Join Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava at West Kendall Democrats Meeting on Monday, February 4
West Kendall Democrats are having their second meeting of the year on Monday evening (2/4/2019) from 7pm-8:30pm at Total Wine in Town and Country, located at 11960 Mills Dr, Miami, FL, 33183. If you want to meet like-minded Democrats in your community, stop Trump and elect Democrats here in Miami, this is the club for you! Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 8 Daniella Levine Cava will be our speaker and will address Kendall issues, like the terrible traffic we have to endure daily.Read more
Today, after two years of leading the Party, I am stepping down as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.
It's been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Chair.Read more
Cuban-American Democrats will kick off a critical year as we work to inform voters on current legislation being drafted and upcoming elections in 2019 and 2020. Join us for brunch on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 10am. Location: Casa Cuba, 5859 SW 73rd St, South Miami.
With regards to Cuba, we will discuss the potential impacts of the revised Cuban constitution, and learn more about Cuba under Miguel Díaz-Canel. What inroads were made under Obama that have been undone by Trump?Read more
Effective Tuesday Jan 8, 2019, over 1 million Florida residents will have their voting rights restored and can register to vote. Register online to vote in Florida
Amendment 4 Update from State Senator Jason Pizzo... On the morning of Monday, Jan 7, several legislators joined me via phone call with the Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, Supervisor of Elections Christina White, David Maer from the State Attorney’s Office and Public Defender Carlos Martinez. We’ll be regrouping for another meeting to work through other attendant issues, but here’s what we clarified, so far:
- The Supervisor of Elections will be accepting registrations beginning on the effective date, Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019.
- Those with prior convictions must have completed their “sentence” in order to qualify as “restored”. (There is some disagreement on what is included in a “sentence”, such as court costs, restitution, fines, etc., which we’ll be working to clarify).
- The State Attorney’s Office will not be prosecuting anyone who mistakenly checks off the “restored” box.
- The Supervisor confirmed that applications are sent to the State Division of Elections, where she believes voter registration cards will be sent out.
- The burden will be on the State to research and verify if there is any part of the sentence which has not been completed, but this process will not hold up the ability for a registrant to vote.
Last night, the West Kendall Democrats club re-launched with a bang! Over 50 Democrats attended the club’s January meeting, many recognizing the danger our democracy is in and excited to turn the ship around. Former field organizer for Donna Shalala for Congress and the club’s interim President Bryan Hernandez spoke about the actions the club will be taking in 2019, including creating a vibrant community of like-minded people, engaging with the Miami-Dade County Commission and Governor DeSantis on issues club members care about, and training candidates to prepare for the 2019 and 2020 elections, such as the county commission and mayoral races. He urged those in the room to consider running for office themselves.