"With more Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime, we need to ensure that refugees are being welcomed in the United States. The ongoing crisis in their country has caused thousands of Venezuelans to seek asylum here, and it’s imperative that President Trump extend TPS (Temporary Protection Status) to Venezuelans in the US, as well as provide fair asylum proceedings. We are committed to advocate for protecting Venezuelans in our community."Read more
On Monday, February 18, 2019, Steve Simeonidis was elected as the new Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.
Through his involvement with community organizations, including this DEC (Democratic Executive Committee of Miami-Dade) and various Democratic clubs and candidates, he developed a passion to serve the residents and volunteers who are anxious for change. Steve recently served as the President of the Miami-Dade Young Democrats and as General Counsel for this DEC in addition to other organizations. He also sits on the Miami-Dade Commission on Human Rights, a quasi-judicial body responsible for adjudicating appellate level human rights claims.Read more
We can find consensus even in these divided times, and the crisis in Venezuela is an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together. Democratic congresswomen Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala are working diligently in Washington to deliver solutions. We wholeheartedly support the will of the Venezuelan community in their efforts to take back their country.Read more
While there are no national or state level elections over the next year, there are important local elections taking place throughout the county.Read more
On Monday, February 18th, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party's executive committee will hold elections for a new Chair of the party. The Chair serves as leader of the local party, working with local clubs and leaders to engage and inform voters around important issues and elections.
Representing 600K+ voters, Miami-Dade has the largest number of registered Democrats of any county in Florida.
We thank Juan Cuba for his dedication as Chair for the past two years. After stepping down, a number of qualified candidates have come forward to run for the position. The candidates participated in a forum on Friday, February 8th at the Frankie Shannon Rolle Center.
Please click on the candidates below to learn more about their background and perspective on serving as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Note that Treasurer William Byatt has dropped out of the race.
The election will take place at the next Democratic Executive Committee meeting. These meetings are open to the public, but only members of the committee elect the Chair. Newcomers are welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a member. The meeting will take place on Monday, February 18th at 6pm at the Fire Fighters Memorial Building, located at 8000 NW 21st St.Read more