*** MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 11 AT 11:00 AM ***
Florida Democrats to Host Virtual Press Conference on Racial Disparities and Unemployment
FLORIDA – Tomorrow, Thursday, June 11, at 11:00 AM, Florida Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson, State Sens. Victor Torres and José Javier Rodríguez, Dwight Bullard, New Florida Majority Political Director, and Terrie Rizzo, Florida Democratic Party Chair will lead a virtual press conference to discuss racial disparities and the unemployment crisis. The May jobs report indicated that America is still in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and that this crisis has hit Black and Latino communities especially hard.
In the last three months, Florida received more than 2.4 million claims for unemployment insurance, though just 1.2 million Floridians have succeeded in receiving some benefits through Florida’s notoriously dysfunctional system. On Monday, the DNC published a poll of battleground states, including Florida, in which voters expressed their view that Donald Trump’s mistakes handling the coronavirus pandemic has worsened the economic crisis.
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference on Racial Disparities and Unemployment
WHO: State Senate Democratic Minority Leader Audrey Gibson (SD-6)State Sen. Victor Torres (SD-15)State Sen. José Javier Rodríguez (SD- 37)Dwight Bullard, Political Director, New Florida MajorityTerrie Rizzo, Florida Democratic Party Chair
WHEN: Thursday, June 11, at 11 AM EDT
WHERE: Registration available here
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