Al Lawson Drops $4.5 Million to Benefit City’s Urban Core

Michele Godfrey-Watson, Chair, Jacksonville Urban League Board of Directors, Atty. Kay Harper-Williams, Chair Jacksonville Urban League Economic and Community Development Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Richard Danford, Jr, President Jacksonville Urban League, Congressman Al Lawson, Hallie Williams Bey and Wayne Parkinson
While Cong. Al Lawson continues to strategize out how to fight for his district, a federal judge has canceled a trial set to begin May 12 after plaintiffs argued to change the argument brought before the court. While the case file remains open, taking the redistricting trial off the calendar means there’s no way courts replace Florida’s congressional map ahead of the 2022 elections.  The grim news hasn’t hindered the beloved congressman to keep delivering for his district.
Among local institutions awarded funds were White Harvest Farms located on Moncreif Rd., and the Jacksonville Urban League receiving $2 million each.
The funds will allow White Harvest Farms to expand by building a packaging center to develop healthy meals for seniors at least five days per week. The Urban League will utilize the funds for the renovation and construction of the Community and Veterans Empowerment Center. In addition, the Community Rehabilitation Center received $500K.

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