Hurricane Irma taught me that Miami-Dade County needs a different sort of emergency response plan for low income neighborhoods. That plan should include community-based organizations as part of the response. It must acknowledge that the financial burden of preparing for emergencies leaves low income families even more vulnerable. These communities need a more thorough response. A storm shouldn’t allow them to slip further down the economic ladder.
There’s a reason we need to stop the proposed Concealed Carry Reciprocity (CCR) from being enacted by Congress. If the NRA gets their way, and this legislation passes, Florida would be forced to abide by the weakest gun laws in the nation.
People, Get Ready
Miami, Get Ready. We have never had the ability to mobilize quickly as a community when something we disagree with happens. Many friends and like-minded neighbors have told me that they are willing to be ready to stand up against injustice and nonsense – the minute it happens. We are forming a citizen’s Rapid Response Team that can let you know where and when to gather. Thanks for being ready.
Please take a moment to give the Rapid Response team your information here.
Then take a listen to Rod Stewart … and get ready.
I’d never heard of a sanctuary church before and now I’m part of one. It ends up they have a long history in the U.S. of protecting runaway slaves along the underground railroad and assisting conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. At least four houses of faith that I know of have already declared themselves as sanctuaries to protect our undocumented community members from government overreach.