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Dwight Bullard was a Florida state senator.

Background

Dwight Bullard was born on February 4, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Larcenia J. Bullard is a former school teacher, administrator, education consultant and member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1992-2000. She was later elected to the Florida Senate in 2002 and served until 2012. His father Edward B. Bullard is a former educator, assistant principal, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2008.

In 1981, Dwight Bullard moved to Miami, FL. where he was raised in the community of Richmond Heights. Education was highly valued in the Bullard’s household and in 1995, after graduating from Miami Killian Senior High School, he continued his education at Florida A&M University where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in History Education. [1]

Career

Since 2000, Sen. Bullard has been a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami Florida and on November 18th, 2008 he was sworn into office as representative of District 118. In 2012 he was elected to the Florida Senate. He is currently a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Transportation Committee and the Education policy and Appropriations Committees.

Senator Bullard has served as a leader in the area of Education due to his outstanding leadership and commitment to education, both as a teacher and a policy maker. His extensive and remarkable role in Educational leadership has granted him tremendous recognition; Bullard was a recipient of the Florida Education Association’s Freshman Friend of Public Education Award, and the Florida Association of School Administrators’ Next Generation Leader Award.

Senator Bullard is also affiliated with several Democratic organizations, and hence was awarded the Young Democrat’s of Miami Dade Outstanding Leadership Award. The Redlands Democrat, and currently chairs the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Dwight is also a member of several community, civic and social organizations ranging from the NAACP to 100 Black Men of South Florida. Senator Bullard is a member of several boards including City Year Miami, Camillus House and the Zoological Society of South Florida and has received countless community recognitions from both local and national groups.[2]

Payday lenders protest

Tomas Kennedy April 19 2018:

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‪Calling out corrupt payday lenders in front of the Trump doral resort! They are loansharks who prey on low-income folks by giving out short term loans at very high interest rates. Now the Trump administration has relaxed regulations on the industry while they golf at his resort. ‬ — attending Stop Payday Predators: Protest at Trump National Doral Miami with Laurie Woodward Garcia, Luisana Perez-Fernandez, Dwight Bullard and Mayra Macias at Trump National Doral Miami.

Supporting Amendment 4

Tomas Kennedy, July 27:

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The crew out with Rep. Keith Ellison supporting Amendment 4. Vote #YesOn4 November 6 to restore the vote for 1.5 million Floridians currently disenfranchised due to racist laws. — with Anmaar Javed Habibinator, Manuel Ernesto Gutierrez and Dwight Bullard at Masjid Al-Ansar.

Endorsed by Our Revolution

Dwight Bullard was endorsed by Our Revolution, an organization run by former campaign workers and supporters of former socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[3]

New Florida Majority support

South Florida Democratic candidates who had no reason to expect victory are preparing to be sworn in to office now thanks to the votes of people whom the pollsters largely ignored: unlikely voters.

One election post-mortem from the liberal nonprofit America Votes suggests unlikely voters cast 34 percent of the early and mail-in absentee votes during this election, propelling liberal Democrats such as Jose Javier Rodriguez of Miami and State Senator Maria Sachs of Boca Raton unexpectedly to the winners' circle.

An unlikely voter, says America Votes Florida director Josh Geise, is one who scores below 80 on a zero-to-100 scale of voting history, age, ethnicity, neighborhood and other factors that measure the propensity for voting. The likely voter model in use by several polling organizations uses only three elements: voting history, the voter's self-described intention to vote and his or her enthusiasm for the campaign.

The task for Democratic ground-gamers was to goad the unlikelys out of their torpor and campaigners say Republican legislators and Gov. Rick Scott made that easy with the voting law they passed in 2011.

"The (voter roll) purges, the crackdown on early voting -- all those things that were an attempt to make those voters even less likely to vote -- those things really ticked people off," says Gihan Perera, who runs the political nonprofit New Florida Majority. FNM staff and volunteers made calls and knocked on doors for Rodriguez, Sachs and other Democrats around the state.

