Miami-Dade County – On July 21, 2020,County Commissioners unanimously adopted legislation sponsored by Vice Chairwoman Sosa, supporting additional federal and state emergency funding relief for the Public Health Trust, which manages the Jackson Health System, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, voting rights advocates held a press conference delineating the details of a major legal settlement with the state of Florida, requiring the state to make voting changes amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The case against the state of Florida to ensure free, fair and safe elections was filed in March 2020 prior to the Presidential Preference Primary by Advancement Project National Office, Demos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF on behalf of Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, and Organize Florida. The terms of settlement will increase access to voter registration, force the state to inform citizens of their options in casting a vote-by-mail ballot, encourage Supervisors of Elections (SOEs) to use funding options to provide prepaid postage for mail-in ballots, and require the Secretary of State to develop and execute a public relations campaign to inform voters of their options in casting a ballot, especially among communities of color, college-aged voters and seniors.
MIAMI, FL – Today, Transportation Workers’ Union Local 291 (TWU Local 291), the union for more than 2,800 Miami-Dade County Transit employees, announced its support for Alex Penelas for Miami-Dade County Mayor. TWU Local 291 leaders highlighted Penelas’ experience and solid track record in successfully working hand in hand with labor as well as his bold agenda to improve mass transportation in Miami-Dade as reasons for their support.
The state of Florida voter registration and party change deadline for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election is Monday, July 20. Voters are encouraged not to wait and register to vote or make party changes today in one of the following ways:
Miami, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the bipartisan Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, led state and local government leaders in issuing the following statement directed to the State of Florida and Florida’s Department of Health.
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 Office, Demos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF on behalf of Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, and Organize Florida.