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Ruth's List 2019 Incumbent Endorsements

Tampa- Ruth’s List Florida announced today 19 endorsements for pro-choice Democratic candidates seeking re-election. “Ruth’s List is proud to lend its sought after “seal of approval” to an incredible group of pro-choice Democratic women seeking re-election to state legislative offices. These legislators are the front-line fighters on issues that matter most to Florida families: womens reproductive choice, health care, education and protecting Florida’s environment. Our endorsed legislators are essential to turning back the clock on 20 years of Republican rule in Tallahassee.” Said Pamela Goodman, CEO/President of RLF. “Each of these women is a leader and trailblazer in her own right. Individually, they are changing their communities. Collectively, they are changing our state and our nation.”

Florida Dems Blast Florida Attorney General on Assault Weapons

Tallahassee, Fl----Attorney General Ashley Moody’s is not telling the truth about a 2020 proposed constitutional amendment that prevents the possession of assault weapons, according to Florida Democrats and gun safety advocates. Moody, in her effort to keep the initiative off the ballot says, the ballot language is “clearly and conclusively defective.” The Florida Democratic Party, Representative Cindy Polo (D-103), the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and March for Our lives told capital reporters that Moody was not telling the truth about the proposal.

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo says Attorney General Moody is not protecting Floridians. She’s protecting the NRA.

Mucarsel-Powell Votes for Ban on Offshore Drilling in Federal Waters in Eastern Gulf, Florida, Atlantic Ocean

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force, praised House passage of the Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act (H.R. 205), which blocks new offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida, and the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941), which blocks new offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines.

Senators Warren and Booker, Rep. Deutch Call for Greater Oversight of Private Prisoner Transport Companies

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) last week sent a letter to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting that the IG conduct an audit of the private prisoner transportation industry and evaluate whether DOJ is conducting sufficient oversight of for-profit prisoner transport companies to ensure that they are complying with federal law and regulations.

The Story of a Fighter – Commissioner Sam Ings

“Commissioner Sam Ings is a leader, who is not scared to stand up and do what he knows is right for the people,” says Attorney Ben Crump – Famous for fighting cases of discrimination and injustice. For over 40 years Commissioner Ings has quietly broke racist’s barriers in the Orlando Police Department, and fought the autocratic administration of Mayor Buddy Dyer. Commissioner Ings has filed grievances with the Federal Government against Orlando. His goal is to make the city transparent and inclusive.

Mucarsel-Powell, Members of Florida Delegation Receive Update from Bahamas

MIAMI, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, met with the Bahamas Consul General Linda Mackey to receive an update on disaster relief and search and rescue operations following Hurricane Dorian – the strongest recorded hurricane to make landfall on the Bahamas.

ICYMI: Immigration Exhibit Premieres in Wynwood, Miami

Miami, FL—  marked the official premiere of the Common Ground: Immigration Pop-up Exhibit. This multi-city, experiential installation launched in Wynwood Miami and will be on location from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 6th before heading to Politicon in Nashville, TN – followed by other cities across the U.S

Dan Bishop NC - BlakPac

WASHINGTON DC -- BlakPac, the Black Latin and Asian Knowledge Political Action Committee, a Superpac focused on electing Minority Candidates and engaging voters for Conservatives, participated in campaigning for Congressman-elect Dan Bishop for the North Carolina Ninth District. He won by 3,982 votes.

TOMORROW: Mucarsel-Powell to Continue District Tour, Focus on Health Care

MIAMI, FL – Thursday, August 22, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Hispanic Caucus’ Health Care and Mental Health Task Force, will continue meeting with constituents and South Florida health care providers to discuss how to ensure access to affordable health care. In the afternoon, Mucarsel-Powell will hold a town hall focused on health care issues facing South Florida residents moderated by Dr. Pedro J. Greer Jr. Dr. Greer is a professor of medicine, Founding Chair of the Humanities, Health, and Society, and Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Greer has been an advocate for health equity by engaging communities to create effective health and social policies and accessible health systems. Dr. Greer’s full bio can be found here

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