The chance to add independent oversight of county government is in the hands of voters. There are some important Miami-Dade referendums to vote on in 2020 and we hope you read our recommendations and rationale.Read more
Miami, FL: Today the Miami-Dade Democratic Party launches its Haitian American Radio campaign. A combination of 320 interviews and commercials will air across 4 Haitian American radio stations beginning on Friday, September 25 and running until Election Day. The campaign will be voiced by North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme and Haitian American radio personality Herntz Phanord, and will air on WQVN 1360 AM Radyo Pep La, WLQY 1320 AM Radio Tout Mou’n Jwen, WSRF 1580 Radio Haiti Amerique International, and WJCC 1700 AM Radio Mega.
“This campaign represents the Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s respect for and commitment to investment in the Haitian American community and our recognition that the Haitian American community holds a foundational place in the fabric of this county,” explains Miami-Dade Democratic Party Secretary and Campaign Chair Robert Dempster.Read more
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has made multiple endorsements in County races as well as in the Town of Cutler Bay, the City of North Miami Beach and the City of Sunny Isles Beach.
At the County level: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party voted to endorse Representative Kionne McGhee for County Commissioner for District 9. Rep. McGhee is the outgoing Democratic Leader of the Florida House.
At the School Board level: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party voted to endorse Luisa Santos for School Board in District 9. The Party had previously endorsed, during the August 18th Primary Election, Lucia Baez-Geller for School Board in District 3, and Dr. Mara Zapata for School Board in District 5.
In the Town of Cutler Bay: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has voted unanimously to recommend Michael Callahan for the position of Vice Mayor of Cutler Bay.
In the City of North Miami Beach: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has made several endorsements. The Party voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bruce Kusens for Mayor. The Party also made recommendations to endorse two incumbent City Commissioners: McKenzie Fleurimond in Group 5, and Michael Joseph in Group 7.
In the City of Sunny Isles Beach: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed two sitting City Commissioners for re-election: Larisa Svechin in Seat 1, and Dana Goldman in Seat 3.Read more
The chance to increase Florida's minimum wage to $15/hour is finally in the hands of voters. While the 2020 Florida ballot is not as packed with amendments as we saw in 2018, there are still some important amendments to vote on and we hope you read our recommendations and rationale.Read more
12 Days After Mucarsel-Powell Accepts 3 Debates, Gimenez Refuses to Accept Them
MIAMI — Nearly two weeks after Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell accepted three invitations to debate (two in Spanish, one in English), Carlos Gimenez has been in hiding.
Twelve days after Rep. Mucarsel-Powell accepted debates with CBS Miami, Radio Actualidad, and Telemundo 51 Miami, Carlos Gimenez is refusing to agree to any of these debates and is sidelining the Spanish-speaking voters in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
It's official: Carlos Gimenez is hiding from the voters.Read more
We need you. Miami-Dade could decide the next President and ultimately the next Supreme Court Justice
Today is a new day. RBG fought for justice and wanted to have her replacement selected after the next President is elected. It’s on us to preserve democracy. What can you do?Read more
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party unanimously passed a resolution at its General Body meeting on September 15th calling on Miami-Dade County to dramatically expand voting opportunities. The resolution was sponsored by the Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s General Counsel, Marc Burton.
The resolution calls on Miami-Dade County to add as many secure Vote-by-Mail drop boxes as possible, with a goal of doubling the number of existing drop boxes to 66 locations spread across the county. Adding secure Vote-by-Mail drop boxes will relieve pressure on postal deliveries and reduce crowding at the polls, benefiting the health and safety of voters and poll workers alike.
The resolution also calls for 24-hour drop boxes to be made available in Miami-Dade County, as they are in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
The resolution states that all drop boxes should remain in place for voters to use from the beginning of Early Voting through the end of voting on Election Day. During the August primary, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Voter Protection Team encountered many voters who thought they could drop their ballots off at Early Voting sites on Election Day, only to discover that the drop boxes had been removed. As a result, a significant number of ballots were never returned. We believe the county should eliminate this cause for confusion by making it easy for voters to safely and securely drop off their Vote-by-Mail ballots at secure drop boxes all the way through Election Day at the same locations that are available during Early Voting.
The resolution reflected the Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s firm belief that Miami-Dade County should add as many Early Voting sites as possible during this election and in all other elections in the future. For the 2020 General Election, the county should add the AmericanAirlines Arena as an Early Voting location.Read more