Monday, 08 August 2016 14:42
PHILADELPHIA — As Asian American elected officials and community leaders take the stage here this week at the Democratic National Convention, the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters on the nation’s electoral decision-making process can no longer be ignored. Measured by the growing Asian electorate — which is projected to double from almost 6 million in 2016 to 12.2 million in 2040 — and the increasing number of Asian American congressional candidates, Asian voters can now shape and influence the elections, according to the Asian American Pacific and Islander (AAPI) Vote.
Friday, 05 August 2016 17:03
PHILADELPHIA -- They call it the Urban Agenda. Mayors from across the country rallied at the Democratic National Convention last week and touted their ambitious campaign to rehabilitate America's inner-city communities and help bridge the deep divide between police and black citizens. Using the heading "The 2016 Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action," the mayors are facing an uphill struggle: to persuade a Republican-controlled Congress to pay attention to a myriad of problems plaguing the nation's metro areas, and, most important, fund programs to revitalize crumbling neighbourhoods.
Friday, 05 August 2016 15:45
News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. July 26, 2016: Mexican-American Actress Eva Longoria took to the stage of the Democratic Convention 2016 Monday night and had a strong message for Donald Trump: “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” Citing history, the South Texas-born Longoria reminded delegates and Americans that Texas used to be part of Mexico.
Friday, 05 August 2016 15:39
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 27, 2016: Fifty-seven U.S. mayors yesterday signed an open letter urging the Presidential candidates of both the Republican and Democratic Parties to commit to supporting immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, in the first 100 days of the next Presidency.
Thursday, 04 August 2016 19:09
News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. July 26, 2016: Karla Ortiz looks like just an unassuming 11-year-old, but the American-born daughter of undocumented immigrants left many at opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in tears as she shared her personal immigration story.
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:53
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled 5 points ahead of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in a four-way race for the White House, a new CNN/ORC Poll shows.
Friday, 29 July 2016 16:54
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami; 20, 2016) -- In her bid to become Miami-Dade County’s first female mayor, Raquel Regalado has earned the endorsement of the men and women of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. The PBA joined other labour unions, organizations and clergy Thursday to show wide support for Raquel Regalado at a press conference Thursday morning. Observers note that it is the largest coalition of organizations supporting a political candidate in recent memory.
Friday, 29 July 2016 16:53
Today, Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris released the following statement: "The shooting of Charles Kinsey in North Miami shows that we still have work to do to strengthen the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve, and reduce the use of excessive force.
Friday, 29 July 2016 16:46
Washington, D.C.—"It was announced today that Miami-Dade County is the recipient of $2,357,143.00 for the Low or No Emission Bus and Bus Facilities grant program. This grant, which the County was awarded through a competitive process, will provide our community with funding to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, as well as acquire and construct facilities to maintain these vehicles. I am pleased the County received this money to provide our residents with energy efficient and modern public transportation to make their lives easier."
Friday, 29 July 2016 16:27
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 21, 2016: The Republican Party’s anointed Presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, is set to take the stage tonight in Cleveland, Ohio as the GOP’s convention wraps up. But outside of his racist comments about Latin American immigrants, particularly Mexicans, his campaign and its website has failed to outline his foreign policy agenda in detail regarding, how if elected, he will deal with the US’ neighbours – Latin America and the Caribbean.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 18:00
Today, Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris released the following statement: "The shooting of Charles Kinsey in North Miami shows that we still have work to do to strengthen the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve, and reduce the use of excessive force. "The sad reality is that African American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, or killed in police-involved incidents than white men.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 17:23
On July 19, 2016, Commissioner Sosa’s resolution supporting Mayor Carlos Gimenez’ push for the discontinued use of the cooling canal system employed by Florida Power and Light at its Turkey Point Power Plant passed unanimously. This latest initiative is in step with previous legislation sponsored by Commissioner Sosa aimed at addressing the troubled cooling canal system. Last year Commissioner Sosa sponsored legislation calling for a third party report on the state of the canals after FPL reported that its monitoring system found them to be experiencing high salinity levels and temperatures.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 17:15
Tampa, FL - As Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric and backwards vision takes center stage at the GOP convention, Florida Democratic supporters and volunteers will host office openings throughout the state to join the campaign's nationwide effort to register and commit to vote more than 3 million supporters.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 17:12
The people’s advocate stands by her anti-gun violence track record. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami; June 13, 2016) – Raquel Regalado issued the following statement Monday in response to the mayor’s comments. “It is sad that after 12 years at County Hall, Carlos Gimenez has to refer back to when he was a firefighter over 20 years ago in response to my call to action regarding his failure to make public safety a priority in Miami-Dade County. Carlos Gimenez's response is evidence in his own words of his failures as mayor.