Carlos Guillermo Smith

  • SIGN THE PETITION: Citizen Co-sponsor the "Restore Our Florida Bright Futures Act"

    357 signatures

    Nothing can be more important in the way of creating more economic opportunity and social mobility for young people than affordable college education. But the crushing burden of student loan debt facing moms, dads, and their sons and daughters is holding too many Floridians back from realizing their full potential.

    In 2009, the Republican led Florida legislature slashed the Bright Futures Scholarship Program in half from $436 million to less than $270 million. More than anybody else, minorities were disproportionally impacted by these cuts. As a result, 47% of Hispanic students and 62% of black students not longer qualified for the scholarship the following year.

    Tell Tallahassee it's time we restore our future and fully fund the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship! Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor.

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  • posted about SIGN THE PETITION: Citizen co-sponsor the "Pay Floridians a Living Wage Act" on Facebook 2015-09-12 00:53:52 -0400
    Tell Tallahassee it's time we pay working Floridians a fair living wage! Add your name to become a citizen cosponsor.

    SIGN THE PETITION: Citizen co-sponsor the "Pay Floridians a Living Wage Act"

    24 signatures

    Florida’s minimum wage currently stands at a meager $8.05 per hour due to failed leadership in Tallahassee. More than ½ of all black workers and more than 60% of Hispanic workers make less than $15 per hour. In Orlando, nearly 40% of all workers are paid less than $25,000 annually. A statewide living wage will put more money in hard working people’s pockets where they’ll spend it, grow the economy and create jobs. It saves taxpayers from subsidizing low wages with food stamps, Medicaid, and low-income housing. Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor.

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Carlos Guillermo Smith

Carlos Guillermo Smith

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Florida's first + only LGBTQ Latino legislator representing the 49th district of the FL House of Representatives! Good brother, son, + favorite gay Uncle.
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