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Collaboratory invites public to Holiday Night Market

Lehigh Acres Citizen 08 Dec 2022
Collaboratory is committed to coordinating the solving of all of Southwest Florida’s social problems on an 18-year deadline including homelessness, poverty, mental illness, racism, illiteracy and more ... Collaboratory was founded in 1976 as the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
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How many Confederate memorials have been removed in Florida? How many are left?

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 07 Dec 2022
Lee statue in Charlottesville to be melted down, turned into artHow many Confederate memorials are still in Florida?. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Democracy" report, 3rd edition, as of February 2022 there are 75 Confederate memorials still present in Florida.
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'Discriminatory intention': DeSantis secretly allocated $12 million for immigrant relocation

Alternet 06 Dec 2022
Legal challenges continue to mount against Florida Gov ... Paul Chavez, a senior supervising attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, and representative for the plaintiffs, said, “the scheme by Gov ... The Florida Immigrant Coalition; Americans for Immigrant Justice, Inc.
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Southern Poverty Law Center sues DeSantis over Martha's Vineyard flights

Politico 02 Dec 2022
Florida Southern Poverty Law Center sues DeSantis over Martha's Vineyard flights ... The lawsuit against Florida Gov ... — The Southern Poverty Law Center and non-profit immigration rights organizations are suing Florida Gov ... Florida, Southern Poverty Law Center, Ron DeSantis, Migrants.
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Southern Poverty Law Center sues Gov. DeSantis over migrant flight to Martha's Vineyard

Hot Air 02 Dec 2022
Yesterday the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit against Gov. DeSantis arguing that Florida’s flight of about 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard was unconstitutional. The plaintiffs, which include the Florida Immigrant Coalition, on behalf of three groups in a Miami federal court.
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Lawsuit claims legislation used to fund DeSantis' migrant flights is unconstitutional

News-Press Now 02 Dec 2022
Three non-profit immigrant rights organizations have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Transportation Secretary Jared Perdue, claiming that the state is "infringing upon the federal government's immigration system by creating a separate, parallel immigration system.".
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Immigrant advocates challenge constitutionality of DeSantis' migrant flights

NBC News 02 Dec 2022
The Southern Poverty Law Center and immigrant advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his flights of migrants from Texas to Massachusetts in September ... .
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Marc A. Thiessen: Climate reparations hurt poor nations

News & Record 30 Nov 2022
For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty.” More than half of the world’s population — some 3.8 billion people — now earned enough to be considered “middle class” or “rich.”.
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Editorial Roundup: Florida

The Dispatch 30 Nov 2022
South Florida Sun Sentinel ... An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida. Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ... In Tallahassee, around the same time, the Legislature was willfully condemning Florida to repeat what happened to Banks.
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Climate reparations are insanity. They will hurt poor nations most.

Tyler Morning Telegraph 29 Nov 2022
For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty.” More than half of the world’s population — some 3.8 billion people — now earned enough to be considered “middle class” or “rich.”.
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How optimism can close the Medicaid coverage gap

Finger Lakes Times 28 Nov 2022
Islara Souto, navigation program director for the nonprofit Epilepsy Alliance Florida, said the government’s past income verification system for people with incomes under the poverty level deterred people from signing up, so many consumers stopped seeking help and navigators stopped trying to persuade them to apply.
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Column: Climate reparations will hurt poor nations most

The Post and Courier 28 Nov 2022
"For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty." ... For most of what Ronald Reagan famously called mankind's "long climb from the swamp to the stars" the norm for most people had been abject poverty.
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Florida's attorney general says Americans from blue states are moving to the Sunshine State because ...

Business Insider 28 Nov 2022
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a roundtable discussion at the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora in Miami ... The state's tough-on-crime policy has drawn criticism from organizations like The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida which believes funding would be better spent on poverty, drug addiction, and mental health.
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Thiessen

Elko Daily Free Press 25 Nov 2022
"For the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty." ... For most of what Ronald Reagan famously called mankind's "long climb from the swamp to the stars" the norm for most people had been abject poverty.
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It’s all about giving thanks …

The Daily Record - Dunn 22 Nov 2022
Bill Wilson ... Petersburg, Florida, home ... From his personal bouts of hopelessness— coupled with abandonment and poverty — Bill believed his divine calling was to help others in need. At age 19, he would drive a van around the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, load it with less fortunate parishioners and carry them to his church in Florida ... ....

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