City of Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn (far left), Doral Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez (third from left), Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (fourth from left), and Village of Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner (far right) with members of the Iraqi Women Leaders Roundtable at the Stephen P. Clark Center.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â (Photo by Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson participated in a roundtable discussion on issues and challenges facing elected officials in their respective countries with a delegation of Iraqi political women leaders on February 14, 2011 at the Stephen P. Clark Center.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA. ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ The Orlando based Florida Civil Rights Association (FCRA) announced today that it is in the process of creating new local branches of the State Civil Rights Association in Tallahassee, Palm Beach, Polk, Hardee and Orange Counties in recognition of Black History Month.Over the past five (5) years, the work and demands for assistance from the Florida Civil Rights Association has steadily increased in communities across the state, said J Willie David, III, President of the Florida Civil Rights Association. "We have received complaints from an increasing number of individuals who are dealing with discrimination in job, public accommodations, housing, and in other areas," the State Civil Rights Chief said. "These and the issues of police brutality continue to escalate. They need additional attention at the local level," said David.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the following statement regarding today's announcement by President Obama that the Eastern Gulf will not be considered for drilling through 2017: ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTodayÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s announcement that the Obama administration is removing the Eastern Gulf from consideration for potential oil and gas drilling through 2017 is welcome news for the people of Florida. This is a smart, common-sense approach that will protect FloridaÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s $65 billion-a-year tourism industry, which relies on pristine beaches and clean water for boating and sport fishing.