New Campaign Event: Virtual Town Hall on March 31, 2020

I would like to invite you to join me live on social media for a virtual town hall. My team and I are still practicing #socialdistancing, but I want to get to know more of you and learn about what matters to you. On March 31 at 8pm EST I want to give you space to…

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FAQs: Florida’s 2020 Voter Registration Deadlines

As the 2020 election draws closer my team and I have heard many people ask about voter registration deadlines. People are concerned about whether they will be able to exercise their right to vote when they show up to the polls. Voter registration deadlines are important because if you miss the deadline (when the books…

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Hazard Pay for Medical Workers Exposed to Covid-19

We are demanding hazard pay for healthcare workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. They are on the front lines fighting to protect us from the spread of this virus with increased risk to themselves, their families and with less protections. They are essential and should be paid for it.

Allen on the Issues: 3 Things You Need to Know About Florida’s Voter ID Laws

A total of 36 states have laws requiring voters to show a form of identification at the polls. The requirements for each state vary, but the communicated intent is to verify the identity of voters. The identifying information is checked against a voter database. While some view voter ID requirements as a form of voter…

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New Campaign Event – Speckled Perch Festival on March 14

On Saturday, March 14, Allen will be at the Speckled Perch festival in Okeechobee. If you see him and the team of #Pathfinders be sure to come up and say hello. Remember you can click here to find out how you can help Allen get District 17 on A New Path Forward. Please email campaign@EllisonforCongress.com…

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7 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

The Allen Ellison for Congress team celebrates Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week in 1982. The first time it was celebrated as a full month was in 1987. Much like Black History Month, one month is not nearly long enough to cover all of the achievements of women. What we…

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125+ Black History Making Pathfinders You Should Know

As Black History Month 2020 draws to a close we want to encourage you to continue learning more about all the ways African-Americans have helped shape America and the world as we know it today. We have posted 28 extensive profiles on our blog, but those people are just the tip of the iceberg. One…

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Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cancer cells were used to create the HeLa cell line. The HeLa cell line is the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. In 1951, Henrietta Lacks visited Johns Hopkins University to figure out the source of her vaginal…

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Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: James E. West

James E West is a legendary acoustician, inventor, researcher, and professor. Along with his colleague Gerhard Sessler, West developed the foil-electret transducer for acoustic technology. West’s invention is now used in the majority of cell phones, tape recorders, baby monitors, camcorders, hearing aids, professional microphones and other sound equipment. He has been awarded 60 US…

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