ACTION ALERT: Let's send Amanda Murphy to Tallahassee


Former state rep & longtime Republican Mike Fasano just endorsed Amanda Murphy, the Democrat running to fill his seat in House District 36.

Are you ready to send Amanda to Tallahassee over Bill Gunter, the Tea Party, bought-and-paid-for GOP candidate? 

Join one of our phonebanks for Amanda before election day on October 15th:

  • Miami Gardens Phonebank, Sunday, October 13th from 4 - 7 pm: 1925 NW 179th Street, Miami Gardens. RSVP here.  
  • South Dade Phonebank, Monday, October 14th from 4 - 6 pm: Home of Bob and Sherrye Troy, 10450 SW 109 Street, Miami. RSVP here.
  • Little Havana Phonebank, Monday, October 14th from 5 - 8 pm: Miami Dems office in Little Havana, 2141 SW 1st Street, Miami. RSVP here.
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Congressman Joe Kennedy, MSNBC's Ed Schultz Joining Miami Dems at First-Annual Blue Gala

Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167

Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Ed Schultz Coming to Miami for First-Annual Blue Gala

Congressman Joe Kennedy and MSBNC's Ed Schultz will join Miami Democratic elected officials, community leaders, and supporters for the first-annual Blue Gala hosted by the Miami-Dade Democratic Party on Sunday, November 17th at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

"Since he was elected to Congress, Joe Kennedy has emerged as a leader fighting for social justice and economic opportunity for all Americans," said Miami Dems chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "He has a long, bright future ahead of him, and we are excited to welcome him to Miami."

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We are excited to welcome Joe Kennedy to Miami

I first saw Joe Kennedy speak when he flew down to San Antonio to stump for then-Senator Barack Obama in February of 2008. I was traveling from state to state to get out the vote for our President. Joe's speech was delivered off-the-cuff and from the heart. It moved me and everyone in that room.

Joe and his uncle, Ted Kennedy, saw in Obama what many of us did: he reflected and articulated what is best in America — a belief that we are stronger when we work together and hold each other up.

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Shutdown the GOP

Florida — don't forget these names and faces: These are the Florida House Republicans who voted FOR the shutdown (full list after the jump). 

Get involved now so that next November, we can shut down the GOP.

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Are you ready for shutdown?

shutdownsurvivalkit2.pngWe can help you survive the shutdown — by registering voters who will make sure we send GOP congresspeople packing next year.

Here's how it works: 

  • Drop by the Miami-Dade Dems office (2141 SW 1 Street, Suite 204) this Friday, October 4th between 4 and 8 pm.
  • Pick up a clipboard with voter reg forms
  • Register 5 voters.
  • Drop off the completed forms at our office any time on Monday.
  • Rinse and repeat next weekend!

Together, we are going to #shutdowntheGOP.


'It's working' in Florida...not!

Governor Rick Scott seems to think that Florida doesn't need Obamacare — or a Medicaid expansion that would offer health insurance to an extra 1.1 million people statewide. Maybe he needs to be reminded that Florida has the nation's SECOND highest rate of uninsured people — & 800,000 of them live in Miami-Dade.

To illustrate just how disgraceful GOP obstruction of health care in Florida is, we created this new graphic using heat maps of health coverage nationwide. We think it speaks for itself.

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Miami Should Defy Navigator Ban, Stand with Broward and Pinellas

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167

Miami-Dade should defy navigator ban, stand with Broward and Pinellas

Today Broward County is expected to pass a resolution defying Governor Rick Scott's ban of Obamacare navigators from county health offices, joining Pinellas as the second county to resist the navigator ban. 

"We applaud Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs and county commissioners for resisting Governor Scott's outrageous attempts to deny Floridians access to health care information," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. 

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