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Florida Republicans, Voter Suppression & “The Poll Tax”

Tallahassee— The A.C.L.U., the Florida State Conference of Branches, Youth Units of the N.A.A.C.P. and the Brennan Center for Law at the N.Y.U. Law has filed suit against the Florida law that subverts the will of the voters by blocking the automatic restoration of voting rights for non-violent felons. 

Mucarsel-Powell Statement on the Announcement of Sec. Acosta’s Resignation

WASHINGTON, DC – After repeatedly calling for him to step down, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the long-overdue resignation of Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta after his gross mishandling of the Jeffrey Epstein case during his time as a District Attorney for the Southern District of Florida:

Senator Warren Investigates Reports that ICE has Secretly Transferred Migrants

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mark Morgan seeking answers regarding reports that ICE has signed new contracts for three for-profit immigration detention centers in Mississippi and Louisiana: Adams County Correctional Center (operated by CoreCivic, one of the largest for-profit prison operators in the country), Catahoula Correctional Center, and South Louisiana ICE Processing Center (operated by GEO Group, another giant for-profit prison operator). If the reports are correct, it appears that ICE has decided to place immigrant detainees at these facilities without providing proper notice, despite the fact that they pose serious health and safety concerns.    

Famed Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump Endorses Sam Ings for Mayor of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., - Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump boldly announced that he stands with Commissioner Samuel B. Ings for the next Mayor of Orlando.  Attorney Crump, who is best known for fighting high-profile cases involving police shootings of African-Americans, spoke at the 2019 summer conference of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) held last week in Jackson, Mississippi.  

Benjamin Crump Endorses Sam Ings for Mayor of Orlando

Florida Dems Condemn Trump’s Continued Attacks on Immigrants

Today, Congressman Darren Soto, State Senator Bobby Powell and State Representative Cindy Polo held a press call to denounce Trump’s attacks on the immigrant community, after the announcement of expected raids targeting migrant families to begin on Sunday in 10 cities across the United States, including Miami. 

Trump Campaign Announces Launch of ‘Latinos for Trump’ Ahead of the 2020 Election

Miami, FL – Vice President Mike Pence today announced the launch of Latinos for Trump, which will work to re-elect President Trump with a focus on Latino coalition-building and expanding grassroot support. Latinos for Trump champions the President’s record and agenda within local communities and will work to identify supporters, empower activists, and help to deliver the President’s message of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ across the country. 

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