They're back. A delegation that traveled to Washington unsuccessfully in December to land a meeting with Sen. Marco Rubio will try again.
The South Floridians, led by the community organization, 1Miami, didn’t get their meeting in December, although they were able to meet with Florida’s other senator, Democrat Bill Nelson. But they're trying again, to "demand that Senator Marco Rubio begin serving the regular people of Florida instead of powerful corporate interests and the wealthy."
Their aim is to meet with Rubio and talk to him about the challenges they've faced as a result of the recession. Many are unemployed, underemployed or working parents who are struggling to care for their families while critical programs were being cut, 1Miami spokesman Jose Suarez said in an email.
"We were very disappointed that Senator Rubio would not give us a moment of his time after we traveled all the way from Miami to Washington. Many of us shared his hometown, his Cuban-American heritage and beliefs he pledged during his election. Most in the group had voted for him," Suarez said.
He added that they will "continue to call out politicians until they stop ignoring the people in favor of the powerful few."