Mucarsel-Powell to Kick Off District Tour, Meeting with Stakeholders on Education, Economy, and Environment

MIAMI, FL – On Tuesday, August 13th, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) will continue her work for the district by holding a series of events focused on securing a strong, resilient future for South Florida’s environment, education, and economy.

DMP Photo 4 bOn Tuesday, August 13th, Mucarsel-Powell, member of the Hispanic Caucus Education Task Force, will hold a roundtable on school safety and student mental health with various education advocates. In Congress, she cosponsored several pieces of legislation to invest in schools and tackle student mental health, including the Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act to address the shortage of school-based mental health service providers. Later that day, she will visit the Summer BreakSpot site in Kendall. Summer BreakSpot provides nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer.

On Wednesday, August 14th, Mucarsel-Powell, vice chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment, will hold a roundtable discussion on challenges and opportunities for South Florida’s environment and water quality. Mucarsel-Powell has been a leading voice for South Florida’s environment by fighting for full Everglades Restoration funding, voting to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement, and taking steps to ensure the community has resilient infrastructure to withstand the effects of climate change. 

On Thursday, August 15th, Mucarsel-Powell, will hold a press conference at the Homestead child detention center to request answers about where the minors have been taken, and whether they have been reunified with their families/sponsors or placed at other detention centers in the country. Mucarsel-Powell has been a leading advocate for the safety and well-being of migrant children who have been separated from their families.

On Tuesday, August 20th, Mucarsel-Powell will travel to the Middle and Lower Keys, where she will deliver the keynote address at the Marathon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Later, she will speak at the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting. Mucarsel-Powell introduced a bipartisan bill to ban the use of oxybenzone and octinoxate – two of the most harmful ingredients in chemical sunscreens – near coral reefs in the National Marine Sanctuary System, including the Great Florida Reef found off the coast of the Florida Keys. Mucarsel-Powell will then meet with Monroe County School District officials. MCSD recently received a $1.53 million federal grant for its Head Start Program. Later in the afternoon, she will hold a Roundtable with Local Fishermen and in the evening a community conversation to discuss recent legislation and environmental issues directly with constituents.

On Wednesday, August 21st, Mucarsel-Powell will tour the Utility Board of the City of Key West and hold a Q&A with employees. Later, she will tour the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West and meet with Capt. Adam Chamie, the new Commanding Officer of Sector Key West. Mucarsel-Powell’s bipartisan legislation to help reduce and better manage the serious maintenance backlog for Coast Guard shore infrastructure passed through the House in July as part of the reauthorization of the Coast Guard. Later that day, Mucarsel-Powell will have lunch at the Thirsty Mermaid to hear from locals and fisherman. Mucarsel-Powell is an advocate for small businesses and workers, fighting for fair pay and discrimination-free work places.

Mucarsel-Powell is continuing to put the needs of South Floridians first by fighting for action on climate change, affordable health care, a resilient economy, safe communities, and strong education opportunities for all Floridians. 

Tuesday, August 13

10:30 am

Mucarsel-Powell holds education roundtable on school safety and student mental health in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Florida International University

11200 SW 8th St

Room GC243

Miami, FL 33199

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12:30 pm

Mucarsel-Powell visits Summer BreakSpot site in Kendall

West Dade Regional Library

9445 Coral Way

Miami, FL 33165

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Wednesday, August 14

10:00 am

Mucarsel-Powell holds environment roundtable on challenges and opportunities for South Florida’s Environment

Mucarsel-Powell Miami Office

12851 SW 42nd St

Suite 131

Miami, FL 33175

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Thursday, August 15

10:00 am

Mucarsel-Powell and Women’s March Miami hold press conference at Homestead child detention center 

960 Bougainville Boulevard

Homestead, Fla 33032

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Tuesday, August 20

 

12:00 pm

Mucarsel-Powell delivers keynote address at Marathon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

1406 Ocean View Ave

Marathon, FL 33050

**This event is closed to the press**

 

1:15 pm

Mucarsel-Powell speaks at National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

Isla Bella Beach Resort

1 Knights Key Boulevard

MM47

Marathon, FL 33050

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3:30 pm

Mucarsel-Powell visits Monroe County School District, recipient of Head Start funding

Monroe County School Board

241 Trumbo Rd.

Key West, FL 33040

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4:15 pm

Mucarsel-Powell holds roundtable with local fisherman

Key West City Hall

1300 White St

Key West FL 33040

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5:30 pm

Mucarsel-Powell holds Community Conversation on recent legislation and environmental issues

Address TBD

Key West, FL 33030

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Wednesday, August 21

 

11:00 am

Mucarsel-Powell tours Utility Board of the City of Key West and holds Q&A with employees

Keys Energy Stock Island Subtraction

6900 Front St

Stock Island, FL 33040

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12:15 pm

Mucarsel-Powell tours U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, meets with Capt. Adam Chamie

Coast Guard Sector

100 Trumbo Rd

Key West, FL 33040

**This event is closed to the press**

1:00 pm

Mucarsel-Powell meets with constituents at the Thirsty Mermaid

521 Fleming Street

Key West, FL 33040

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