Florida Democrats ​Field Record ​Number of Candidates

The Florida Democratic Party ​has a record number of candidates running for ​the State Legislature in 2018 -- with strong candidates contesting every State Senate seat and more than 100 House Districts being challenged​ by quality Democrats who are presenting an alternative to 20 years of GOP rule in the state of Florida. ​

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Miami Dade DEC Leaders Send Letter to Tom Perez Criticizing Endorsement and Reaffirming Commitment to Impartiality

Numerous signatures from the Miami-Dade DEC (Democratic Executive Committee) were given in support of this letter at our June 12th meeting. The letter with signatures are being sent to the DNC (Democratic National Committee)

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Say no to extending 836 past the Urban Development Boundary

The Kendall Parkway is a proposed north-south expressway west of 167th Avenue from the Tamiami Trail to SW 136th Street which connects to SR 836 at 137th Avenue and NW 12th Street. The project requires expansion of our current urban development boundary. There are multiple issues, including impacts on drinking water, increased flood risk, more urban sprawl. County commissioners need to hear your thoughts now in advance of the April 25th public hearing. 

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April Meeting Notes from our DEC Meeting

Draft minutes for April General DEC Meeting. This meeting occurs every two months.

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How can a Republican still win in 2018?

Corporate donations, NRA funding, xenophobic rhetoric, all feed into Republicans driving their base to vote. But there is one key thing we can take away from Republicans. The vote by mail advantage.

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The "American Dream" Mega Mall would be an actual nightmare for South Florida's Environment

By Wayne Brody and Dany Garcia

The American Dream Mega Mall, the proposed shopping and entertainment behemoth at the edge of the Everglades, will exacerbate every one of the region’s environmental threats. It could have nightmarish impacts on South Florida’s water, energy, air quality, transit, traffic, resilience, and Everglades restoration. (read the full letter by the Caucus to the commission here)

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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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