Meeting at the American Legion on August 12th

Meeting on August 12thOur most recent general meeting on Monday, August 12th at the American Legion was one of our best yet! It was attended by nearly 200 people who joined us to hear about the statewide Florida Democratic Convention, exciting recent work by the Dems, Organizing for Action, and other partner organizations, and how we are going to take down Rick Scott in 2014.

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Climate Change Rally at Miami's Edge

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On Friday, August 9th, former Governor Bill Richardson came to Miami for the #ActOnClimate rally: a special event focusing on climate change, extreme weather, and expected impacts on South Florida's weather and economy. The rally, co-organized by the Miami Dems, the Audubon Florida, the Florida League of Women's Voters, and the National Council of La Raza, brought together advocates, activists, and others who braved the appropriately strange elements — pouring rain interspersed with bright sunshine — to hear Gov. Richardson and State Senator Dwight Bullard speak. 

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Introducing The Blue Letter

I can't believe we are already into August — just a year out from the 2014 primaries! And I also can't thank you all enough for the work you've done this year keeping up the momentum from 2012, organizing your own clubs & groups, & helping us to lay a strong foundation for next year's races. 

This month, the Miami Dems launched our brand-new newsletter — the Blue Letter! The Blue Letter contains updates about work by the Dems and our partners, upcoming events, & more. Make sure you sign up here to receive the Blue Letter. We hope you enjoy, and we want your feedback; please email us with suggestions or to share events you'd like included in the newsletter or our new online events calendar.

I wanted to share a few highlights of our upcoming activities with you:

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Miami Dems Host First-ever Blue Party

Annette_Edith_1.pngThe first-ever Blue Party to celebrate Miami's birthday hosted by the Miami-Dade Democrats & Miami-Dade Young Democrats was a hit!

Held Friday, July 26th at Avenue D downtown — named for the original name of S. Miami Ave — the party brought together 250 members of Miami's progressive community and elected officials to celebrate the city's 117th birthday. "The Blue Party was a tremendous success," said Juan Cuba, executive director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. "There was a ton of energy in the room, and a lot of people looking to make an impact on our city."

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Democratic State Convention 2013

The deadline to become a delegate to the 2013 Democratic State Convention is Monday, August 5th - only a few days away. The convention brings together activists, operatives, candidates, and elected officials from across Florida every two years to decide the future of the State Democratic Party.

The 2013 State Convention is the place to be for Democratic party politics in Florida. We plan on sending the largest delegation of Miami Democrats ever to a State Convention. Together, we will let the rest of Florida know that Miami-Dade is the key to victory in 2014.

This year's convention is being held at Disney's Yacht Club Resort in Orlando from Friday, Oct 25 through Sunday, Oct 27.

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