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Archive for Thursday, August 31, 2017

Florida Lawmakers Call For Protections For Venezuelans

Nearly two dozen lawmakers across the nation are calling on the federal government to grant Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, to Venezuelans in the U.S. Several Florida lawmakers signed a letter in favor of providing safe haven to Venezuelans fleeing the dire situation at home.
Published in Central Florida News

Don’t Fall Victim To Harvey Flood Scams

Many people want to donate to Harvey-related relief efforts. But they need to avoid scam artists who are trying to get their hands on some of that money. Experts offer advice for giving safely.
Published in NPR News

Group Demands Marco Rubio Stop Tweeting his Daily Bible Verses

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has a penchant for waking up early and tweeting a daily Bible verse to the 3 million followers of his Twitter account. But an organization devoted to the separation of church and state has asked him to stop, claiming that hes breaking the law. Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the request in a letter to Rubio’s Washington D.C. office. They cited the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in June that tweets from President Donald Trumps personal Twitter account are, in fact, official statements. We have no issue with people reading and discussing the Bible, says Andrew Seidel, the foundation’s director of strategic response. But it is not for the government in our ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly