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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No más contiendas fáciles para los legisladores Republicanos

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Miami-Dade Dems: No More Free Rides for Republican Legislators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Email: rachel@miamidadedems.org

TODAY AT 11 AM: Miami-Dade Dems: No More Free Rides for Republican Legislators

For the first time ever, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party is challenging every single Republican State House seat in Miami-Dade County.

"It is time that the Republicans get a clear message: No more free rides," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "After the catastrophic failure of Republican legislators to put Florida's people first this year, voters deserve a Democratic choice on the ballot. Many of these incumbents have never even faced a challenger before. Not any more."

Today, Tuesday, June 3rd, candidates will file to run in each of the seven State House districts currently without Democratic challengers.

Just last month, Florida's GOP-controlled state legislature closed yet another failed session without taking any action to tackle the defining problems facing Florida today: Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and adequately funding our public education system, to name a few. Because of their inaction, over one million Floridians 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 — who chairs the House Economic Development & Tourism committee — refused to even hear debate on legislation to raise the wage. Meanwhile, Republicans continue to pander to corporate special interests.

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