Miami Workers Center and its Grassroots Gender Justice Council Sisterhood of Survivors says “NO on AMENDMENT 6”
[Feb 16, 2012 - Students sit in at the Florida Senate Committee on Higher Education]
On February 8th MWC members alongside our allies from We Count! packed into vehicles headed to Tallahassee. This massive mobilization was in support of Senate Bill 1018 (SB1018), a bill that would grant in-state tuition for U.S. citizens who are second-generation immigrants. A refusal to pass SB1018 denies access to higher education to thousands of young Floridians.
The Miami Workers Center is springing into action to defend our community from another unjust and
racist law. There are a plethora of people that depend on Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), as well as
other forms of government assistance just to make it through day to day life.
My name is Wanda Beniquez. I lived in Wynwood for three years. The neighborhood had many empty homes, and some public housing complexes that were condemned. My neighbors told me about the times when Wynwood was mostly a Puerto Rican neighborhood, Miami’s barrio. During that time there were no safe places in Wynwood. People would call the authorities but the calls were ignored.