Florida


Jail
How Florida’s Cash Bail System Hurts Communities of Color

In Florida, cash bail system critics see it as “criminalizing” poverty and bloating jail populations, as those who cannot pay bail can be stuck in jail awaiting trial, sometimes for months or years.

Josh-Weil
This Is Why Josh Weil Is Running to ‘Retire Marco Rubio’

Running against the Republican incumbent, the math and science teacher from Orlando has a clear plan of action to build systems that help Floridians and promises to work only "for the people."

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Free Mental Health Program for Farmworkers Launches in California and Florida

"Mental health is a health and wellness issue, but it is also a critical workers' issue that we all must address," said Mónica Ramírez, founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women.

Charlie-Crist
Charlie Crist Vows to Fight DeSantis’ Restrictive Election Measures if Elected Governor

One of the most vocal opponents of DeSantis’ voting law, early in May Charlie Crist became the first Democrat to officially announce his run against the Republican incumbent next year.

Florida-Census
Latinos Were Undercounted in the Census. Here’s Why It Matters.

Undercounted states can lose out not only on political representation and Electoral College votes, but, very importantly, on federal funding that uses census data as a base. This can have a profound impact on individuals and families.

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How the Trans Community Fights for Equal Rights After Florida’s Bill

After the GOP-controlled Florida House voted to ban transgender women from playing girls’ or women’s school sports, activists in the state and across the country rev up their efforts to pass the Equality Act.

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This Is Víctor Vázquez: the Puerto Rican Who Aims to Improve Miami Springs

The Miami Dade College professor obtained 70% of the votes in a recent nonpartisan election, winning the Miami Springs City Council, Group 4 seat.