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“Stay Woke” Bus Tour stops in East Tampa for voting rights rally

Voting rights organizations are taking a “voter-cade” bus tour this week through 15 cities across Florida to encourage voter registration while encouraging Floridians to “Stay woke” amidst recently passed laws that impact students, teachers, and...

Trump supporters rally in Pinellas despite the ex-president’s historic criminal indictments

Dozens of supporters of former president Donald Trump rallied on land and sea near Madeira Beach
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Cornel West announces his candidacy for president

Civil Rights activist and philosopher, Cornel West, announced his candidacy for U.S. president Monday.  West is a leading figure in modern-day Civil Rights activism and social change. He is running for president as a member...

The Opinions Of Dr. Kampmark

Media Responsibility. Can the outrage over CNN’s “Town Hall” with Trump be a case of the pot calling the kettle black? After all Trump was good for ratings as the head of CBS said before...
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Florida Policy Project founder Jeff Brandes discusses Trump-DeSantis, housing, criminal justice reform and more on WMNF Tampa

After a 12-year-run in the state legislature, former Republican State Senator Jeff Brandes, has launched the Florida Policy Project. The St. Petersburg native joined WMNF public affairs program “The Skinny” to discuss his new, “non-profit...
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Redistricting plan sparks constitutional standoff in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration & the Legislature are trying to fend off a lawsuit by arguing the U.S. Constitution trumps that part of the Florida constitution.
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DeSantis signs new Florida elections laws; he can run for president without resigning

As he entered the 2024 race for the White House, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed a major elections bill that places additional restrictions on voter registration groups and helps clear the way for him...
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Court urged to hear Florida elections law fight

Voting rights groups want a full federal appeals court to take up a fight about whether a 2021 Florida elections law made changes that discriminated against Black voters.

Diverse and Disenfranchised

The Forum discussed the various ways the people are underrepresented politically including talk of prison gerrymandering, redistricting, voter access and economic participation.   Political diversity, voter apathy, a continued discussion about authoritarian Florida and global...
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Appeals court backs most of Florida’s 2021 elections law, overturning a ruling that it discriminates against Black voters

An appeals court overturned most of a federal judge’s ruling that a 2021 Florida elections law was intended to discriminate against Black voters.
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State Senate passes controversial Florida elections changes

The Florida Senate approved a sweeping elections bill aimed at continuing Republican leaders’ efforts to crack down on voter-registration groups.

MidPoint: The 2023 Tampa Municipal Election and New Proposed Vote Reform Legislation

The results of the Tampa municipal elections are in and there is more new, pending voting legislation coming from Tallahassee that may make it harder to register and vote.

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