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‘People’s Climate March’ rallies set for Saturday in Florida, U.S.

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On Saturday, several “People’s Climate March” rallies will take place in Washington D.C., Tampa, Miami and across Florida and country. In anticipation of those events, Organize Florida Education Fund and the Center for Popular Democracy released a report Thursday on how Florida’s infrastructure burdens women of color and their families. “The risks of Florida’s energy infrastructure are not distributed evenly throughout the state but are concentrated in a handful of counties with significant populations of uninsured women of color, many of whom work in low-wage…

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Rick Kriseman, Karl Nurse urge presidential pardons to keep immigrant families together

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council member Karl Nurse on Wednesday joined a national letter from local elected officials to President Barack Obama calling on him to protect hundreds of thousands of immigrant families by issuing a pardon for lawfully present immigrants with years-old or low-level criminal offenses. The letter is signed by 60 local elected officials. It kicks off a week in which the president’s legacy on immigration will be at stake, with confirmation hearings and a…

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