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Give Miami Day 2016

Be part of the most exciting annual giving event in south Florida. Join the movement on 11.17.16 #GiveMiamiDay Give Miami Day is one of the biggest annual giving events in the Southeast United States. It allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by coming together to support local nonprofit organizations. Given the…

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2 Local Artists Created A New Mural At Our Miami Office

Sun rising on Swine. Check out the farce that could be our future: When Pigs Fly by local artists Rei Ramirez and Ivan Roque. Stop by to check it out at our office on 83rd and Biscayne Blvd.

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Florida Gains 108,000 Additional Registered Voters After Deadline Extended

A lot of people in Florida apparently agree with U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who said that no right is more precious than the right to vote. More than 108,000 people registered to vote from Oct. 11-18, the extra week that the judge ordered because of Hurricane Matthew after the Democratic Party filed a lawsuit…

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Coalition calls for Florida voting changes, federal investigation | Palm Beach Post

Nov 12, 2012 — A coalition of unions, civil rights groups and left-leaning organizations is demanding a rewrite of Florida’s election laws and is seeking a federal inquiry into long lines during early voting and on Election Day. “Now marks 12 years of Florida being a voting disaster area,” said Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of…

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Voting rights groups to Scott: We need to fix that — or else | Miami Herald

Nov 12, 2012 — If Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican controlled-Legislature thought voting rights groups would vanish after Election Day, they were wrong. Representatives from the Florida New Majority, Advancement Project, Florida Immigrant Coalition, the AFL-CIO and some Democratic lawmakers announced Monday during a teleconference with reporters that they would push for an overhaul…

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With tight presidential race down to the wire, ground-gamers prod potential voters | Palm Beach Post

Nov 01, 2012 — TALLAHASSEE — A frenzy of phone calls, social media posts and house-to-house door-knocking is consuming the presidential race’s final days, as the data-rich campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney lock into a desperate fight to push voters to the polls in swing state Florida. The National Rifle Association, tea party…

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Florida New Majority Fights Against The Romney Zombie Apocalypse | Miami New Times

Nov 11, 2012 — As the fifth day of early voting gets underway, the Florida Division of Elections says Democrats have opened a significant lead over Republicans in total ballots cast, by a 48,600 margin. Overall, Democrats have 118,000 more early votes than the GOP. With the Nov. 6 election five days away, 30 percent…

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Groups in Florida Look to Highlight Changes as Early Voting Begins | New York Times

Oct 27, 2012 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Before the supervisor of elections opened the main polling site here in Duval County at 7 a.m., a line of almost 100 people had already formed, snaking its way along the sidewalk of a strip-mall parking lot. All but three voters in line were black. As they waited,…

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Many Strict Election Laws Delayed Or Blocked Before 2012 Vote | Associated Press

Oct 17, 2012 — MIAMI — Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been blocked or delayed, delighting opponents who claim they were among a variety of partisan attempts to keep minorities from voting. Supporters of the measures nevertheless predict they will prevail…

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Voter Suppression, Intimidation Feared At Polling Places | Associated Press

Oct 11, 2012 MIAMI — Kimberly Kelley of Tampa has provided Florida elections officials with thousands of names of people she thinks may be ineligible to vote and should be removed from the rolls. On Election Day, she’ll join thousands more – people of all political stripes – to monitor balloting. “I believe there is…

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