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Florida Voting Rights Organizations Prepare for Legal Showdown in Statewide Elections Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - Yesterday, ahead of a closely watched voting rights trial set to begin on July 20, a coalition of racial justice organizations submitted a trial brief documenting the gross inaction of the state of Florida in making voting changes amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The case against the state of Florida to ensure free, fair and safe elections was filed last spring by Advancement Project National OfficeDemos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF on behalf of Dream DefendersNew Florida Majority, and Organize Florida.

Rosa María Payá Meets With US President Donald Trump

MIAMI, FL -- On the occasion of his visit to US Southern Command, President Trump met with Cuban resistance leader, Rosa María Payá, as well as other Cuban and Venezuelan pro-democracy leaders, to hear their testimonies about the evil crimes and atrocities of socialism.

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Florida Residents: Register to Vote or Update Your Address here.  Also click this link to download the paper form necessary to update your signature, which you should do every 4 years.  If you need a paper form sent to you, call or text the South Dade NAACP at (305) 209-0195,

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) extended health coverage for Latino and African Americans and prevents insurance plans from denying or making care more expensive for someone due to their gender. But the President and Republican leaders keep trying to take care away from Americans during this pandemic.Without it, over 8.4 million Floridians would be left without coverage protection. 

“Resiliency is Not Numbness” — Hazelle Rogers

Lauderdale Lakes Mayor, Hazelle Rogers, lauded her city for its resiliency and preparedness in her June 29 virtual State of the City address. Celebrating the city’s 59th year, the Jamaican-American Mayor spoke about the city’s aggressive yet mindful response to the global pandemic.

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Floridians agree that we must protect our oceans and environment, that’s why the president’s leaked plan to allow offshore drilling concerned all of us. Those who remember the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico understand just how devastating this decision could be to our environment, communities, and economy.

Mucarsel-Powell Demands Answers from Troubled Nursing Home in Upper Keys

MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) sent a letter to Jacob Walden, Managing Partner of Emerald Health Care Center, expressing serious concerns with the Crystal Health & Rehab Center and demanding a plan for how the company intends to improve facility practices and conditions after reports of mismanagement. At least 18 residents and 8 staff members at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19 in the month of May, and a recent report from the Agency for Health Care Administration found 13 unreported deaths from the facility

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