Floridians join car processions in memory of lives lost to COVID-19, and demand unemployment and rent relief
Miami, FL – On Wednesday, May 27th, community members and leaders of grassroots organizations will lead funeral processions and direct actions all over Florida to honor the lives lost to COVID-19, and to hold Governor DeSantis and Trump accountable for their inaction and recklessness. Community members will demand Governor DeSantis to act immediately by expediting and expanding unemployment benefits for Floridians in need as our state faces one of the worst unemployment crises of our time, and rent relief for families who are at risk of being evicted after the Moratorium on Evictions is lifted on June 2nd.
“DeSantis and Trump are two peas in a pod of irresponsibility and recklessness. The entire country has seen they don’t care about us, they only care about their power and their corporate friends,” says Serena Perez, Organizing Director for the New Florida Majority. “While many of us are still struggling to survive, pay back months of owed rent and bills, DeSantis is rushing people back to work even if that means putting our health and the lives of our families and co-workers at risk. We don’t need an arbitrary reopening based on flawed data cooked by our state government, we need unemployment checks and rent relief now!”
The events will be led by the New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Florida Student Power Network and Dream Defenders.
Full list of events: https://www.desantisactnow.com/events
- Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Speaker Program and Funeral Procession starting at: Northside One Stop Career Center, 7900 NW 27th Ave – by the DMV office, Miami, FL 33147
- Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Starting at: Hilton Hotel (parking lot), 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, 32701
- Ending: Invitation Homes (parking lot), 598 Northlake Blvd, #1000, Altamonte Springs, 32701
- Time: 2pm-4pm
- Starting at: Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N Howard Ave, Tampa FL 33606
- Ending at: Career Source Tampa Bay, 9215 N Florida Ave, Suite 101, 33612
- Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Location: Mayor Curry’s Home – 1405 Northwood Rd Jacksonville FL 32207
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