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Wilson Statement on Democratic Presidential Victory

“Today for the first time in many, many months I was filled with hope for the future of our great nation when Joe Biden officially became our president-elect and Kamala Harris made history as both the first woman and first black woman to be elected vice president of the United States. Finally, we can begin to put behind us Donald Trump’s reality TV presidency and will have a commander-in-chief who will actually deal with reality, follow the science, and lead us out of the coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainty that have gripped the United States for nearly a year. 

Chairwoman Edmonson Commemorates COVID-19 Victims

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and other officials commemorated COVID-19 victims on Oct. 13 at a new memorial to coronavirus victims at Simonhoff Park in Liberty City.

Chairwoman Edmonson speaks at the memorial for COVID-19 victims.

Florida AKAs Tackle Rural Voter Turnout, and Push Early Voting

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Tallahassee—Florida is famous for its razor thin statewide election margins.  And for the last twenty years, the nail-biting phenomenon has been the only certainty voters and candidates are assured of when all the ballots are counted. In Election 2020 the Florida chapters of the nation’s oldest African American Greek sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha has launched an effort to increase Black voter participation in rural counties with significant Black voter population.

Voting Rights Organizations Resolve to Protect Florida Voters as State Continues History of Voter Suppression

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – On Friday, October 9, a coalition of voting rights organizations reacted to a court’s decision not to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline after the state’s online registration system crashed on Monday. The lawsuit, filed by Advancement Project National Office, Demos, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer on behalf of the Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition asserted that thousands of Floridians had been disenfranchised by the system’s technical difficulties on the last day of voter registration. The Plaintiffs also asserted that Florida’s midday extension of the registration deadline on Tuesday was insufficient to notify all Floridians who were unable to register because of the system’s failure. The Plaintiffs released the following statement.

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