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PHOTOS: Orange County Celebrates the Work and Culture of Hispanics in ‘Noche de Esperanza’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orange County Government closed Hispanic Heritage Month with “Noche de Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” a gala that honored youth leaders of the Hispanic community and celebrate the culture. The celebration also included the Hispanic Youth Leadership Awards (HYLA), a brainchild of Yetzenia Negrón, president of the Hispanic…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Applauds Historic Street Name Change Honoring Roberto Clemente

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – From slavery to self-sacrifice: Roberto Clemente’s legacy is now rooted in Florida House District 48 twofold–both on a middle school and now a street–edging out the longtime presence and name of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz unveiled the Roberto Clemente Road street…

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Morales’s Barber Services Bill Heads to House Floor with Bipartisan Support

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando)’s Barber Services bill (HB 855) heads for the House floor with bipartisan support after passing through its final committee, the House Commerce Committee, in a 24-0 vote Tuesday.  The bill authorizes barbers to shampoo, cut, or arrange hair in locations other than their registered barbershop without…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Calls on Governor DeSantis for a 24-Hour COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) sent Governor Ron DeSantis a letter on Tuesday calling for a 24-hour COVID-19 mass vaccination site and has already secured an ideal property in District 48. Representative Morales held her first community vaccination event in District 48 on Saturday, February 20th in partnership with Jesus de Nazaret Episcopal Church, Alianza for…

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State Representative Daisy Morales to Host Second COVID-19 Vaccination Event in District 48 Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando), in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Gateway Orlando District and La Alianza Orlando church, will host a second community COVID-19 vaccination event in District 48 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Representative Morales continues to serve the underserved and Hispanic communities in District 48, one of the…

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Miami Dolphins Surpass $1M Goal to Support Minority-Owned Restaurants Through Food Relief Program

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Miami Dolphins // The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they have surpassed their $1 million goal to directly impact local minority-owned restaurants through the food relief program. “When we started this program last June, we wanted to be intentional in supporting minority-owned businesses to combat food insecurity, provide…

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Democrat Daisy Morales Nabs Florida House District 48 with Landslide Win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – After a highly contested race–including a five-candiate primary–former Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales nabbed the open Florida House District 48 seat by a landslide victory in Tuesday’s general election. Morales beat Republican opponent Jesus R. Martinez with over 47,000 votes (65 percent) according to the Orange County…

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