Miami, FL –Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, released results of a week-long survey conducted by her office to gauge constituent experiences with the first round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), which provided a maximum payment of $1,200 per individual. After receiving hundreds of desperate phone calls to her office from South Floridians who had issues getting their checks, Mucarsel-Powell was compelled to measure overall public opinion.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, in response to skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, called on the Governor to issue a statewide mask order:
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, with Florida reporting a record-high 2,783 new COVID-19 cases, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, offered the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(FL-26), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling and police brutality, highlight a local South Florida instance of police brutality from March 2019, and discuss the need to implement civilian oversight boards.
Today, Congresswoman Wilson hosted a forum titled “An Impending Crisis: COVID-19 in Haiti, Ongoing Instability, and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations,” featuring House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel; Leonie Hermantin, Haitian community leader and director of Development, Communications, and Strategic Planning for the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Clarel Cyriaque, a practicing attorney who represents immigrants facing deportation; Dan Erikson, senior fellow at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and former special advisor to Vice President Joe Biden; Cate Oswald, chief policy and partnership officer for Partners in Health; and Jake Johnston, senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Miami, FL –The Alex Penelas for Miami-Dade County Mayor 2020 campaign announced that Penelas has garnered the support of prominent Haitian American leaders from across Miami-Dade County. These endorsements are the latest addition to a growing list of more than 40 current and former elected officials and leaders, who have endorsed Penelas for mayor since he launched his campaign last year.
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Democratic Party is hosting a busy weekend of events with volunteers across Florida. The party will be hosting online trainings and digital phone banks this weekend with a strong focus on assisting Floridians to fill out a vote by mail request.
MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today passed a resolution urging the U.S. Congress and President Trump to declare Juneteenth a national holiday. Juneteenth is an annual celebration marking the end of slavery in the U.S.
South Miami-Dade County, FL----- On May 26, 2020, small business attorney Marlon Hill officially qualified for the August 18, 2020 ballot for Miami-Dade County Commission District 9 race in South Miami-Dade County. Hill has raised over $335,000 for the District 9 race and has connected with thousands of residents at the door and at community engagement events. Hill is the only candidate who has garnered this kind of direct financial support for the August 18th election. Hill is a homegrown leader and resident of the district since 1985 after migrating from Jamaica as a teenager. Hill has a proven track record of bringing people of different backgrounds to solve problems and enact change.
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