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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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