Month: September 2019

Florida Politics: “Shevrin Jones bill would set up task force on urban gun violence”

State Rep. Shevrin Jones filed legislation Thursday (HB 201) that would create a new commission to study gun violence in urban communities. The “Urban Core Gun Violence Task Force” would be made up of 10 members. Two members each would be appointed by the Governor, majority leaders in both Legislative chambers, and minority leaders in both Legislative …

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CBS Miami: “Facing South Florida: State Rep. Shevrin Jones Talks Rebuilding Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian”

This week, “Facing South Florida” host Jim DeFede sat down with State Rep. Shevrin Jones. Jones, who represents a portion of Broward County, is a Bahamian. He has already visited the Bahamas since the storm. Jones and DeFede discussed what he saw and what he says needs to be done, such as suspending visa requirements, to help …

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NPR: “Florida Lawmaker Presses Trump To Waive Visa Requirements For Bahamians”

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Florida state Rep. Shevrin Jones about a plan to bring Bahamians to the U.S. for assistance after Hurricane Dorian. TRANSCRIPT: MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Hurricane Dorian is slowly heading north towards Nova Scotia today after tornadoes and storm surges caused extensive damage to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We’ll hear …

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Sun Sentinel: “My family and others in the Bahamas face long road to recovery after Dorian. Our island neighbors need South Florida’s help.”

[Opinion Editorial by Rep. Shevrin Jones]   My family in the Bahamas — including cousins, uncles, and aunts who call Pine Wood, Nassau, and Freeport home — is grappling with extensive flooding and property damage following Hurricane Dorian, but are thankfully all safe and accounted for after surviving the worst storm in the island nation’s …

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Florida Politics: “Shevrin Jones elected to lead 2020 Broward legislative delegation”

State Rep. Shevrin Jones will take over as Chair of the Broward legislative delegation for 2019-20. Jones succeeds state Rep. Richard Stark of House District 104 as Chair. Jones, who serves House District 101, served as Vice Chair under Stark. The newest Vice Chair will be Sen. Perry Thurston of Senate District 33. Members of the Broward delegation gathered Wednesday night …

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