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Caravans of Protesters Call on States, Federal Government to Release Community Members in Jail and Prison to Decrease Exposure to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C., – Family members and activists continue to advocate for community members in jail, detention centers and prisons around the country to be released. In Washington, D.C., California, Georgia, and Kentucky, loved ones and community members have taken to leaving their safe havens to join car rallies in an effort to safely protest and demand policymakers #FreeThemAll. The protests continue today -- Freedom Friday -- as grassroots organizations, Puente Human Rights Movement in Arizona, and New Florida Majority, demand jails, detention centers, and prisons provide adequate health care and -- most important -- release people in detention. 

County Expands COVID-19 Testing Program

BROWARD COUNTY –  Broward County, the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FDOH-Broward), American Medical Response (AMR) and Century Ambulance Services (CAS) are set to launch on Wednesday, May 6, a new mobile/in-home testing program that continues our efforts to increase the number of COVID-19 tests that health professionals are able to administer to our residents.

Chairwoman Edmonson Feeds Hundreds

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson teamed up with Farm Share to feed about 500 families at a drive-through food distribution at the Caleb Center on April 30.

Chairwoman Edmonson loads food into a resident’s trunk.  (Photos by Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County)

Commissioner Joe Martinez Distributes Over 1,200 Bags of Food

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez partnered with Farm Share to distribute over 1,200 bags of food to the residents at University Lakes Park, a mobile home community. All COVID-19 CDC guidelines were followed to ensure the health and safety of volunteers and community members. Residents remained within the safety of their cars while volunteers placed the boxed food in their trunks.

Commissioner Martinez placing bagged food in residents’ cars

County Expands COVID-19 Testing Program

BROWARD COUNTY – Broward County, the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FDOH-Broward), American Medical Response (AMR) and Century Ambulance Services (CAS) are set to launch on Wednesday, May 6, a new mobile/in-home testing program that continues our efforts to increase the number of COVID-19 tests that health professionals are able to administer to our residents.

Quotable Caribbean

"... we need to ensure that the Caribbean does not remain invisible and dispensable, nor the South Pacific. And if our voices have to be spoken over and over and over to make this point, we shall not tire to do so because what is at stake is human lives and the wellness and well-being of global civilization as was envisaged 75 years ago when the United Nations was established." - Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados

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