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"If Republicans want us to be silent about serious injustices in exchange for legislative crumbs, small appropriations, a minor bill here or there, then I can't accept that deal. That's not a transaction I'm willing to make and, frankly, I think my constituents are OK with that. I think people in the community want a fighter."
“Our working-class families may have seen their last paycheck for the foreseeable future. It doesn’t seem right to turn off their electricity in the middle of a pandemic.”
"This is a once-in-a-century pandemic. Someone shouldn't have a better chance to survive because they have money or because they can write a check to someone, or because they have access to powerful people."
“Trump is going to be a full-time Palm Beach resident in less than 20 days. Either we stand up to Trump when he breaks the law, or we stand down and let him flout the law and walk all over us, endanger the health of our residents,” Hardy said. “We can’t afford to allow him or any other business to have special treatment, because the stakes are too high.”
“What they did at Mar-a-Lago is harming people in Palm Beach County right now,” Hardy told WPBF 25 News. “It’s harming my constituents right now.”
“The shootings plaguing our communities are not like the mass shootings that make the national news, but they are no less tragic. We lose 26 Black people to gun violence every day in America. Every day, gun violence brings tragedy to dozens of families in Black communities across this country. We can end this kind of gun violence, but we need solutions that are tailored to the problem. That is what this bill is intended to provide.”
"[W]e're all trying to do is survive. We're trying to make it through this pandemic alive, and so it's incumbent on the governor and the folks around him to move heaven and earth to right these wrongs. Because if they don't, people of color will pay for it," Hardy said.
"The detainees in [our] jails are still people. Their lives matter. They deserve equal access to the vaccine."
“Some people in the community ... feel that they have to choose between clean air and a good job,’' he [Hardy] said. “They feel that they have to choose between air that doesn’t give their children asthma, and the ability to put food on the table for those children. That’s not fair.”
“Old folks say tell the truth, shame the devil,” Hardy said during debate. “I’m going tell the truth and let whoever shamed by it feel that sense of shame.”
From Anna Eskamani: "Omari Hardy has been one of the strongest voices pushing back against special interests that dominate Florida politics. He’s been willing to risk his political career to do what’s right and we need more people like him in Congress."
“The governor is getting away with withholding access to life-preserving medicine from people who are eligible and are living in dangerous conditions — many of whom are not convicted of a crime.”
following the rules if they don’t want the inspections. That’s not good enough. That’s not how oversight works,” Hardy said.
"I just wish that the governor would...do what's right for our children and families," Florida State Rep. Omari Hardy says about how Gov. DeSantis is responding to the spread of the delta variant, schools reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic.
"Rather than persisting in this broken status quo in which police officers are asked to do things that they really aren’t equipped to do … we should devise a new system that addresses the full range of public health issues."