Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Contact: Juan Cuba, (305) 771-2167
Email: [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senator Dwight Bullard Elected New Chair of Miami-Dade Dems
Today, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party elected by acclimation State Senator Dwight Bullard to succeed Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, who resigned from the post to become Governor Charlie Crist’s running mate.
Taddeo-Goldstein, largely credited with rebuilding the local party, nominated Senator Bullard for Chair. “Dwight is a born leader, and with him at the helm, I am confident that Miami-Dade will – once again – be the reason Democrats win Florida," she said. Seconding the nomination was Congressman Joe Garcia.
Senator Bullard becomes the first elected African-American Chair in the history of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.
“I am honored that my fellow Democrats have entrusted me to lead the Party at this important moment," said Senator Bullard. "My number one priority will be to defeat Rick Scott in November. I have personally witnessed the damage he has done to our public education system, our civil rights, and our environment, and the many missed opportunities to do the right thing like expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage, or pass equal pay for women. Scott has been a nightmare for main street. It’s time to wake up and vote him out.”
Senator Bullard has been a long-time leader of the Democratic Party. He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and then elected to the Florida Senate in 2012, where he currently represents the 39th district in the Florida Senate. He also serves as the Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus.
Tuesday, July 15 is the county budget meeting where the mayor and commission will decide whether or not to fully fund our library system.
If we don't step up now, Miami-Dade's library system — once an award-winning institution — will be crippled as hundreds of staff are laid off and library hours are slashed.
Here are four ways you can help:Read more
For the first time ever, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party has filed candidates to challenge every single Republican State House Seat.
"It's time that Miami-Dade Republicans got the message: No more free rides," said chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein.
Republicans in our state legislature have failed over and over again to tackle Florida's most pressing problems: Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and adequately funding our public education system, to name a few. Because of their inaction, over one million people will continue to suffer from lack of health insurance who would otherwise be covered under the federal expansion. Over 1.2 million Floridians must still struggle to make ends meet working for minimum wage, after Miami-Dade Republican state representative Carlos Trujillo refused to even hear debate on a bill to raise the wage.
Our candidates will run on these issues — and the message that it is time for a change of leadership in Tallahassee.
Meet all seven candidates after the jump.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Email: [email protected]
TODAY AT 11 AM: Miami-Dade Dems: No More Free Rides for Republican Legislators
For the first time ever, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party is challenging every single Republican State House seat in Miami-Dade County.
"It is time that the Republicans get a clear message: No more free rides," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "After the catastrophic failure of Republican legislators to put Florida's people first this year, voters deserve a Democratic choice on the ballot. Many of these incumbents have never even faced a challenger before. Not any more."
Today, Tuesday, June 3rd, candidates will file to run in each of the seven State House districts currently without Democratic challengers.
Just last month, Florida's GOP-controlled state legislature closed yet another failed session without taking any action to tackle the defining problems facing Florida today: Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and adequately funding our public education system, to name a few. Because of their inaction, over one million Floridians will continue to suffer from lack of health insurance who would otherwise be covered under the federal expansion. Over 1.2 million Floridians must still struggle to make ends meet working for minimum wage, after Miami-Dade Republican state representative Carlos Trujillo — who chairs the House Economic Development & Tourism committee — refused to even hear debate on legislation to raise the wage. Meanwhile, Republicans continue to pander to corporate special interests.Read more
PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
Fecha: Martes, 3 de junio de 2014
Contacto: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Correo electrónico: [email protected]
Hoy a las 11: Demócratas de Miami-Dade: No más contiendas fáciles para los legisladores Republicanos
Por primera vez en la historia, el Partido Demócrata de Miami-Dade está retando a cada uno de los distritos de la Cámara Estatal ocupados por Republicanos en el Condado Miami-Dade.
"Es tiempo de que los Republicanos reciban un mensaje claro: Basta ya de contiendas fáciles", dijo la presidenta del Partido Demócrata de Miami-Dade, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "Después del fracaso catastrófico de los legisladores Republicanos para hacer de las personas de la Florida una prioridad este año, los electores se merecen una opción en la boleta. Muchos de estos titulares nunca antes siquiera habían enfrentado oposición en unas elecciones. Basta ya de eso".
Hoy, martes tres de junio, se postularan candidatos para elecciones en seis distritos de la Cámara Estatal que actualmente no tienen aspirantes Demócratas.
Tan sólo el pasado mes, la legislatura estatal de la florida controlada por el Partido Republicano cerró otra sesión fallida más sin que se tomara medida alguna para enfrentar problemas definidos que la Florida enfrenta hoy en día: la expansión del Medicaid, el aumento del salario mínimo y la financiación adecuada de nuestro sistema de educación público, por nombrar algunos. Debido a su falta de acción, más de un millón de floridanos continuará sufriendo de falta de seguro médico, personas que de otro modo estarían cubiertos bajo la expansión federal. Más de 1,2 millones de floridanos tienen aún que luchar para cubrir sus necesidades trabajando por un salario mínimo, después que el representante estatal Republicano por Miami-Dade, Carlos Trujillo, (quien preside el comité de la Cámara sobre Desarrollo Económico y Turismo) se rehusó a tan siquiera escuchar el debate sobre la legislación para aumentar el salario. Mientras tanto, los Republicanos continúan su coqueteo con los intereses corporativos especiales.Read more
This it: The final three days of session in Tallahassee.
Our Democratic legislators have been fighting to protect the social safety net, expand opportunity for immigrants and much more — but now, they need your help.
We still have time to make sure key pieces of legislation pass and to stop some terrible bills in their tracks, but we have to act now. Here are our key action items today: