Thanksgiving Message from the Chair

Dear Miami Dems –

As we prepare for Thanksgiving with family and friends, I wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all that you do.

While the results of this election were not what we hoped for, there's no better time than Thanksgiving to reflect on all we are grateful for: our many courageous elected leaders, from President Obama all the way down to our new commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, and the incredible social change that Democrats have been able to achieve together over the years.

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Last night's results may not have been what we wanted. We know from his first term that Governor Scott will be no friend to working families. This is why we must continue our push to make Florida BLUE. That effort begins with us here in Miami-Dade County.

We must meet this new reality with renewed vigor and determination. There are too many families counting us to defend their right to vote, expand access to health care, protect our children and place them on a pathway to success from "cradle to career" and provide a ladder to prosperity for families struggling to make ends meet.

I would like to THANK all of our volunteers, contributors, supporters, and candidates. I would like to congratulate Congresswomen Wasserman-Schultz and Wilson who will continue to move our issues in Congress, Senator Braynon and Representatives Geller, McGhee, Campbell, and Rodriguez who's victories assure us that we will have champions working for us in Tallahassee. I would also like to congratulate our local elected Democrats in areas like Aventura, North Miami, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay who will support a progressive agenda here at home.

We are on the side of equity and social justice and will continue to push for it.

With gratitude,

Sen. Dwight Bullard
Miami-Dade Dems Chair

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Remind your friends to vote today!

I know I can count on YOU to vote, but have all your friends already voted?

Time's running out.

Update your Facebook profile picture right now, and remind them to vote today!

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1. Right click and save the image above.

2. Go to your Facebook profile.

3. Hover over your Facebook picture. Click "Update Profile Picture" and "Upload Photo..."


That's one simple reminder you can take right now to remind all your friends to vote.

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The Miami Dems 2014 slate card

Are you voting blue this year? This is the Miami Dems slate card for 2014.

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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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