opinion

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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Sun Sentinel: “Decriminalizing marijuana is just a start to fixing our broken criminal justice system”

[Opinion Editorial by Rep. Shevrin Jones]   Our criminal justice system is broken. Racially unjust policing, unfair sentencing guidelines, and sentences infected with implicit bias have led to America topping the list of the most carceral nations on the planet. Here in Florida, and in other states across the country, outdated marijuana laws written decades …

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Blavity: “Why Growing Up Black In America Is Still Full Of Taxing Obstacles”

[Opinion Editorial by Rep. Shevrin Jones]   The 2020 Democratic presidential contenders recently descended on Miami for the first primary debates, though the vast field only scratched the surface in discussing our society’s systemic inequities and injustices in a real way. While the fact that the deck is stacked against millions of Americans is already …

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Florida Politics: “Shevrin Jones: Responsibility to keep our kids safe”

[Opinion Editorial by Rep. Shevrin Jones]   As a former educator in Broward Public Schools and state lawmaker who represents communities in South Florida, I am horrified by some of the legislation moving through Tallahassee this legislative session. This week, the Florida Legislature is considering HB 7093, a bill set to allow teachers with concealed …

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