Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie

(US Congress)

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is the first South American immigrant to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She came to this country at age 14. She worked the early shift at a donut shop to help her family make ends meet, then put herself through college. Debbie spent 20 years working for nonprofits in Miami, helping provide healthcare for thousands, protecting coral reefs and lowering the cost of college. In Congress, she has worked to reduce the cost of health care, particularly prescription drugs, reduce gun violence and end Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant families. Mucarsel-Powell led the fight to close the Homestead Migrant Children Detention Center. Debbie has also focused on the needs of the South Florida community, and has secured millions in federal funding for protecting our coral reefs and restoring the Everglades.

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