Tom Perez announced today that Raffi Krikorian is joining the Democratic National Committee’s senior leadership team as the Chief Technology Officer, where he will bring his industry experience to build and invest in the state-of-the-art technology, security, and analytics infrastructure to help Democrats win.
In Florida where 506,778 people are employed at companies owned by immigrants, reversing the executive order will stifle a budding Florida tech scene that is requesting less regulation, not more.
A constellation of nearly a dozen Indivisible groups stretching from Englewood and Venice to Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch are working to get better organized and maintain the energy that propelled them in the first few months after the president’s 2016 election.
Supporters of the bill submitted affidavits that complained, “I have witnessed students being taught evolution as fact … rather than theory … I have witnessed children being taught that Global Warming is a reality.”
Florida Senator Bill Nelson along with several of his Democratic colleagues took to the Senate floor urging their Republican colleagues to come together in finding a solution for health care
President Trump’s support has eroded with independent voters since he took office. Though he still clings to a loyal base of supporters, his overall disapproval among Americans has reached record highs, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. (Read more at NPR.ORG)
“This Republican repeal bill is unconscionably cruel and hurts women, children, older Americans and middle-class families. Our elected leaders should be doing everything possible to ensure that more people have access to affordable coverage – not less.”
“Rick Scott is supporting and urging Republican senators to vote for a bill that makes huge cuts to Medicaid, takes coverage away from 22 million people and allows insurance companies to hike rates for older Americans.”
Florida is 48th in spending on Medicaid recipients. The state spent $4,893 per enrollee in 2011, way below the national average of $6,502. Consequently, in a capped program, we would start way back and fall further behind year after year.
Democrats hope to pick up anywhere between one and four seats in Florida with the seat of retiring Republic Ileana Ros-Lehtinen their top priority. Other Republican targets include Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart and Brian Mast. A three-seat switch would give Democrats majority control of the Florida delegation.