Más Republicanos hartos del Partido Republicano cambian de partido

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Fecha: Martes, 1 de abril de 2014
Contacto: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Correo electrónico: rachel@miamidadedems.org

Más Republicanos hartos del Partido Republicano cambian de partido

En un rechazo público al Partido Republicano y de qué tan ajeno a la realidad se ha tornado hacia la comunidad hispana, aún más votantes cambiaron el registro de su partido en un evento en la Oficina del Partido Demócrata de Miami-Dade esta mañana, convirtiéndose oficialmente en Demócratas.

"El Partido Republicano de hace muchos años ya no existe", dijo George Garrido, quien se convirtió en Demócrata hace dos años. Su hijo Michael está cambiando de partido esta semana, diciendo "el Partido Republicano ya no me representa más. He cambiado de parecer cuando mantuvieron al gobierno como rehén en su propósito de repeler el Obamacare, una ley que está ayudando a millones".

"Cuando perdí mi empleo y comencé mi propio negocio, no podía pagar por la atención médica", dijo la empresaria cubanoamericana de 37 años de edad Maggie Fernández (en la foto). "Bajo el Obamacare pude obtener un seguro; me parece una locura que los Republicanos se opongan a esta ley que está beneficiando a tantas personas".

"Nuestros hijos son el futuro", dijo Maria-Elena López, una cubanoamericana que trabaja como administradora de propiedad. "Al no respaldar la atención médica, los programas de bienestar social, la educación pública y otras cosas más, los Republicanos están destruyendo ese futuro".

"El Partido Republicano me engañó. Ellos nunca estuvieron a favor de la clase trabajadora pobre", dijo Hidalisa Izquierdo, de 76 años de edad, una cubanoamericana jubilada. "Yo voy a ser Demócrata hasta que me muera".

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Even More Republicans Jump Ship, Switch to the Democratic Party

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Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Email: rachel@miamidadedems.org

TODAY: More Republicans Jump Ship, Switch to the Democratic Party

Today, even more Republicans will join the growing list of Floridians changing party registration to join the Big Tent party at an event at Miami-Dade Democratic Party headquarters.

"I am fed up with the Republican Party," says Cuban-American business owner Maggie Fernandez, who will change registration tomorrow. "It's time to stand up and say that the GOP — which grows more extreme and exclusive by the day — has left me, and no longer stands for my interests or values."

"On the heels of Rick Scott and his team's disgraceful behavior and disrespect toward the Hispanic community, it's no surprise that more Republicans are stepping forward to say: Enough is enough," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "In recent weeks we have seen dramatically reinforced a fact we already knew to be true: The GOP is not the party that stands for Florida's Hispanic and minority communities."

The facts speak clearly for themselves:

  • In Miami-Dade County, 43% of registered voters are Democrats compared to only 28% Republican.
  • Hispanics in Miami-Dade have now become the largest segment of registered Democrats in the county (39% Hispanic, 36% African American, 19% Anglo)
  • Statewide many more Hispanics continue to register Democrat than do Republican. Republicans have hit a 14% ceiling among new Hispanic registrants.
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Doral Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz Sponsors Resolution in Support of ERA Amendment

Doral Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz sponsored a resolution in support of passing the Equal Rights Amendment during Florida's 2014 Legislative Session. The resolution was supported by the entire council.

The Chair of the Local & Federal Affairs Committee, Hialeah State Representative and "Rick Scott" Republican Eddy Gonzalez, has so far refused to hear the bill.

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Rick Scott's Finance Chair Resigns Citing Frustration with Racist Comments

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Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
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Rick Scott's Finance Chair Resigns Citing Frustration with Racist Comments

Yesterday, Mike Fernandez — Rick Scott's finance chair — resigned. The resignation was fueled in part, according to the Miami Herald's Marc Caputo, by Fernandez's frustrations with "two campaign aides who had joked around in a cartoon-style Mexican accent en route to a Mexican restaurant."

"Rick Scott should call for the immediate resignation of the campaign staffers involved. It would be shameful if Scott were to condone such behavior," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Cuba. "These insensitive remarks perpetuate a pattern of continued disrespect Rick Scott and the Republican Party have shown toward Hispanics in Florida."

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