FNM also contributed manpower and data to winning Democratic Senate candidates Dwight Bullard of Miami and Darren Soto of Orlando.[4]

"Disaster preparedness plan"

The New Florida Majority, April 23:

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Hurricane Irma proved that South Florida residents, government & physical infrastructure are not prepared for a severe natural disaster. Join your neighbors & community members in creating a disaster preparedness plan for your neighborhood! — with Maru Lanao, Wakumi Douglas, Francesca Menes, Dwight Bullard, Roderick C. Kemp, Isheka Harrison, Jen Janeway, Steven Moreno Jones, Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Nancy Metayer, Richard Way III, Trenise Bryant, Jasmen M. Rogers-Shaw, Tanisha Osorto, Debra J. Toomer, Tomas Kennedy, Kellie Tigertail, Mariama Gregory, Maria-Victoria Ramirez, Emmanuel George, Kizzy Rock, Meena Jagannath, Marcia Olivo, Asa R. Rogers-Shaw, Eel Kat and Erick On-Sang.

"Free Marissa"

Jacksonville, FL - Protesters from across Florida gathered in front of the Duval County Courthouse on October 31 2013, for the first status hearing in the retrial of Marissa Alexander, the 33 year old African American mother who fired a warning shot to fend off her abusive husband.

The status hearing lasted just a few minutes as Judge James Daniel set November 8 as the date of Alexander's bail hearing.

Although protesters tried to enter the courtroom to show support for Alexander, Jacksonville police locked them out. The group of protesters regrouped outside for a press conference, where they discussed future plans to win freedom for Alexander.

The Zimmerman verdict brought new attention to Alexander's case, launching nationwide protests demanding her release. The Southern Movement Assembly led a 126-mile walk from Jacksonville to Sanford in August demanding Alexander's freedom and the resignation of State Attorney Angela Corey, who prosecuted her case. On September 26, 2013, a Florida appeals court ordered a new trial for Alexander.

Over 30 people attended the press conference afterwards, bringing together members of the Southern Movement Assembly, the New Jim Crow Movement, Sisterhood of Survivors from the Miami Workers Center, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!, Dream Defenders, the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition, the New Black Panther Party, and New Florida Majority.

Speakers focused on domestic violence, the racist criminal justice system, the school-to-prison pipeline, and Florida's mandatory minimum sentencing laws, which disproportionately affect African Americans and other oppressed nationalities.

Shay Brown talked about domestic violence and pointed out that the state of Florida does not take the safety of women seriously. As a domestic violence survivor and victims' advocate, she pointed out that women and abuse survivors everywhere have an interest in seeing Alexander freed. Other speakers denounced the racist criminal injustice system for incarcerating Alexander in the first place.

"They had the white robes of the KKK in the 60s," said Minister Richard Burton of the Epiphany Baptist Church in Jacksonville. "And they have the black and blue robes inside the Duval County Courthouse today."[5]

Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard sent a staff member to read a letter expressing his support for Alexander and demanding her freedom. "I urge you to drop the charges on Marissa Alexander," read Bullard's letter, "and I urge you to drop the new trial."

"Justice for Reefa"

In December 2013, four months after 18-year-old street artist Israel "Reefa" Hernandez died after being tasered by Miami Beach police officer Jorge Mercado, friends and family in the Justice for Reefa Coalition used last week's series of art fairs to raise awareness for what they believe to be an unjustified killing. The group has been joined by the Dream Defenders, the same group that occupied the Florida state capital building for 31 days following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Their main events were a protest outside the Miami Beach Convention Center on Friday night, a flash mob-style gathering inside the building at the main entrance of the fair during a high-traffic period, and a weekend spent petitioning and talking to graffiti-receptive out-of-towners in Wynwood.

Subhash Kateel, a radio broadcaster and community activist, said of Officer Mercado, "He's a Miami Beach veteran who has been here long enough to know if he was really was in danger. We've done our homework, and it's just really clear to us that the law is on our side. The only way the level of force used on Israel was justified is if everyone, like him, were a 150-pound 18-year-old. And we're not. We do not believe that all of those officers that day were in fear of a 150-pound 18-year-old boy.

