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Senator Janet Cruz, Faith Leaders Join for a COVID-19 & Working Families Town Hall


June 24, 2020


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123
Joey McKinnon, jmckinnon@faithinpubliclife.org, (843) 364-4403

Senator Janet Cruz, Faith Leaders Join for a COVID-19 & Working Families Town Hall

Tampa, Fla. – On Thursday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m., Senator Janet Cruz (FL-S.D. 18) will be joined by faith leaders and working parents for a virtual town hall to discuss what’s at stake for Tampa Bay families during this pandemic and, following Father’s Day, honor working dads (and parents) who are stretched thin during this uncertain time. Faith leaders will share how congregations and faith communities are rising to meet the moment, discuss Black Lives Matter and how families of color are inordinately-impacted by lack of access to paid family leave and next steps that faith communities can take to support healthy families. 

In conjunction with a Faith in Public Life Father’s Day awareness campaign for the rising need for paid family leave in Florida, Senator Cruz will invite some working parents and faith leaders to share their stories in support of increased paid family leave, during and after COVID-19. In the previous Florida legislative session, Senator Cruz introduced the Florida Family Leave Act, along with Representative Tracie Davis (FL-H.D. 13), which would require Florida employers to allow parents to take paid family leave under applicable conditions. 

WHAT: Faith in Public Life & Senator Janet Cruz Virtual Town Hall on Working Families During COVID-19 

WHEN: Thursday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: https://www.facebook.com/FaithinPublicLife/posts/10157587815483666


Senator Janet Cruz, Senate District 18 

Rev. James Golden, Florida Council of Churches

Rev. Joe Parramore, Faith in Public Life

Pastor Natalie Kennedy, New Journey Ministries – Tampa

Impacted Citizens


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