Orlando, Florida – Today Susan Plasencia was endorsed by the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce advocates for Hispanic businesses; legislatively, executively, and judicially, and is made up of over 600,000 Hispanic-owned businesses across the state.
“Susan Plasencia will be a voice for pro-business and pro-freedom policies in Tallahassee, and that is why we are proud to endorse her for the Florida House of Representatives,” said Florida State Hispanic Chamber President Julio Fuentes.
The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce trustee and partner level members actively promote the economic growth and development of Hispanic-owned businesses and the quality of life of every Hispanic in Florida.
“As a Hispanic business owner, I have a front row seat to the issues that face Hispanic businesses,” said Plasencia. I am honored my fellow Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs have recognized me as a voice for our future, and I look forward to putting my expertise and experience on these issues to work in Tallahassee.”
Susan has been recognized by House Speaker Designate Paul Renner as a champion for Central Florida families and conservative values, and she has been endorsed by The Florida Chamber of Commerce and The Associated Industries of Florida.
Susan Plasencia is a small business owner, employer, and mom of three grown children – all who were recipients of Florida’s Step-Up school choice scholarship program. Susan is an active leader in the Central Florida Hispanic Community and is the organizer of Central Florida’s largest Hispanic event, Calle Orange. She is a volunteer for the local soup kitchen and The Children’s Home at Eastland Baptist. Susan is also the sister to State Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia.
State Senator Linda Stewart Filed Bill To Fight Human Traffickers
Tallahassee, FL – Senator Linda Stewart (D – Orlando) has begun crafting a bill to address the human trafficking epidemic seen across the State of Florida. The bill looks to include expanded requirements for the posting of human trafficking awareness signs, increase hours of training on trafficking for law enforcement, and create a human trafficking data repository allowing anonymous tips.
In recent years, it was revealed that the state’s hotels and motels had been favored by human traffickers to conduct their illegal trade, and Central Florida had an exceedingly high amount of human trafficking in hotels, ranking in at the third largest region for trafficking in the state.
The bill will additionally work on adjusting language passed last session by Senator Stewart in her Tenant Safety bill, also known as Miya’s law. The bill prohibited hourly rentals at certain lodging establishments in an effort to curb exploitation.
“I’ve always advocated for human trafficking reform, and we can’t wait any longer with people’s lives at stake,” said Stewart. “I’m hoping that my legislation will see bipartisan support so we can work to put an end to trafficking across the state.”
VIDEO: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates 2nd Annual India Republic Day in Kissimmee
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN) – Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez hosted the 2023 India Republic Day in Kissimmee for the second year in a row, in partnership with the Indian American Chamber of Commerce and other community partners. The festival celebrated the ratification of India’s constitution and Indian culture in the Central Florida community.
FAMU Law Fellows and Partners Provide Support to Eatonville Families with Heirs’ Property Issues
ORLANDO, Fla –Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law students Madison Flanagan, Alec Rose, and Sofie Barrett have been selected as Heirs’ Property Protection Legal Fellows working with Helping Everyone Live Prosperously (H.E.L.P.) Community Development Corporation and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida to provide free legal services to families in Eatonville that are experiencing heirs’ property issues.
“I have always been committed to giving back to my community,” said third-year FAMU Law student Flanagan. The Allamuchy, New Jersey native continued, “I hope that by working on the Heirs’ Property Project alongside such dedicated and hardworking people from H.E.L.P. CDC and Community Legal Services, who have a true passion for giving back to the community, I will be able to make a positive and meaningful impact on those living in Eatonville.”
Fellows provide legal assistance in real estate, probate, title, and estate planning. “Fellows are also engaged in property mapping, tax, and other public records research, will prepare community outreach and informational materials, attend community meetings and participate in educational presentations,” said FAMU Law Clinic Director Mark Dorosin.
H.E.L.P. Community Development Corporation is a HUD-approved, Central Florida-based, comprehensive housing counseling agency that provides quality financial education and counseling to improve the lives and financial stability of individuals and families.
“We are so excited to be working with our FAMU Law fellows to help Eatonville,” said Deputy Executive Director Nicole Oriol, H.E.L.P. “Their enthusiasm and commitment to working on this project is inspirational. Each of them contributes knowledge and skills that are important for our program’s success.”
Families with heirs’ property in the Town of Eatonville may contact H.E.L.P. CDC at (407) 628-4832 ext. 188700.
Community Legal Services is the primary provider of no-cost legal services to the most vulnerable in Central Florida, helping them to protect their families, health, and livelihoods. For legal assistance, call the CLS Helpline at 1-800-405-1417.
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