"It's been four months with no autopsy or toxicology reports released. Leaks come out that we believe to be from the police department, saying that Israel was on drugs. Well, show us the evidence."

"Basel Week is a time of year when the city purports to care about art and artists. So if you really care about art and artists, care about Reefa," says Yesenia Garcia of the Justice for Reefa Coalition. "This is a time when Miami Beach is making millions and millions off of the Miami art scene. But why don't they care about artists the rest of the year?"

As the sun set on Friday, protesters held a banner reading "We Demand Justice For Israel Hernandez" across the street from the fair. Miami Beach police stood by to keep the group from setting foot on the sidewalk, asking curious passersby to keep moving when they stopped to ask questions about Hernandez. The plan was to then have a second group flood inside the convention center to the passageway where the crowds bottleneck as they enter and exit. The group would sing protest songs and make a brief speech about Reefa and the circumstances of his death.

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Daniel Agnew of the Dream Defenders was the one who would be sending the signal and leading the call-and-response song about Hernandez's death. His group became involved "while we were in the capital, when we got a call telling us what had happened with Reefa. We couldn't do anything just then because, well, we were kind of involved. But after we came back to Miami, we couldn't not do something."

Outside the convention center, fair employees were seen accepting handbills from the protestors, not unlike the other confused visitors who paused to ask questions. On Saturday and Sunday, the activists continued their efforts, relocating to Wynwood in order to raise awareness about alleged police brutality and to get signatures on their petition to reform the laws around supposedly non-lethal force that became lethal for Israel Hernandez. One signature came from Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, who represents a district that includes part of Miami-Dade county.

According to Muhammed Malik of the Coalition, who was at the Miami Beach and Wynwood actions, "Local, national and international visitors and local residents and artists are signing our petition. Momentum is growing."[6]

UCF Panel

UF student organizations including CHISPAS, the Hispanic Student Association, UF Students for a Democratic Society and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Culture have been collecting signatures before they present the petition to UF President Bernie Machen on Oct. 17 2013.

UF Student Government sponsored the UF Immigration Reform Symposium circa October 15, which featured a conversation with Sen. Darren Soto and Sen. Dwight Bullard about the importance of tuition equality for undocumented students.

“Right now, there is no policy regarding immigration or tuition equity for students,” said Liana Guerra, a 20-year-old political science and economics junior. “It’s important to start at UF with this petition, but ultimately, we want to make changes in the state legislature.”[7]

SDS connection

Tallahassee, FL - On Feb. 20, 2014 Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Florida State University (FSU) held a press conference demanding “Tuition equity for undocumented students” on the school’s campus. Joining SDS was the leadership the Hispanic and Latino Student Union, Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Center for Participant Education, and the Dream Defenders. Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard spoke about SB 300, a bill he drafted to grant in-state tuition to undocumented students in the state of Florida.

The large group decided to hold their press conference in front of what is known on campus as the Integration Statue. It is a monument dedicated to a culture of inclusion and the promise of diversity at Florida State University, a promise administrators and lawmakers need to be reminded about.

Brianna Calderon-Roman of SDS explained, “We want a Florida which embraces different heritages and cultures and ideas, not one which creates roadblocks and rejects these things; things that we consider cornerstones of our state.”[8]

Unity call

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The New Florida Majority, November 2, 2014;

Senators Dwight Bullard and Chris Smith join Phillip Agnew, Alphonso Mayfield, Gihan Perera, Katia St. Fleur, Maria Rodriquez, and Desmond Meade for a unity call this evening. #BlackVotesMatter or #UNITYcall to join the conversation on Twitter.

Fracking ban

Two Florida state senators introduced legislation December 2014 to ban fracking in their state, citing concerns about environmental impact and potential damage to water supplies.

State Senators Darren Soto (D) and Dwight Bullard (D) filed a bill on Tuesday that, if adopted, would prohibit hydraulic fracturing in Florida. In a press release announcing the legislation, the senators said that Florida’s natural beauty, major tourism industry, and underground aquifers would be at risk if fracking becomes common in Florida.

