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  • 25 Congressional Dems to LGBT People: We're With You
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE ADVOCATE25 Congressional Dems to LGBT People: We’re With YouBy Sunnivie BrydumTo mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 25 Democratic members of Congress are promising to stand with LGBT Americans in the face of hateful legislation and rhetoric.In a video kicking off the #WeAreWithYou campaign, members of the Congressional Equality Caucus channel U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s historic remarks last week, when she told the beleaguered transgender community, “We ... Read more

  • The War on Zika
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELTHE POWER LUNCHThe War on ZikaBy Dan SweeneyGoing viral: Congress is set to vote on three funding packages to combat Zika today. There's what President Barack Obama and many other Democrats support, which would send $1.9 billion to Florida to fight the virus. There's what House Republicans want, which would offset $622 million in funding with cuts elsewhere, and there's a compromise plan that would send $1.1 billion to Florida. The compromise appears to have the most congressional su... Read more

  • Zika threat knocking on Florida's door
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS NEWSZika threat knocking on Florida's doorCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Senate could vote Tuesday on providing just over a billion dollars to fight the Zika virus. Some of the money would fund vaccine development.More than 500 travel-related cases of Zika have been reported in the U.S., and the number could spike this summer.Mosquito controllers say the Zika threat is at Florida's doorstep, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud. A few infected mosquitoes can cause a large outbreak. In Br... Read more

  • Show celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA JEWISH JOURNALShow celebrates Jewish American Heritage MonthBy Marvin GlassmanJewish American Heritage Month was celebrated musically recently with a salute to the many Jewish American composers who created popular Broadway musicals in a one-hour show starring Jon "Bowzer" Bauman and the Florida International University singers that took place at Century Village in Pembroke Pines.Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of May as an annual recognition and celeb... Read more

  • Expecting Mother, Leaders Voice Concern Over Zika In Florida
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Expecting Mother, Leaders Voice Concern Over Zika In FloridaMIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A South Florida woman voiced her concerns over the spread of the Zika virus a week before she is set to deliver her first baby.Laura Pratt said it’s a concern that has plagued her for months due to its connection to severe birth defects.“The Zika virus has been a threat since the beginning of my pregnancy. It’s been a concern of mine for the past nine months,” said Pratt.Monday morning, Laura, a pe... Read more

  • Local leaders hold Zika meetings, request federal funds
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Local leaders hold Zika meetings, request federal fundsHOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties met on Monday to strategize ways to protect the public from the Zika virus.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., met with Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober to discuss how everyone in the Sunshine State can protect themselves against the virus. Wasserman Schultz said she is urging Congress to pass a law that would provide $1.9 billion in emergency federal f... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz calls for citizen vigilance, $1.9 billion to combat Zika
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz calls for citizen vigilance, $1.9 billion to combat ZikaBy Anthony ManThe threat to Florida from Zika is so serious that the government and individuals must join to combat the mosquito-born virus on multiple fronts, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, said Monday.The state now has 113 cases of Zika, she said.Wasserman Schultz said the government needs to approve the $1.9 billion in emergency Zika funding requested by President Barack Obama. And, she said, ... Read more

  • Scott lobbying in D.C. on Zika virus – but Democrats sting back
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    PALM BEACH POSTScott lobbying in D.C. on Zika virus — but Democrats sting backBy John KennedyGov. Rick Scott begins two days of meetings on Capitol Hill today where he plans to lobby members of Congress and the Obama administration to work together to fight the Zika virus.Scott has been directing most of his fire at President Obama, saying the federal government isn’t doing enough to help states like Florida. Two new cases of Zika infection reported Tuesday in Miami-Dade County brought to 109 th... Read more

  • Security a focus following thwarted synagogue attack
    Posted in In the News on May 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALSecurity a focus following thwarted synagogue attackBy Sergio CarmonaThe recent incident at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center where the FBI thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device during Passover and arrested the man behind this foiled planned attack has caught the attention of the concerned local Jewish community.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood was arrested by federal agents on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the synagogue during se... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz condemns Republicans over anti-Planned Parenthood law
    Posted in In the News on May 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz condemns Republicans over anti-Planned Parenthood lawBy Anthony ManU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, sought Monday to turn up the political heat on Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida Republicans over their efforts to go after Planned Parenthood.She was joined – at a Planned Parenthood health center – by a Planned Parenthood patient, a Planned Parenthood executive and more than a dozen other political, health and wome... Read more