Posted by on June 07, 2012 in Blog

The Jacksonville Chapter of the American Federation of Ramallah-Palestine recently mobilized after Governor Rick Scott declined their request for a letter welcoming participants to their national convention. Each year the Federation requests a letter from a high-level elected official welcoming the participants to their state. Ron Salem, a member of the AFRP Steering Committee, wrote a letter to the editor at detailing the incident and questioning why Gov. Scott declined. Scott’s office later called to apologize and said it was an “oversight”, issuing the requested letter on Tuesday afternoon. This is a great example of how community organizations can effectively use the media to draw attention to an issue.

You can read the full article from the Florida Times-Union here. The Ramallah Federation’s National Convention will be held from July 5-7, 2012 in Orlando, FL. More information can be found at their website at

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