(Orlando, FL) – Carlos Smith, Orange County DEC Chair, Stephanie Porta, Executive Director of Organize Now, Anna Eskamani, Regional Manager at FL Planned Parenthood PAC, and local Orlando residents without Earned Sick Time benefits, held a press conference to demand an overturn of the “kill shot” legislation that Rick Scott signed, which preempted local communities from being able to provide Earned Sick Time benefits to working families.
Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014) – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives – 233 members – have signed a letter urging the House leadership to preserve the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, writing that proposals requiring a transition to the accrual method “will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts.”
Rights Restoration, Immigrant Justice, Health Care and Voter Engagement top the Agenda
Nearly 70% of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing new measures to combat the Sunni militants.
Miami – Today, the Florida Planned Parenthood PAC’s Women are Watching (WAW) campaign announced endorsements of the Crist/Taddeo ticket in the Governor’s race and George Sheldon in the Attorney General’s race. Gov. Crist and his running mate, Annette Taddeo, joined Planned Parenthood volunteers for the announcement at the launch of the PAC’s field campaign. These endorsements are in addition to endorsements the campaignannounced in state legislative races last month.
District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill will be informing the community about the new partnerships she has built in the community regarding youth programs, senior assistance, housing initiatives, economic development, community health initiatives, food assistance, addressing homelessness, small and local business development, and Tinker Field.
Bowing to political concerns, President Obama will not announce any plans to take executive action to change immigration policy until after the November elections, despite promising in June he would act before the end of summer.
(Kissimmee, FL) – Representative Victor Torres, Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida Vice President, John Cortes, and Regional Manager at Florida Planned Parenthood PAC, Anna Eskamani held a press conference Thursday Morning at the Osceola Courthouse highlighting Scott’s “Working” Tour duplicity.
David Hastings of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg recently traveled to Tallahassee to talk to Rick Scott about how to save Florida.