“The key is this: there shouldn’t be any fracking in Florida,” Soto told Florida’s WGCU. “We are a beautiful state that has so much to lose from fracking and so little to gain from a few small areas that it’s actually just disgraceful that we would allow it here.”[9]

2016 Palestine delegation

Florida State Sen. Dwight Bullard, wearing a Palestinian kaffiyeh, or headscarf, at the Democratic National Convention, July 2016

Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard visited Palestine in May 2016, under the aegis of a Miami-based civil rights group, Dream Defenders. His delegation met with a founder of the anti-Israel BDS movement and were led by a tour guide identified with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a State Department-designated terrorist group.

Bullard’s trip is unusual in that it joins a lawmaker from a district with a substantial Jewish population – the Democrat represents a chunk of Miami-Dade country – with a cause, BDS, considered anathema for most of the mainstream Jewish community.

On June 3 2016, Bullard spoke at an event that explicitly linked the Black Lives Matter movement to the Palestinian cause titled “Struggles for Liberation: Injustice from Ferguson to Palestine.” Sabeel, a Christian group that endorses BDS, sponsored the event.

“As an African-American born to a mom who lived through Jim Crow and some of those things, people born in a certain place should be afforded political rights,” Bullard said Tuesday in an interview with JTA, explaining why he accepted the invitation to attend the Dream Defenders tour. “People should not be viewed in two different lights.”

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His tour group met with Omar Barghouti, a founder of the BDS movement, among others. Pro-Israel groups object that BDS not only singles out Israel, but that it supports a single binational state — essentially a denial of Israel’s right to exist as a sovereign Jewish state.

Bullard said he did not know until after the West Bank trip that its tour guide, Mahmoud Jeddah, was affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. During the same trip Didier Ortiz, a Green Party candidate for the Fort Lauderdale City Council, posted on Instagram a photo of Jeddah and noted his PFLP affiliation. (Ortiz also said in another Instagram posting from the trip, from a checkpoint in Hebron, that “Zionism must be eradicated.”)

Bullard told JTA that he joined the Dream Defenders trip seeking facts, and was ready to engage with Jewish and pro-Israel groups as part of his constituency outreach, as well as travel to Israel with a pro-Israel group.

“If a pro-Jewish organization said if you want to go to Israel, I’d go,” he said. “I’m open to talk to anybody about my experience of what I saw.”

Bullard said he was alarmed by the vitriol he encountered subsequent to the trip.

“I want to be a public servant, open-minded,” he said.

Bullard said he traveled with Dream Defenders in his quest to learn more about people suffering from discrimination; he had once traveled to Morocco with the State Department for similar reasons.

“For people who are indigenous to an area, they deserve rights and protections they are not afforded,” Bullard said, referring both to Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.

“The reality is a person born of Palestinian heritage in Nazareth does not have the same rights as someone born of Jewish heritage,” he said.

Bullard said he did not have a position on a two-state or one-state outcome, preferring to focus instead on enfranchising the marginalized.

“As an elected official,” he said, “I’m not in a position to advocate against a two-state or one-state solution.”[10]

Dwight Bullard was one of 14 Latinx and Black activists, artists, ministers, students and educators who in May traveled throughout the West Bank to build connections with Palestinian organizers and see the effects of Israeli land control. The trip was the second in two years organized by the Dream Defenders and participants came from Black Lives Matter Toronto, BYP 100, Puente Arizona, [PICO National Network] and other groups focused on racial justice.

2016 delegates

The trip, which took place from May 10th to 20th, dovetailed with the 68th commemoration of the Nakba, the displacement of roughly 75 percent of Palestinians during Israel’s founding in May 1948. In the West Bank the group met with artists, youth organizers and refugees living under military occupation and Israeli settlement. In East Jerusalem, they heard from the African Palestinian community and families facing eviction. Within Israel, they met with Palestinian civil rights activists and marched with Bedouin Palestinians in the Naqab Desert facing the demolition of their villages.[11]

Delegation members

Activists from Dream Defenders Recount trip to Palestine

Friday, June 3 Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Coral Gables, Florida.

