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CBS 4: Lawmakers Applaud Judge’s Ruling That Blocks Gov. DeSantis Ban On School Mask Mandates

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Several lawmakers have applauded a judge’s ruling that overturned Gov. Ron DeSantis’ mask mandate ban for Florida schools. On Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on the mandates is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. …

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Florida Politics: Shevrin Jones to file bill protecting imprisoned pregnant women after baby born in Alachua jail died

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has also promised an investigation into the incident. Democratic state Sen. Shevrin Jones says in light of a newborn dying earlier this month after being born in an Alachua County jail, he’ll refile a measure protecting pregnant women who are arrested. Erica Thompson says she screamed for staff to help as she gave …

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Florida Politics: Shevrin Jones to offer political crash course seminar in Miami Gardens

Reps. Christopher Benjamin and Felicia Robinson will join other local leaders at the event. Sen. Shevrin Jones announced a community event in late August to help the public learn about how to run for office, the bill writing process and other major civics topics. Joining Jones will be Reps. Christopher Benjamin and Felicia Robinson, as well as Miami Gardens Council …

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Florida Politics: Shevrin Jones to host #WeThePeopleUniversity event

Sen. Shevrin Jones will host a #WeThePeople University seminar Saturday morning, joined by several elected and civic leaders. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will go till noon, and will take place in Miami Gardens at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex, 3000 NW 199th St. The #WeThePeople University is an interactive community seminar series for local …

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Florida Politics: Miami Gardens Mayor endorses Shevrin Jones in SD 35

Oliver Gilbert III has served as Miami Gardens Mayor for nearly 8 years. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III is supporting Rep. Shevrin Jones in the race for Senate District 35. The district covers parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties including Miami Gardens, West Park and Miramar. “There’s no question that we’re facing unprecedented challenges as a state. We …

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Endorsement: Shevrin “Shev” Jones deserves support in crowded Florida Senate District 35 race

Senate District 35 straddles the Broward-Miami-Dade line and includes West Park, Pembroke Park, Miramar, Miami Gardens and Opa-locka. Democrats in southwest Broward and northwest Miami-Dade counties will soon elect a state senator from a crowded field of six candidates. The voters’ best option is Rep. Shevrin “Shev” Jones, an experienced and determined member of the …

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Florida Politics: Education unions back Shevrin Jones in SD 35 Democratic primary

Jones, a former teacher, is being term-limited out of the House. Two major education unions — the Florida Education Association (FEA) and Broward Teachers Union (BTU) — are endorsing Rep. Shevrin Jones for Senate District 35. Jones is one of six Democrats competing in a jam-packed field. “As a former educator and graduate of local public schools, …

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Shevrin Jones: Less talk, more action in the fight for racial justice

 Which side of history will you be on? These past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotion as so many of us have hit the streets out of frustration, anger, and exhaustion. The police brutality behind the movement’s momentum is distressing, it has been inspiring to see so many communities come together and …

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Florida Politics: SEIU Florida endorses Shevrin Jones in SD 35

Jones is one of six candidates competing for the Democratic nomination. The Florida arm of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is backing Democratic Rep. Shevrin Jones in the upcoming primary for Senate District 35. “Across the state, SEIU Florida members provide vital services as nurses and doctors in our hospitals and nursing homes, instructional and support staff at public schools …

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Florida Politics: Shevrin Jones to deliver 1K masks to frustrated South Florida airport workers

Eulen America employees have complained about having insufficient access to PPE. Rep. Shevrin Jones plans to help deliver 1,000 face masks to South Florida airport workers thanks to a partnership between Indelible Solutions and Mary’s Kids, Inc. Jones is highlighting the donation after Eulen America employees complained personal protective equipment (PPE) has not been sufficiently available. “Eulen America should do …

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