Fast Food Workers rally for $15 minimum wage in downtown Orlando - Frank Torres, The Orlando Political Observer

Workers and activists rallied on the front steps of Orlando’s City Hall Thursday, joining organizers across Florida who showed support for the $15 minimum wage increase in New York.  Read more

"Fantasyland" Protest Calls Out GOP Clown Car Economics - Brooke Hines, The Florida Squeeze

The “Florida Deserves Better” than Fantasyland action was held Tuesday, June 2 outside of the hotel where Rick Scott held his “cattle call” for GOP candidates to strut their campaigns in front of monied-up interests like the Chamber of Commerce and their members.  Read more

Plasencia meets with Protesters outside his office to discuss Medicaid Expansion - Frank Torres, The Orlando Political Observer

What should have been another routine sign-waving demonstration, turned into an impromptu Town hall meeting, when State Representative Rene Plasencia met with protesters outside of his office, to answer their questions and clarify his position on the Medicaid expansion fight, that currently has the State House and State Senate at odds over a budget. Read more

Citizens voice concerns about body cameras for police officers - Tracy Jacim, WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -Law enforcement agencies across the country are adopting the use of body cameras.  They are seen as a way for officers to protect themselves from false accusations of police brutality and for citizens to protect themselves aggressive use of force. Read more

50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday honored in Orlando - Caitlin Dineen, Orlando Sentinel

Even though she lived more than 400 miles away from Selma, Ala., Brenda Purnell-Morris knew the impact of March 7, 1965, also known as Bloody Sunday. Read more


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