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Workers organize May Day rallies in Tampa Bay

Monday is May Day or International Workers Day; on MidPoint we speak with people helping to organize May Day rallies in the Tampa Bay area. The Tampa May Day march and rally is sponsored by 15 groups...
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Homeless residents now don’t have to wear wristbands to get services

Advocates for homeless people are celebrating what they see as a victory this week; people seeking services at St. Vincent de Paul near downtown St. Petersburg will no longer need to wear concert-style plastic wristbands....
homelessness

Update on homelessness in Sarasota & Hillsborough

As the weather cools down there’s more of an urgency to reduce homelessness by providing shelter for people who don’t have permanent homes; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says that while there...
Bruce Wright

Will Florida Legislature consider a Homeless Bill of Rights?

A new bill is being proposed by Florida homeless advocates; it’s called the Homeless Bill of Rights. Our guest on MidPoint is Rev. Bruce Wright, with The Refuge and the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign....
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Secret Service visits RNC protester in Florida

The RNC begins Monday in Ohio and a van full of 10 protesters left Friday from St. Petersburg; but one of them received an unexpected visit from the Secret Service as well local law enforcement the...
Bruce Wright

Peace in the Park will call attention to homelessness in St. Pete

This Saturday in downtown St. Petersburg’s Williams Park there will be music, poetry, art and local justice groups calling attention to peace, homelessness and social justice. Peace in the Park is being organized in part...

Transgender man and woman discuss issues trans community still face

Transgender man and woman discuss issues trans community still face

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