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Statement on School Board Policy H-7 Restricting Use of Flags in Miami-Dade Public Schools

For Immediate Release/Press Contact: Miami Freedom Project implores School Board Officials to vote NO to “School Board Policy H-7”. This proposed bill will encourage division and discourage diversity in our community, hurt students’ social and emotional well-being, and has potential financial ramifications that will cut resources from our students that need them the most. We believe in equitable representation

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Statement on New Rules Supported by Governor DeSantis and Tallahassee Republicans

For Immediate Release/Press Contact: Adriana Rivera,, 786-956-0352  New Rules Supported by Governor DeSantis and Tallahassee Republicans stifle Freedom of Speech at the State Capitol FLORIDA — The Department of Management Services is proposing new rules to stifle freedom of speech at the Florida State Capitol. Under the proposed changes, law enforcement will be empowered to remove individuals from areas

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Statement from Miami Freedom Project on the 2022 Midterm Elections (ENG/ESP)

Another election is past and we should all take pride in exercising our right to vote when too many have known the absence of it. We hope our newly elected leaders will strive to serve our community and protect the rights & freedoms of ALL Floridians: Black, brown, indigenous, migrants, LGBTQ+, students, teachers, history professors, mothers, single parents, working families, veterans,

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Statement on Humanitarian and Political Crisis Following Hurricane Ian / Respuesta a la Crisis Humanitaria (ENG/ESP)

For Immediate Release: October 6, 2022/Press Contacts:, Miami, Florida, October 6, 2022 — Continuing our commitment to aid and support the Cuban people, Miami Freedom Project and Roots of Hope recognize the remarkable bravery and steadfast determination of peaceful protesters taking to the streets throughout Cuba demanding “libertad” (freedom) and a better life for themselves and their families

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Cuban American Leaders To Provide Relief To Hurricane Ian Victims In Cuba (ENG/ESP)

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2022/Press Contacts:, CUBAN AMERICAN LEADERS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO HURRICANE IAN VICTIMS IN CUBA – Miami Freedom Project, Roots of Hope with a coalition of Cuban American leaders mobilize support for the Cuban people in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian – Miami, September 27, 2022— In response to the widespread destruction reported in

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Miami Freedom Project statement on Full Resumption of Immigrant Visas in Havana (ENG/ESP)

For immediate release September 21, 2022/Press Contact: Eleazar Meléndez, 212-729-6672 In response to the decision by the Biden administration to resume the processing of full immigrant visas at the United States embassy in Havana, Ana Sofia Pelaez, co-founder of the Miami Freedom Project issues the following statement: “Alongside other leaders of the Cuban-American diaspora who have seen first-hand the damage

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