevard, in the Upper East Side section of the City of Miami.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The area includes some of the oldest residences in Miami's historic districts, dating to the early 1900s.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â More than a decade ago, the association initiated the project to erect a historic district gateway marker on the NE 69th Street median off Biscayne Boulevard and raised almost $8,000 towards the project.