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Young Democrats of Miami-Dade Demand Apology for Carlos Curbelo’s Insulting Statements on Young Americans and Seniors

Media Contact: Lili Bach
305-761-4663
bach.lilis@gmail.com

For Immediate Release
October 14th, 2014

Young Democrats of Miami-Dade Demand Apology for Carlos Curbelo’s Insulting Statements on Young Americans and Seniors

Carlos Curbelo appeared on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede this weekend and doubled down on statements he made in Washington calling Medicare and Social Security a Ponzi Scheme. On Facing South Florida, Mr. Curbelo stated that he called Medicare and Social Security a Ponzi Scheme because that is “how young people feel” about the vital programs.
“As a 29 year old young professional, I was surprised and dismayed to hear Carlos Curbelo try to defend his 'Ponzi scheme' comment about Medicare and Social Security by claiming that his views are somehow representative of 'young people.' For‎ the record: we don't think that these vital programs are a 'Ponzi scheme' -- that's just Carlos Curbelo -- and we are just as angry that Curbelo would try and say one thing in Washington and the opposite in South Floridia as everyone else,” said Lili Bach, President of Miami-Dade Young Dems. “Instead of trying to hide behind his age, Curbelo should apologize for his remarks, and he should also apologize to younger Floridians for his transparent attempt to use us to help his own political ambitions."

Young Democrats of Miami-Dade is the local chapter of Young Democrats of America. Young Democrats of Miami’s programs are aimed at building a sustainable youth movement, providing young people the infrastructure to engage in civic participation.

On Background:

Transcript of Mr. Curbelo on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede

DeFede: Why'd you refer to it as a Ponzi scheme.
Curbelo: It's figure of speech, and it reflects what a lot of young people feel that they're paying a system that perhaps won't exist for them.

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Senator Dwight Bullard Elected New Chair of Miami-Dade Dems

Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Contact: Juan Cuba, (305) 771-2167
Email: juan@miamidadedems.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senator Dwight Bullard Elected New Chair of Miami-Dade Dems

Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party elected by acclimation State Senator Dwight Bullard to succeed Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, who resigned from the post to become Governor Charlie Crist’s running mate.

Taddeo-Goldstein, largely credited with rebuilding the local party, nominated Senator Bullard for Chair. “Dwight is a born leader, and with him at the helm, I am confident that Miami-Dade will – once again – be the reason Democrats win Florida," she said. Seconding the nomination was Congressman Joe Garcia.

Senator Bullard becomes the first elected African-American Chair in the history of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.

“I am honored that my fellow Democrats have entrusted me to lead the Party at this important moment," said Senator Bullard. "My number one priority will be to defeat Rick Scott in November. I have personally witnessed the damage he has done to our public education system, our civil rights, and our environment, and the many missed opportunities to do the right thing like expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage, or pass equal pay for women. Scott has been a nightmare for main street. It’s time to wake up and vote him out.”

Senator Bullard has been a long-time leader of the Democratic Party. He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and then elected to the Florida Senate in 2012, where he currently represents the 39th district in the Florida Senate. He also serves as the Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus.

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Save Our Libraries

saveourlibraries.pngThis is it: Crunch time to take action and save Miami-Dade's public library system!

Tuesday, July 15 is the county budget meeting where the mayor and commission will decide whether or not to fully fund our library system.  

If we don't step up now, Miami-Dade's library system — once an award-winning institution — will be crippled as hundreds of staff are laid off and library hours are slashed.  

Here are four ways you can help:

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#NoMoreFreeRides

For the first time ever, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party has filed candidates to challenge every single Republican State House Seat. 

"It's time that Miami-Dade Republicans got the message: No more free rides," said chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. 

Join us in supporting our young champions and let them know they made the right decision by running for office as Democrats

Republicans in our state legislature have failed over and over again to tackle Florida's most pressing problems: Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and adequately funding our public education system, to name a few. Because of their inaction, over one million people will continue to suffer from lack of health insurance who would otherwise be covered under the federal expansion. Over 1.2 million Floridians must still struggle to make ends meet working for minimum wage, after Miami-Dade Republican state representative Carlos Trujillo refused to even hear debate on a bill to raise the wage.

Our candidates will run on these issues — and the message that it is time for a change of leadership in Tallahassee. 

Meet all seven candidates after the jump.

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