Even More Republicans Jump Ship, Switch to the Democratic Party

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Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
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TODAY: More Republicans Jump Ship, Switch to the Democratic Party

Today, even more Republicans will join the growing list of Floridians changing party registration to join the Big Tent party at an event at Miami-Dade Democratic Party headquarters.

"I am fed up with the Republican Party," says Cuban-American business owner Maggie Fernandez, who will change registration tomorrow. "It's time to stand up and say that the GOP — which grows more extreme and exclusive by the day — has left me, and no longer stands for my interests or values."

"On the heels of Rick Scott and his team's disgraceful behavior and disrespect toward the Hispanic community, it's no surprise that more Republicans are stepping forward to say: Enough is enough," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "In recent weeks we have seen dramatically reinforced a fact we already knew to be true: The GOP is not the party that stands for Florida's Hispanic and minority communities."

The facts speak clearly for themselves:

  • In Miami-Dade County, 43% of registered voters are Democrats compared to only 28% Republican.
  • Hispanics in Miami-Dade have now become the largest segment of registered Democrats in the county (39% Hispanic, 36% African American, 19% Anglo)
  • Statewide many more Hispanics continue to register Democrat than do Republican. Republicans have hit a 14% ceiling among new Hispanic registrants.
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Doral Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz Sponsors Resolution in Support of ERA Amendment

Doral Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz sponsored a resolution in support of passing the Equal Rights Amendment during Florida's 2014 Legislative Session. The resolution was supported by the entire council.

The Chair of the Local & Federal Affairs Committee, Hialeah State Representative and "Rick Scott" Republican Eddy Gonzalez, has so far refused to hear the bill.

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Rick Scott's Finance Chair Resigns Citing Frustration with Racist Comments

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Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
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Rick Scott's Finance Chair Resigns Citing Frustration with Racist Comments

Yesterday, Mike Fernandez — Rick Scott's finance chair — resigned. The resignation was fueled in part, according to the Miami Herald's Marc Caputo, by Fernandez's frustrations with "two campaign aides who had joked around in a cartoon-style Mexican accent en route to a Mexican restaurant."

"Rick Scott should call for the immediate resignation of the campaign staffers involved. It would be shameful if Scott were to condone such behavior," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Cuba. "These insensitive remarks perpetuate a pattern of continued disrespect Rick Scott and the Republican Party have shown toward Hispanics in Florida."

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Election-Year Pandering Won't Change Rick Scott's Anti-Immigrant Record

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DateMarch 18, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, [email protected]

Election-Year Pandering Won't Change Rick Scott's Anti-Immigrant Record
Hispanic leaders blast Governor's flip-flop on in-state tuition for DREAMers

Miami – Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, and former Republican State House Representative Ana Rivas Logan will hold a press conferenceWednesday, March 19th to warn voters that Rick Scott’s 180-degree support for in-state tuition for DREAMers is nothing more than crass election-year pandering.

Rick Scott campaigned aggressively on an anti-Hispanic agenda in 2010. He vowed to bring a “common sense” Arizona-style immigration law to Florida, to "placate hard-liners demanding stricter border security,” and supported the idea of police checking immigration status. His campaign even bragged about its support of this extreme anti-Hispanic law in radio commercials and on its website.

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Carlos Curbelo Willing to Allow Guns in Public Schools

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Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Carlos Curbelo Willing to Allow Guns in Public Schools

Yesterday, the Miami-Dade School Board voted 8-to-1 to oppose state legislation allowing teachers to carry concealed firearms in public schools. School Board Member Carlos Curbelo was the sole dissenting vote. 

Curbelo, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 26th district, said the School Board should not take a position on the issue, describing the effort as a “waste of political capital.” 

"As the mother of a child in public school, it’s sad that a school board member and wannabe Congressman thinks safeguarding our children is a ‘waste of political capital’,” said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, “rather than an urgent priority. Curbelo is clearly more concerned with protecting himself from the gun lobby than protecting our children.” 

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Blue Breakfast Changing Venues Following Employee Allegations Against Versailles

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Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Blue Breakfast Changing Venues After Employee Allegations Against Versailles Surface

This Saturday, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party is hosting its first-ever Blue Breakfast: The Dollars and Sense of Minimum Wage, co-hosted by the South Florida AFL-CIO and Unite Here Local 355. 

Originally scheduled to take place at Versailles, the event was moved today to La Casita following the filing of a lawsuit alleging that Versailles fired two employees for reporting illegal activities at the restaurant, including sexual-orientation harassment, wage and hour violations, and more. Read about the lawsuit here

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