The Miami Dems Welcome Ana Rivas Logan to the Democratic Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Email: rachel@miamidadedemocrats.org

The Miami-Dade Dems are proud to announce that former State House representative, former schoolboard member, and civic leader Ana Rivas Logan has left the Republican party and is officially becoming a Democrat today, February 10.

WHO: Ana Rivas Logan will be filing her new registration with the Democratic Party

WHAT: A press conference will be held immediately afterward

WHEN: Monday February 10th, 2:30 pm

WHERE: Miami-Dade Elections Department (2700 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33172)

BACKGROUND: Ana Rivas Logan abandona al Partido Republicano (El Nuevo Herald)

Ana Rivas Logan Leaves GOP, Joins Democratic Party

The Miami-Dade Dems are proud to announce that former State House representative, former schoolboard member, and civic leader Ana Rivas Logan has left the Republican party and is officially becoming a Democrat today, February 10.

"The GOP of today is not the party I joined; it's not the party of my parents," said Rivas Logan. "It's a party that has been radicalized and held hostage by a group of extremists. It's a party that attacks women and minorities — and one that asked me, and my former Hispanic Republican colleagues in the Florida legislature, to turn on their own people by supporting extreme anti-immigrant policies. It's a party I was no longer proud to be a part of."

"I am delighted to welcome Ana Rivas Logan to the Democratic Party," said DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "Her story is a powerful testament to just how far right the GOP has drifted and how many communities it has alienated — especially women and Hispanics. Republicans promised to change their ways following the 2012 election, but instead have doubled down on the same far right policies that drive away voters and public servants like Ana. And particularly in Florida — where, again and again, Republican leaders have taken a hard line against the state's most underserved people purely for political gain — we are proud that Ana is standing up to say, enough is enough."

"This is a story we are seeing more and more of within the Hispanic community," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair and FDP Vice-Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "Hispanic Americans are realizing that the GOP is not the party that stands for their values or fights for their families. We should expect to see many more people like Ana 'breaking up' with the GOP in months to come."

Logan will be filing her new registration with the Democratic Party tomorrow, Monday, February 10th. A press conference will be held immediately afterward at the Miami-Dade Elections Department (2700 NW 87 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33172) starting at 2:30 pm. 

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