A Position on Education

Whitney RawlsEducation, Issues, Opinions

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” —George Washington Carver There is little that does not hinge on education. I firmly believe that we can extend greater opportunity to our children, our families, and all of Florida when we make education … Read More

I Support Ban the Box

Whitney RawlsIssues, News & Updates, Opinions

Let’s face it. Every one of us has been or will be, at some point in our lives, in need of a second chance. When cities, counties and states adopt a fair hiring policy that removes the conviction history question on job applications, they are … Read More

Broward County Supports A Living Wage

Whitney RawlsIssues, Opinions

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Broward County Commission voted to extend it’s living wage ordinance to airport workers at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Although, its the first of a 2-part vote, it is an instrumental move toward giving our working families the support they need … Read More

Should we give more money to Enterprise Florida?

Whitney RawlsOpinions

As the first Committee Week, in preparation for the 2016 Regular Session, comes to a close, in the hot seat is Governor Scott’s request for more money for Enterprise Florida. I watched Wednesday’s Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee meeting as Senator Jack Latvala grilled Enterprise … Read More