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The Surprising Poverty Levels Across the U.S.

Time Magazine 03 Oct 2023
poverty rate saw its largest one-year increase in history. 12.4% of Americans now live in poverty according to new 2022 data from the U.S ... California, Florida, and Mississippi are the three states with the highest percent of residents living in poverty ... Florida’s higher poverty rates largely occur across the state’s panhandle.

Disney World will donate $1.5 million to more than a dozen Florida nonprofits

Orlando Weekly 02 Oct 2023
The charitable funds will be given to 19 Florida organizations that work on issues including education, arts, workforce development, homelessness, poverty, environmental ...

Disney World donating $1.5 million to Florida nonprofits

Hastings Tribune 02 Oct 2023
Walt Disney World announced new donations of $1.5 million to 19 nonprofit organizations in Florida on Monday. The company’s 2023 grants are going to groups that work with homelessness, poverty, environmental protection, education, arts, science, youth issues and other causes.

Pa. library children’s event organized by Moms for Liberty draws protests

Penn Live 30 Sep 2023
14 is sponsored by Moms for Liberty, a controversial group labeled as anti-government, anti-inclusion and extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center ... The group was formed in Florida in 2021 to combat COVID-19 safety measures in schools, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Why a children’s story hour is drawing protesters at Nazareth’s library

Lehigh Valley 30 Sep 2023
14 is sponsored by Moms for Liberty, a controversial group labeled as anti-government, anti-inclusion and extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center ... The group was formed in Florida in 2021 to combat COVID-19 safety measures in schools, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Review: 'Radical Wolfe' documentary captures writer Tom Wolfe in full

Lincoln Journal Star 29 Sep 2023
People are also reading… ... No. 2 Nebraska sweeps No ... A Memoir," George M ... #50 ... A coming-of-age story set in early 1900s Florida, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" tackles a multitude of issues. racism, sexism, segregation, poverty, and gender roles, among others ... The novel, set during the Great Depression, tackles topics of poverty, sexism, and racism.

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Citrus County Chronicle 27 Sep 2023
South Florida Sun Sentinel ... Florida’s far-right schools activist is a well-kept secret ... Six months after joining Truitt, Stoops headed south for a job in Florida ... It’s about a Black girl who wishes to have blue eyes, a discussion about racism, poverty and their perverted impacts — topics that Florida also doesn’t want discussed in classrooms.

Collaboratory reports on Hurricane Ian relief efforts as one-year anniversary approaches

Lehigh Acres Citizen 26 Sep 2023
• In addition to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund, Collaboratory created its long-term Rebuild Southwest Florida Fund ... Collaboratory is committed to coordinating the solving of all Southwest Florida’s social problems on an 18-year deadline including homelessness, poverty, mental illness, illiteracy and more.

Florida minimum wage earners are getting a raise, but still won't earn a living wage

Pensacola News Journal 25 Sep 2023
... likely to vary by state or city.What is the poverty wage in Florida?. Florida’s poverty wage is $6.53 per hour for a single person and $8.80 for a person with a child, which is $13,582 and $18,304 per year, respectively.How much does the average Floridian pay in monthly expenses?.

How Florida is taking a stand for children and parental rights

Tallahassee Democrat 25 Sep 2023
In 2022, Florida passed the Parental Rights in Education bill ... Quality education is the best way out of poverty, and over the past 25 years, Florida’s reforms have transformed our state from one of the worst K-12 systems to the top 5 ... The culture of harming, endangering, or indoctrinating children with sexual fantasies stops at the Florida border.

Records: Amended DeSantis migrant transport program won't make promises

Tallahassee Democrat 25 Sep 2023
Florida Gov ... “We’re going to spend every penny of that to make sure that we're protecting the people of the state of Florida.”. But Latino civil rights organization executive Ray Mancero called out the Florida government for using Latino people fleeing poverty and danger in a fight over policy and politics.

Sarasota Moms for Liberty appoints Michael Flynn ally Conni Brunni as next chairwoman

Herald-Tribune Sarasota 25 Sep 2023
Brunni, a GOP activist from Englewood, is a mother of two and grandmother of three ... Labeled an "anti-government extremist group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Moms for Liberty is a national conservative grassroots organization with roots in Florida and Sarasota County focused on education policy ... Brunni said. "We've gotten away from that.

‘Reading is resistance’: students and parents take on DeSantis’s book bans

The Observer 24 Sep 2023
In August, Moms for Libros partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to request that the Florida board of education amend its latest position on book challenges, and demanding the “fundamental due process right to be heard to all parents and guardians with a substantial ...

Sandy Sansing family partnering again with Children's Home Society of Florida

Pensacola News Journal 23 Sep 2023
The Children's Home Society of Florida received an unexpected boost last week during its annual luncheon when Sandy Sansing donated $100,000 on behalf of the Sansing family ... Experts project that child poverty will increase 25 percent from its pre-COVID rate. In Florida, that’s an additional 210,000 children who will fall below the poverty line.

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