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  • Partnership helps early child care providers succeed
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    It's June, so I'm sure we all have friends or family somewhere who are proud to see their children graduating from school. Graduation heralds an ending and beginning at the same time, one of those life events that makes us reflect on personal growth and maturation.For the 75 early child care provider participants who took part in this year's Early Learning Business Institute's graduation ceremony at Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Early Childcare Provider Business Conference at the Brow... Read more

  • Officials offer tips as hurricane season begins
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    WSVN – Channel 7 NewsWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Forecasters and officials gathered at the National Hurricane Center, Monday, to offer tips to help residents prepare for this year's hurricane season.According to officials, this year's hurricane season is expected to be slower than an average season, with six to 11 named storms.Monday is the start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, prompting officials to remind everyone that only one storm can cause a mess. The center's director, Con... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz receives Influential Business Woman Award
    Posted in In the News on May 31, 2015 | Preview rr

    South Florida Business Journal U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz received the South Florida Business Journal's Influential Business Woman Award on Saturday during a Small Business Workshop she hosted at the Broward Convention Center."As a career public servant, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a woman who helps her community's businesses thrive," said South Florida Business Journal publisher Melanie Dickinson.The South Florida Business Journal hosted the 2015 Influential Business Women Awards on May... Read more

  • Consumer agency: Drownings are 'silent killer' for children under 5
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Aisha TylerCHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This weekend marks the start of pool season across the country.The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz are reminding everyone those pools can be deadly, particularly for young kids.About 380 children younger than 15 drown in pools or spas each year. Officials say keeping that figure from climbing is mostly up to parents.The CPSC says new data shows drownings lead the way as the cause of unintentional deaths for c... Read more

  • Military vets find new mission: stopping child predators
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington BureauFresh from the battlefields of Afghanistan, three former soldiers from South Florida who once targeted Taliban fighters are learning computer forensic skills to help law enforcement agencies track down pedophiles and sex traffickers.To these cyber warriors, the new mission is much like their battles overseas: it's all about bringing down "bad guys.""Over there, we were dealing with bad guys in Afghanistan. Now we're going to be putting away ... Read more

  • House-passed human trafficking bill includes help for rape victims
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. Gibson The House approved a bill on Tuesday to curb human trafficking, a significant source of crime and exploitation in South Florida. The bill contains three provisions promoted by South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to aid rape victims. The long-awaited legislation is especially significant for South Florida, one of the world’s busiest transit points and a major hub for human trafficking. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which passed 4... Read more

  • Human Trafficking Survivors Cannot Wait
    Posted in In the News on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Huffington PostBy: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Renee EllmersPosted: 05/13/2015 3:48 pm EDT Updated: 05/13/2015 5:59 pm EDTCo-authored by Yasmin Vafa, Co-founder and Director of Law and Policy, Rights4GirlsJade was kidnapped on her way home from school. Violently thrown into the trunk of a car and taken from her hometown, she was held against her will and tortured by her captor for six excruciating months. At 15 years old, she was sold to over 10 men per night and endured repeated ... Read more

  • Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    South Florida Sun-SentinelBy Sergio CarmonaMay 11, 2015, 3:55 PMThe Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is presenting two events this month in commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM).JAHM is a national commemoration of the contributions American Jews have made to the fabric of the nation's history, culture and society. It was initiated by the Jewish Museum of Florida with the effort led by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enacted by the 109th Congress. Former President George W... Read more

  • Democrats and Republicans Agree: It's Time to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors' Civil Rights
    Posted in In the News on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    The system is not working, and if the system is not working to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and those who serve them, it is our responsibility to change it. Across the country, survivors and advocates, professionals and students, men and women have come together to do just that. They are calling for every state to pass a Sexual Assault Survivor's Bill of Rights, to ensure access to justice and healing. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz sees danger in new Florida abortion waiting period
    Posted in In the News on April 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManApril 27, 2015, 2:54 PMThe newest Florida state government move to restrict abortion, a 24-hour waiting period, is an unneeded government intrusion into women's lives and, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston warned Monday, will increase suffering for women and their children."This measure is medically unnecessary and morally reprehensible," she said. "It is just another strike in the constant attack on women's reproductive health, not just in Florida, but all a... Read more