2019 Florida Legislative Tracker - Be prepared to make your voice heard

Greetings Democrats. My name is Javi Estevez, and currently serve as Legislative Liaison for the Miami-Dade Democratic Party

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session is here.  I have created a Legislative Tracker to highlight bills that we should keep an eye on. I have made it with a focus on our local Representatives and Senators to make sure that we give them the support that they need. Also, I have added what we will call “bad bills” that are highlighted in red and we need to fight against. 

You can view the tracker here

Please stay tuned for petitions and other calls to action to let our voices be heard.

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The path forward for Coral Gables is in your hands. Elections coming up Tuesday 4/9/2019

The City of Coral Gables will hold a general election on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 to elect a Mayor and one Commissioner. The mayoral race, to serve a two-year term, is a rematch between current Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and former Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick. The 2016 election was decided by fewer than 200 votes.

With no incumbent, there are four (4) individuals vying for the Commissioner seat which has a 4-year term. The election is conducted on a non-partisan basis

Follow the Coral Gables Democratic Club on Facebook for relevant updates

The Coral Gables Democratic Club meets at Books & Books located at 265 Aragon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30PM.

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Have your voice on Venezuela and Nicaragua heard on Friday, March 22: Town hall with Democratic legislators in Miami Lakes

On Friday, March 22nd, participate in a community town hall to address questions about the dire situations in Venezuela and Nicaragua as well as listen to what our citizen members of these two communities need to get resolved in order to guarantee a better quality of life here in South Florida. 

Moderated by Eduardo Gamarra, Ph.D. Founding Director, Latino Public Opinion Forum at the Stephen Green School of International and Public Affairs, F.I.U.A

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A Toast To Legislators on March 21 - Fundraiser featuring Rep. Mucarsel-Powell

Join us on Thursday, March 21st for this event featuring Congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell. Funds raised are critical to building up our operation on the road to 2020

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The road forward for Miami Shores is in your hands - don't miss upcoming candidate forums

On April 9, 2019, residents of Miami Shores will have the opportunity to elect 4 council members, with the top vote getter to serve as Mayor for the next two years. With a population exceeding 10,000, and pressing issues related to sea-level rise and education, the village depends on voters to be involved in shaping the future.

Join the Greater Miami Shores Democrats group on Facebook

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Statement regarding TPS for Venezuelans from Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair Steve Simeonidis

"With more Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime, we need to ensure that refugees are being welcomed in the United States. The ongoing crisis in their country has caused thousands of Venezuelans to seek asylum here, and it’s imperative that President Trump extend TPS (Temporary Protection Status) to Venezuelans in the US, as well as provide fair asylum proceedings. We are committed to advocate for protecting Venezuelans in our community."

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Steve Simeonidis: Newly Elected Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party

On Monday, February 18, 2019, Steve Simeonidis was elected as the new Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. 

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Meet Steve at the legislative send-off on Thursday, February 28th at Gramps

Through his involvement with community organizations, including this DEC (Democratic Executive Committee of Miami-Dade) and various Democratic clubs and candidates, he developed a passion to serve the residents and volunteers who are anxious for change. Steve recently served as the President of the Miami-Dade Young Democrats and as General Counsel for this DEC in addition to other organizations. He also sits on the Miami-Dade Commission on Human Rights, a quasi-judicial body responsible for adjudicating appellate level human rights claims.

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United for Venezuela - a statement about Trump's visit to Miami

We can find consensus even in these divided times, and the crisis in Venezuela is an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together. Democratic congresswomen Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala are working diligently in Washington to deliver solutions. We wholeheartedly support the will of the Venezuelan community in their efforts to take back their country.

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2019 Elections in Miami

While there are no national or state level elections over the next year, there are important local elections taking place throughout the county.

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Elections for Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party

On Monday, February 18th, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party's executive committee will hold elections for a new Chair of the party. The Chair serves as leader of the local party, working with local clubs and leaders to engage and inform voters around important issues and elections.

Representing 600K+ voters, Miami-Dade has the largest number of registered Democrats of any county in Florida.

We thank Juan Cuba for his dedication as Chair for the past two years. After stepping down, a number of qualified candidates have come forward to run for the position. The candidates participated in a forum on Friday, February 8th at the Frankie Shannon Rolle Center.

Click here to watch the entire forum streamed on Facebook

Please click on the candidates below to learn more about their background and perspective on serving as Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Note that Treasurer William Byatt has dropped out of the race.

JP Bado

Ricky Junquera
Steve Simeonidis
Jeff Solomon

The election will take place at the next Democratic Executive Committee meeting. These meetings are open to the public, but only members of the committee elect the Chair. Newcomers are welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a member. The meeting will take place on Monday, February 18th at 6pm at the Fire Fighters Memorial Building, located at 8000 NW 21st St.

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