The nationally known Dream Defenders will also talk on the intersectionality of the Palestinian freedom movement and the movement here at home for African-American justice.

State Senator Dwight Bullard will speak as will Rachel Gilmer, Ahmad Abuznaid, Steven Gillium and Didier Ortiz. [13]

1st Domestic Workers Assembly

Miami, – Nearly 200 domestic workers gathered on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at Miami-Dade College’s downtown Miami campus to learn about their labor rights and what they could do to assure that more of them of respected in the workplace.

Women found a sense of common purpose and solidarity at the 1st Domestic Workers Assembly in South Florida.

“Events like this can change lives. Many women said this encouraged them to come out of the shadows and gave them hope that it is possible to live and work with dignity and respect as a domestic worker,” said Marcia Olivo, Executive Director for the Miami Workers Center. “Today is the beginning of a new era for domestic workers and together we took the first step towards winning recognition and a bill of rights.”

Florida State Senators Anitere Flores and Dwight Bullard participated in the event not only as speakers, but also to listen the stories directly from the women. Together with State Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez, Sens. Flores and Bullard openly committed to support a bill of rights for domestic workers in the State Legislature in the near future.

The Assembly also welcomed actress, entrepreneur and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who discussed how the denial of pay and other rights of these women was a silent crime that had to be stopped. Women like the ones who clean her her house and take care of her daughter deserved the dignity and repect that other workers in other sectors expect and receive.

The Assembly was hosted by the Miami Workers Center and New Florida Majority, and co-hosted by Dreamer’s Moms. It has received the sponsorship of organizations and businesses such as National Domestic Workers Alliance, South Florida AFL-CIO, SEIU Florida, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Southern Poverty Law Center and Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon.[14]

Endorsed candidates

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida August 20, 2016;

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With Representative Ben Diamond, Dwight Bullard, Bob Doyel for Florida, CJ Czaia for State Representative district 70, Sheena Meade for Florida House District 46, Jonathan Chane, Tim Canova, Chuck O'Neal, Representative Amy Mercado, Kelly Skidmore, Francesca Menes, Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, Vote Daisy J. Baez, Frank A. Cirillo, Ross Hancock 2018, Jeff Clemens, State Representative Sean Shaw, Susannah Randolph for Congress, Clint Curtis, Manny Lopez, Tinu Pena and Rena Frazier for Florida, Bob Poe, Rick Roach, Frank Alcock, Alex Barrio.

"Power in Miami-Dade County"

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, New Florida Majority hosted a panel discussion on money, politics and power in Miami-Dade County. Featured local panelists include State Senator Dwight Bullard, Rev. Dr. R. Joaquin Willis of Church of the Open Door, and Elaine Black of Liberty City Trust.

A recent study by the civil rights advocacy group Demos pinpoints a huge government-access problem in South Florida—while black people make up one-fifth of the county’s population, they represent only two percent of donors to mayoral campaigns. “Black people,” the study says, “can’t keep up with the deluge of campaign money coming from Miami’s cadre of rich lawyers, lobbyists, and real-estate tycoons.” Emmanuel Caicedo of Demos will join the panel to discuss the findings of the report and how campaign finance reform can begin to address some of these inequities.

New Florida Majority joined Accountable Miami-Dade at the Elections Department to drop drop off over 125,000 signed petitions in efforts to put a campaign finance reform measure on the November ballot. New Florida Majority collected over 16,000 of the petitions.

The panel is part of New Florida Majority’s RunMIA effort to engage traditionally underrepresented communities in local politics and tackle the problem of corruption and big money in county and municipal elections.

