FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Miami-Dade Democratic Party Supports Fully Funding Miami's Library System
Yesterday, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party steering committee unanimously passed a resolution urging Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Commissioners Barreiro, Bovo, Bell, Diaz, Sosa, Souto, Suarez, and Zapata to fully fund our public libraries by restoring the original proposed funding level that would maintain current services and operating hours.
The Mayor's new plan would lay off more than a third of the library system’s staff and a fourth of its operating hours, a move that would drastically scale back the library system countywide, which only five years ago was honored by First Lady Barbara Bush as one of the best in the country.Read more
State Senator Dwight Bullard will launch the "Florida Speaks" tour on September 14.
For more information read the full press release below:
Seeking to bridge the disconnect between Floridians and state lawmakers elected to represent them, the Office of State Senator Dwight Bullard, Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, ACLU of Florida and Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials have come together to launch the “Florida Speaks Tour” scheduled to kick off in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Bethel AME Church. The Florida Speaks tour is a series of town hall assemblies allowing residents of Florida the opportunity to publicly address their frustrations and hardships as a result of violations to their civil liberties, racial profiling, “Stand Your Ground” law, overuse of law enforcement in schools, and lack of access to suitable healthcare.Read more
Miami Dems Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein Appointed to DNC Leadership
"Todos Unidos Pa'lante"
At their summer meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona last week, the Democratic National Committee elected Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair and FDP Vice-Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein to three leadership positions: executive committee member, Chair of the Hispanic Caucus for the southern region, and Vice-Chair of the Small Business Council.Read more
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On the show, Annette and her line-up of prominent guests deliver timely, hard-hitting coverage of the issues that matter most to the Hispanic community in Miami-Dade and beyond. Her first guest on the new show? Congresswoman and national DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who will appear on Taddeo2Day this Sunday, August 25th at 4:30 pm.Read more
The Miami-Dade Democratic Party is launching a new candidate recruitment initiative to actively recruit energetic, civically engaged leaders to run in key seats across Miami.
Senator Dwight Bullard, a fierce Florida advocate for youth and social justice, will speak at this weekend's historic March on Washington, DC. "The March on Washington this year is a culmination of all our collective efforts as Americans coming together to reclaim the dream of prosperity and fairness," said Senator Bullard. "For those willing to work hard, study diligently, and rise to the occasion, shouldn't the award be more than staggering tuition, and a crushing debt? Shouldn't the American dream — the same dream Dr. King stood in this very city and defined — be available to those of few or moderate means as it is to those with so much?...That is the question that will define this generation."
Read the Senator's full statement after the break.Read more