The Miami-Dade Democratic Party set records for fundraising and attendance at its annual Blue Gala this weekend, illustrating a new level of energy for Democrats in Florida’s biggest county one year before the presidential election. Presented under the theme, “It’s on Us,” the gala’s keynote speaker was Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and featured Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. Seven community and elected leaders were honored, highlighted by former Miami Dade College president Eduardo Padron receiving the local party's lifetime achievement award.
The Gala raised over $360,000, a record for the local party. For context, that's more than double the amount the Miami-Dade Democratic Party raised at its gala year ago. With more than 550 attendees, it was also the largest gala the Miami-Dade Democrats have ever presented.
Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries to deliver keynote address; Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried will be a featured speaker; and honorees will include Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.Read more
The Trump Administration recently announced that the G7 summit will be held at his Doral property. Instead of picking a location based on security priorities and one that strains local infrastructure and traffic the least, the President once again chose to use his office to enrich himself and help his failing businesses. He continues to profit off the presidency through numerous conflicts of interest and has wasted tens of millions of dollars traveling to his own properties and golf courses. Taxpayer dollars will flow right into his pockets, and security will be paid for by Miami-Dade taxpayers.Read more
Miami-Dade Dems Call on Republican Party to Condemn Mass Shooting Video Shown at Trump's Doral Resort
Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party called on the Miami-Dade Republican Party and all of the Miami-Dade Republican elected officials to denounce, in no uncertain terms, the horrific video played at the American Priorities Festival hosted at Trump Doral Resort. The video, which played on each day of the conference, depicted the President gruesomely shooting members of the media and others, including former President Barack Obama.
“You would think that after Pulse and Parkland, those who attended this event would be shocked and appalled by the suggestion of the President of the United States committing a mass shooting. Instead, they decided to take selfies and made no mention of what we all know they saw” said Executive Director Aaron Bos-Lun.Read more
The Blue Gala / Blue Bash taking place in Miami Beach on Saturday, November 2nd. We have been busy ramping up so that we can turnout an additional 200K Democratic voters locally in 2020. This build out of the team depends on funding. If you are able to join us for the full evening, including reception and dinner, tickets start at $500. We have also worked to provide a more affordable option at $75 which will give you the chance to hear the main speakers and be part of the award ceremony for our 2019 Blue Gala honorees, starting at 9pm. This ticket also includes open bar and dessert.Read more