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Sadaf Knight

Sadaf Knight

Sadaf Knight is CEO of the nonprofit Florida Policy Institute. She has more than 10 years of experience in public policy research, advocacy and nonprofit management. Most recently, she was the vice president, policy and research at the Carolina Small Business Development Fund. She received a Bachelor of Science in conservation & resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Urban Planning from Columbia University.

COMMENTARY

This Crisis Won’t Wait, So Neither Should Congress

By: - July 21, 2020

There are now nearly 370,000 COVID-19 cases in Florida. These are uncertain times, particularly for families with low income and few resources, as the health and economic crisis has disrupted every facet of daily life in the Sunshine State. On May 15 the U.S. House passed the (HEROES) Act, which would help states preserve crucial […]

COMMENTARY

Governor DeSantis: Floridians Deserve a Better Safety Net

By: - May 8, 2020

One month ago, we sent a letter along with 44 partner organizations to Gov.  Ron DeSantis, urging for more action to strengthen our safety net programs to help families survive the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, we haven’t heard anything in response — and while the governor’s office and state departments have taken some steps in the […]