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  • Hundreds attend Hope and Healing forum, work for improvement in police-community relations
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Hundreds attend Hope and Healing forum, work for improvement in police-community relationsSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - Hundreds of community members attended a town hall meeting held by South Florida leaders in hopes of improving relations between law enforcement and the public, Thursday night.Hope and Healing are the two words centered around a discussion at the Faith Center, along Northwest 95th Avenue, in Sunrise. 7News, along with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Faith Center... Read more

  • In virus-plagued Wynwood, politicians point fingers over Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDIn virus-plagued Wynwood, politicians point fingers over Zika fundingBy Alex Daugherty, Emily Cochrane and Patricia MazzeiThe Zika virus arrived in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood last week. The politicians came Thursday.Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson handed out mosquito-repellent wipes. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson advocated for safe sex. Florida Gov. Rick Scott zig-zagged from the Miami Under Ground coffee shop to the LiveNinja HQ start-up to Zak the Baker.Their message:... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz returns to public eye at community policing event
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz returns to public eye at community policing eventBy Dan SweeneyAfter keeping out of the public eye since her resignation as chair of the Democratic National Committee on July 24, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, chose to step back into the spotlight at a town hall event at the Faith Center, a nondenominational African-American church in Sunrise.Thursday's town hall, billed as "Hope and Healing: A Community Conversation," was meant to bring law enforcement and the b... Read more

  • Let the healing begin: Faith Center hosts discussion on police, race relations
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELLet the healing begin: Faith Center hosts discussion on police, race relationsBy Susannah BryanIf you're stopped by a bad cop, can you call 911?That was just one of the tough questions asked Thursday night during a "Hope and Healing" town hall meeting co-hosted by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and Faith Center Bishop Henry Fernandez.More than 500 people flocked to the Faith Center to hear from an 18-member panel that included U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Broward Mayor Marty Kiar... Read more

  • Fla. lawmakers say 'I told you so,' about threat of Zika virus, need for federal funding
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITICOFla. lawmakers say 'I told you so,' about threat of Zika virus, need for federal funding By Christine SextonTALLAHASSEE - Top Florida Democrats and Republicans, who have been hollering at Congress for months about boosting funding to stop the spread of the Zika virus, ratcheted up their rhetoric on Friday following the announcement that the first confirmed non-travel Zika cases had emerged in the state."If there was ever a time for Congress to act, it is now," Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) w... Read more

  • Senate Dems: Cancel recess to deal with Zika 'emergency'
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITICOSenate Dems: Cancel recess to deal with Zika 'emergency'By Nicole NareaSenate Democrats urged Congress on Friday to cut short its seven-week recess to pass a federal Zika aid package following confirmation of the first four locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-born disease in the continental U.S.."Zika is public health emergency that requires immediate bipartisan action," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tweeted. "Americans can't afford to wait until Congress' vacation is ... Read more

  • 'When We Are Demonized, We Both Lose:' South Florida Leaders Discuss Police And Community Relations
    Posted in In the News on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    WLRN RADIO'When We Are Demonized, We Both Lose:' South Florida Leaders Discuss Police And Community RelationsBy Amanda RabinesAround the same time of the shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, South Florida politicians and law enforcement officials came together at Broward College to discuss the relationship between the police and the communities that they serve.“When we’re demonized and we’re not looked at as human or when we demonize the population of people that we serve, I think we bot... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks on law enforcement issues
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    VIDEOCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks on law enforcement issuesCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks about strengthening the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the community in light of the tragic shootings in Dallas, TX, St. Paul, MN, and in Baton Rouge, LA. Rep. Wasserman Shultz was attending a Unity Meeting of the Task Force on Law Enforcement and Community Relations at Broward College on Sunday, July 17, 2016.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/... Read more

  • Dignitaries, S. Fla. police meet at Broward College to speak about community relations
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDDignitaries, S. Fla. police meet at Broward College to speak about community relationsBy Alex DaughertySunday’s gathering of the Police Community Relations Task Force at Broward College featured speeches from law enforcement officers and community members.The task force began in 2014 with a conversation on the House floor between Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston and Rep. Alcee Hastings of Miramar.“We formed this task force because we knew that strengthening our rel... Read more

  • Improving relationship between police and community paramount, ex-mayor tells Broward task force
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELImproving relationship between police and community paramount, ex-mayor tells Broward task forceBy Brian BallouJust hours after three police officers were fatally shot in Baton Rouge, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee hosted a wide-ranging discussion on improving the relationship between police and communities of color.Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, held the event at Broward College on Sunday. Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, crea... Read more