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Florida, with the largest number of Holocaust survivors, must join and even lead other states and enact the legislation needed to authorize a monument on our Capitol grounds to remind generations to come of the horrors inflicted on millions of European Jews by a brutal, bigoted dictator of the Nazi party.

Now, that’s a rather hyperbolic statement to make about any movie, but it certainly piqued my interest further into ’42’ — a new movie about the life of baseball great and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson.

In 1999, as co-chairs of the new statewide initiative, we made a call to action. With the support of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, founder of America's Promise, we announced a goal to recruit 200,000 caring adults who would commit an hour a week to mentoring a child.

Uhlfelder has a long record of working on behalf of children, which is why he won the Budd Bell Award, named for a remarkable woman I served with briefly on the Kids Incorporated board. She is perhaps the most significant advocate for children in our state's history.

Of particular interest to Uhlfelder are at-risk children. He chairs the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative for at-risk children, and he received the national Daily Point of Light Award in October for his commitment to public service. His goal is to increase his pro bono work to 50 percent or more of his practice within a few years.

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