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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

The Wisdom of Martin Luther King Today and Every Day

Today, let us celebrate the peace, wisdom and justice that Dr. Martin Luther King shared with us during his lifetime through his words and deeds.  Dr. King was a man with may facets to his personality and an understanding of the ...

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Rubio: A Far Right Extremist and Misogynist

Rubio: A Far Right Extremist and Misogynist

Marco Rubio Supported Florida Law Requiring Women To Publish Their Sexual Histories In The Newspaper

Marco Rubio’s record of attacking the rights of Florida women goes beyond his support for abortion bans, even with no exceptions and efforts to restrict access to contraception. When he was in the Florida ...

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Extreme GOP Must Be Defeated in November

Extreme GOP Must Be Defeated in November

Given extremist power in GOP right wing, Democrats can best uphold Constitution | Opinion

Michael Walther, Guest columnist

Published in the TCPalm, May 16, 2022

What is “Woke”?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “woke” is to be “aware of and actively attentive to important ...

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In failing to battle illegal gun trafficking, DeSantis destroys lives

A surging flow of firearms transported illegally from South Florida to Haiti is fueling gang violence, atrocities and a breakdown of order in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Rather than training his sights on gun traffickers in Florida, however, Gov. Ron DeSantis targets migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border fleeing violence caused in large measure by weapons shipped from his state. More than 150 gangs wage war in Haiti, where mass murders, kidnappings and gang rapes are commonplace. Gangs regularly post videos of beheadings or rivals being burned alive. Last year, Homeland Security Investigations announced efforts to combat gun trafficking in Florida….

Sign The Petition To Place Abortion Access On Florida’s Ballot

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he does not support criminalizing women who receive abortions even after he signed a six-week abortion ban into law earlier this year that includes language that could be interpreted as such. DeSantis claimed, “We have no criminal penalty,” adding, “The penalties are for the physician.” He declined to say whether he would support a national ban. The new law says “any person who willfully performs or actively participates in a termination of pregnancy” in violation of the law would face felony charges. Florida’s six-week ban has yet to go into effect while the current 15-week ban is still in…

Democrats Push for Revival of $346 Million Solar Program

After Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed millions in federal funding, Florida Democrats are voicing concerns over the lack of Florida’s progress in renewable energy development. In response to Governor Ron DeSantis failing to prioritize solar energy in the state’s energy plans, Florida Democrats are now lobbying the U.S. Energy Department to bypass Governor DeSantis and establish a solar program independently. Previous Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, slammed DeSantis’ veto for putting hundreds of millions in federal funding out of reach for Floridians. Castor sent a letter to DeSantis after he vetoed programs…

Every Vote Counts: The Power of Every Ballot in the Election Cycle

In a democratic society, every citizen holds the power to shape their nation’s destiny. One of the fundamental ways to exercise this power is through voting during the election cycle. Each vote represents an individual’s voice, and collectively, these voices culminate into a resounding expression of the people’s will. Therefore, it is crucial to understand and appreciate why every single vote matters and how it can make a significant impact on the outcome of an election. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the importance of each vote and shed light on the consequences of undervaluing this civic…

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