Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Senator Dwight Bullard Living on Minimum Wage for a Week

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Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
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Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Senator Dwight Bullard Living on Minimum Wage For a Week
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This week, Miami-Dade Dems chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein will join Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) to live on minimum wage for a week to bring attention to an issue affecting millions of Floridians. GOP leadership in the house and senate refuse to move out of committee a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10, as Florida moves into the second and final month of legislative session.

"Republicans' refusal to move on minimum wage is inexcusable," said Taddeo-Goldstein. "Florida has the second-highest number of people working minimum wage of any state in the country — and, after adjusting for inflation, the minimum wage now pays less than it did in 1968.

Senator Bullard and I are standing in solidarity with the millions of workers in Florida who try to make ends meet on an unlivable wage. And we are challenging more state lawmakers to join us — let them try it and see the real human consequences of their inaction in Tallahassee."

A typical week of earnings at minimum wage amounts to $317 before taxes.

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Annette Taddeo-Goldstein y el Senador Dwight Bullard vivirán del salario mínimo por una semana

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Fecha: Viernes, 4 de abril de 2014
Contacto: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Correo electrónico: rachel@miamidadedems.org

Annette Taddeo-Goldstein y el Senador Dwight Bullard vivirán del salario mínimo por una semana

La próxima semana, la presidenta de los Demócratas de Miami-Dade, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein se unirá al Senador Dwight Bullard (D-39) en la iniciativa de vivir de un salario mínimo por una semana para atraer la atención hacia un problema que afecta a millones de floridanos. El liderazgo del Partido Republicano en la Cámara y en el Senado rehusó sacar adelante del comité un proyecto de ley que aumentaría el salario mínimo a $10,10, mientras la Florida se dirige hacia el segundo y último mes de la sesión legislativa.

"El rechazo de los Republicanos de actuar sobre el salario mínimo no tiene excusas", dijo Taddeo-Goldstein. "Florida tiene la segunda mayor cantidad de personas que trabajan por un salario mínimo de todos los estados del país y, tras el ajuste por la inflación, el salario mínimo en la actualidad paga menos que lo que pagaba en 1968.

El Senador Bullard y yo asumiremos esa postura en solidaridad con los millones de trabajadores de la Florida que tratan de cubrir sus necesidades con un salario con el que nadie puede vivir. Y estamos promoviendo el desafío a más legisladores estatales para que se nos unan, que prueben para que vean las reales consecuencias humanas de su falta de acción en Tallahassee".

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As ACA Benefits Millions of Hispanics, GOP Changes Tactics, Points Finger at Hispanic Media

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: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
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As Affordable Care Act Benefits Millions of Hispanics, GOP Changes Tactics, Points Finger at Hispanic Media
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In a telling sign of just how out-of-touch the GOP is with the Hispanic community and with average Americans, Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio just attacked national Hispanic media for encouraging Hispanics to sign up for health care and for being too positive in their coverage of the Affordable Care Act — a law that is now helping millions of Hispanics to get access to affordable, quality health care.

"Republicans always knew it would be game-over once the ACA was working and benefiting millions of Americans," said Miami-Dade Dems Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "Now they are turning on Hispanic media — which speaks to the group with the highest portion of uninsured people in the country — for focusing their coverage on an issue that is dramatically impacting the Hispanic community.

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Ya que la Ley de Atención de Salud a Bajo Precio beneficia a millones de hispanos, el Partido Republicano cambia de táctica y apunta contra los medios hispanos

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Fecha: Jueves, 3 de abril de 2014
Contacto: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
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Ya que la Ley de Atención de Salud a Bajo Precio beneficia a millones de hispanos, el Partido Republicano cambia de táctica y apunta contra los medios hispanos

En una evidente señal de qué tan ajeno a la realidad se encuentra el Partido Republicano con respecto a la comunidad hispana y respecto a los estadounidenses promedio, el Senador cubanoamericano Marco Rubio acaba de atacar a los medios hispanos nacionales por animar a los hispanos a inscribirse en el seguro médico y por ser demasiado positivos en su cobertura de la Ley de Atención de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés), una ley que ahora está ayudando a millones de hispanos a tener acceso a atención médica económica y de calidad.

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More Republicans Fed Up With the GOP, Changing Parties

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Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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More Republicans Fed Up With the GOP, Changing Parties

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Maria Elena & Karla with new voter reg formsIn a public rejection of the GOP and just how out-of-touch it has become toward the Hispanic community, even more voters changed their party registration in an event at Miami-Dade Dems headquarters this morning, officially becoming Democrats.

"The GOP of many years ago no longer exists," said George Garrido, who became a Democrat two years ago. His son Michael is changed parties this week, saying "the Republican Party no longer represents me. I made up my mind when they held the government hostage in their pursuit of repealing Obamacare, a law that is helping millions."

"When I lost my job and started my own business, I couldn't afford health care," said 37-year-old Cuban-American entrepreneur Maggie Fernandez. "Under Obamacare I was able to get insurance, and that's why I can no longer be a Republican."

"Our children are the future," said Maria-Elena Lopez, a Cuban-American property manager. "By not supporting health care, welfare programs, public education, and more, Republicans are destroying that future."

"The Republican Party tricked me. They were never for the working poor," said Hidalisa Izquierda, age 76, a retired Cuban-American. "I will be a Democrat until my death."

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