Corrupt Carlos: At it AGAIN

Another big contract for Corrupt Carlos’s cronies - Miami-Dade County bears the costs

MIAMI -– A shocking new report shows Corrupt Carlos gave a $368 million county contract that he has deep ties to.

“Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are going to Carlos’ friends and donors...again. This crooked deal confirms what we already knew: Carlos has been using his position for personal benefit at the detriment of the needs of his constituents,” said Steve Simeonidis, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. “There is no place for this kind of self-serving exploitation in Congress or in Miami-Dade County.”

Highlights from the Miami New Times' explosive report:

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Miami-Dade Dems Release First Television Ad - “Lider”

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Miami-Dade, Fla. - Today, the Miami-Dade Dade Democratic Party released its first television ad in the County Mayor’s race titled “Lider.” The ad will be backed by a $50,000 buy to share Daniella Levine Cava’s exceptional record and experience as a community leader with Miami-Dade County voters.

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Committeewoman and State Senator Annette Taddeo shared, “I’ve known Daniella Levine Cava for a long time and she works every single day to improve her community and to give back to others. Daniella Levine Cava has what it takes to lead Miami-Dade through one of its most difficult moments ever and transform our County for the next generation, and it’s important for voters to learn more about her vision, experience and commitment to results.”

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Miami-Dade Dems Release First Digital Ad in 2020 Mayoral Race: “Shady Steve Bovo”

Miami-Dade, Fla. - Today, the Miami-Dade Dade Democratic Party released its first digital ad in the County Mayor’s race titled, “Shady Steve Bovo”. The ad will be backed by an initial five-figure digital buy to share with voters of Miami-Dade County who Steve Bovo truly is and his dangerous record. 

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairman Steve Simeonidis chairman shared, “It’s time that Miami-Dade voters get to know Steve Bovo and his dangerous record. From denying residents paid sick leave in the middle of a pandemic to blocking rent relief for hard hit families, Steve Bovo is no friend of working families. As we face the most defining crisis of our lifetime, residents simply cannot afford Steve Bovo and his disastrous policies that leave so many behind. Double-talk Steve Bovo will find it nearly impossible to mask his embrace of Donald Trump’s divisiveness and policies that put Nicolas Maduro ahead of democracy leader Juan Guiado; we won’t let voters forget that.”

Miami-Dade Democratic Party First Vice Chair Maria-Elena Lopez shared, “It’s clear that Steve Bovo will try to rewrite history as he attempts to mask his blind allegiance to Donald Trump and hide his reckless votes that hurt Miami-Dade families. I am confident voters will see past his double-talk because in the primary, Steve Bovo was Donald Trump’s biggest champion and owes families that fled Venezuela an apology for accepting campaign funds tied to the $15-million Maduro-money used by a former Republican congressman to control local Republican politicians.”

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Statement on the Passing of Jack Lieberman

Today we learned that COVID-19 has taken a pillar of our community, Jack Lieberman.

This loss is incalculable. Jack was a fierce advocate for progressive candidates and causes who reminded us all to live our values every day. He was a true fighter whose commitment to the cause of basic dignity and empathy for all people has been evident for decades.

We are deeply saddened by this loss, and our hearts go out to his family. We ask all of you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. In this time of mounting loss, we must all remember to love each other, to remember that we are a community and to strengthen that community with the bonds of shared hardship, solidarity, and empathy—just like Jack always told us.

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Statement on Reports of Human Rights Violations at Krome Detention Center

MIAMI-DADE, FL: Credible reports have emerged concerning egregious human rights violations against Muslim detainees being held at the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami. The reports claim that “ICE officers at Krome have repeatedly served pork or pork-based products to Muslim detainees, contrary to the detainees’ sincerely held religious belief that they are forbidden from consuming pork.”

Statement from Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis:

“I am deeply disturbed by the credible reports from ICE’s Krome Processing Center in Miami. These actions, if true, represent more than abuse and neglect, they represent a violation of basic human rights. The men and women who work for ICE are charged with upholding the United States Constitution, including the First Amendment, which guarantees the free exercise of religion, and the Eighth Amendment, forbidding cruel and unusual punishment. These constitutional rights do not end at the front door of the Krome Processing Center. We call on ICE to respond immediately to these allegations and to ensure that it is treating our Muslim brothers and sisters with dignity and respect.”

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