Javier Fernandez Wins Election in FL District 114 (Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest, West Miami)

Thank you  residents of Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, and West Miami for voting and electing Javier for 114 to be your state rep! And special recognition to all the volunteers who helped get the word out. We have a big year ahead and hope to get more of you engaged in deciding our local leaders.
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Final call to elect Javier Fernandez on May 1st in District 114

For over 20 years, the Republican-controlled state legislature has had a foothold on setting policy in our state. Republican majorities in the House, Senate, and governor’s mansion have allowed lawmakers to drive through legislation that benefits campaign donors and special interests at the expense of the middle class, minorities, and the environment. For everyday Floridians, the impact of a self-serving legislature is clear – a lack of affordable housing and mass transit, unaffordable basic health care options, stagnant wages, and ongoing gun violence.

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A plantar bandera con nuestros votos, como buenos boricuas que somos

La comunidad puertorriqueña en la Florida debe demostrar su fuerza en el ámbito político para así mejorar nuestras oportunidades de lograr cambios muy específicos a nuestro pueblo. Muchos de nosotros nos fuimos de nuestra isla en busca de una mejor vida, y para que esto se haga realidad, debemos de unirnos y exigir acción a nuestros líderes con nuestro voto. Sólo de esta manera podremos mantener una buena calidad de vida en los Estados Unidos y a la vez, ayudar la situación que actualmente deteriora a nuestro Puerto Rico.

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FDP Rules and Bylaws proposed changes

I was recently appointed to the FDP Rules Committee. In a recent conference call last Thursday, the Rules Committee discussed how to best present the proposed FDP bylaws changes, the culmination of a year-long process. There are some major changes to the bylaws including changes to the "weighted voted," changing eligibility rules to run for State Chair, and other changes (many of which are dependent on changing the weighted voted).

On Thursday March 22, the Rules committee voted to ask the State Executive Committee to consider the "weighted vote" question first, followed by the rest of the amendments. While I'm not entirely sure in what exact manner the amendments will be presented, I would like to share the documents that were discussed:

The State Party will meet on Sunday, April 15 at 10am in Orlando to vote on these proposed amendments. Over the next few days, I hope to break down what all these amendments mean and how it will impact our DEC.

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High school students to host full-day summit on April 7

This movement is being led and will be won by young people. With a coalition of partners, we are organizing a large scale convening of high school student leaders in Miami-Dade.

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