, Tim Kaine wrapped up a bus tour in Florida focusing on early voting. His first event was in Miami where he spoke to a crowd of supporters on the campus of Florida International University. During his speech, Kaine spoke about the a number of Hillary Clinton's platform points including creating new jobs, raising the minimum wage, and making college more affordable. He then spoke about the Florida Senate race criticizing Senator Marco Rubio for attacking Donald Trump, but backing him for president. "He called Donald Trump ‘dangerous,’ and he called Donald Trump a ‘con artist,’ but he’s supporting Donald Trump. I mean, ‘Con Artists for Trump.' I don’t get it," he said. Kaine spoke about the importance of voting in this election and urged everyone to take advantage of Florida's early voting. Watch a video of Kaine's event below.
Kaine's second and final event was in West Palm Beach where he focused on the issues that are importance to him and Clinton such as health care, education, and the economy. Kaine, again, focused on the importance of voting in the election and the role that Florida plays in the election. He said that Florida is key to their victory adding, "You really are a checkmate state. That's more than a battleground state. ... If we win for Hillary here, it's over. She's going to be president." He urged everyone to get out and vote saying, "We can't take anything for granted because this is the season of surprise." A video of Kaine's speech is below.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Posted by Ron Mills at 5:28 AM
Sunday, October 23, 2016
|Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz|
O, we’ll be going over exactly what you can do to help make that happen right here in Florida. Here are the details:
WHERE: 8230 Griffin Rd
Davie, Florida 33328
Yes, I'll be there!
Posted by Ron Mills at 5:29 PM
| an important new documentary on the state of hate in America is airing.|
The documentary, Hate Rising, reported by Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, shows the astonishing and very concerning rise of hate in America. From the Ku Klux Klan to the so-called alt-right movement, white supremacist groups are growing in numbers and influence. Their ideas, usually confined to private and secretive gatherings, are becoming mainstream thanks in part to the rhetoric on the campaign trail this election cycle.
Hate Rising will premiere tonight at FUSION in English and Univision Network in Spanish. on
Posted by Ron Mills at 5:16 PM
Posted by Ron Mills at 8:31 AM
Utility companies in Florida are teaming up to screw solar power supporters. John Iadarola and R.J. Eskow, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
Posted by Ron Mills at 7:48 AM
Friday, October 21, 2016
Bil then traveled to Jacksonville where he spoke to a crowd of supporters at a local library. Bill went after Trump for his proposals to scrap the Affordable Care Act saying that we cannot end a law that helped more than 20 million Americans access to health insurance. He also outlined a number of Hillary's other policies including her plans to invest in the country's infrastructure, clean energy, and the manufacturing sector. Bill explained that these investments would all lead to new jobs. He wrapped up his speech talking about the importance of voting and ensuring that everyone votes on, or before in the case of Florida,. A video of Bill's speech is below.
Posted by Ron Mills at 8:18 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2016
President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trailand spoke at an event in Miami Gardens, Florida. During his speech on the campus of Florida Memorial University, Obama spoke about the importance of electing Hillary Clinton president and Democrats such as Patrick Murphy to the Senate. He spoke about the progress made during his administration and said that the only way to ensure the progress continues is for Democrats to retake Congress and Donald Trump to never get near the White House. He said, "Donald Trump has nothing to offer but anger and grievance and blame. And so his closing argument asks what do you have to lose? Well, I'm here to tell you: everything. Donald Trump wants to reverse progress. Marco Rubio wants to help him. You want to give me a good sendoff? You want to give Michelle a good sendoff? Work as hard for Hillary and Patrick as you did for us." Obama urged everyone to get out and vote on . A video from the event is below.
Posted by Ron Mills at 7:49 PM
|Broward Commissioner Beam Furr calls on landlords to participate in program to assist homeless veterans and families|
Broward County is looking for landlords willing to rent residential units to pre-screened tenants in need of a home. The Landlord Recruitment Initiative is a new innovative program that seeks the help of property owners and landlords to end homelessness.
The program guarantees landlords will be paid a fair and reasonable monthly rent, advanced security and deposit payments and clients who will be pre-screened and qualified. Families and veterans in need of housing will pre-qualify for the new program.
"Landlords are in a powerful position to help us get people off the streets and into a home," said Broward Commissioner Beam Furr. "The County has earmarked $10.5 million to provide homelessness rental assistance. Landlords are guaranteed monthly rent payments and you'll have a team of people behind you, all focused on making this program work."
Fifty landlords are needed to provide housing for fifty veterans and bring the veteran homelessness count in Broward County down to "functional zero," a term that means there is enough housing available for every homeless veteran. Eighty rental units would provide enough housing to get to functional zero for homeless families and an additional 200 homes would all but end chronic homelessness in the County.
