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  • 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

  • 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

  • Insurance coverage for mammograms jeopardized by new guidelines, congresswoman and breast cancer survivor says
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Washington PostBy Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzApril 23Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of doctors and health-care experts, issued draft recommendations on mammography for women at various ages. Their recommendations could lead to insurance companies dropping coverage of mammograms for women under age 50, as well as other preventive techniques that would help protect young women from getting breast cancer and help those who do have it.... Read more

  • Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManApril 7, 2015, 3:16 PMBroward community leaders try to ease distrust for police in minority communitiesCivic, political, religious and law enforcement leaders gathered Tuesday in an attempt to start conversations they hope will alleviate the mistrust many in minority communities feel toward the police.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, an organizer of the Broward Countyeffort, said there are "inherent, underlying trust issues that we know are simmering just b... Read more

  • 5 safety lessons about senior identify theft and fraud
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    South Florida Business JournalApr 7, 2015, 1:22pm EDTNina LincoffSenior citizens are incredibly at risk when it comes to falling victim to identity theft and fraud. But U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, is looking to protect seniors in her district.More than 50 people attended Wasserman Schultz’s senior safety fraud seminar on April 3 at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie.Florida is the “oldest” state in the U.S., with 17.9 percent of the population 65 years o... Read more