News & Public Affairs

Monday September 22, 2014

CONGRESSMAN ADAM PUTNAM HOLDS TOWN HALL ON SOCIAL SECURITY-Andrew Stelzer

Florida State representative Adam Putnam was in Sun city center this morning, holding what he called a town hall meeting to discuss changes to the nations social security program. The republican party had previously had member of congress holding large public events, but because so many people came to complain and protest against the changes proposed by president Bush, they have changed to holding smaller meetings. About 80 people came to the meeting--almost all of the attendees were senior...

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HOMELESSNESS IN HILLSBOROUGH - Mitch Perry

Homeless Advocates in Hillsborough County said today that there are an estimated 11,000 people homeless in the County, a 36% increase since the last survey was conducted a year and a half ago.

Rayme Knuckles is the Chief Executive Officer for the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County…He said there are 2 main reasons that lead to homelessness – lack of affordable housing, and low paying jobs that prevent people from getting the chance to acquire such housing (roll tape...

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PASCO COUNTY DEMS WELCOME CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR, DAVIS AND SMITH. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Primary candidates on both sides of the aisle, are positioning themselves for the Governors race for office witch will culminate in the November 2006 mid-term election. While no one yet has formally announced on the Republican side, Attorney General Charlie Christ, Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, and Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher are all thought to be in the mix. The Democrats have two announced candidates for the Governors office, Congressman Jim Davis of Tampa, and State Senator...

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ELECTION REFORMS - Emily Reddy

The Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County held a second forum this past Saturday at the James B. Sanderlin Center on 22nd avenue south in St. Petersburg. The purpose of this public forum was to collect voting concerns and suggestions from Pinellas county citizens. The Election Reform Coalition is made up of more than 15 different organizations. Members include the Democratic, Green and Libertarian parties of Pinellas County, the ACLU, the Sojourner Truth Center, and the Alliance of ...

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Global Day of Protest - 2nd Anniversary of War in Iraq - Women's Show

FAITH FIPPINGER, human shield in Iraq and featured in the film, “Human Shield.� 63-year old Faith Fippinger was a Human Shield in Iraq from February 20 - April 26, 2003. She says, “My decision to become a Human Shield in Iraq had to do with the fact that I understand the consequences of war on innocent people who are caught between an evil dictator and the ambitions of another government. The people in Iraq have already suffered terribly from wars, sanctions and of course fr...

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Simona Sharoni, feminist scholar and peace activist - Mary Glenney, Women's Sh

SIMONA SHARONI, internationally-known femiist scholar, researcher and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is the author of Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance, (Syracuse University Press, 1995). Sharoni has written extensively on gendeowr dynamics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the North of Ireland, Middle East politics, the peace and justice movement peace and conflict resolution ...

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