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What We Want From President Obama in his Second Term

Congratulations to President Obama on his resounding win for a second term. Also, thanks to all those who worked so hard to make sure that this would happen, but there is still work to be done. This country is not perfect, nor will it ever be, but we can try as hard to make sure that justice, freedom and equality is secure for everyone here. (more…)

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Still Reeling from Key Victories in Miami-Dade County

Last week the people of Miami earned some decisive victories in an election season that seemed like it would never be over. We fought hard and should all be congratulating ourselves on work well done in electing political servants that have our interests at heart. There may have been a slight debacle in counting our votes, something to be expected in Florida, but it doesn’t take away from the triumph we feel with the closure of the 2012 election cycle! (more…)

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We Voted For You, Now Fight For Us!

We can all breathe a sigh of relief as the election has passed, and President Obama has been reelected to serve a second term. Miami successfully voted Joe Garcia into congress, outing the former Rep. Rivera who is under federal investigation, and first time public servant Jose Javier Rodriguez was successfully elected to serve as our State Representative for District 112. They may still be counting ballots in Florida, but in the end we made sure our votes made a difference. (more…)

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Are You Early Voting?

Many people are choosing to cast their ballot early this election… and with good reason! As a swing state, Florida is up for grabs – polls have President Obama and Governor Romney neck and neck here.

So we ventured out to Government Center to talk with some early voters to find out why they choose to vote before the general election on November 6th. Here are some of their responses. (more…)

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The Battle is Won to Rehire Ms. Betty but the Fight For a Union Continues

At the University of Miami, Chartwells employee Betty Ashbury was fired because she let someone use the restroom. As a university dining hall worker, Ms. Betty mistakenly let a student pass without having him pay and even though he only used the restroom, corporate was refusing to rehire her. But yesterday after much pushing from the students and community, Ms. Betty was rehired by Chartwells. (more…)

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Takeaways from Round Two of the Debates

No mention of the housing crisis.
The main culprit of the Great Recession was not discussed at all. While the president has put forth policies that have helped families refinance their mortgages, we have yet to hear a detailed plan from Governor Romney on his recovery plan for the housing crisis. (more…)

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CEO’s to Employees: Vote for Romney or You’re Fired

Following the example of David Siegal, the multi-millionaire owner and CEO of Westgate Resorts, the Koch brothers have emailed their employees telling them they’d better vote for Romney if they enjoy their job. The Koch brothers and other super-rich CEO’s are taking the time to let their employees know that this election matters so you better vote for Romney because if somehow President Obama wins reelection, you’re expendable. (more…)

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Community Joins Local Wal-Mart Workers in Call For Change

On Thursday, October, 11th local community members came out to the Wal-Mart in Hallandale Beach to support workers who held a two day strike to highlight unfair working conditions. Around one hundred residents came out to show their solidarity with the striking workers. (more…)

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Broward County’s Turn to Implement Wage Theft Ordinance

Broward County Commissioners will vote on a wage recovery ordinance today, an important step towards ending unfair wage theft which plagues low-income workers. According to the Sun-Sentinel, “wage theft can include workers not being paid overtime or minimum wage, being force to work during meal breaks or work off the clock, or not paying them at all,” and it is a serious crime that can pose significant risks for many in this fragile economy. (more…)

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Fact-Checking Mitt Romney’s Comments From the First Debate

Mitt Romney may have been spinning some tales in the first debate…

On health care –

“On Medicare for current retirees, [Obama’s] cutting $716 billion from the program.”

President Obama’s plan does not cut money from the program; rather, it reduces Medicare spending over 10 years, primarily by reducing excess payments to hospitals and insurance companies. (more…)

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