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Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson emphasized the importance of voting at "The Black Church Votes: From Motivation to Mobilization," held April 29, 2012 at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church. 
In the midst of a historic Presidential Inauguration, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors, led by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami, FL, Mayor Manny Diaz, have gathered at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C. for the 77thWinter Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss national priorities and the proposed Obama Economic Recovery Plan.
On March 16, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s resolution asking the federal government to assist Haitian nationals affected by January’s earthquake. The item urges President Obama to waive fees associated with filing for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) within the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced earlier this year that it would provide TPS to Haitian nationals who sought refuge in the U.S. as of January 12, 2010, the date of the earthquake.
Following Mitt Romney's troubling comments last week on education, State Rep. and teacher Dwight Bullard today released the following statement: “While holding a charter school roundtable in Pennsylvania yesterday, Mitt Romney told teachers that smaller class sizes actually 'hurt' education, despite their firsthand classroom experiences telling them otherwise. Mitt Romney seems to think he knows better than our nation’s teachers which class sizes are better for their students.
On March 16, 2010, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed legislation sponsored by Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson that aims to financially assist people who are wrongly convicted of a crime. The resolution urges the Florida Legislature to enact legislation that would require the State to reimburse the legal fees and costs of individuals pursuing compensation under the “Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Act,” provided the individual is exonerated and is eligible for compensation.
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