"All tenants will be assigned a case manager and a life coach. The ideal situation is to get people processed and in permanent housing in less than sixty days," said Michael Wright, Homeless Initiative Partnership / Continuum of Care Administrator.
Rent is guaranteed by local government, state and federally funded programs and is implemented locally through Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Broward Outreach Center and members of the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership.
Landlords wanting to participate in the program can contact Broward Outreach Center Housing Navigator Rachel Edwards and firstname.lastname@example.org or Broward Partnerships Housing Navigator Chantel Pierre at email@example.com
In 2005, the Broward County Commission and Human Services Department, as the lead agency of the Continuum of Care Board, created a 10-year plan to end homelessness in our community. In 2013, the plan, "A Way Home: Broward County's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness" was updated to provide a framework for ending homelessness and specific timelines for ending veteran homelessness (by 2016) and chronic homelessness (by 2017).
A partnership of local governments and community organizations, known as the Homeless Continuum of Care, was established in 1997. Broward County is on track to meet its 2016 and 2017 goals, but in spite of our community's best efforts, homelessness is still an unfortunate reality for more than 2,302 individuals and families, as identified in the January 2016 Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership Point-In-Time Count of homeless persons.
A new philosophy called "Housing First" is helping change the way communities address issues of homelessness. It aims to first place individuals and families experiencing homelessness in stable housing, then address other needs that help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
This approach has proved successful in other states, such as New York, California, Arizona and Utah, and we should experience similar success in Broward County.
About Homeless Initiative Partnership
The Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP), a section within the Community Partnerships Division of the Broward County Human Services Department, plans and coordinates services for homeless persons, and serves as liaison to the Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board, which acts as agent for the Board of County Commissioners in the development and implementation of homeless assistance programs. HIP is also the lead agency for the County's Homeless Continuum of Care, a network of organizations, advocates, residents and businesses that plan programs to help alleviate homeless in Broward County. The goal is to end veteran homelessness by March 2016, chronic homelessness by 2017, and family and youth homelessness by 2020. For more information, call 954-357-6101 or visit Homeless Services.
Posted by Ron Mills at 4:02 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In its first ever presidential endorsement, Vogue magazine endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday saying, "For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of this election season, the question of which candidate actually deserves to be president has never been a difficult one. Vogue has no history of political endorsements. Editors in chief have made their opinions known from time to time, but the magazine has never spoken in an election with a single voice. Given the profound stakes of this one, and the history that stands to be made, we feel that should change.Vogue endorses Hillary Clinton for president of the United States." The magazine joins a growing list of publications from across the country backing Clinton. Read the full endorsement HERE.
News Source: Vogue
Posted by Ron Mills at 12:52 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after UNESCO adopted Resolution 200 EX/25:
“Today’s vote proves once again that UNESCO is primarily concerned with severing the religious, historical and cultural ties between Israel and Jerusalem, and in particular, the Temple Mount and Western Wall. Jerusalem is the most holy city in Judaism, and it has held extraordinary significance for countless generations of Jews from around the world. This resolution’s references to the Temple Mount by only its Muslim name is a direct attempt by Israel’s enemies to delegitimize Israel. It is particularly appalling that this resolution was brought during the High Holidays, and that the draft resolution was voted on during Yom Kippur, the holiest night of the Jewish Year.
“Sadly, this is only the latest chapter in UNESCO’s long history of antagonism towards Israel. These types of actions make the important work of a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and Palestine much more difficult to achieve. I strongly condemn this vote and resolution, and urge others who are committed to a secure and safe Israel to do the same.”
Posted by Ron Mills at 9:45 AM
Monday, October 17, 2016
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Posted by Ron Mills at 4:10 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Following news that the FBI had charged three Kansas men for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction against an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, that is home to many Somali immigrants, Hillary Clinton issues the following statement:
"I applaud law enforcement for detecting and disrupting a highly disturbing terror plot in Kansas, in which men were allegedly planning an elaborate attack directed at Muslim Americans, including directing four car bombs at an apartment complex housing more than 100 men, women, and children. This plot is an affront to all Americans. We all must stand firm in fighting terror and rejecting hateful and divisive rhetoric--and we must do it together. According to the FBI, their eight-month investigation uncovered 'a hidden culture of hatred and violence.' We should all be grateful to law enforcement for preventing this plot from being carried out, and as President, I will work with law enforcement at all levels and with our communities to make sure we have the tools we need to prevent both domestic and international terrorist threats."
Posted by Ron Mills at 4:41 PM
Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook offered the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s tweets and statements about the election:
"Campaigns should be hard-fought and elections hard-won, but what is fundamental about the American electoral system is that it is free, fair and open to the people. Participation in the system—and particularly voting—should be encouraged, not dismissed or undermined because a candidate is afraid he’s going to lose. This election will have record turnout, because voters see through Donald Trump’s shameful attempts to undermine an election weeks before it happens."
Posted by Ron Mills at 4:35 PM