WHAT: “Can we Run MIA?” #BlackDollarsMatter panel discussion on Money, Politics and Power in Miami-Dade

WHO: State Senator Dwight Bullard, Rev. Dr. R. Joaquin Willis of Church of the Open Door, Elaine Black of Liberty City Trust, Emmanuel Caicedo of Demos, and Ginna Green of ReThink Media; moderated by New Florida Majority Executive Director Gihan Perera.[15]

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Dwight Bullard .[16]

Comrades

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Erika Grohoski Peralta, January 11; ·

With Carlos Jesus Calzadilla Palacio, Allan AJ Nichols, Dwight Bullard, Julian Ospina, Stefano Pena, Geoff Campbell, Sanjay Patel, Zenia Perez, Victor Nieto, Dawn Abate, Deltravis Lamont Williams and Tomas Kennedy.

Won't run

Former state Sen. Dwight Bullard said April 2017 he won't run for Sen. Frank Artiles' seat in Miami-Dade.

"After much thought and personal reflection, I have decided at this time not to run for this office," said Bullard, a Democrat who said he will focus on his role as political director for the New Florida Majority.

Gov. Rick Scott hasn't set a date for a special election yet and a spokeswoman didn't indicate his timeline Thursday. Artiles resigned earlier this month after using racist and sexist language toward African-American senators.

In addition to our earlier list of individuals who said they will or might run, political consultant Christian Ulvert said he will run and State Rep. Daisy Baez said she is very likely to run and will decide this weekend. Both Ulvert and Baez are Democrats.[17]

Supporting Gillum

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The New Florida Majority, April 27 2017.

With Gihan Perera, Valencia Gunder, Andrew Gillum, Renee Mowatt and Dwight Bullard.

Medicare for All National Day of Action

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Miami Democratic Socialists of America April 22, 2018.

Members of The New Florida Majority, United We Dream, National Nurses United, & YDSA FIU participated in today’s Democratic Socialists of America Townhall at Second Baptist Church in Richmond Hights as part of the Democratic Socialists for Medicare for All National Day of Action. Shout out to Annette Taddeo and Michael Hepburn for coming through to support #MedicareForAll. 🌹#DSAm4a — with Dwight Bullard, Religious Socialism and FLIC Votes.

Pushback against Trump's racist attacks

The New Florida Majority, January 24 2018;

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TONIGHT: Join us at 8 pm EST for a vital CTA vs Donald J. Trump's racist policies targeting Black immigrants. Color Of Change executive director #RashadRobinson and partners/panelists from the NAACP, Advancement Project (DC), Black Alliance for Just Immigration, UndocuBlack Network, Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, The New Florida Majority, New Virginia Majority, along with actor Official Bambadjan Bamba will share what you can do in this vital forum. Call 866-757-0756 toll-free to dial in to connect to the town hall 1 hour before, or join via audio link 10 minutes before: http://fal.cn/ql_d — with Meena Jagannath, Kizzy Rock, Juno T. Starz, Denzel D. Burnside III, Valencia Gunder, Eel Kat, Jasmen M. Rogers-Shaw, Sarrah Fanny, Dwight Bullard, Emmanuel George, Asa R. Rogers-Shaw, Tifanny Burks and NAACP.

In Jax

The New Florida Majority February 23, 2018;

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NewFM staff spent the last two days in Jacksonville planning for an impactful 2018 and beyond. Thank you to Pastor Gundy of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church for hosting us today and imparting us with your wisdom. We're inspired by the role that you, Mt. Sinai (and black churches throughout history) have played in the quest for black liberation, equality and justice for all. — feeling inspired with Yerba Mala Nunca-Muere, Mone Holder, Nancy Metayer, Dwight Bullard, Valencia Gunder and Asa R. Rogers-Shaw.

CAIR connection

Florida Immigrant Coalition October 13 2018:

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Good conversation tonight with CAIR - Florida, The New Florida Majority and the ACLU of Florida on what advocacy means in these difficult times. — with Tomas Kennedy and Dwight Bullard at Islamic Center of Greater Miami-Masjid Miami Gardens.

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  6. Miami New Times, Reefa Supporters Invade Art Basel Convention Center, Petition on the Streets of Wynwood MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013 AT 6:54 A.M.
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