The COVID-19 pandemic has brought absentee and by-mail voting to the forefront of national attention. As rates of absentee and mail voting increase, some government officials have raised concerns that more mail voting will lead to widespread voter fraud. With the coronavirus pandemic promising to last through the fall, a record number of Americans will be voting by mail this year. But mail-in voting is more contentious than ever.
It’s been a delicate and difficult line to walk in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with two very different viewpoints. Do you close businesses and schools to keep people at home and healthy? Of does a healthy economy sustain human life? The questions are many, the answers are difficult. Is the health and safety of individuals more important than the health of our businesses and economy?
Complicated and challenging issues take time to flesh out. Our advisory board is currently at work (and having tough, yet civil conversations) determining the best direction to take this topic that is relevant and worthy of your time. We’ll be updating the site soon with more information on the topic and panelists so stay tuned!
Broward County’s population is expected to increase to nearly 2 million people next year. Over the next five years, our community is expected to have 167,320 new residents, bringing the total population to over 2.1 million in 2022. Are we ready?
Although the citizenship question will not be asked and it has eased the threat, many feel it has hardly eliminated it. The public controversy over the issue has already stirred fears of retribution among many immigrants, even those who are here legally, who say they will avoid filling out the census form even if the question is not asked.
The Florida Senate & House are currently working on legislation that would require local governments to use their “best efforts” to support federal immigration law, including complying with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants held in local jails until ICE is able to pick them up.