Miami Politics

Can This Millennial Lawyer Be Florida’s First Democratic Attorney General In 17 years?

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Ryan Torrens is the only Democrat who has announced a 2018 campaign for Florida Attorney General so far.  

-Torrens is a lawyer from Tampa, who is only 32 years old. 

-He said in a wide ranging interview with RISE NEWS, that he wants to roll back what he views as a politicized AG’s office. He also had harsh words for the current AG, Pam Bondi. 

-Torrens has been barnstorming around the state, meeting with donors and building grassroots support for his campaign. He talked to RISE NEWS at length about his views on the most pressing issues of the day during a campaign swing through South Florida. 




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Dreamers Rally In Front Of Miami’s Freedom Tower To Oppose Trump’s DACA Decision

On a day when most people in South Florida began to prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Irma, thousands of Dreamers were forced to think about something equally difficult- their very future in the United States.

After the announcement from the Trump Administration that the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program would be ended in six months time, over 100 local activists and Dreamers took to Miami’s Freedom Tower to express their anger.

Here’s what they said:



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