Engage Miami holds get-out-the-vote event in Little Haiti

Engage Miami officials say sometimes it takes a party to get people to vote. “Sometimes elections have a bad rep as being boring,” said Rebecca Pelham, executive director of the group, which focuses on getting young people to vote. “We wanted to create something celebratory.” The party, held in the

2018-11-05T18:29:30+00:00 November 5th, 2018|News, Politics|

Student Talkback: President Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship

On Monday, Oct. 29, President Donald Trump told "Axios" he plans to sign an executive order banning birthright citizenship to babies of noncitizens and unauthorized immigrants born within United States borders. With many criticizing this decision as unconstitutional, SFNS asked Florida International University students what they thought of the president's announcement.

2018-11-05T12:41:49+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Politics|

Leap for Ladies: Voting on Amendment 4 [Video]

In the fourth episode of The South Florida Access, host Amanda Bazil speaks with Mahlia Lindquist, executive director of LEAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. She is also urging people to vote for Florida Amendment 4, an initiative that would restore voting rights to most felons -- except those

2018-11-16T15:31:44+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Florida’s Amendments for Dummies [Video]

South Florida News Service presents "Amendments for Dummies," your crash course to the 12 amendments Floridians will be voting on this election cycle. Four of them are bundled, so it's important that voters pay attention. Though the number goes to 13, Amendment 8 was removed from the ballot. We'll be breaking down the essential

2018-11-16T15:31:39+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Election recommendations from South Florida publications

Eligible voters can vote-by-mail, vote during early voting and on Election Day. Early voting ends Nov. 4 and Election Day is Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are 12 amendments on the Florida ballot as well as numerous federal, state and local candidates. In addition, there are county and city

2018-11-01T14:13:49+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News, Politics|

Activist groups target young voters for midterm election

As the midterm elections approach, activist organizations like NextGen America are focused on increasing voter registration and turnout among young people. Two and a half months after the Parkland’s shooting, Florida experienced an eight percentage point gain in youth voter registration, according to TargetSmart. In the August primaries, young people 18 to 25 turned out to vote in higher numbers than in 2014. However,

2018-11-02T08:11:05+00:00 October 26th, 2018|News, Politics|