Seniors Town Hall and Caribbean Community Roundtable

   

Dear Neighbor, 

We've been busy these last couple of weeks visiting you in every corner of our district. 

The first week of July I celebrated America's independence by attending a number of community events, including the Celebration Parade and making stops in Auburndale, Lake Wales, and Haines City. Last week, we heard from you at events throughout Kissimmee and Orlando. 

And we hope to see you this week at our Town Hall for Seniors this Thursday 7/19 and at our Roundtable for the Caribbean Community this Saturday 7/22. Further details below. 

Please continue to contact my offices in Central Florida at 407-452-1171 if we can be of service or to voice your opinions. For more up-to-date reactions and statements, feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in Congress!

 

 

Darren Soto


             REPRESENTING YOU! 

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Visits Central Florida  
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi visited our district this past weekend. We held a great press conference with the Community Hope Center in Orlando, where we discussed affordable housing, better wages, and protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Thanks to all elected officials and local advocacy organization representatives who attended! Click here to watch the full remarks. 

Small Business Roundtable in Haines City
We held an informative Small Business Roundtable in Haines City with U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Democratic Member of the House Committee on Small Business. Thank you to our panelists, Polk County, and all business owners and all people in attendance. 

 

Assisting Displaced Puerto Rican Families
Senator Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and I met with displaced Puerto Rican families who are staying at the Hope Community Center in Kissimmee. Click here for a summary of our visit. I also joined Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and others to call upon FEMA to extend housing relief for Puerto Rican evacuees. Thanks to our efforts, Federal Judge Hillman granted a 20 day extension of TSA hotel vouchers. Read more about our efforts here

Town Hall Hosted in Conjunction with Mi Familia Vota
We also hosted a town hall with Mi Familia Vota, Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Val Demings. We discussed legislative issues concerning immigration, healthcare, the environment, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Click here for a Spanish summary of the event.


ORLANDO MAGAZINE'S 50 MOST POWERFUL 

I am humbled and honored to join an inspiring group of leaders in Central Florida to be recognized as Orlando's 50 Most Powerful People. Read more about how our office is working to protect the Kissimmee River and the Northern Everglades, help with disaster relief in Florida and Puerto Rico, combat citrus greening, and stop privatization of good paying union jobs, here.

 

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS IN FL09

SENIOR CITIZENS TOWN HALL
Thursday, July 19
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Rep. Soto and special guest Rep. John Larson (CT-01) for a Senior Citizen Town Hall. Topics include Medicare, Medicaid, social security, and more. The event will take place at 451 Third Street, NW Winter Haven, FL, 33881.

Please RSVP at soto.house.gov

CARIBBEAN  ROUNDTABLE
Sunday, July 22
 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Rep. Soto and special guest Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for a roundtable discussion with the Caribbean community in Central Florida. Location: BVL Public Library (405 Buenaventura Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34743.)

Please RSVP at soto.house.gov

 

VETERAN'S OFFICE HOURS
 
Every Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Every Wednesday Rep. Soto’s staff will be holding walk-in office hours to help resolve issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Stop by the Winter Haven district office (451 3rd Street NW. Winter Haven, FL 33881) or contact (407) 452-1171 for more information. 

 

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