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Florida Watch and Progress Florida react to passage of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 10, 2021 Contact: Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 / Damien@ProgressFlorida.org  “Here in Florida, we’re facing a budget shortfall and we’re the only state in the country that has no plan for distributing vaccines — except to DeSantis’ big campaign contributors. Thankfully, President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will help the economy, put checks directly in the hands of working families, and speed up vaccine…

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DeSantis puts wealthiest, not neediest, Floridians at head of line for vaccines…again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 17, 2021 Contact: Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 / Damien@ProgressFlorida.org  Statement from Sean Shaw, member of the Florida Watch Board of Directors: “Ron DeSantis has repeatedly put corporate special interests and his campaign donors ahead of Floridians in need.  “According to new reporting in the Bradenton Herald, DeSantis reached out to the developer for an upscale housing division in Manatee…

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Jason Brodeur has ties to Proud Boys hate group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 30, 2020 Contact: Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 / Damien@ProgressFlorida.org TALLAHASSEE – In last night’s presidential debate, when asked to denounce white supremacy, President Trump responded, “Who would you like me to condemn? The Proud Boys? Stand back and stand by.” After the debate the Proud Boys celebrated the astonishing response from the President of the United States.…

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