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A proposed initiative to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 is gathering momentum and is almost certain to be on the state’s ballot when voters go to the polls to choose a president in 2020.

October 16, 2019
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As criminal justice and prison reform take center stage in Alabama politics, Alabamians for Fair Justice, a broad coalition of advocates supported by the SPLC and other organizations, are working to lift up the voices of people directly affected by the criminal justice system.

October 15, 2019
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The commission appointed by politicians to study school safety in Florida after the mass shooting in Parkland in 2018 has recommended—without evidence to support them—measures that place children at greater risk of being shot or wrongfully arrested; put children’s privacy and liberty in jeopardy and strip them of civil rights; create school environments that are more tense, anxiety-provoking, and traumatic; breed distrust between students and faculty; and absorb funds needed for programs that have actually been proven to make schools safer for all students.

Lacking needed expertise and diversity, the commission has proven incapable of recommending an effective plan to ensure that all children are safe, healthy, and welcome in school.

October 10, 2019

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