MIAMI-DADE: After Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez’s veto of a Miami-Dade County civilian review panel for police, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair released the following statement:
“People across this county have been calling for more police oversight for years, and those calls have been amplified in recent months following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Our democratically elected leaders did the right thing when they passed legislation to reestablish the Independent Civilian Panel, and Carlos Giménez was wrong to veto this panel — for the second time in two years — for political reasons. We need a civilian oversight panel with subpoena power, and once we replace our mayor with one who is responsive to the democratic will of the people, we will get one.”
The Miami-Dade Cuban-American Democratic Club has served for the past 10+ years as a forum for Democrats born in Cuba or of Cuban heritage to engage with local politicians and discuss important issues that are relevant to the community. With monthly meetings and presence on social media, the Club's goal is to educate Cuban-American voters while providing Democrats in the county with perspective from Cuban-American Democrats.
As you may know, Miami-Dade currently has several prominent Cuban-American Democrats serving in Tallahassee, such as Jose Javier Rodriguez and Javier Fernandez. We look to encourage other Cuban-Americans to get involved at all levels of government.Read more
Miami-Dade Democrats Reaffirm We Are A Nation of Immigrants
MIAMI-DADE, FL: Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis condemned the remarks of Donald Trump's director of rapid response, Giancarlo Sopo, whose private views about "Old Cubans" were revealed on Twitter today:
The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed former Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner for election to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in District 7. (District 7 includes Key Biscayne, parts of Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Kendall)
Mayor Lerner served as mayor of Pinecrest, Florida for 8 years, elected in November 2008 and serving until 2016. A nationally recognized leader on climate change policies, Mayor Lerner attended White House discussions on climate issues and participated in the US - China Climate Leader’ Summit in Los Angeles in 2015 and as a presenter at the Summit in Beijing in 2016. She is a Past President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, and served on the Miami-Dade County Community Based Care Alliance.
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed Marisol Zenteno for Miami-Dade Property Appraiser.
Marisol Zenteno was until recently the chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission on human rights, and is a past president of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County. Zenteno has over fifteen years’ experience appraising properties in Miami-Dade County as a State General Appraiser, and is running on a platform to bring the property appraiser’s office into the twenty-first century with stronger support for its diverse workforce and outreach in multiple languages for the general public they serve.
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed Commissioner Eileen Higgins for re-election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 5.
Eileen Higgins was elected on June 19th, 2018 to serve as the County Commissioner for District 5, a district that includes parts of Miami Beach, Downtown, and Brickell as well as Coral Way neighborhoods like the Roads, Silver Bluff, and Shenandoah — along with Little Havana and West Flagler to the north. Commissioner Higgins has fought for resiliency in the face of a changing environment, common sense gun reforms to keep us safe, and programs that afford everyone an equal shot at the American Dream. From more reliable transportation to sea level rise, from affordable housing to better paying jobs, she is a champion for the policies that help everyone in our community succeed.
MIAMI-DADE, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has endorsed former State Representative Robert Asencio for election to the Board of County Commissioners in District 11.
Mr. Asencio is a former state representative for House District 118, serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2016 to 2018. He’s now running to represent County Commission District 11, which includes large portions of Western Miami-Dade, including parts of West Tamiami, Kendall, The Hammocks, Country Walk, Kendale Lakes, FIU campus and large tracts of Miccosukee land. Rep. Asencio is running to improve transportation for district residents, as well as improving the economic opportunities for this district.