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Kathy Castor ‘running on adrenaline’ after 26-hour sit-in House protest

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said Thursday she is “running on adrenaline” following her participation in an overnight sit-in at the House of Representatives in Washington. The Tampa congresswoman joined other Democrats in a protest against the refusal by House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow a vote on restricting access to military-style assault weapons in the wake of the mass murder June 12 in Orlando. The protest lasted about 26 hours after it began at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday. “The sit-in is…

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Kathy Castor to be part of congressional march on Selma bridge this weekend

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Kathy Castor of Tampa will be of one of approximately 100 members of Congress who will participate in the 50th anniversary of the march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma AL this weekend. The original march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge was one of the crucial civil rights marches that led to the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965. “I’m very honored to be making that trip with my colleague and civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta,” Castor…

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[email protected]’s Social Justice Pioneers Gala

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The series of anniversary fundraising celebrations culminates with the 620 Social Justice Pioneers Award Gala to be held at the Mickett/Stackhouse studios at 6:20 pm. The grand event will honor five social justice pioneers: Ray Arsenault, John Lewis, Susan Sarandon, John Hope Franklin, who sadly passed away recently, and a special surprise honoree!  The gala includes a dinner catered by Chef Tom Pritchard, Executive Chef of the Baystar Restaurant Group featuring Island Way Grill. Awards designed by glass artist…

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