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Doral Council Voted To Let Donald Trump Keep His Key To The City

Friday, August 7th, 2015

By Jeffrey Fernandez
Donald Trump’s comments made during his presidential campaign announcement against Mexicans and Latin immigrants have only continued to snowball.
On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at the Doral city council meeting, Vice Mayor of Doral, Sandra Ruiz, submitted a motion to denounce Donald Trump and to demand he give back the key to the city, which he received 5 months ago.
Protesters held signs in the chambers declaring, “Trump, You’re Fried,” “I’d vote Voldemort over Trump,” and “Mr. Hate Is Not Welcome.”
Councilman Pete Cabrera requested the protesters to remove their signs from the chambers, stating, “I do not believe that banners surrounding our council chambers is the appropriate thing.” However, the council decided against him.
Citizens and individuals representing political organizations came to the Doral city council meeting to voice their objections against Trump and demand the council request Trump return the key to the city.
Speaker Maurizio Passariello, from Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida asked the council, “to stand with us against those who would unfairly denigrate and humiliate us [Latinos] by unequivocally denouncing Mr. Trump’s statements. It is unquestionably the right thing to do at this point.”
Some Doral residents explained people were placing too much importance on Trump’s remarks, and should move on to more pertinent issues.
In the end, a 3-2 vote was decided against Trump returning the key to the city.
Mayor Luigi Boria, Cabrera, and Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez voted no, with Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz and Councilwoman Christi Fraga voting yes.
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13 Questions With Pam Keith: The Fresh Face In The Florida Senate Race

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

There’s over a year before Democratic voters go to the polls to vote for their choice of who will be their party’s candidate in the race to succeed Marco Rubio in the United States Senate.
But it’s never too early to start learning about the candidates vying for that office.
Pam Keith is an Palm Beach attorney and a former Judge Advocate in the United State Navy. Her father was a former American ambassador to Qatar and she was raised in various locales all over the world. Keith moved to Florida in 2011 and recently threw her hat in the ring to be the junior senator from Florida.
Here’s 13 questions with Pam Keith.
Question: You were born in Turkey. How long did you live outside of the US?
Pam Keith: I lived outside of the U.S. from 0-6, 11-13 and while I served in the Navy for a year and a half.
Q: What impact have your parents had on your life?
Pam Keith: My Dad emphasized hard work, responsibility, sacrifice and service to others. My Mom emphasized compassion, creativity, self-confidence and humor. They both taught me to respect myself and to be fearless in my pursuit of my dreams.
Q: What did being black mean to you growing up? You talk about this in some detail on your site.
Pam Keith: From 0-6, I didn’t even know I was “black.” I was just an American and a girl. Both of which were very relevant for different reasons. But I didn’t know anything about African American history or culture, per se. I was introduced to “race” as an issue when I was living in Oakland as a child and Roots came on TV. It was very traumatic for me to learn that I descended from people who were so profoundly abused, because I wanted to go back in time and stop slavery and get justice.

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Read: Doral City Council Resolution Condemning Donald Trump Over “Racist” Remarks

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

 
The Doral City Council will consider a move to condemn Donald Trump for “racist” remarks made during his presidential campaign announcement tonight during a meeting.
Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz is expected to introduce a resolution calling for the move according to local political blog Political Cortadito.
The proposed move comes on the heels of some controversial statements that Trump has made about illegal immigrants in his barely month old campaign for President.
Read More: Doral May Revoke Donald Trump’s Key To The City
Read the resolution that will be introduced tonight below as obtained from the Doral City Council website.
City of Doral Council Resolution Condemning Donald Trump

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